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T H E S H O C K I N G I M PA C T O F
B O R I N G E N E R G Y P O L I C Y
A N E L E C T R I F Y I N G M O M E N T
John Farr...
P O L L : D O Y O U K N O W W H AT N E T
M E T E R I N G I S ?
1 9 7 9
S U R P R I S E !
O N E O P T I O N
C H O I C E
E N O R M O U S G R O W T H
0
5,000
10,000
15,000
20,000
25,000
30,000
1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2...
I M P L I C AT I O N S
I M P L I C AT I O N S
H I S T O RY
“There is one
great advantage
that must follow
regulation, and
that advantage is
protection"
1900
1960
1930
“We come to work each day to
do what we did the day before”
B R E A K P O I N T
The big stall
0
120
240
360
480
600
Per	capita	electricity	use
Average	annual	retail	electricity	prices
Wind	and	solar	power	capacity
19...
0
120
240
360
480
600
Per	capita	electricity	use
Average	annual	retail	electricity	prices
Wind	and	solar	power	capacity
19...
0
120
240
360
480
600
Per	capita	electricity	use
Average	annual	retail	electricity	prices
Wind	and	solar	power	capacity
19...
T R A N S F O R M AT I O N
A W H O L E
N E W W O R L D
Minster
POPULATION 2,806
P E R C E N T O F
H O U S E H O L D S W I T H
S O L A R
15%
In 20 years…
R . I . P.
U N P R E C E D E N T E D
O P P O R T U N I T Y
$ 3 6 0 B I L L I O N
23%
49%
All buildings
Source: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy16osti/65298.pdf
R O O F T O P S O L A R P O T E N T I A L 2 0 1 ...
53% used on-site
S O L A R A L O N E
S O L A R + E V + B AT T E RY
+ S M A RT C O N T R O L S
89% used on-site
B I G B E N E F I T S
R E N E WA B L E
B E N E F I T S
0
3
6
9
12
15
Jan-2002 Jan-2004 Jan-2006 Jan-2008 Jan-2010 Jan-2012 Jan-2014
Natural Gas ...
D I S T R I B U T E D
B E N E F I T S
Solar on Littlestown Hospital
D I S P E R S I N G 1 - M W S O L A R P L A N T S
R E ...
L O C A L E C O N O M I C B E N E F I T S
1 megawatt
$2.5 million
20 jobs
Source: ILSR, 2014
$5.4 million in energy savings
R E T I R I N G A N T I Q U E
R U L E S
Timeline of State Renewable Energy Standards
1983 1991 19991998199719961994
NE
NJ
TX
NV
NM WACA
DE
CT
MT
DCMD
HI
MN
MN
WII...
Timeline of State Energy Efficiency Standards
1999 2000 20082007200620052004
CA
CO
CT
HI
IL
MD
MI
MN
NV
NM
NY
OH*NC
PA
PA
...
N E W R U L E S
4 P R I N C I P L E S F O R
C O M M U N I T Y
R E N E WA B L E E N E R G Y
1. Tangible benefits
2. Flexible in forms of ow...
E N E R G Y D E M O C R A C Y I N A C T I O N
GRID AS
COMMONS
= super efficient buildings
A solution that
New York is
purs...
C O N E D
T R A N S PA R E N T P R I C I N G
Day NightNight
-6%
T R A N S PA R E N T P R I C I N G
Peak energy use
PECO, 2015
The utility adds a monthly
assessment to the customer’s bill
to pay for energy savings
improvements, with the savings
grea...
H O W ?
https://ilsr.org/community-power-map/
www.ilsr.org
C H A N G I N G
T H E R U L E S
P R O V I D I N G
T O O L S
1 0 0 % R E N E WA B L E
L O C A L E C O N O M Y
...
Beyond	Sharing:	How	Communities	
Can	Take	Ownership	of	Renewable	
Power	
The electric utility monopoly is breaking up, but...
