The upcoming Twitter dialogue follows the release of two case studies exploring the opportunities and barriers associated with customer-side clean energy implementation, featuring solar water heating and combined heat and power as examples. The documents look at how these examples fit into the renewable energy picture for the Southeastern United States and offer how project managers in this region navigated a variety of economic, policy and informational barriers to make these energy installations work.
The discussion will be led by case study authors Etan Gumerman and Sarah Adair (@sarahkadair) from Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Gumerman is a senior policy analysts whose work focuses on assessing cost-effective energy efficiency potential in the South while Adair is an associate in research focused on the intersection of energy and environmental policy at the state level.
During the Twitter talk, the two will focus on the successes and obstacles to implementing the projects featured in the two case studies. In addition, the authors will discuss how the projects were financed, provide an overview of the state of renewable energy in the South and offer the opportunities and barriers that exist today for customer-side clean energy technologies. Ask general questions about these topics or share your own experiences Aug. 21.
To participate in the conversation, send your questions and comments on Twitter using the hashtag, #seenergytalk. If you are unable to join us at 2 p.m., you may use #seenergytalk in a tweet anytime between now and Aug. 21 and these experts will work the question into our discussion. Alternatively, you may post a comment to our Facebook page.
To participate both before and during the live discussion: