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Southeast Climate and Energy Network

The Southeast Climate and Energy Network (SCEN) stands as the largest regional collaborative of clean energy and climate change advocates and organizations in the region. With nearly 200 member organizations and advocates working from Chesapeake Bay to the Gulf Coast and from Appalachia to the Everglades, the mission of the Southeast Climate & Energy Network is strategic coordination among organizations in the Southeast to secure fair, just and science-based climate and energy policies. 

Click here for more information on SCEN activities. 




GEORGIA TECH CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY LABORATORY PARTNERSHIP


Since 2015, EMV Energy has partnered with Georgia Tech Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory to support a series of workshops on the Clean Power Plan, Getting to 100% Clean Energy, and Choosing Our Energy Future. EMV Energy has supported Georgia Tech's modeling efforts evaluating regional compliance scenarios under a variety of economic and environmental policy futures, including an analysis that evaluates the impact that state and local policy choices have on consumer utility bills in states and regions across the US. Current activity is focused on developing analysis of jobs creation of energy efficiency supply chains. 

Workshop videos, presentations and resources can be found by clicking on links below:

The Clean Power Plan and Beyond
Choosing Our Energy Future
Choosing Our Energy Future II
Acheiving Environmental Compliance
Southeast Clean Power Plan Bill Analysis (NRDC Blog)


Click here for more information on CEPL




TENNESEIA 


EMVEnergy is a proud member of Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association. TenneSEIA (Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association) is the state chapter for the national Solar Energy Industries Association, and represents the interest of the solar energy industry in Tennessee. The mission of TenneSEIA is to make solar energy a mainstream energy source and realize the full potential of the solar industry in Tennessee.


Tennessee is well positioned to emerge as the national leader in the new energy economy, with the solar industry supply chain leading the way. Some exciting facts about the solar industry in Tennessee; Tennessee ranks 6th in overall solar PV manufacturing and produces about 10% of all solar modules in the United States.


Highlights from Solar Jobs Census 2016:


  • One out of every 50 new jobs added in the United States in 2016 was created by the solar industry, representing 2% percent of all new jobs.
  • Solar jobs in the United States have increased at least 20 percent per year for the past four years, and jobs have nearly tripled since the first Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010.
  • Over the next 12 months, employers surveyed expect to see total solar industry employment increase by 10 percent to 286,335 solar workers.
  • In 2016, the five states with the most solar jobs were California, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada, and Florida.
  • The solar industry added $84 billion to the US GDP in 2016 – See the Economic Impact 2016 Fact Sheet for more impact details.

October 2017 - EMV Energy Research with Georgia Tech featured in Energy Policy Journal. 

  • Abstract: As temperatures across the globe hit record highs and extreme climate events multiply, interest in least-cost CO2 mitigation pathways is growing. This paper examines the pros and cons of strengthening demand-side options in strategies to reduce carbon emissions from the U.S. electricity sector. To date, demand-side management in the U.S. power sector has received overly simplistic treatment in energy models. To help fill this gap, we develop a customized version of the National Energy Modeling System to assess a range of demand- and supply-side policy scenarios. This enables four research hypotheses to be tested, related to mitigation costs, investment in new natural gas plants, carbon leakage, and local air pollution.


  • We conclude that the clean power transformation can be made more affordable by improving the efficiency of energy utilization. By downscaling the expansion of natural gas plants, energy efficiency can also avoid legacy impacts. While strong energy-efficiency policies lower overall CO2 emissions, coal plant retirements can be delayed, postponing associated local air quality benefits. Thus, we illustrate a limitation of single-pollutant policies while also demonstrating the value of co-optimizing demand- and supply-side carbon mitigation options.

CLIMATE & ENERGY

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