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Webinar – State of the States 2010: Quantifying the Impact of State Policies in Clean Energy Development

November 17, 2010

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for state and local officials, this Webinar discussed state policies and aspects of policy design that are statistically connected to increased energy efficiency and renewable energy resource development. The speakers discussed how policy longevity and combined policies that influence different markets and technologies tend to be found in states that generate more clean energy. The Webinar also included information about the implications of the work being done to develop state and local clean energy policy.



Listen to the recorded Webinar (MP3 17 MB). Download Windows Media Player or iTunes. Read the transcript from the Webinar.

About the Presenters

  • Elizabeth Doris, senior project leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), manages both technical assistance and project teams that study the impacts of national, state, and local energy policies on economic development, environmental degradation, and energy security.

  • Jeff Lyng, renewable energy policy manager in the Colorado Governor's Energy Office, develops legislative and regulatory policies for generating additional renewable energy supplies in Colorado. Previously, Lyng was a technical consultant at Xcel Energy in the company's demand side management and solar programs. He currently serves as a board member and chair-elect of the American Solar Energy Society.