28 Jan '15, 2pm

Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential

Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential

The same is true for demand response , an energy conservation tool that pays people to save energy when the electric grid is stressed. California's electricity industry stands at a crossroads. The state got an early start on creating laws and policies to cut carbon pollution, and is now reaping the benefits of these policies through reduced emissions and healthy economic growth. That said, California can’t cut carbon emissions and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels without having alternatives to choose from — some focusing on promoting renewable energy, others on smarter energy management tools. Demand response is one of these tools, and a critical one. This highly-flexible, cost-effective resource should play a key role in California’s clean energy future, but several barriers stand in the way of unleashing its full potential. It’s hard to think of California as anything...

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