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R Street Institute
November 9, 2020
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Ongoing Discussion
Join our conversation on energy justice! Panelists of our recent energy justice webinar said investment, good data, renewable energy, and inclusion are factors to incorporate for energy justice solutions. A study found that a lack of investment from corporations in poor communities was one reason why LED light bulbs were less available and more expensive in those communities. Data may be the key to bringing problems to light, such as the frequency of utility disconnections.
The low cost of solar power may provide a good opportunity to deliver Americans electricity that is affordable and also clean. Also, including people from marginalized communities on advisory boards and in decision-making roles is an important part of solving energy justice issues and making energy more affordable for all Americans. Read more.
  • Question 1: What policies, federal relief packages, or other actions can best address energy insecurity during COVID-19 and in the long term? Should utility moratoria be extended? Reply

  • Question 2: Should utilities invest more in weatherization and energy efficiency programs that enable people to better afford their energy bills, and how can these programs be more effective? What is the role of coalitions? Reply

  • Question 3: How can energy justice and the inclusion of marginalized communities best be included in the clean energy transition? Reply

  • Question 4: Where are the gaps in the data landscape for addressing energy justice issues (data sets, processing capabilities, analytics, etc.), and how can we incorporate that data into effective policies? Reply
"The real challenge is to limit the reductions in standards of living when going to a low-carbon economy. More than 80% of all energy used by the customer is in the form of heat where natural gas is the single largest heat source. The cost of electricity is 6 times the cost of heat; thus, electrification drives up costs.... The other half of the problem is COVID-19. This is an air-borne virus. The solution is filtered air anywhere there are crowds–mass transit, bars and schools.... However, many of the improvements in energy efficiency have been by recycling air–a really bad idea [for] any concern about air-borne pathogens."
- Charles Forsberg, Executive Director, MIT Nuclear Fuel Cycle Project
Update from Congress

New Legislation
  • Thurs, Nov 12 - Reps. Mike Levin (D-CA-49) and Dave Schweikert (R-AZ-06) introduced the Solar Jobs Preservation Act.
  • Thurs, Nov 12 - Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA-08) introduced two bills (H.R.8738, H.R.8739) to withdraw certain federal land in the San Bernardino National Forest in California from location, entry, and patent under mining laws.
  • Tues, Nov 10 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (S.4890).

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Potential Energy DC is hosting its 2020 Winter Pitch Night as a virtual event on Thursday, December 3, over Zoom. The event will showcase a new group of clean energy and sustainability technology start-ups working on some amazing innovations. Register now!
Podcast Spotlight
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) delivers federal hydropower to more than 40 million Americans every year.

In this episode of Grid Talk, host and award-winning journalist Marty Rosenberg talks with Mark Gabriel, who is the CEO and Administrator for WAPA. Mr. Gabriel explains how market dynamics are pushing the transmission grid to its limits. 

Grid Talk is part of the Voices of Experience Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity’s Advanced Grid Research division.
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