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Webinar: Clean Energy Standards: Policy Proposals for the Power Sector and Beyond
Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 1:00
Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 1:00PM. Webinar: Clean Energy Standards: Policy Proposals for the Power Sector and Beyond. Bob Perciasepe, C2ES; Bruce Phillips, NorthBridge Group; Nikki Roy, US Rep. Diana DeGette; Laura Shields, National Conference of State Legislatures. Sponsored by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. More information here.
The power sector of the United States is transitioning to cleaner electricity sources. Accelerating this transition is an important policy goal with numerous benefits—reductions in harmful greenhouse gases and other pollutants, diversification of energy supply, and the growth of new clean energy industries. Cleaner electricity is also a necessary predicate to decarbonizing a large majority of other energy uses, such as transportation, building, and industry energy use.
A clean energy standard is one approach to increase the proportion of electricity generated by clean sources. How are states proceeding on clean energy standards? What are the latest developments at the federal level? This webinar will explore benefits, challenges, and options for a clean energy standard, which when coupled with trading can be a highly efficient market-based policy. Additionally, the webinar will consider the potential to integrate a clean energy standard with greenhouse gas reduction programs in other sectors.