Upcoming Webinars and Events for CESA https://cesa.org/webinars/ Energy Storage in the Clean Peak Standard https://cesa.org/webinars/energy-storage-in-the-clean-peak-standard/?date=2018-11-08 <p>Clean Peak Standards (CPS) are being implemented or considered by several states, as a way to focus renewable generation at peak demand hours. Energy storage is expected to play a major role in these efforts. In this webinar, Lon Huber, who has consulted with numerous state governors and energy officials on CPS, will discuss the role of storage and how some states are approaching storage in the CPS. <br><br><strong>Speaker</strong>: Lon Huber, Navigant<br><strong>Moderator</strong>: Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy States Alliance <br><br>This webinar is presented by CESA for the RPS Collaborative and for CESA's Energy Storage Working Group.<br></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:27:02 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/energy-storage-in-the-clean-peak-standard/?date=2018-11-08 Iowa’s Biomass Conversion Plan and Economic Assessment Tool https://cesa.org/webinars/iowas-biomass-conversion-plan-and-economic-assessment-tool/?date=2018-11-13 <p>Anaerobic digestion is a promising approach for achieving the economic and environmental goals laid out in the Iowa Energy Plan. Iowa State University, with funding from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, recently released a <strong><a href="http://www.iowabiogasmodel.us/Anaerobic_Digestion_LCA_Final_Report.pdf" target="_blank">report</a></strong> and assessment tool for anaerobic digesters in an effort to identify business opportunities for profitable operation. The <strong><a href="http://www.iowabiogasmodel.us" target="_blank">Iowa Biogas Assessment Model</a></strong> includes sets of maps on the state's biogas resources and an online economic spreadsheet which estimates the capital and operating costs of processing raw biogas into pipeline quality gas. The formulas and inputs into the spreadsheet can be modified.</p><p>Join us for an overview of the state's recently released <strong><a href="https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6620" target="_blank">Biomass Conversion Action Plan</a></strong> and an in-depth look at the inputs and assumptions that went into the development of the economic assessment tool. In addition, we will hear from farmer Bryan Sievers of Sievers Family Farms about <strong><a href="https://americanbiogascouncil.org/projectProfiles/stocktonIA_.pdf" target="_blank">their conversion to biogas</a></strong> and how their experience helped in the development of the economic assessment tool.</p><p><strong>Speakers:</strong></p><ul><li>Shelly Peterson, Iowa Economic Development Authority</li> <li>Bryan Sievers, AgriReNew, Sievers Family Farms</li> <li>Mark Mba Wright, Iowa State University</li> <li>Val Stori, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)</li> </ul><p>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:57:33 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/iowas-biomass-conversion-plan-and-economic-assessment-tool/?date=2018-11-13 Renewable Thermal in RPSs: Examples from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont https://cesa.org/webinars/renewable-thermal-in-rpss-examples-from-new-hampshire-oregon-and-vermont/?date=2018-11-29 <p>Although RPSs have historically focused on electricity generation, fourteen states now include renewable thermal power for heat generation. CESA has republished a report on how states across the country are incorporating renewable thermal technologies into their RPS programs, “<strong><a href="resource-library/resource/renewable-thermal-in-state-renewable-portfolio-standards" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://cesa.org/resource-library/resource/renewable-thermal-in-state-renewable-portfolio-standards">Renewable Thermal in State Renewable Portfolio Standards</a></strong>.” Additionally, CESA published a series of case studies, including New Hampshire’s leading, innovative thermal RPS program - read that report <strong><a data-mce-href="resource-library/resource/case-studies-of-rps-best-practices-solar-carve-outs-srec-tracking-and-thermal-inclusion" href="https://cesa.org/resource-library/resource/case-studies-of-rps-best-practices-solar-carve-outs-srec-tracking-and-thermal-inclusion">here</a></strong>. </p><p>In this webinar, report author Samantha Donalds will provide a broad overview of the issues involved in incorporating renewable thermal in state RPSs and will discuss trends among state RPSs. Then, guest speakers from New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont will discuss the inclusion of renewable thermal in their state’s RPS program. There will be time to address questions from the audience.</p><p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p><ul><li>Samantha Donalds, Clean Energy States Alliance</li><li>Karen Cramton, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission</li><li>Deandra Perruccio, New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission</li><li>Rebecca Smith, Oregon Department of Energy</li><li>Andy Perchlik, Vermont Public Service Department</li><li>Val Stori, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)</li></ul><p>This webinar is presented by CESA for the RPS Collaborative. <a href="projects/renewable-portfolio-standards/" data-mce-href="https://cesa.org/projects/renewable-portfolio-standards/"></a><br data-mce-bogus="1"></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:28:41 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/renewable-thermal-in-rpss-examples-from-new-hampshire-oregon-and-vermont/?date=2018-11-29 Americans’ Changing Views of Renewable Energy Policies https://cesa.org/webinars/americans-changing-views-of-renewable-energy-policies/?date=2018-12-04 <p>For ten years, the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College have conducted the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE), which explore Americans’ attitudes towards energy and climate change. The researchers recently published <strong><a href="http://closup.umich.edu/issues-in-energy-and-environmental-policy/39/solar-wind-and-state-mandates-10-years-of-renewable-energy-in-the-nsee/" target="_blank">Solar, Wind, and State Mandates: 10 Years of Renewable Energy in the NSEE</a></strong>, which considers how Americans’ views on solar and wind energy have changed over the past decade. The report also explores attitudes towards and knowledge of state energy mandates, such as renewable portfolio standards. Lead author Sarah Mills will discuss the report’s findings and also reveal the results of a new 2018 survey, which will be released in November.<br><br>Presenter: Sarah Mills, Senior Project Manager in the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan</p><p>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for the RPS Collaborative. </p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:08:46 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/americans-changing-views-of-renewable-energy-policies/?date=2018-12-04 The Real Estate Industry and Selling Homes with Solar https://cesa.org/webinars/the-real-estate-industry-and-selling-homes-with-solar/?date=2018-12-11 <p>This webinar will look at the issues homeowners with solar can face when they go to sell their house, the ways in which the real estate industry can prepare to help solar homeowners sell their home, and how state agencies and the solar industry can educate solar homeowners so that they are well prepared to sell their house without difficulty. <br><br>Janelle McGill, a Colorado realtor who has been engaged in training real estate professionals on solar, will identify some of the issues that homeowners can face, discuss the role of various parties (i.e., real estate agents, appraisers, lenders, title officers), and make suggestions for the types of information state agencies and the solar industry could provide to solar homeowners. <br><br>Pamela Brookstein of Elevate Energy will describe the training her organization has provided to the real estate industry, identify issues that emerged through the training program, and comments on the types of information and training real estate professionals need to help solar homeowners sell their home. <br><br>There will be opportunity for audience questions.<br><br><strong>Presenters:</strong></p><ul><li>Pamela Brookstein, Market Transformation Specialist, Elevate Energy</li> <li>Janelle McGill, Realtor and Consultant</li> </ul><p>This webinar is presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). </p> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:13:42 -0400 https://cesa.org/webinars/the-real-estate-industry-and-selling-homes-with-solar/?date=2018-12-11