New Research says an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions should actually cut electricity bills, ... Professor Marilyn Brown from the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy says efficiency and shifting to wind, solar and biomass should make a typical utility bill somewhat smaller. "We see a reduction of, depending on the state, anywhere from 5 to 10 percent rather than an increase," she relates.
The Georgia Tech Working Paper on "Low-Carbon Electricity Pathways for the U.S. and the South" has just been published as announced in a Georgia Tech press release this morning. The report is attached to the press release and supporting materials can be found on the Clean Power Pathways project page.
Elizabeth Noll, of the Natural Resources Defense Council and MSPP graduate, testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Energy Efficiency. The hearing focused on the recently released discussion draft of potential energy efficiency legislation. In her blog, Noll states three provisions, "that seek to weaken, delay, and repeal strong clean energy programs that work and are what Americans want."
Marilyn Brown discusses the Energy-Efficiency Gap at the Memorial Union of Iowa State University. Read Full Article.
A blog article for Leonardo ENERGY summarizes our article on “Forty years of energy security…” with the following highlights:
A 6/3/14 EnergyWire story quotes Marilyn Brown in several places, along with Chuck Eaton (Georgia Commissioner), Tom Fanning (CEO, Southern Company), and Bill Johnson (CEO, TVA). It's one of the best Clean Air Act Section 111D stories focused on utilities in the South. Read Full Article
CNN's Elizabeth Landau wrote an article on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report on Mitigation. Here is a brief exerpt from her article:
U.N. report: Don't delay on climate change
The longer we wait to mitigate the detrimental levels of carbon dioxide thrown into the atmosphere, the harder it's going to be to work against rising temperatures, says a leaked draft report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained by CNN.
"Many building owners overlook opportunities to improve the energy performance of their buildings. New analyses from the Climate and Energy Policy Laborator at Georgia Tech, US, suggest that a policy called 'energy benchmarking' offers a low-cost way of addressing this issue whilst reducing pollution and saving money." -IOP: Environmental Research Web Read the full article here.
Matthew Cox spoke regarding Georgia Power expanding Solar in an article by the GPB news. Read the full article.
Dr. Marilyn Brown has been confirmed to the TVA Board for another five-year term. She will serve on the TVA board through 2017.
The Senate confirmed Dr. Brown by unanimous consent on September 10, 2013. Read the full TVA news release.