19 Apr '11, 7pm

How to Design a Clean Energy Standard

The target will be more achievable if a variety of technologies are eligible to meet the standard and complementary policies aimed at reducing energy demand are in place Technologies that clearly meet certain emissions benchmarks should be allowed, though eligible technologies that produce emissions should only receive partial credit towards the standard A CES could also include tiers to provide added market certainty for subsets of eligible technologies Improving energy efficiency is critically important but is best supported through a separate standard and through other complementary policies; energy efficiency should not be eligible for credit under a CES Stable, long-term policy support through a CES should result in greater domestic manufacturing of clean energy technologies as has been the case in other countries around the world that have similar policies in place

Full article: http://www.wri.org/stories/2011/04/how-design-clean-energ...

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