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April302015
Webinar (video)

In the Driver’s Seat: How Utilities and Consumers Can Benefit from the Shift to Electric Vehicles (Webinar)

Electric vehicles (EVs) are commonly viewed as a crucial mechanism to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increase energy security, and improve air quality. Widespread adoption of EVs also represents an opportunity for energy utilities and consumers. On April 30, 2015, the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) offered a webinar to explore…

March182015
Webinar (video)

The Value of Demand Reduction Induced Price Effects (DRIPE) (Webinar)

Energy efficiency programs reduce utility bills, reduce emissions of multiple pollutants, and reduce the overall cost of delivering electricity services. Measuring and considering the full array of benefits provided by energy efficiency is crucial to ensuring that all cost-effective efficiency resources are captured. One such benefit—the Demand Reduction Induced Price Effects (DRIPE) resulting from efficiency…

September112014
Webinar (video)

Revenue Regulation Paves the Way for Utility Innovation and Efficiency (Webinar)

Traditional utility regulatory practices create an environment in which utilities earn more profit by selling more electricity. Revenue regulation, or decoupling, breaks the link between utility sales of electricity and revenues, while continuing to send customers economic price signals. These two principles are key to successful energy efficiency programs. Proper implementation of decoupling programs can…

June262014
Webinar (video)

Implications of EPA’s CO2 Regulations for State Renewable Energy Programs and RPSs (Webinar)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act potentially impacts states’ renewable energy programs and policies, including renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Aiming to cut domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels, the proposed rule creates opportunities…