Energy efficiency's great potential
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 · available on-demand
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With the advent of concern for climate change, energy efficiency has risen to prominence as the primary resource for meeting consumers' energy needs. In this presentation, Susan Stratton and Steve Kihm present compelling research findings that energy efficiency is justified not only on broad environmental and social policy grounds, but on economic grounds as well. In a carbon-constrained world, discover why energy efficiency is the economic and environmental resource of choice.
The Energy Center has conducted its own analysis and reviewed other studies from the Midwest and across the nation, which taken together, consistently show great potential to meet energy needs economically through savings in the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors.
Join us for an overview of the findings of potential studies that examined Wisconsin, Iowa and the Midwest including:
- Energy Efficiency and Customer-Sited Renewable Resource Potential in Wisconsin, commissioned by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
- Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Potential for Iowa Municipal Utilities for the Years 2012 and 2018, commissioned by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
- A Review and Analysis of Existing Studies of the Energy Efficiency Resource Potential in the Midwest, a policy whitepaper in support of the Midwestern Governors Association Energy and Climate Change Platform, prepared by the Energy Center and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy with support from the Energy Foundation
These findings help provide insight into how energy efficiency fits into overall energy policy.
Who should view this webcast?
This presentation is designed for executives, legislators, policymakers and professionals in the energy field, and offers a high-level overview and analysis of current research into energy efficiency's favorable costs relative to energy supply options that are available under carbon constraints.
Steve Kihm CFA
Principal and Chief Economist
Steve has worked nationally on issues affecting regulated utilities for the past 35 years, including 21 years with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. He has testified before regulatory commissions in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
A sought-after speaker, Steve has earned a reputation for delivering smart, inspiring and energetic presentations. He has authored numerous policy papers and coauthored a 2014 article for the Energy Law Journal on disruptive competition. As a result of the article, Steve has been interviewed by reporters from the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Public Radio.
Steve earned his MBA in Finance and M.S. in Quantitative Analysis at UW-Madison's Graduate School of Business.