Regulatory Activity

EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment period for its Clean Power Plan proposed rule which would limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The comment deadline which was formerly October 20 is now December 1. Read our detailed alert on the proposed rule here.

Water Infrastructure Financing

EPA is planning on holding public input sessions from September through December concerning implementation of the ‘‘Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014’’ (WIFIA).  WIFIA, which became law on June 11, is a new financing mechanism for water-related infrastructure of national or regional significance, including drinking water and waste water systems. On September 22, EPA will hold a public input session in New York City.  See our detailed analysis of WIFIA here.

Renewable Energy Financing

The Department of Energy will hold a webinar titled “Successful Project Financing Mechanisms” on Wednesday, September 24 to discuss two vehicles to finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects: energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs).