Energy and Climate Change are renewed priorities for the EPA.
Regulatory efforts (ex. Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule)
Partnership to help you reduce carbon
As you know energy, climate, and, economic news is swirling and rapidly changing
On the horizon - Cap and Trade? Electricity deregulation, Fuel price volatility
Existing "Suite" of EPA partnership programs designed to assist with the first steps of a carbon reduction program
Emerging customized services to help you navigate EPA offerings.
Programs - Climate Leaders, with assistance from Energy Star, Combined Heat and Power, Green Power Partners, and finally Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Partnerships
What do we know about Climate Change Consensus & Challenges Scientific Consensus: Climate change is a serious and urgent issue Human activities have a powerful role in climate change and its associated risks and impacts Climate change results from GHGs associated with economic activities including energy, industry, transport, and land use
Now and later
Requires action now for future risk
Here and there
Global risk, local impact, local action, environmental justice
What's the first step to reducing emissions? Efficiency can be a “cheap” and effective place to start…
What can the suite of EPA Tools and Resources help you accomplish?
Assess your current condition
Develop a plan for improvements
Implement changes & upgrades
Measure and track results
Help tell the story…and recognize success
Climate Leaders About Partner Joins Program EPA assists Partner in developing inventory and inventory management plan (generally within 1 year) Partner reports annual inventory data to EPA and documents progress toward goal Partner may participate in meetings, public outreach, press events, etc. Partner sets corporate wide 5-10 year GHG reduction goal, domestic or global, absolute or intensity Partner Achieves Goal
Pfizer Inc., a charter Partner in Climate Leaders, exceeded its GHG goal by 35 percent per million dollars of revenue from 2000 to 2007, achieving a 43 percent reduction.
Pfizer also reduced its total GHG emissions, on an absolute basis, by 20 percent.
1,000 GHG reduction projects over the goal period, including
boiler and chiller efficiency upgrades,
increased cogeneration capacity,
improved HVAC control, lighting retrofits,
optimization of compressed air systems,
facility consolidation efforts, and
employee energy awareness campaigns.
The company’s new goal is 20 percent absolute reduction in global GHG emissions from 2008 to 2012
Energy Star for Buildings Fuel Efficiency MPG Is 60 MPG high or low for an automobile? Statement of Energy Performance EPA Rating Is 80 kBtu/SF/YR high or low for a building? Rating systems for Buildings
The Philadelphia Phillies - the first MLB team to join EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
The club currently buys 20 million kilowatt-hours annually, enough to power 100 percent of the annual electricity use for Citizens Bank Park.
Via renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind and biomass resources.
The Phillies “Red Goes Green” announcement included notable attendees such as EPA’s regional administrator, the governor of Pennsylvania, the mayor of Philadelphia
Broadcasters explained the significance of the green hats and the REC purchase to viewers during a live TV broadcast. The media event drew attention from local, regional and national news agencies including ESPN, FOX, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Sports Illustrated and many more.
Since the event, four other major league clubs have contacted the Phillies to learn more about its REC purchase.
CHP Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the energy end user. Overview
www.epa.gov/partners Next Introductory Webinar for Low Emitters: 1:00-2:15pm EST May 6, 2009 Register at: http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders/events/index.html
New Pilot “Concierge Program” piloted from Philadelphia Mid-Atlantic Sustainable Partnerships
New EPA bundled programs that will guide partners and encourage:
Energy savings and green power use
Recycling : Solid Waste, Building Materials, and Electronics
Water savings, pounds of pollutants reduced, costs reduced
Hazardous and toxic chemicals reduced
One-stop-shop for EPA programs
Thank you. Michael Dunn [email_address] 215.814.2712 GlobalCon 2009 Michael Dunn, USEPA EPA Energy and Climate Partnerships April 2, 2009
EPA Programs EPA’s Climate and Energy State and Local Program assists state and local governments in their clean energy efforts by providing technical assistance, analytical tools, and outreach support. Specific assistance includes: Identifying and documenting cost-effective policies and initiatives that promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and related clean technologies. Measuring and evaluating the environmental, economic, and public health benefits of clean energy initiatives. Fostering peer exchange opportunities for state and local officials to share information on best practices and innovative policies. Offering a suite of national voluntary programs that provide partners with assistance and recognition for their clean energy actions. www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-programs/state-and-local/
The City of Houston’s comprehensive renewable energy plan calls for the purchase of fixed-price green power, which will help to offset the rising cost of conventional electricity. As part of this plan, the city has bought more than 350 million kilowatt-hours of wind-derived renewable energy certificates, enough to meet nearly 27 percent of its annual electricity needs, at a cost lower than traditional electricity. Houston’s purchase ranks among the largest in the Green Power Partnership, placing the city on both EPA’s National Top 50 and Top Local Government lists.
Houston has a goal of buying an added 40 megawatts of wind energy and hosting several solar photovoltaic projects. The city actively sends out communications to the media and public through press releases, newsletters, and website announcements to increase awareness about green power. The city of Houston also developed two websites: one helps the public learn about green power benefits, and the other compares the costs of different kinds of energy, including green power. Further, as a leader among municipal green power buyers, the City has taken part in an EPA-sponsored green power webinar to share its strategy of buying wind power with others. Houston also takes an active roll in presenting its model of success to other local governments and to industry groups.