Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://cesa.org/webinars/ Recent RPS Studies: Maine and Maryland https://cesa.org/webinars/recent-rps-studies-maine-and-maryland/?date=2020-04-15 <div class="SCXW140834512 BCX2"> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX2 SCXW140834512" style="direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">This webinar will describe two recent studies that examined the renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) in Maine and Maryland. Authors of the studies will present their key findings and discuss the implications.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></p> </div> <div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW140834512 BCX2"> <ul><li><a class="Hyperlink SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="text-decoration: none; color: inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.synapse-energy.com/project/maine-rps-study" target="_blank"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; text-decoration: underline; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" data-wac-het="1">Expanding Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard: Creating Economic and Environmental Benefits for Maine</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1"> was produced for the Maine Renewable Energy Association by Synapse Energy Economics and Sustainable Energy Advantage. This May 2019 report assessed the potential costs and benefits of expanding Maine’s Class I RPS to 50 percent by 2030.  The analysis </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="AdvancedProofingIssue SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">takes into account</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1"> RPS policies throughout New England, and the impact of regional market dynamics on RPS policy in Maine.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></li> <li><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">The </span></span><a class="Hyperlink SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="text-decoration: none; color: inherit;" rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://dnr.maryland.gov/pprp/Documents/FinalRPSReportDecember2019.pdf" target="_blank"><span class="TextRun Underlined SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; text-decoration: underline; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink" data-wac-het="1">Final Report Concerning the Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard</span></span></a><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1"> was produced as a result of legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources contracted with Exeter Associates to prepare the study. It assesses the performance of the Maryland RPS in terms of the amount of capacity supported, the reduction in air emissions, current and projected rate impacts, and economic development. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></li> </ul></div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX2 SCXW140834512" style="direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">After presentations about the two studies, there will be opportunity for audience questions. </span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX2 SCXW140834512" style="direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-weight: bold; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">Presenters</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></p> </div> <div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW140834512 BCX2"> <ul><li><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">Jason Gifford, Senior Director, Sustainable Energy Advantage</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></li> <li><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="none"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">Patrick Knight, Principal Associate, Synapse Energy Economics</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></li> <li><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">Rebecca </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="auto"><span class="SpellingError SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">Widiss</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">, Senior Analyst, Exeter Associates</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></li> <li><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">Matthew Hoyt, Senior Analyst, Exeter Associates</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"> </span></li> <li><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;134233279&quot;:true,&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1">Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA (moderator) </span></li> </ul></div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX2 SCXW140834512" style="direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"><span class="TextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; line-height: 20.5042px;" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="background-color: inherit;" data-wac-het="1">This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW140834512 BCX2" style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 20.5042px; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_EmbeddedFont, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}" data-wac-het="1"><br></span></p> </div> </div> Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:20:42 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/recent-rps-studies-maine-and-maryland/?date=2020-04-15 100% Clean Energy States and the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative https://cesa.org/webinars/100-clean-energy-states-and-the-100-clean-energy-collaborative/?date=2020-05-11 <p>This Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) webinar will provide an overview of the goals and activities that 14 states plus the District of Columbia have undertaken to achieve 100% clean electricity. David Hochschild of the California Energy Commission will discuss California’s 100% clean energy goal, how other states could benefit by adopting a similar goal, and what steps California has been taking towards achieving this goal. Alicia Barton of the New York State Energy Research &amp; Development Authority (NYSERDA) will discuss the New York perspective on its 100% clean energy goal and describe the steps it has taken to implement it. Warren Leon of CESA will discuss other states’ clean energy goals and will describe the purpose of CESA’s new multi-state initiative, the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative. He will highlight activities the Collaborative will be undertaking in the coming months to support states’ 100% Clean Energy efforts. There will be opportunity for audience questions after the presentations.</p><p>Presenters</p><ul><li>David Hochschild, Chair of the California Energy Commission</li> <li>Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA</li> <li>Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA</li> </ul><p> <br>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on behalf of the <a href="https://cesa.org/projects/100-clean-energy-collaborative/">100% Clean Energy Collaborative</a>.  </p> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:28:29 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/100-clean-energy-states-and-the-100-clean-energy-collaborative/?date=2020-05-11 Decarbonizing Electricity: The Critical Role of Firm Low-Carbon Resources https://cesa.org/webinars/decarbonizing-electricity-the-critical-role-of-firm-low-carbon-resources/?date=2020-05-15 <p>Wind, solar, and batteries will be star players in a 100% carbon-free electricity sector. But reaching zero emissions cost-effectively requires completing the low-carbon team with one or more "firm" low-carbon resources. This webinar will summarize research on deep decarbonization of the electricity sector and the portfolio of solutions needed to reach this key goal at an affordable cost. At the conclusion of a presentation by Jesse Jenkins of Princeton University, there will be opportunity for audience questions.<br><br><strong>Presenter</strong></p><ul><li>Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical &amp; Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy &amp; Environment, Princeton University</li> </ul><p><br>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on behalf of the <a href="https://cesa.org/projects/100-clean-energy-collaborative/">100% Clean Energy Collaborative</a>. </p> Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:04:54 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/decarbonizing-electricity-the-critical-role-of-firm-low-carbon-resources/?date=2020-05-15