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EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 3, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Just days after President Trump signed an executive order calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise the Clean Power Plan (CPP), EPA today announced that it is withdrawing two proposed rules connected with the CPP that the agency never finalized.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 28, 2017 4 Comments
Trump Issues Executive Order to Roll Back Clean Power Plan Rule

President Trump today signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency to replace or rework the controversial Clean Power Plan rule, which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants located within their borders.

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Supreme Court last night halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan Rule, which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emission from power plants located within their borders.

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States Move Ahead on Clean Power Plan

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
States Move Ahead on Clean Power Plan

While the federal Clean Power Plan does not go into effect until Dec. 22, states have already begun moving to the next stage in the process of adopting the EPA’s ambitious agenda. Each state covered must submit an initial plan by Sept. 6, 2016 demonstrating how it will achieve the emission reduction targets established by EPA.

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EPA Publishes Final Clean Power Plan; Seeks Comments on Related Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Home Building by on October 26, 2015 2 Comments
EPA Publishes Final Clean Power Plan; Seeks Comments on Related Rule

The Clean Power Plan has been published in the federal register more than two months after the President and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the finalization of the rule. It goes into effect Dec. 22.

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Final Clean Power Plan Includes NAHB-Backed Changes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 28, 2015 0 Comments
Final Clean Power Plan Includes NAHB-Backed Changes

Key changes championed by NAHB on behalf of our members are included in new regulations released Aug. 3 by President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that are aimed at reducing utilities’ greenhouse gas emissions.

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The True Cost of Clean Power

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on July 28, 2015 6 Comments
The True Cost of Clean Power

NAHB staff met with the White House Office of Management and Budget July 9 to raise home builders’ significant concerns with the Clean Power Plan regulation now under review.

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House Pushes Back on EPA Overreach

House Pushes Back on EPA Overreach

NAHB achieved an important victory for builders when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, on June 25. The bill aims to curtail the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed Clean Power Plan rule, which would have a negative impact on the home building industry. While EPA’s proposed rule is meant […]

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Clean Power Plan Would Mean More Overreach, Says NAHB

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Clean Power Plan Would Mean More Overreach, Says NAHB

EPA is proposing inclusion of consumer energy efficiency and demand-side management – including ever-tightening energy code requirements – as part of required state plans to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions. The agency reasoned that by reducing demand, power plants would emit less greenhouse gas. But as NAHB said in its comments about the Clean Power Plan Dec. 1, the agency’s approach is faulty: Stricter energy codes would affect only new construction, and EPA has no authority over building codes.

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EPA Extends Comment Deadline for Clean Power Plan

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on September 26, 2014 0 Comments
EPA Extends Comment Deadline for Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended to Dec.1 the comment period for the proposed Clean Power Plan rule. The rule would establish specific state goals for the reduction of power plant greenhouse gas, including carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and provide guidelines for states in establishing plans to meet those goals. The complicated, complex rule […]

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