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Curbing Electricity Demand: Who, How, and Why?
April 9, 2008

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Resources for the Future
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036

With consumers facing higher electricity bills and a growing interest in limiting carbon emissions and fostering "green" power, the Maryland Energy Administration issued a detailed "Strategic Energy Plan" in January 2008. The plan's recommendations range from allocating revenues from selling carbon emissions permits to subsidize energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, to legislatively requiring utilities to reduce consumption, to decoupling utility profits from sales volume. Our panelists will evaluate some of the many recommendations in the plan and offer general perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of its provisions. 

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Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future

 

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Moderator

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy J. Brennan, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; Professor of Economics and Public Policy,University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

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Malcolm Woolf, Director, Maryland Energy Administration

 

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Benjamin F. Hobbs, Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University ; Member, California ISO Market Surveillance Committee

 

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Karen Palmer, Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

 

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Panel discussion and Question and Answer Session


 

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At RFF's monthly First Wednesday Seminar Series, scholars and experts exchange ideas and views with the RFF community on important energy, environmental, and natural resource topics.

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