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Posts from October, 2015
In advance of CUB’s fifth annual Policy Conference, Utility 2025: Building the Northwest’s Energy Future, taking place at the Downtown Portland Hilton on Friday October 23rd, we’ve set out to introduce each panel discussion to build excitement among this year’s attendees. We’ve only one introduction left to make, and it’s certain to jump-start some lively discussion: “Let’s Get Loaded: Weed, Web, Wheels and a Growing Load”.
In this case, I think we can all agree that the title says it all. For well… Full Post >>
As you may already know, CUB’s 5th annual policy conference, Utility 2025 will focus on what the utility of the future could look like. It will feature a number of topics, including the Clean Power Plan, the future role of natural gas, reliability, renewables, and more. The panel I will be hosting is called “Distribute This: Generation for a New Generation.” As you might guess, the main topic will revolve around distributed generation and its future role in the utility industry. In case you don’t…
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Posts from September, 2015
As October 23 inches ever closer and registration numbers for Utility 2025: Building the Northwest’s Energy Future climb higher, we continue our special CUB Policy Conference preview series with a look at the topic of our first morning breakout panel, ”They’re Hee-re…111(d)‘s New Regulatory Reality”. The Clean Power Plan, also known as 111(d), is a broad effort by EPA to address the major contributors to climate change, and get states to reduce electric carbon emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Each state is tasked with…
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Autumn is officially here. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and we even recently had some long-awaited rain! For me the fall is also about gearing-up for traditional celebrations; in my family that includes lots of birthdays as well as Halloween and Thanksgiving. This, of course runs right on into the winter holidays, which for us includes Christmas, New Years…and more birthdays! This year, in addition to my personal preparations I am also involved, on behalf of CUB, in the #OregoniansGive on #GivingTuesday Campaign.
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A utility executive, a renewable energy advocate, a government staffer, a clean energy leader and an environmentalist walk into a room….
While that might sound like the start of a good story, it actually describes one of the panels that will be taking place at next month’s 5th annual CUB Policy Conference, Utility 2025: Building the Northwest’s Energy Future.
One of the landmark energy policies that CUB helped develop is Oregon’s Renewable Energy Standard (also referred to as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, or RPS),… Full Post >>