We’ll be joined by Jeff Cook, an analyst with the NREL Strategic Energy Analysis Center and a research associate for the CNEE, for a discussion focusing on policies affecting distributed generation, particularly residential PV and solar gardens, including recent updates to Net Metering regulations on the state level. We will also look at the updates to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) and what that means for energy efficiency financing, renewable portfolio standards, and federal policies helping drive renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The presentation will be held at Odell Brewing Company’s tap room at 800 E. Lincoln Avenue in Fort Collins. Doors open at 7 pm with presentation commencing at 7:30 and running through 8:30 pm.
There is a $5.00 entry fee for non-members but the event is Free for CRES Members (includes one complimentary beverage).
More about our speaker, Jeffrey J. Cook:
Jeff is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at Colorado State University. His research focuses on federal and state environmental and natural resources regulatory policy with a special emphasis on the interface between interest groups and agency personnel. Some of his published work in these fields is available in Review of Policy Research, Environmental Policy and Governance, and the International Journal of Public Administration. Jeff is also a graduate policy analyst intern at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado and a research associate at the Center for the New Energy Economy in Ft. Collins, Colorado. At both firms Jeff’s work focuses on federal, state, and local energy policy analysis and consulting. In line with this work, Jeff recently co-authored CNEE’s Summer Paper Series focused on market certainty in the renewable and energy efficiency sectors.