On December 23, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a two-year plan to set greenhouse gas emissions standards under the Clean Air Act for power plants and oil refineries. The U.S. EPA is scheduled to issue proposed regulations for power plants by July 26, 2011 and final regulations by May 26, 2012. Gina McCarthy, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation, will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual EUEC 2011: Jan 31-Feb 2, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. EUEC is USA’s largest annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, where 600+ speakers make presentations in 12 tracks with 2,000 delegates networking and exchanging information to secure America’s energy independence while reducing carbon emissions. The theme of the keynote address will focus on EPA’s GHG Regulations and its Impact on Power Plants. Listed below is the pleanary progam agenda.

PLENARY PROGRAM : Monday, January 31st, 9 am to 12 Noon. Phoenix, Arizona

9 am to 9:30 am – “EPA’s GHG Emission Reduction Standards for Power Plants & Oil Refineries” – Gina McCarthy, Asst. Administrator, Air & Radiation, US EPA
9:30 am to 10 am – “Xcel Energy’s Environmental Strategy for Climate and GHG Reductions” – Frank Prager, VP, Environmental Policy and Services, Xcel Energy
10 am to 10:30 am – “Environmental Regulations and the Existing Coal Fleet” – Bryan Hannegan, VP, Environment & Renewables, Electric Power Research Institute
10:30 am to 11:00 am – “The Emergence of Shale Gas in the U.S. Energy Jigsaw” – Mitchell Baer, Director, Oil & Gas Analysis, US Dept of Energy
11:00 am to 11:30 am – “EUEC Program for Securing US Energy Independence” – Prabhu Dayal, Chairman EUEC

Following the plenary program, the conference runs 12 breakout sessions. 600+ expert speakers make technical presentations in these 12 tracks in three days.
Please see www.euec.com for details.
Prabhu Dayal, Chair, EUEC