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The Fight for Climate Action Continues…the Outlook for Alternative Approaches.

By |October 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Fight for Climate Action Continues…the Outlook for Alternative Approaches.

Linda Whelan, Dynegy

Passage of a federal climate bill before 2013 is now unlikely. The emphasis now switches to increasing pressure for GHG reductions thru other avenues. But these alternatives also face challenges and uncertainties: (1) EPA regulatory efforts. EPA is going full-throttle with its Endangerment Finding, Motor Vehicle Rule, and Tailoring Rule. Next up: FIPs, […]

10:47 pm 10:47 pm

Oh What a Difference A Year Makes: Climate Change Legislation 2009-2010.

By |October 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oh What a Difference A Year Makes: Climate Change Legislation 2009-2010.

Joseph Stanko, Hunton & Williams, LLP

The new Democrat House Energy & Commerce Committee leadership, introduced a comprehensive climate change legislation in the Spring of 2009. The Waxman-Markey bill certainly was far-reaching, covering nearly every sector of the economy. Its release triggered a firestorm of activity, and after concessions and compromises, the bill narrowly passed the […]

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US GHG Regulation – Now What?

By |October 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on US GHG Regulation – Now What?

Joel Bluestein, ICF International

With Federal GHG legislation apparently on hold for the near term, the focus shifts to Federal regulation under the Clean Air Act and regional activities. How will these actions play out and what do they mean for large emitters? How should companies plan for near-term compliance while positioning themselvers for possible subsequent […]

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Why “Cap-and-Trade” GHG Legislation Failed in the U.S. and What to Do About It

By |October 10th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why “Cap-and-Trade” GHG Legislation Failed in the U.S. and What to Do About It

Andy Van Horn, Van Horn Consulting

After the November elections and the December 2010 Cancun COP16, U.S. states and Congress will re-examine legislative goals and mechanisms that made “cap-and-trade” a successful framework for SO2 and NOx reduction in the U.S. and the model for the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. Distrust of markets, overly complex regulatory […]

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Health Fears and ‘Smart Meters’

By |September 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Health Fears and ‘Smart Meters’

Rob Kavet, Electric Power Research Institute

Since the beginning of AM radio broadcasting in the United States about 100 years ago, and through the advent of FM radio and TV, radio-frequency electromagnetic waves have been ubiquitous in our outdoor and indoor environments. Today, wireless technology is used by well over 200 million cell phone subscribers in […]

12:39 pm 12:39 pm

Distribution System Efficiency/Optimization: Can a Grid be “Smart” Without Touching Customers?

By |September 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Distribution System Efficiency/Optimization: Can a Grid be “Smart” Without Touching Customers?

Jon Brock, Desert Sky Group, LLC

 Desert Sky Group is currently updating research in the utility sector as it relates to distribution system efficiency and optimization. Most stimulus funds have been focused on smart meters and dynamic pricing. This research originally done in 2009, and updated for 2010, focuses on innovative technologies that optimize the distribution […]

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Smart Grid Washington: Low Income Customers and Smart Meters

By |September 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Smart Grid Washington: Low Income Customers and Smart Meters

Chris King, eMeter Strategic Consulting

 PowerCentsDC, a Smart Grid pilot in Washington DC, found that low income customers sign up for such programs at higher rates and reduce peak demand by substantial amounts. This comprehensive residential pilot included critical peak prices, Peak Time Rebates, and hourly pricing, in addition to sophisticated information treatments and automated HVAC […]

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Intelligent Systems for Electric Vehicles and the Evolving Smart Grid

By |September 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Intelligent Systems for Electric Vehicles and the Evolving Smart Grid

Ryan Prosser, The Prosser Group

The Prosser Group creates intelligent systems for utilities and the emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) marketplace through smart controllers, giving utilities a new ability to harmonize existing systems with the smart grid. The Prosser Group’s EV charging systems optimize facility energy management, energy storage and renewable energy assets. This enables Prosser’s commercial […]

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Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk

By |August 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk

 ASSESSING AMERICA’S VULNERABILITIES IN A GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of over three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

Institute for 21st Century Energy                               Executive Summary

Since the early 1970s, energy has occupied the minds of policymakers to a degree rarely seen before […]

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EPA’s New Reporting Tools for EGU, MACT, and ICR Data

By |August 12th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on EPA’s New Reporting Tools for EGU, MACT, and ICR Data

Testing is Over: Reporting Your EGU MACT ICR Data May be More Challenging

Natalie Vaught, Weston Solutions, Inc.

Past participants in EPA’s information collection request (ICR) programs at oil- and coal-fired power plants are used to difficult and expensive emission test programs.  But the recent ICR for which the reporting deadline is approaching is particularly challenging.  Not […]