Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Get Out in Front of the Mob and Call It a Parade: What Electric Utility Executives and Those Who Regulate Them Can Do to Accelerate Adoption of Clean Energy

Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government Senior Fellow John DeVillars’ third study group session: "The Politics of Electric Utility Reform."

Study group sessions are focused on electric utility governance and regulation and the transition to a cleaner energy future, hence the organizing title: "Get Out in Front of the Mob and Call it a Parade: What Electric Utility Executives and Those Who Regulate Them Can Do To Accelerate Adoption of Clean Energy".  In our first session we heard the perspectives of two experienced and progressive regulators and policymakers, and in our second session we heard from a visionary forward-thinking utility. Information on the study group is available online (to be updated with session 3 information shortly).

We would be delighted to have you join us for Session 3: The Politics of Electric Utility Reform where we will discuss the local and national political landscape around this topic – the role of state and federal government, key interest groups, communications and advocacy, funding support, the role of think tanks, and what Trump might mean for the industry. Our study group guest is Ed Comer, General Counsel for the Edison Electric Institute, the industry association for all investor-owned utilities in the United States. Ed works directly on the critical public policy issues facing the industry and represents EEI before Congress, DOE, EPA, FERC as well as Grid Modernization and rate setting proceedings at the state-level. 

See website for readings that will provide further context for this session and are useful pre-reading.



Contact Name: 

Dan Peckham

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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