Energy & Climate Change Planning

Delaware's Electricity Future: Re-Regulation Options and Impacts

Source/Sponsor: 
Delaware Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Delware Controller General
Creator/Author: 
Nbrockway & Associates
Description: 

The report examines various approaches to re-regulation, and offers a sets of recommendations for Delaware, including: periodic public debate and determination of electricity priorities; adoption of a portfolio approach; creation of a state power authority; limitation of retail choice; and, approaching immediate needs from a long-term perspective.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
434 KB
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Virginia Ocean Planning

Source/Sponsor: 
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program (CZM)
Creator/Author: 
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program (CZM)
Description: 

Overview of Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), its five action teams, and mapping and planning portal.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
6 MB
Resource Type: 
Presentation
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U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Description: 

The report estimates the technical potential of specific renewable electricity generation technologies, including offshore wind, to allow cross-technology comparison. The total estimated technical potential generation of offshore wind is estimated to be 17,000 TWh. The total technical potential capacity of offshore wind is estimated to be 4,200 GW. Estimates are provided for each individual state.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2012
3 MB
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Presentation on National Ocean Policy- Executive Order 13547

Source/Sponsor: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Creator/Author: 
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Description: 

Overview of National Ocean Policy and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) framework.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
505 KB
Resource Type: 
Presentation
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Maryland Climate Action Plan- Chapter Two: Comprehensive Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in Maryland

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Martin O'Malley
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC), Scientific and Technical Working Group
Description: 

Chapter 2 is an assessment of the likely consequences of recent and likely climate changes in Maryland. Changes in temperature and precipitation were projected through the 21st century. In order to estimate the degree of climate change in Maryland that could be avoided by actions to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs), two emissions scenarios were employed. The higher emissions scenario assumes continued growth in global emissions throughout the century, while the lower emissions scenario assumes slower growth, a peak at mid-century, and thereafter a decline to about 40 per cent of present levels by the end of the century.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
16 MB
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Executive Order No. 23- Governor's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Beverly Perdue
Creator/Author: 
Governor Beverly Perdue
Description: 

The Order establishes the Governor's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy to report on the potential of all offshore energy resources available to North Carolina, and offer policy recommendations for their wise use and benefit.

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2009
175 KB
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Document

20% Wind Energy by 2030- Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply

Source/Sponsor: 
US Department of Energy (DOE)
Creator/Author: 
US Department of Energy (DOE); Black & Veatch; American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
Description: 

The report assesses the costs, challenges, and impacts in areas of technology, manufacturing and employment, transmission and grid integration, markets, siting and permitting strategies, and potential environmental effects associated with providing 20% of U.S. electricity needs through wind energy by 2030, an increase of more than 290 GW within 23 years.

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Publication Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2008
10 MB
Resource Type: 
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Maryland Climate Action Plan- Chapter Three: Climate Change Impacts on Maryland and the Cost of Inaction

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Martin O'Malley
Creator/Author: 
University of Maryland (UMD), Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER)
Description: 

Chapter 3 highlights the economic impacts of climate change in Maryland, including impairment of coastal development and transportation infrastructure, and tourism, agriculture, and health-related economic losses.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
725 KB
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Maryland Climate Action Plan- Chapter One: Introduction

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Martin O'Malley
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC)
Description: 

The Introduction describes the process by which the Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) developed the Climate Action Plan.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
494 KB
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Maryland Climate Action Plan- Chapter Four: Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Source/Sponsor: 
Governor Martin O'Malley
Creator/Author: 
Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC), Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Mitigation Working Group
Description: 

Chapter 4 provides the basis for the Commission's recommendation to reduce Marylandメs greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25 per cent to 50 per cent below 2006 levels by 2020 and a goal of 90 per cent below 2006 levels by 2050. The Commission also recommends interim reduction targets of 10 per cent reductions by 2012 and 15 per cent reductions by 2015, using the 2006 baseline. The Chapter outlines 42 policy options to achieve these targets, including long-term contracts for offshore wind, which are characterized as "lower emission reduction/easier implementation."

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
6 MB
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