Q U E S T I O N & A N S W E R
S E C T I O N
R E A D M O R E O F J O H N ’ S
W O R K AT I L S R . O R G
Beyond	Sharing:	How	Communities	
Can	Take	Ownership	of	Renewabl...
The Shocking Impact of Boring Energy Policy - CommonBound 2016 Conference
The Shocking Impact of Boring Energy Policy - CommonBound 2016 Conference
The Shocking Impact of Boring Energy Policy - CommonBound 2016 Conference
The Shocking Impact of Boring Energy Policy - CommonBound 2016 Conference
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On July 9, 2016, I spoke to CommonBound 2016 conference attendees on the impact that energy policy could have on furthering an economy based on economic justice.

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The Shocking Impact of Boring Energy Policy - CommonBound 2016 Conference

  1. 1. T H E S H O C K I N G I M PA C T O F B O R I N G E N E R G Y P O L I C Y A N E L E C T R I F Y I N G M O M E N T John Farrell July 9, 2016
  2. 2. P O L L : D O Y O U K N O W W H AT N E T M E T E R I N G I S ?
  3. 3. 1 9 7 9
  4. 4. S U R P R I S E !
  5. 5. O N E O P T I O N
  6. 6. C H O I C E
  7. 7. E N O R M O U S G R O W T H 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 21,735 14,734 9,587 5,902 3,625 2,271 1,650 1,21586459144532823716211382604230199 Approximate installed solar capacity via net metering, megawatts
  8. 8. I M P L I C AT I O N S
  9. 9. I M P L I C AT I O N S
  10. 10. H I S T O RY
  11. 11. “There is one great advantage that must follow regulation, and that advantage is protection"
  12. 12. 1900 1960 1930
  13. 13. “We come to work each day to do what we did the day before”
  14. 14. B R E A K P O I N T
  15. 15. The big stall
  16. 16. 0 120 240 360 480 600 Per capita electricity use Average annual retail electricity prices Wind and solar power capacity 199019801970 2000 2010 Sources: World Bank, EIA, US Census, SEIA, LBNL Electricity prices rise
  17. 17. 0 120 240 360 480 600 Per capita electricity use Average annual retail electricity prices Wind and solar power capacity 199019801970 2000 2010 Sources: World Bank, EIA, US Census, SEIA, LBNL Demand slows
  18. 18. 0 120 240 360 480 600 Per capita electricity use Average annual retail electricity prices Wind and solar power capacity 199019801970 2000 2010 Sources: World Bank, EIA, US Census, SEIA, LBNL Renewable energy grows
  19. 19. T R A N S F O R M AT I O N
  20. 20. A W H O L E N E W W O R L D
  21. 21. Minster POPULATION 2,806
  22. 22. P E R C E N T O F H O U S E H O L D S W I T H S O L A R 15%
  23. 23. In 20 years…
  24. 24. R . I . P.
