The Big Picture of Energy's Future: Sources, Carbon Connections and Vision for Change
With energy prices on the rise and price volatility introducing new sources of risk, organizations are increasingly seeking to manage their energy consumption effectively. Despite the fact that progress on federal climate change policy initiatives has stalled, many organizations are concerned about climate change and want to better understand how energy consumption and climate are related. A leading business approach to both of these issues is to develop and blend both an energy strategy with a climate change strategy.
This workshop will give participants a solid understanding of the big picture of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and help determine where energy and climate change overlap and where they don't. Once the current state of affairs is understood, participants will discuss a few key long-term visions for change. This workshop will explore the vision portrayed by Rocky Mountain Institute in the new book, Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, as well as look at the implications for a range of policy mechanisms such as renewable portfolio standards and low-carbon fuel standards. In a few key areas (such as different electricity sources or liquid fuels), participants will explore the connections between price, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Participants will engage in hands-on activities to better understand what the development of an energy strategy for their organization could look like and how to begin.