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This month’s webinar for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative will focus on the various ways in which states have sought to limit the cost of their RPS.
Though many states have implemented programs to boost the use of clean energy technologies, only a handful have fully leveraged the potential of energy policy to support their state’s innovation system. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) Matthew Stepp, Mark Muro of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and Lewis Milford of the Clean Energy Group will explore ways that the technology-based economic development (TBED) community can better leverage cleantech policy and programs to spur greater innovation, economic development and industry expansion. We will also take a look at the role that states and regions play in the clean energy economy and how some have used clean energy funds to support research, tech commercialization and the creation of new companies.
This webinar features a presentation by Crow White (of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara), one of the authors and principle investigators of a new report on the value of marine spatial planning for renewable energy, will provide a briefing on the report’s findings. The report uses multiple ocean use tradeoff analysis to quantify the value of the use of the MSP framework for siting offshore wind in Massachusetts.
This webinar will feature three presentations looking at solar thermal from different vantage points. Les Nelson of the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials will summarize market and costs trends for solar thermal technologies. James Critchfield will discuss US EPA’s initiative to work with stakeholders to create a US Heat Meter Standard, which will set requirements for the instrumentation and application of equipment used to measure the energy generation of thermal energy systems. Sam Watson of the North Carolina Utilities Commission will describe his state’s experiences with including solar thermal in its RPS, and will provide lessons learned.
During this webinar the authors of two reports—”Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource” and “Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United States”— will present on the results of their research to calculate the maximum kinetic energy available from waves and tides off U.S. coasts that could be used for future energy production.
The State-Federal RPS Collaborative is beginning a series of periodic webinars in which RPS administrators report on the current status of their RPS and describe recent developments. This month’s webinar will provide updates on the RPS programs and activities in Arizona and Massachusetts. The focus will be on program elements and developments that may be of interest to other states. The second half of the webinar will provide audience members with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Similar webinars on other states will be held every few months. In the intervening months, other types of webinars will be offered.
On this webinar, bidders (state entities) and their partners will have access to staff from DOE OE, Sandia National Laboratories, and CESA.
This webinar, presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative, describes the advantages and disadvantages of the reverse auction approach, and provides advice for state policymakers who may wish to consider using reverse auctions. This webinar gives special attention to California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism.
In this webinar, we will review the federal regulatory landscape for energy storage, specifically FERC Order 755, FERC Order 890 (which directs ISOs/RTOs to develop tariffs, market rules, and control algorithms and to open markets for new technologies that provide ancillary services), and other aspects of FERC treatment of energy storage and how these affect ISOs, energy storage device owners, and energy storage technology manufacturers.
On January 12, 2012, Clean Energy States Alliance will host a webinar to explore the National Laboratories’ support activities for marine hydrokinetic technologies (MHK).
This webinar is designed as a briefing for MHK stakeholders by representatives from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Sandia National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory regarding their major activities and research to support marine energy commercialization and deployment.