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Five ways to make the CPP EM&V guidance better

Five ways to make the CPP EM&V guidance better

EPA issued draft guidelines for evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy impacts of energy efficiency (EE) programs for public comment when it finalized the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in August. The guidelines are available for publ ...

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EM&V guidance critical for CPP compliance

EM&V guidance critical for CPP compliance

In August 2015 EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which calls for a 32% reduction in carbon emissions from fossil-fuel fired generators from 2005 levels by 2030. The rule allows states to leverage energy efficiency (EE) to achieve carbon reduc ...

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Learning to walk before learning to run:  The first steps towards EPA’s Clean Power Plan Compliance

Learning to walk before learning to run: The first steps towards EPA’s Clean Power Plan Compliance

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final language of their Clean Power Plan in a ruling exceeding 1500 pages. What does the Final Ruling mean for states, utilities, and large energy consumers? Jason Symonds, DNV GL Consult ...

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ACEEE Summer Study on Industrial Energy Efficiency: what's new in SEM

The 2015 ACEEE Summer Study on Industrial Energy Efficiency got off to a fast start as nearly 200 people connected in a network cafe, discussing why we are each so passionate about industrial energy efficiency in a series of small groups of new colle ...

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What’s In and What’s Out: The Finalized Clean Power Plan rule.

What’s In and What’s Out: The Finalized Clean Power Plan rule.

Introduction On Monday, August 3rd, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final language of their Clean Power Plan. Originally proposed in June 2014, the EPA fielded over four million comments during the open-comment period. The r ...

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Motors, pumps, and drives. Oh my! How industrial energy efficiency can help reduce the carbon footprint to achieve 111(d) compliance

Motors, pumps, and drives. Oh my! How industrial energy efficiency can help reduce the carbon footprint to achieve 111(d) compliance

Introduction The EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. electricity sector. The draft rule set individual state reduction targets built from four building blocks (see Figure 1). These four blocks consti ...

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Sewing patches into a quilt: Bringing various EM&V methodologies together through EPA's Clean Power Plan

Sewing patches into a quilt: Bringing various EM&V methodologies together through EPA's Clean Power Plan

Introduction More than a year after releasing its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), EPA is putting the finishing touches on this rule. Indications are that EPA intends to release the plan in August, after the required White House Office of Management ...

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Vacating MATS, Delaying Clean Power Plan

In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court on Monday agreed with those challenging the Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The court agreed with the plaintiffs that claim that costs had not been sufficiently taken into account when deciding to implement th ...

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What factors drive countries' environmental protection and perceived risk from climate change?

What factors drive countries' environmental protection and perceived risk from climate change?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Over the past few decades, various countries have displayed extremely different levels of interest in addressing climate change as a major threat and, for that matter, protecting the environment more general ...

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US Clean Power Plan Building Blocks

US Clean Power Plan Building Blocks

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Introduction While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) requires compliance at the state level, we know from our recent discussion that a close collaboration between the state regulators and the electric utilities wi ...

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