Multimedia | State Public Utilities Commissions and Energy Efficiency: Driving Innovation Through Regulation

Apr, 18 2012

The Earth Institute Fellows Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Sustainable Development in a Changing World

Speaker: Shelley Welton

Decades after the U.S. first recognized energy efficiency?s potential to reduce emissions, lower electricity bills, and improve grid reliability, a number of regulatory and practical hurdles continue to impede its implementation. This talk presents the preliminary results of a project examining the legal tools that State Public Utilities Commissions can use to overcome these hurdles, enabling energy efficiency to displace a sizeable portion of the need for new electricity generation.

Closing Remarks: John C. Mutter