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Clean Power Plan: New Opportunities to Expand Energy Efficiency- Policy Exchange

December 17, 2015 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm


5:15 Cocktail Reception | 6:00 Program

As Minnesota starts laying out strategies to implement the Clean Power Plan, which approaches are being considered? How might our plan increase energy efficiency and cut costs for low-income Minnesotans? And how will our current conservation programs and policies contribute to Clean Power Plan compliance?

State-based energy, air, and policy leaders across the country are working to define how they will meet Clean Power Plan requirements. In Minnesota, important policy conversations are taking shape about energy efficiency’s role and serving low-income communities better. The Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) stands to provide opportunities related to both — under CEIP, energy efficiency early action in low-income communities will earn extra credit from the EPA. But maximizing how Minnesota benefits from the program will require planning.

Join local and national energy experts on December 17 to discuss initial thoughts on the direction of Minnesota’s implementation plan and how early action credit for efficiency can help expand conservation activities statewide. You’ll hear from:

David Thornton, Assistant Commissioner, MN Pollution Control Agency
Sara Hayes, Sr. Manager & Researcher, Air & Climate Policy, ACEEE
Rod Sobin, Sr. Program Director, National Assoc of State Energy Officials
Kenneth Colburn, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project
Chris James, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project


December 17, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:30 pm


Center for Energy & Environment


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1011 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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