Presentation on theme: "Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas Process Background and Accomplishments Jonathan Raab, Raab Associates, Ltd."— Presentation transcript:
Rhode Island Greenhouse Gas Process Background and Accomplishments Jonathan Raab, Raab Associates, Ltd.
Sponsors Department of Environmental Management State Energy Office
Stakeholders Associated Builders and Contractors Audubon Society of Rhode Island Brown University Business Roundtable Conservation Law Foundation Department of Administration Governor's Policy Office (ex officio) Narragansett Electric Nat. Fed’n of Independent Businesses New England Gas Company Northern RI Chamber of Commerce Oil Heat Institute Providence Chamber of Commerce RI Builder's Association RI Dept. of Environmental Management RI Dept. of Transportation RI Economic Development Corp. RI House, Policy Office (ex officio) RI League of Cities and Towns RI Petroleum Institute RI Public Interest Research Group RI Public Transit Authority RI Division of Public Utilities and Carriers RI Senate, Policy Office (ex officio) RI Society of Environmental Professionals RI State Energy Office RI Statewide Planning Save The Bay Sierra Club Sustainability Coalition The Energy Council of Rhode Island US EPA (ex officio) US DOE (ex officio)
Working Groups Energy Supply / Solid Waste (Phase I and II) Buildings / Facilities (Phase I, II, and III) Transportation / Land Use (Phase I, II, and III) Phase III Only: Education Forestry
Baseline Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector for Rhode Island (Carbon Equivalent) Notes: This chart shows energy sector emissions with emissions from electric generation allocated among the four tertiary sectors (industry, transport, commerce and residential) based on the electricity consumed in those sectors.
Selecting the Target Selected Governors’/ Premiers’ Targets for now. By 2010 : reduce to 1990 levels By 2020: 10% below 1990 level Beyond: Reduce to non-threatening levels
Option Information Option Name Saved Carbon 1 Cost of Saved Carbon 2 Compact Residential Appliances Initiative80-$550 Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Initiative (Industrial) 35-$70 Resource Management (RM) Contracting70<$0 Green Power Purchasing thru SBC13$250-300 Local Fuel Economy Improvements (Feebate) Initiative 125-$300 Notes: 1 Estimates of thousands of metric tons in 2020 2 Cost of Saved Carbon is net costs (costs minus savings) per metric ton carbon equivalent reduced by the option.
Energy and Solid Waste Options: Selection Options by the Amount of Carbon Savings in 2020 and Cost of Saved Carbon
Creating/managing options (II): Results 52 Options Generated 49 Consensus3 Non-consensus Carbon Saved, Cost of Saved Carbon,Co-benefits All options include estimated Carbon Saved, Cost of Saved Carbon, and Co-benefits
Contribution of Options to GHG Savings vs. Baseline in 2020 in Scenario: Consensus & Non-Consensus
“All Other” Measures Design 2000 Efficient Residential Cooling Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program Efficient Lighting & Appliances Compact Floor Space Fuel Switching: Electric to Fossil Public Facilities Initiative Local Govt. Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Convert Croplands to Wetlands Solar Water Heating Low Input Agric Energy Star Homes Solar PV Cells Program Gas Air Conditioning
Scenario Net Economic Benefits and GHG Savings vs. Baseline
Phase II Phase II of the process, launched 9/02-7/03 Chose 8 of the highest-priority options Energy Supply: RPS Transportation: Feebates, TOD Buildings/Facilities: Tax Credits, C/I Fossil Heated Retrofit, Industrial Targeting Solid Waste: Pay-As-You-Throw, Commercial Resource Mgt.