Sarah Adair, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the 2016 SPEER Summit in Austin, Texas, March 29. Adair will be part of the plenary panel, "Energy Efficiency Opportunities in the Clean Power Plan," where panelists will discuss several avenues to include energy efficiency in a state plan.
The Clean Power Plan has been temporarily stayed by the courts, but still promises significant opportunities for the energy efficiency industry. While efficiency was removed as one of the four building blocks used to compute state goals, EPA and the White House insist that states can earn “Emissions Reduction Credits” (ERCs) or “Allowances” with efficiency. Energy efficiency could be the most cost-effective strategy for compliance available to states, particularly in Oklahoma and Texas.
For more information, visit the event website.