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2010 ENVS100 - 11/23 Lecture ENVS100 Thimman Lecture 003...

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11/23 Lecture ENVS100 Thimman Lecture 003 – review section (Tuesday night) Climate Change Case Study Guest Lecture: Greening the Grid Implementing climate change policy through energy efficiency, renewable portfolio standards, and strategic transmission investments Professor Tim Duane - PG&E’s commercialization of alternative technologies group in general planning - Energy and environmental policy consultant - Environmental non-governmental orgs - International aid and development agencies - Board member, Skyfuel, Inc. (2007-2009) Timothy P. Duane “Greening the Grid in California to Implement Climate Change Policy” – his article (short version) Key themes of this article: - climate change policy must focus on the power sector due to its GHG emissions prominence - energy efficiency must be the foundation of any policy to reduce power sector GHG emissions - renewable energy/portfolio standards are the key to rapid expansion of renewable generation - strategic transmission investments are essential to move
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