Strategies for Effective Regulatory Advocacy
With the prospect of national climate action unclear, maintaining progress on clean energy at the state level is essential. State utility regulators are now considering large utility investments in conventional and alternative technologies. The economic and environmental impact of these decisions will be felt for decades. Consequently, state regulators are among the most important energy decision-makers in the country today. But influencing a disparate group with varying backgrounds, priorities and constraints, in a setting where traditional practice undervalues clean energy resources, can be very challenging. Former Colorado regulator Ron Binz spoke on strategies for effective regulatory advocacy in a January 21 webinar hosted by Ceres.