(78a) Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Current Law, Voluntary Initiatives and Future Implications

This presentation will provide a review and update of legal and policy developments regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigation. Specifically, this presentation will review the current and potential future regulatory, legislative and judical landscape impacting climate change drivers, including powerplant and other energy sector regulation under the Clean Air Act and energy conservation programs.  This presentation will also summarize California programs, This session will be of particular interest to those interested in research opportunities resulting from legislatively mandated technology forcing as well as regulatory implementation