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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