We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you!
Presentation is loading. Please wait.
Published byAmia Brodhead
Modified about 1 year ago
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Energy Policy Commission February 22, 2013 Robert A. Rio, Esq. Senior Vice President and Counsel Associated Industries of Massachusetts
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Ponder this Question What if our energy policies, renewable energy goals and focus on GHG reductions do not save the ice caps from melting, the polar bears from disappearing or stop the sea level from rising but rather actually speed these up and as a bonus bankrupt us along the way?
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Facts MA has the highest or near the highest electrical costs http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=e pmt_5_6_bhttp://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=e pmt_5_6_b StateCommercialIndustrial MA13.8712.93 CA13.7410.82 AZ9.596.58 NC8.628.14
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Not Facts High electricity costs is due to distance from source of fuel Companies don’t care about rates, just bills Renewable power will reduce costs Price volatility is important Green Power is green
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Goals of the clean energy revolution Every one of these has been mentioned 1.Reduce GHG Here? US? Global? Life Cycle Analysis on Cape Wind? Rare Earth Mineral mining for renewables has huge GHG impact 2.Create green jobs/net jobs Who do you throw off the bus 3.Keep money in Massachusetts But what if capital leaves Massachusetts 4.Reduce transmission, congestion costs Salem is classic case 5.Use less energy (energy often used synonymously with electricity) 6.Meet Goals Get awards/bragging rights Make goals so they are meaningless What is real output
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts You’re right, But…
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Unsurprising result Uncoordinated programs –Real agenda is subsidies –No long term planning – transmission alternatives –Gas line capacity ENORMOUS Amount of money being spent “Facts” used to justify programs are laughable Political pressure to favor technologies No third party verification of results Little likelihood of meeting goals at rational cost Little gain, lots of pain
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Solution Transition to a low-carbon economy using all the tools in the toolbox –Base it on sound economic principles - Hydro, wind, gas Transmission/transmission alternatives, both gas and electric Focused EE and renewables to avoid building power plants or adding transmission Open up to alternative ideas for solving problems –CNG –Transportation beyond EVs Identify all programs and costs Use metrics that make sense Don’t release a press release for one-year Don’t take credit for things you didn’t do
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Case Study Profiled in the Boston Globe, May 23 South Lee, Ma, 127 jobs Number 6 oil, Converted to gas –30% reduction in CO2 emissions –90% reduction in SOX –10% Reduction in NOX No awards, no state incentives, no subsidies
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts Case Study Replacing HCFC in refrigeration units uses MORE energy but results in LESS GHGs No money for rebates
© 2012 Associated Industries of Massachusetts “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY)
As power plants produce CO2 it fills the atmosphere. CO2 costs more to recollect than to catch it in the first place. People are reluctant to spend the.
Going Green Student Poster Showcase Getting Rid of Oil Ian Sinclair; Mr. Frykoda; SCS For a long time now we have used fossil fuel for our primary source.
AIS & CarbonNeutral ®. AIS’ Environmental Journey… Lean manufacturer, reducing waste from every aspect of our manufacturing.
Global Warming on Earth What it is, how it affects us, and how we must stop it.
Sustainability: Making the Case Bill Van Amburg, Senior Vice President Sacramento Clean Technology Forum Sacramento, CA– September 26, 2013.
TOPIC 6: GLOBAL WARMING AND GREENHOUSE EFFECT. Temperature and Carbon Dioxide Concentration from 1880 to present.
Greening the Global Economy MIT Press, 2015 by Robert Pollin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute.
Peak Oil Opportunities and Challenge at the end of Cheap Petroleum Richard Heinberg Scripps College September 18, 2006 The Challenge of Peak Oil Richard.
Polar bears spent most of their time swimming in the sea and all the ice has melted. Over the three past decades the north and south pole have been getting.
Change it before it changes you!. Aims Understand the term carbon footprint. Identify some strategies that can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide.
Renewable/Non-renewable Resources. Classification Of Resources.
Climate and Energy Policies that Threaten Manufacturing Competitiveness Paul Cicio President Industrial Energy Consumers of America October, 2008.
Energy Future Is Coal King or Disappearing? Global Competition, Energy Sources, Economic Growth and Human Welfare.
