Joseph Kwasnik at Opportunity Green 2009

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Joseph Kwasnik at Opportunity Green 2009

  1. 1. <ul><li>Sustainable City </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Technology </li></ul>Opportunity Green Conference November 7, 2009 Joseph Kwasnik Senior Consultant AlterEcho
  2. 2. <ul><li>AlterEcho is new, our commitment to environmental and business performance is not. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 years experience and cross disciplinary technical and business expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We provide hands on, strategic approach to navigate today’s regulatory, economic and sustainability issues and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>AlterEcho provides insight to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operate more efficiently and effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce environmental impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve public image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drive bottom line growth through smart, sustainable improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing Well While Doing Good </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>McKinsey & Company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 2009 report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for 23% reduction in US energy use by 2020 versus business as usual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.2 trillion in avoided energy waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$520 billion investment required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoidance of 1.1 gigatons of GHG emissions annually </li></ul></ul>Energy Efficiency & Climate Change
  4. 4. Sustainable Cities-Energy Efficiency <ul><li>Electric and Gas Utility Industry-EE Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decoupling of rates from energy volume sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility energy efficiency programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration/deployment of smart grid technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement of electric wires, transformers, etc with more efficient equipment (superconductors, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking renewable resources with load centers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Electric and Gas Utility-CC Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large scale replacement of gas network piping (CH4 GWP is 23x that of CO2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development and introduction of biogas to networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment in renewables and sustainable biofuels for existing generating sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptation initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate GHG reduction programs (National Grid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80% reduction of GHG emissions by 2050 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>45% reduction of GHG emissions by 2020 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of Carbon Budgets and link to executive pay </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of a price of carbon in investment decisions </li></ul></ul></ul>Sustainable Cities-Climate Change

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