Archive for July, 2014

Smith’s College of Municipal Knowledge

July 18, 2014

New Carbon Rules and the Impact on Credit
July 31, 2014 at 2:00pm – Web Event

Be sure to register for Smith’s web event to find out how the EPA’s proposed carbon rules will impact your municipal bond portfolio and the economic viability of electric power plants across the country.

Smith’s First Team All-Star, Dan Aschenbach, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service will be joined by Heather Bailey,  Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development for the City of Boulder, Colorado and Marc Gerken, Chief Executive Officer, American Municipal Power to discuss how the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions rules will impact coal-dependent utilities, power projects, merchant power generators and your portfolio.

America’s public policy initiatives for energy are shaping a cleaner climate model and greater energy independence. Utilities and unregulated power generators are faced with increasing regulatory risks. It leads us to ask, what are the challenges for coal-based utilities and what will the utilities of the future look like?

The nexus is the impact on bonds issued to finance America’s public power generators.

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