"New Jersey After the Storm," on NJTV's Caucus New Jersey with Steve Audubato, November 3, 2013 (watch video, approx. 27 minutes) Last year, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast. The storm caused $36.8 billion worth of damage and interrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands. NJ is still reeling from the effects. What progress has been made in the past year to rebuild and restore? The discussion covers changes put in place in anticipation of future storms, and the use of social media in these efforts.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
2013 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Annual Blank Rome LLP Symposium
Villanova University School of Law
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
March 19-20, 2013
Two-day Professional Short Course: In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets
An introductory course designed for those with a limited knowledge of the electric power system and restructured electricity markets. It provides an overview of the industry, focusing on the linkages among power system engineering, markets, regulatory policy, and business strategies. Specific examples and actual market data are used to illustrate basic principles and ideas. The instructor employs several approaches to elicit participation from attendees, including group exercises and an electricity market simulation in which participants bid a portfolio of generation resources over the course of the seminar under various market rules and conditions. This course has been previously presented over 75 times in the last 15 years to over 1,500 students in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Canada, and Europe.
Instructor: Frank A. Felder
Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Rutgers University
Frank Felder spoke on the "What Drives Electricity Prices?" panel at the Ohio Clean Energy Transmission Conference
The event focused on clean energy development in the PJM Interconnection region, which stretches from the Mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland across Ohio into parts of Indiana and Illinois. Read more here.
Frank Felder spoke on New Jersey SREC programs and policies at Solar Exchange East 2012
In conjunction with Rutgers University, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability and Siemens, offered a day of discovery and dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry. In addition, there was opportunity for dialogue exchange on the extensive needs of manufacturers and developers of solar power. Read More here.
April 18, 2012
Frank Felder Speaks at U.S.-Taiwan Solar Energy Promotion Workshop
The purpose of the event was to discuss policy strategies for creating an environment that encourages wider adoption of solar power by businesses and households. Read more here.
April 6, 2012
MIT Professors Present “Future of the Electric Grid” Study
The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University held a presentation by MIT Professors John Kassakian and Richard Schmalensee on the MIT Energy Initiative's recent study "Future of the Electric Grid" on Friday April 6, 2012 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.
The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University held a presentation by Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, titled “Update on Federal Energy Policy: Choices for the Future”. In addition, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Robert Hanna spoke at the event.
October 20, 2011
The Future of Natural Gas and Shale Natural Gas and its Implications for the Region
On October 20, the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy hosted a presentation by Melanie A. Kenderdine, Executive Director of MIT Energy Initiative, and New Jersey State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula on MIT's recent report "The Future of Natural Gas" and on shale natural gas' implications for the region.
On April 20 the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy and the NJ Board of Public Utilities hosted a forum to begin a dialogue to advance NJ's public policy objectives of energy independence, economic development and clean energy. Gov. Christie delivered the keynote address.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Jon WellinghoffAgenda
The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy sponsored a lecture given by Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff. Commissioner Wellinghoff discussed regional and national energy issues relating to energy efficiency, transmission expansion, renewable energy, and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). There was a detailed discussion on Smart Grid and how to integrate the entire electric system in a more intelligent manor.
October 24, 2008
The Future of Independent System Operators (ISOs)Agenda
The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy sponsored a public forum on the future role of ISOs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in the context of rising energy and electricity prices, pressing environmental concerns, and the performance of wholesale electricity markets after approximately a decade of experience. The event featured a panel discussion moderated by Seth Hulkower, president of Strategic Energy Advisory Services and former COO of the Long Island Power Authority.
The panelists included: Phillip Harris, former president and CEO of PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland Interconnection) Jeffrey Tranen, former president and CEO, California ISO William Museler, former president and CEO, New York ISO
New Jersey Public Board of Utilities President Jeanne Fox spoke on "Rutgers University and Its Vital Voice in Our State's Energy Future".
The seminar was the first of the RU Energy Institute's Energy Seminar Series. President Fox in her speech recognized Rutgers University students, faculty and administration and their leadership on many fronts including policy, education, research and development and social activism. She urged the university to become involved in the creation of New Jersey's energy master plan. The learning and example set by the university can help all New Jerseyans have a more sustainable energy future.
Decoupling Symposium with DER Stakeholder Forum Tuesday, April 11, 2006
All ratemaking is incentive-based in that it rewards some patterns of conduct and deters others. The challenge is to set up the incentives inherent in ratemaking to encourage explicitly investments aligned with the state's energy infrastructure goals. The Center will be hosting a forum to examine the possible policy options and potential effects of decoupling on energy infrastructure and investment in New Jersey. There are many concerns about and perceptions of decoupling and its consideration will be benefited by further discussion by experts and stakeholders. For more information on decoupling, visit our Decoupling Resources page.