GLOBAL WARMING PRESIDENT: CLAYTON BROWN VICE PRESIDENT: TYLER MCCLELAND.
Market Failures Chapter 7 Sections 2 and 3 Economic Solutions to Global Warming.
The Future of Energy Fred Loxsom Eastern Connecticut State University.
Environmental Policy: Cap and Trade. Introduction Environmental policy in US is adversarial Federal standards, state and local governments can require.
An Alternate to Alternative Energy microE 3,LLC Copyrighted, 2013, microE3,LLC Robert S Donaldson.
Materials Innovations In An Emerging Hydrogen Economy February 24 th, 2008 Title: Global Perspectives Towards the Establishment of the Hydrogen Economy.
California’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Law and Nuclear Power California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore January 26, 2009 Presented in the California.
By Jack and Conor. Global warming is when the air heats up around the world from burning of fossil fuels oil, coal and gas.
Alternate Forms of Energy Amber Ozuna Class: 808.
Spain: Can we give up any of the primary energy sources? Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca Vice-President of the European Parliament Member of the Industry, Energy.
Renewable Energy: Legal and Policy Issues Frank Prager Vice President, Environmental Policy Xcel Energy November 20, 2009 Frank Prager Vice President,
Carbon Excess in the Atmosphere By Ammar Qureshi Smog in the capital of China; Beijing.
“One Minnesota” Conference January 14, 2009 Presented by Doug Henton Collaborative Economics, Inc. on behalf of.
Global Warming Presidential Campaign By Ashlyn Miller and Jacob McGhee.
Energy Group Khoa Nguyen Brian Masters Elena Jaimes Zach Walker Charise Frias.
The climate change crisis and how we can solve it together Presented by: Presenter Name.
Connecting the Dots: Policy, Markets and the Clean Energy Future New England Restructuring Roundtable Boston, MA September 30, 2016.
Global Warming By Charlotte Bootherstone. Causes of Global Warming The main cause is from pollution and the production of greenhouse gases, such as carbon.
Global Warming. Amount of CO2 – emissions in Germany.
Thailand’s National Strategy on Climate Change Aree Wattana Tummakird Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) Ministry.
California’s Resources: Geothermal Energy By: Brandon Balinado, George Kopti, & Austin Haddox.
Greenhouse Gas Initiatives: progress and perspective Sandra Meier Environmental Energy Alliance of New York.
What is “Peak Oil” and Who is this OIO Task Force?
Cement 1.Production rose by 60% in the last 10 years 2.China: 44% of world production 3.Top 10 companies represent 55% of global capacity, but many very.
Low Carbon Council → Low Carbon Gwynedd By Marial Edwards SAVING ENERGY.
Global Warming Slide Show Project Justin Reed Grade 10 Applied Science 2012.
The policy implications of cumulative greenhouse gas emissions or Don’t Ignite the Lignite! Policy Ignite Presentation 4 May 2010 Milan Ilnyckyj
Nuclear Energy in 2013: Status and Outlook Paul Genoa Senior Director, Policy Development Nuclear Energy Institute Florida Senate Committee on Communications,
Transportation 1. Learning Objectives Understand that gasoline combustion moves the vehicle as well as emit greenhouse gases. Understand that carbon emissions.
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY United The United States of America Schwartz, Swallow, and Wu Global Energy Consulting, Inc.
State Climate Policy Solutions For a new, stronger, clean energy economy State Climate Policy Solutions For a new, stronger, clean energy economy NCEL
School of something FACULTY OF OTHER The UK Low Carbon Transition Plan: Where are we going? Dr Tim Foxon Sustainability Research Institute, and Centre.
Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Kyoto and Beyond.
Solar Energy By: Claire Thornborough. Solar Energy How does it work? Solar thermal vs. solar photovoltaic Two types of solar thermal energy: active and.
A Regulatory Framework for Energy Intensive Industries within the EU Berlin 30 November 2012 Chris Lenon – Green Tax Group BE.
To what extent will Global warming lead to flooding? Some scientists predict that hundreds of millions of people will loose their homes due to flooding.
© 2017 SlidePlayer.com Inc. All rights reserved.