  25. 25. U N P R E C E D E N T E D O P P O R T U N I T Y
  26. 26. $ 3 6 0 B I L L I O N
  27. 27. 23% 49% All buildings Source: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy16osti/65298.pdf R O O F T O P S O L A R P O T E N T I A L 2 0 1 6 POTENTIAL PERCENT OF POWER FROM LOCAL ROOFTOP SOLAR Over 50% 40 to 50% 25 to 40% 11 to 25% 2008 data 40-50% 25-40% Over 50% Over 50% 25-40%
  28. 28. 53% used on-site S O L A R A L O N E S O L A R + E V + B AT T E RY + S M A RT C O N T R O L S 89% used on-site
  29. 29. B I G B E N E F I T S
  30. 30. R E N E WA B L E B E N E F I T S 0 3 6 9 12 15 Jan-2002 Jan-2004 Jan-2006 Jan-2008 Jan-2010 Jan-2012 Jan-2014 Natural Gas Price Wind and Sun Price
  31. 31. D I S T R I B U T E D B E N E F I T S Solar on Littlestown Hospital D I S P E R S I N G 1 - M W S O L A R P L A N T S R E D U C E S I N T E G R AT I O N C O S T S 0 1 2 3 4 1 solar project 5 solar projects 25 solar projects 0.3¢ 1.1¢ 3.9¢ cents per kilowatt-hour Credit: USDA
  32. 32. L O C A L E C O N O M I C B E N E F I T S 1 megawatt $2.5 million 20 jobs Source: ILSR, 2014 $5.4 million in energy savings
  33. 33. R E T I R I N G A N T I Q U E R U L E S
  34. 34. Timeline of State Renewable Energy Standards 1983 1991 19991998199719961994 NE NJ TX NV NM WACA DE CT MT DCMD HI MN MN WIIA IA VT PA YEAR UPDATED Sources: C2ES, DSIRE YEAR ADOPTED 2000 2001 2002 20062005 OR NC NH AZ MN NV NY RI CO NM NJ (30 total) 2003 20102004 200920082007 MA MI MO OH IL KS WI CT PA NM NV MN CT DE CA AZ TX NV CO CT CO CA WI NJ HI CT NJ TX PA NM NJ MN ME MD MD MA DE DC NV MN ME IL HI DC MA IL DE CO RI OR NY NJ MD
  35. 35. Timeline of State Energy Efficiency Standards 1999 2000 20082007200620052004 CA CO CT HI IL MD MI MN NV NM NY OH*NC PA PA RITX TX VT WA YEAR UPDATED Source: ACEEE, 2014, http://bit.ly/eers-timeline YEAR ADOPTED 2009 2010 2011 201420132012 IA ME MA OR CA HI NV AZ AR WI CT NM (25 total) * “paused” in 2013
  36. 36. N E W R U L E S
  37. 37. 4 P R I N C I P L E S F O R C O M M U N I T Y R E N E WA B L E E N E R G Y 1. Tangible benefits 2. Flexible in forms of ownership 3. Increase Renewables 4. Access to all N E W R U L E S
  38. 38. E N E R G Y D E M O C R A C Y I N A C T I O N GRID AS COMMONS = super efficient buildings A solution that New York is pursuing
  39. 39. C O N E D
  40. 40. T R A N S PA R E N T P R I C I N G Day NightNight
  41. 41. -6% T R A N S PA R E N T P R I C I N G Peak energy use PECO, 2015
  42. 42. The utility adds a monthly assessment to the customer’s bill to pay for energy savings improvements, with the savings greater than the monthly cost. A utility customer signs up for better insulation, a rooftop solar array, or a share of solar on a nearby building. 1 2 M A K I N G C L E A N E N E R G Y E A S I E R T H A N A C R E D I T C A R D S W I P E F I N A N C I N G : O N - B I L L R E PAY M E N T
  43. 43. H O W ?
  44. 44. https://ilsr.org/community-power-map/
  45. 45. www.ilsr.org C H A N G I N G T H E R U L E S P R O V I D I N G T O O L S 1 0 0 % R E N E WA B L E L O C A L E C O N O M Y H U M A N S C A L E L O C A L O W N E R S H I P D E M O C R AT I C A U T H O R I T Y I L L U S T R AT I N G T H E V I S I O N
  46. 46. Beyond Sharing: How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power The electric utility monopoly is breaking up, but will new companies make renewable energy become another form of wealth extraction or can community renewable energy enable communities to capture their renewable power? John Farrell April 2016 www.ilsr.org R E A D O U R R E P O R T S R E A D M O R E @johnffarrell F O L L O W
  47. 47. Q U E S T I O N & A N S W E R S E C T I O N
  48. 48. R E A D M O R E O F J O H N ’ S W O R K AT I L S R . O R G Beyond Sharing: How Communities Can Take Ownership of Renewable Power The electric utility monopoly is breaking up, but will new companies make renewable energy become another form of wealth extraction or can community renewable energy enable communities to capture their renewable power? John Farrell April 2016 B R E A K T H E C H A I N S , B U I L D L O C A L P O W E R V I D E OB E Y O N D S H A R I N G R E P O R T

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