EPA's Gina McCarthy to address new emission standards for power plants at Energy Utility Environmental Conference in Phoenix, on Jan. 30, alongside speakers from DOE, Southern Co., Anadarko, Environmental Defense Fund

Tracy McDonald

Tracy McDonald

Dec 29, 2011 – PRWeb

PHOENIX , December 29, 2011 (press release) – Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, will be a keynote speaker at EUEC 2012, the USA’s largest energy, utility and environment conference to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center from January 30 through February 1, 2012. McCarthy will address the EPA’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), the first national standards to regulate power plant emissions of mercury and toxic air pollution issued on December 21, 2011.

“The EPA’s announcement on MATS directly impacts power plants and energy companies across the country. We’re proud to have Assistant Administrator McCarthy as one of our outstanding keynote speakers, along with senior representatives from DOE and Southern Company, to directly address how the utility industry plans to comply with these new regulations,” said Dr. Prabhu Dayal, EUEC Chairman. “After our plenary session, three tracks in our 12-track technical program will provide invaluable information for utilities with presentations by experts on the clean air rules, monitoring and control technologies and strategies for mercury and air toxics.”

The plenary keynote panel held on Monday, January 30, 2012, will feature:

  • Christopher Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chris M. Hobson, Senior Vice President, Southern Company
  • Bryan Hannegan, Vice President, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Clay Bretches, Vice President, Anadarko
  • Mark Brownstein, Chief Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund
EUEC provides one of the best technical programs in the industry, where 600 speakers make expert presentations in three days in 12 wide-ranging subject areas: clean air mercury rule; mercury and HAPS monitoring; mercury and air toxics control; energy and climate policy; wind, solar, and electric vehicles; carbon markets and carbon capture and storage; corporate greenhouse gas strategies; biofuels, biomass, and biogas; sustainability and reliability; energy efficiency and management; renewable energy; and operations and management.

Register online at http://www.euec.com for early bird discounts before January 15 or call (520) 615-3535. EUEC 2012 also offers free passes to participate in the networking receptions held in the 200-company exhibition hall between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 30 and 31, 2012.

About EUEC

EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference organized jointly by a team of directors from the US EPA, US DOE, EPRI, and EEI. EUEC 2012 is the 15th annual conference, making it the largest and longest running professional networking and educational event of its kind in the United States. At EUEC over 2,000 delegates including environmental business leaders, energy executives, NGOs and government policymakers converge to collaborate on the various issues facing energy generation, the future of utility and its impact on the environment. Contact EUEC at http://www.euec.com, info(at)euec(dot)com or (520) 615-3535. Follow EUEC on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

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