David Farnsworth and Ken Colburn met with the staff of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss upcoming Environmental Protection Agency regulations. As energy and environmental policies continue to intersect, the environmental staff sought the opportunity to see their work through the eyes of the utilities they regulate and to understand the implications of their work on energy policy. Mr. Colburn and Mr. Farnsworth reviewed new and pending public health and environmental regulations, including federal water, solid waste, and air regulations that will affect the energy sector, giving special attention to New Source Performance Standards for CO2. They recommend that state utility commissions, departments of environmental quality, and state energy offices work together to identify and quantify the emissions reductions offered by the most affordable compliance options, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and combined heat and power.