ENERGY PERSPECTIVES | Fall 2012
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October 23rd – 25th
Kansas City, MO
New Missouri Energy Project Spotlight
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Oct. 23-25, 2012:
Oct. 23, 2012:
Please Welcome MEI’s New Staff: Kit Twenter (Communications Manager) and Berkley Silvey (Business Manager)
Missouri Energy Initiative
238 E High St., 3rd Floor
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
This is our third edition of the MEI Energy Perspectives Newsletter and the first where we will address an energy source specifically. As discussed before, our goal with Energy Perspectives is to initiate or further needed dialogue so Missouri policy makers and energy stakeholders can understand the landscape in which they operate and allow the State to begin the development of a logical, mutually beneficial and long term energy plan.
As you can imagine, several articles every other month will have limited impact. We recognize this reality and thus encourage you to attend, exhibit at and sponsor the 6th Annual Midwest Energy Policy Conference. During the MEPC we will address significant topics facing us and take time to develop an action plan or at a minimum an outline for future policy discussions.Read More…
At the national solar level, more and more conversations are about how to begin shifting markets from incentive-driven to subsidy-free deployment. Similarly, efforts to engage utilities in studies designed to quantify solar’s resource value are growing as well. For Missouri, the focus still remains on how to fully-open its market by expanding and refining existing policies. Creating a bridge to a more market driven deployment environment is still a bridge too far with the current set of state polices….
The Missouri Industrial Energy Consumers (“MIEC”) is an association of industrial companies that consume large quantities of utilities. As such, the MIEC is acutely interested in all matters concerning utilities, including electrical service. The MIEC understands that renewable energy has many benefits over existing forms of energy generation. Many forms of renewable energy create essentially no water or air pollutants at the point of production.Many forms of renewable energy, as the name indicates, derive from unlimited energy sources such as wind, solar, or hydro. Some forms of renewable energy can be sourced closer to the points of energy consumption.Read on…
Since the Missouri Renewable Energy Standard (MoRES) was passed as a ballot initiative in November, 2008 (Prop C), there has been much discussion and debate on how utilities in the state have addressed the intent of and compliance with the standard. The passage of Prop C by a 2 to 1 margin made it clear that customers support more renewable energy resources, especially if they do not increase rates more than 1% over use of traditional energy resources….
- What is a renewable portfolio standard?
- What states have an RPS?
- What is the Status of the Missouri RPS?
- How has Prop C Effected Missouri?
- Can Energy from Local Renewables be Accessed and Utilized by Missouri Citizens?
- What is the status of energy efficiency standards for buildings in Missouri?
- How difficult is it for a state to begin applying a Renewable Portfolio Standards?
- How do Renewable Portfolio Standards impact economic development?
- What types of Renewable Portfolio Standards exist?
- State RPS Policies Feature Significant Design Differences
- How do Renewable Portfolio Standards impact prices of energy?
- What do Renewable Portfolio Standards include/exclude/why?