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RPS Collaborative Webinar: Using AVERT to Estimate the Emissions Benefits of Clean Energy Policies and Programs

June 1, 2015

2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

State policymakers and various stakeholders frequently have need to estimate the emissions impacts of particular renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. However, it can be challenging and expensive to quantify those impacts. AVERT, a new tool that was built for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Synapse Energy Economics can ease this task. It is a free, open-access tool that estimates the hourly emissions and generation benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs. AVERT allows non-expert users to quantify displaced emissions of CO2, SO2, and NOX, and avoided generation mitigated by state or multi-state programs. Stakeholders and regulators can also use the tool to identify likely units and regions impacted by different efficiency or renewable energy programs. The webinar described and demonstrated AVERT. For more information about AVERT, see http://www.epa.gov/avert/.

Presenters:

  • Robyn DeYoung, State Climate and Energy Program Manager, US EPA
  • Jeremy Fisher, Principal Associate, Synapse Energy Economics

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.