November 27-28, 2007
"Analytic Insights into Carbon Policy Design and the Implications for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy"
Sheraton Denver West - Lakewood, Colorado
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held its fifth Energy Analysis Forum in Golden, Colorado, on November 27-28, 2007.
Participants at this two-day event, sponsored by NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC), discussed critical analysis needs in the carbon-regulation arena and how they related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. These discussions helped participants identify what analysis, models, and analytic capabilities were necessary to better inform effective decision making in this sector.
The forum sessions were a combination of presentations and group discussions, covering topics related to carbon policy — highlights included regulations and their implications, electric-sector technologies, and transportation and fuel production issues. On the second day, smaller working groups discussed carbon regulations and policies — and identified analytic needs. The final session included a full group discussion on new analytic insights, as well as recommendations for next steps.
Speakers and Presentations
Please check out the presentations that were given at the forum, as well as background information on our impressive group of speakers and panelists. We are working on summaries of the working group reports, which will be posted soon.
NREL also hosted a reception on the evening of November 27, which included a poster session that highlighted key NREL models and tools. Copies of the posters are available on this Web site.
The NREL Energy Analysis Forum focuses on analytic issues and their importance to the nation's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. This forum is the fifth in a series of energy analysis forums sponsored by NREL (more information on the first, second, third, and fourth forums can be found on these Web site). These forums are designed to bring together energy analysts with other stakeholders to address analysis related to specific energy technology, policy, or market issues.