The Role of Utilities in Pursuing Clean Energy Objectives

Energy utilities play an integral role in pursuing clean energy objectives, through their procurement policies with respect to renewable energy, clean energy resources (including coal or natural gas with CCS, as well as nuclear energy), distributed generation (including high efficiency combined heat and power), and the implementation of effective energy efficiency and conservation programs. The Center is involved in the development and implementation of policies that encourage electric and natural gas utilities to invest in renewable energy, clean energy resources, and distributed or disbursed generation, and to offer well-designed programs to capture cost-effective energy efficiency and conservation savings.