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Episode 33: Transportation – EV Charging Infrastructure and Utilities


Published February 2, 2017

The first in a three part series on Transportation. 2017 brings the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla 3 to the electric vehicle market – two EVs with over 200 miles range. The only thing holding back EVs is charging infrastructure. In this episode we discuss ways in which states can facilitate investment in charging infrastructure by utilities. In an era of flat and declining load, utilities may have the most to gain from this new load source that can grow load while reducing carbon emissions.

Useful resources referenced in this episode:

Washington State HB 1853

California Statewide Plug-In Infrastructure Assessment

Plug-In America

IRS Description of Federal Tax Credit

Utility Dive report on California $1B investment in EV infrastructure by utilities

Center for Strategic and International Studies report on California investment by utilities

Policies to promote electric vehicles in the Southwest – SWEEP

Episode 30: Summer Series Paper 4 Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement


Published December 14th, 2016

Increasingly, large fortune 500 companies are committing to meeting large renewable and climate objectives. However, this can severely impact utility planning. In this episode, we discuss the findings of a new paper published by the Center for the New Energy Economy which looks at ways in which states can manage and promote renewable procurement by large corporations.

Episode 29: Vehicle Electrification and the VW Settlement


Published November 14th, 2016

In this episode of the Energy Policy Podcast, we discuss the VW Settlement and Electric Vehicles with Will Toor of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) – While many have heard of the individual rebates to VW owners component of the settlement, much less understood is the investment across the US in emissions reduction – including electric vehicle infrastructure.

Also, see related blog post by Governor Bill Ritter in the Wall Street Journal

Episode 28: Summer Series Paper 2 Energy Efficiency


Published October 17th, 2016

The Center for the New Energy Economy has launched a summer series of research papers looking at energy efficiency and renewable energy. In each of the two topics, we look first at trends and drivers of conventional policy, In this podcast we look at innovative policy design to go beyond the status quo from the 2nd paper entitled “State Policies to Expand Market Certainty for Energy Efficiency without an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard”.

Find the summer series of publications at: CNEE Summer Series

Episode 27: Summer Series Paper 1: Energy Efficiency


Published August 22nd, 2016

The Center for the New Energy Economy has launched a summer series of research papers looking at energy efficiency and renewable energy. In each of the two topics, we look first at trends and drivers of conventional policy, in the second we look at innovative policy design to go beyond the status quo. In this podcast we look at the first of these policy papers on Energy Efficiency: “Driving Energy Efficiency Markets: The Conventional Approach”. Find the summer series of publications at: cnee.colostate.edu/summer-series/

Episode 27: Summer Series Paper 1: Energy Efficiency


Published August 22nd, 2016

The Center for the New Energy Economy has launched a summer series of research papers looking at energy efficiency and renewable energy. In each of the two topics, we look first at trends and drivers of conventional policy, in the second we look at innovative policy design to go beyond the status quo. In this podcast we look at the first of these policy papers on Energy Efficiency: “Driving Energy Efficiency Markets: The Conventional Approach”. Find the summer series of publications at: cnee.colostate.edu/summer-series/

Episode 24: Powering Forward: Governor Ritter Speaks about his upcoming book


Published February 19th, 2016

In this episode, Governor Bill Ritter, former Governor of the state of Colorado and the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy discusses his upcoming book “Powering Forward – What Everyone should know about America’s Energy Revolution”. Available at amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Powering-Forward-Everyone-Americas-Revolution/dp/1936218216