Public Stakeholder Meetings to Address a Possible Extension of NJ's Renewable Portfolio Standard to 20% by 2020 May 17, 2005 and June 16, 2005
The NJ Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy requested
that the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
hold two stakeholder meetings to inform the process by which the Office
of Clean Energy will develop a regulation to extend the RPS beyond 2008
to 20% in 2020 for Class I renewables.
Specific stakeholders were invited to participate in a facilitated
discussion amongst themselves and representatives from the Office of
Clean Energy. The public also had an opportunity to provide comment.
Emissions Allocation Approaches and the Role of Renewable Energy Generation under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Monday, June 13, 2005
An Issue Forum, Emissions Allocation Approaches and the Role of Renewable Energy Generation under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, was held sponsored by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University. This is the third in a series of Issue Forums exploring state-level clean energy and emissions policies. Speakers included energy and environmental officials from states participating in the RGGI process in addition to business and environmental leaders and other stakeholders. Please contact the Business Council with any questions, 202.785.0507 or email@example.com.
Forum with Peter Huber, Co-Author of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy Wednesday, March 30, 2005
The sheer volume of talk about energy, energy prices, and energy policy on both sides of the political aisle suggests that we must know something about these subjects. But according to Peter Huber and Mark Mills, the things we "know" are mostly myths. They explain why demand will never go down, why most of what we think of as "energy waste" actually benefits us; why more efficient cars, engines, and bulbs will never lower demand, and why energy supply is infinite. In the automotive sector, gas prices matter less and less, and hybrid engines will most likely lead us to cars propelled by the coal-fired grid. As for the much-maligned power grid itself, it's the worst system we could have except for all the proposed alternatives. Expanding energy supplies mean higher productivity, more jobs, and a growing GDP. Across the board, energy isn't the problem, energy is the solution.
Following Dr. Huber's presentation, Professor Clint Andrews of the Bloustein School provided comment on The Bottomless Well followed by questions and discussion by the audience.
Forum on the Economic Impact Analysis of NJ's Proposed 20% RPS Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Many states, including New Jersey, have either adopted a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) or are considering such measures. Although the specifics vary by state, a RPS requires that a certain percentage of electricity sold in the state be produced from renewable resources. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities engaged CEEEP to conduct an economic impact analysis of increasing the RPS to 20% in 2020. Together with the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON), housed within the Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR) at the Bloustein School, CEEEP formed an interdisciplinary team to perform the study. CEEEP issued its report in December 2004 and has
invited independent experts on this topic to a forum to discuss the report's assumptions, methodologies, and conclusions.
Renewable Energy Credit Trading:
Meeting New Jersey's Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges Tuesday, October 26, 2004
An Issue Forum, Renewable Energy Credit Trading: Meeting New Jersey's Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges, was held sponsored by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy. Presentations were made by renewable energy developers, environmental groups and other prominent government and business leaders. Please contact the Council with any questions, 202/785-0507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Growing Role and Influence of State Energy Policy Thursday, October 21, 2004
A presentation by New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Jeanne M. Fox.
New Jersey and other states have been at the forefront on addressing critical issues of energy policy. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has taken an active role through its regulatory authority to address issues of consumer protection, clean energy, reliability and security, smart growth, distributed generation, deregulation of energy services and the restructuring of the utility industry to encourage energy conservation and competitive pricing in the industry. All of these issues have impacts beyond energy policy and contribute to the overall environmental and economic policies of the state, region, and nation.
Forum and Release Event for New Jersey and the Hydrogen Economy July 21, 2004
CEEEP issued its first report, "New Jersey: Opportunities and Options in the Hydrogen Economy," at a press conference held at the Bloustein School. The event included an expert panel including Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski; NJ Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Frederick F. Butler; Dr. Larry Berg, a former Board member of the South Coast (CA) Air Quality Management District; Jeff Serfass, President of the National Hydrogen Association, and; Lewis Milford, Executive Director of the Clean Energy States Alliance.
Symposium on Renewable Energy Certificates
Held in Washington, D.C., the symposium was co-sponsored by CEEEP and the Emissions Marketing Business Coalition for Sustainable Energy.
Clean Energy States Alliance
In conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities, CEEEP co-hosted the semi-annual meeting of the alliance at the Bloustein School.