Many states are adopting, implementing and expanding cost-effective energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policies and programs. While the number of states with EE/RE policies continues to grow, quantifying the emissions impacts of these policies and programs can be challenging. EPA is committed to helping state air quality planners calculate the emissions benefits of EE/RE policies and program so that these emission reductions can be incorporated in Clean Air Act plans to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and other clean air goals. The EPA State and Local Branch designed the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) to meet the needs of state air quality planners and other interested stakeholders. AVERT is a free tool designed to use public data, which is accessible and auditable.
This webinar provides information on tool functionality, the benefits of the tool, and a demonstration of AVERT (including how to run scenarios).
In addition, staff will present information on projected impacts from key state energy efficiency and renewable energy policies not captured in the Energy Information Administration’s 2013 Annual Energy Outlook.
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EPA’s New Tool: AVERT Webinar (PDF)(19 pp, 690 K)
Robyn DeYoung, U.S. EPA, Jeremy Fischer, Synapse Energy Economics, Inc.
EPA’s Analysis on Projected Energy Impacts of Existing State EE/RE Policies (PDF)(5 pp, 415 K)
Niko Dietsch, U.S. EPA
- Transcript (PDF)(30 pp, 149 K)