NCSL Fall Forum
Dec. 3-4, 2013
Buildings as Power Plants
New building technologies are enabling buildings to use far less energy while becoming their own source of power. The session explored trends in new building efficiency technologies, the role of state policy in driving the use of these technologies and how these developments will impact the energy system in the future.
Joe Phillips, Director, Smarter Buildings Solutions, IBM Global Business Services PDF PRESENTATION
The Future of Nuclear Energy
The nation’s energy mix has been changing quickly, although nuclear energy production has supplied a relatively stable portion of energy demand during recent decades. Dramatic changes in energy technology, fuel prices and government regulations are affecting energy planning and investments in baseload generation. This session explored how these changes effect the nuclear industry and the role it may play in the future.
Richard Myers, Vice President of Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Institute PDF PRESENTATION
The 21st Century Grid
New Technologies are faced with large barriers when attempting to compete in both the regulated and unregulated utility markets. Many of these technology developers see the current market model as creating significant barriers to innovation in the electric industry. Energy Storage, smart grid technologies, and others are seeing.
Peter Christensen, Manager of Technology Commercialization, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) PDF PRESENTATION