Transcript of "G.E.T. Smart - Smart Renewables: Dept. of Commerce Policy Presentation"
Renewables - key to our energy future - policy framework to make it happen<br />Tony Usibelli<br />Assistant Director <br />Washington State Department <br />of Commerce<br />Tony.usibelli@Commerce.wa.gov<br />
Washington’s emerging challenges<br /><ul><li>1.3 million per decade – double < 50 yr
273 to house, feed, employ, transport, educate…
Car culture – walk able communities?</li></ul>2<br />
Build on strengths<br />Be good stewards of the Columbia River<br />Institutionalize efficiency through building codes<br />Capture untapped efficiency through <br />Market transformation<br />Incentives<br />investments<br />Diversify energy production<br />Localize energy production<br />
A Future Path <br />Today <br />11 million people in the NW<br />World’s largest hydrosystem<br />Fossil fuel transportation<br />Two-third imported energy<br />Car based<br />Plenty of inefficiency<br />Centralized generation<br />Tomorrow<br />20 + million<br />Integrated system<br />Clean fuel<br />Locally produced energy<br />Transit and eff. vehicles<br />Zero energy buildings<br />Distributed<br />4<br />
Washington’s energy strategy<br /><ul><li>Maintain competitive energy prices that are fair and reasonable for consumers and businesses and support our state’s continued economic success.
Increase competitiveness by fosteringa clean energy economy and jobs through business and workforce development
Meet the state’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.</li></li></ul><li>Evolving energy priorities<br /><ul><li>Bio Energy – Synergies with traditional forestry and agriculture industries
Smart Grid – The nexus of transmission and distribution expertise and the software industry
Green Building – Adopting sustainability to meet consumer demand
Energy Efficiency – Reducing energy consumption by living and working smarter</li></ul>Sector Focus:<br />
Stakeholders<br /><ul><li>Citizens – Beneficiaries of objectives, change enablers
Business – Source of investment, platform for innovation
Building Codes</li></li></ul><li>Renewable Portfolio Standards; Initiative 937<br />Requires an electric utility with 25,000 or more customers to use "eligible renewable resources“ to meet the following annual targets:<br /><ul><li>At least 3 percent of its load by 2012,;
At least 15 percent of its load by 2020</li></li></ul><li>Government Procurement Priorities<br />Provide a common approach to register vendors and notify them of business opportunities with the state of Washington through a single portal<br />Objective<br /><ul><li>Reduce Health and Environmental Threats from Motor Vehicle Emissions
2nd Substitute House Bill 1481 - By the year 2015, all state agencies and local government subdivisions of the state must satisfy 100 percent of their fuel needs for all vessels, vehicles, and construction equipment from electricity or biofuels.</li></li></ul><li>Incentives<br /><ul><li>B&O Tax Credits
“Sector Lead” </li></li></ul><li>Public Private Partnerships<br />The mission of the Washington State Clean Energy Leadership Council is “to create a clean energy leadership initiative that will set the path to leverage Washington's energy infrastructure and make Washington a hub for clean energy technology and a leader in the creation of green jobs and the development, deployment, and export of clean energy technologies and services."<br />
Encourage Industry Associations<br />"Helping Puget Sound manufacturers succeed through innovation, supply chain positioning and business development”<br />The value of a CAMPS membership lies in the power associated with being part of a network of manufacturers, supply chain partners, business advisors, and strategic partners, all working together.<br />
Leverage the power of the states<br /><ul><li>Federal Influence
Research</li></li></ul><li>ARRA/SEP<br />The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act targets investments to key areas that will save or create good jobs immediately while also laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.<br />Washington State recently awarded:<br /><ul><li>$5.8 Million for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Energy Efficiency
Need to improve our ability to capture research, investment, contracts</li></li></ul><li>Build a better world togetherplenty to learn from each otherinvest – create - innovate<br />THANK YOU<br />Tony Usibelli<br />Assistant Director <br />Washington State Department of Commerce<br />Tony.usibelli@Commerce.WA.gov<br />
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