At the plenary program of EUEC 2011, the USA’s largest energy, utility and environment conference, Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, is to be the keynote speaker.
“This conference is a unique forum where both leaders from government and industry collaborate and share ideas to move the U.S. toward energy independence and national security while reducing carbon emissions,” said Prabhu Dayal, EUEC Chairman in a press release.
“It offers networking and business development opportunities with senior executives from most of the major electric utilities, reputed environmental engineering and consulting firms and related government agencies in the U.S. The technical program offers over 600 world-class expert speakers from diverse fields and backgrounds who present new technologies and ideas to comply with current regulations and plan new corporate strategies,” Dayal added.
Recently, the U.S. EPA announced a two-year plan to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards under the Clean Air Act for power plants and oil refineries. The agency plans to move forward on GHG standards for fossil fuel power plants and petroleum refineries—two of the largest industrial sources representing nearly 40 percent of the GHG pollution in the United States. To continue with its schedule, the agency also plans to host listening sessions with the business community, states and other stakeholders in early 2011.Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell