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Public-private partnerships, such as the Energy Future Collaboration Partnership 
between the city of Denver and Xcel Energy, will be essential if states and localities are to achieve ambitious decarbonization goals. Read more.
Watch the recording of last week's webinar on public-private partnerships and the energy transition. Read our Twitter thread for some highlights, and comment in our online discussion (more below).

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Question 1: Where can public-private partnerships be most effective in pursuing energy goals or initiatives? Reply

Question 2: Are there examples of public-private partnerships in the energy field that can serve as models for states and municipalities? Examples from other disciplines? Reply

Question 3: What are the biggest obstacles to these partnerships, and are there policy changes that could facilitate this type of cooperation? Reply
"For starters, how does a public-private partnership fit in, or tread the line, between a chartered public interest corporation, a regulated monopoly, and contracted service to a state enterprise?....
It’s important that rules and guidelines for forming public-private partnerships be carefully formulated, transparent, and generally accepted as equitable. There’s a clear need for collaboration; very often, the experience and expertise needed for intelligent planning only exists within private companies." - Roger Arnold, Silverthorn Institute
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The Brattle Group, Pterra Consulting, NY Department of Public Service Staff, NYSERDA
January 19, 2021
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January 19, 2021
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Congressional Update

New Legislation

Jan 22
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) reintroduced the Florida Shores Protection and Fairness Act (S.28) to extend the moratorium on oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico from 2022 to 2032. This would help solidify President Trump's September 2020 executive actions to protect Florida's shores.

Jan 21

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) introduced a bill (H.R.385) to direct the Secretary of Transportation to make grants for a clearinghouse to collect, conduct, and fund research on the influences of highly automated vehicles on land use, urban design, transportation, real estate, and municipal budget.

Facts & Figures
Source: Today in Energy, January 15, 2021, data from U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review and Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO)
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