The Mid-America Association of Environmental Professionals will meet to listen to the webinar of National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and Vermont Law School (VLS) on “A Smarter, Greener Grid.” On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) proposed a plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities, and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change. This proposal will catalyze the development of clean and renewable sources of energy and a smarter, greener grid to support the management and distribution of the energy that is vital to American businesses and families. The webinar will summarize the recent rule issued by the USEPA and how it is likely to affect environmental analyses pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, the policies that are required to achieve the potential environmental benefits associated with the smart grid, and the technology and approach to technology integration by the public utilities that are working at the forefront of their industry. The webinar will examine a case study of an existing smart grid and characterize the legal and regulatory policy hurdles that must be overcome to fully realize the smart grid's benefits.