As states and utilities set ambitious decarbonization goals, the case for leveraging demand-side measures to reduce emissions is stronger than ever. The ways in which utility energy efficiency programs are designed, operated, and evaluated must evolve to ensure they are on track to achieve an affordable and equitable clean energy future. This symposium will explore the wide range of strategies we have at our disposal and share leading examples where climate-forward actions are being taken today.
Participants will learn from and engage with experts from across the United States that have successfully approached the nexus of energy efficiency programs and decarbonization. Attendees will also gain crucial insights from ACEEE’s newest report, A Roadmap for Climate-Forward Efficiency, which introduces multiple strategies to accelerate climate-forward efficiency through legislative, regulatory, and utility actions. Informed by an extensive stakeholder engagement process, these strategies are rooted in demonstrable best-practices and can be adapted across geographies.
This symposium will reconvene in early March with a small number of working sessions to plot a practical course forward for climate-forward efficiency across the country. During the registration process for this Day 1 event, you are invited to indicate which issue-specific sessions you would most like to see hosted next month.