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Workshop: Standards for Assessing Energy Policy

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
  • University of New England (Portland Campus)- Innovation Hall (201), Stevens Ave, Portland, ME


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Workshop: Standards for
Assessing Energy Policy

with Richard Silkman of Competitive Energy Services

Richard Silkman's Presentation is now available.

8:00 - 8:15: Breakfast & Coffee
8:15 - 9:45: Policy Workshop

The Governor's Energy Office is developing a statewide, comprehensive energy roadmap that outlines clear policy strategy options to reduce Maine's energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and reliance on oil. A strong, implementable energy roadmap may also serve to facilitate economic development in the energy sector. The Maine Energy Roadmap will create a pathway to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy future with a mix of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and a diverse portfolio with increased natural gas, more efficient oil boilers, and other technologies and systems.

As part of the State Energy Planning Roadmap development, we are engaging energy leaders through a series of forums, task force meetings, and partner events. In this workshop, Richard Silkman, President and CEO of Competitive Energy Services (CES), is illustrating a potential new approach to evaluate energy policy- whether electricity, heating, transportation- based on the following standards:

  • Conversion Efficiency (or Energy Productivity): The rate at which energy is converted into dollars of goods and services. 
  • Production Efficiency: The cost to produce, deliver, and consume energy.
  • Externality Efficiency: The amount of greenhouse gas emissions created per unit of energy consumed.
Any policy action that results in improved Conversion, Production, and/or Externality Efficiency without resulting in a reduction in any of these three Efficiencies should be considred and pursued as "strong" energy policy. This is one type of policy evaluation that the Roadmap will consider as it reviews potential policy options and strategies. 

This event is free and open to the public,
but please RSVP in advance.

E2Tech is working with the Governor's Energy Office
on the State Energy Planning Roadmap.

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