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  • WEBINAR: Energy Disruptions and Resilience

    Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of grid-threatening weather events, including storms and wildfires, at a time when the grid itself is undergoing significant changes. These challenges require decisionmakers to understand the impacts of energy system failures, how to mitigate them, and how to increase overall grid resilience. At this event, several researchers discussed their ongoing projects aimed at these issues and shared their initial findings. We also heard from the Deputy Executive Director for Energy and Climate Policy at the California Public Services Commission about the Commission's efforts to promote reliable and resilient energy in California. 

  • WEBINAR: Energy Access and Equity Research

    The energy transition is an economy-wide undertaking, and it will have wide-ranging impacts on supply chains, energy prices, and the job market. Researchers are currently working to better understand the distributional impacts of our changing energy system and how we can avoid placing disproportionate burdens on certain communities already bearing the brunt of harmful pollution and climate change. At this event, several researchers discussed their ongoing projects in this area and their initial findings. We also heard from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Deputy Commissioner for Climate Change, Air Resources, and Energy about his current work and his views on what kind of equity-focused research is most helpful and necessary for policymakers at this moment.

  • WEBINAR:¬†Electrification in Buildings and Communities

    A successful energy transition will require rapid, effective, resilient, and equitable electrification. While researchers are working out the technical details of how to make this happen, policymakers are trying to foster a financial and regulatory environment in which it can take place. This webinar focused on both of these efforts and their interactions with each other. Leading experts highlighted cutting-edge research on the benefits of, impacts from, and barriers to resilient electrification, especially in low-income and rural communities. The discussion addressed initial findings from ongoing research projects as well as potential connections between research and policymaking in the electrification space.

  • WEBINAR: The Role of Economics in Federal Regulatory Advocacy

    The Institute for Policy Integrity and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth co-hosted this webinar aimed at economists seeking to influence federal regulatory policy—including environmental, energy, health, and consumer-rights regulation. The webinar covered topics including the structure of the U.S. government, the legal requirements of the regulatory process, and the role of economics in that process. The webinar also highlighted opportunities to engage in the regulatory process, and panelists discussed recent federal guidance calling for economic work in key policymaking areas. Presenters include Policy Integrity economists and lawyers.

  • WEBINAR: Electric Transmission and the Energy Transition - Perspectives From Africa, Europe, and North America

    This webinar, co-hosted by the Institute for Policy Integrity and the European University Institute’s Florence School of Regulation, explored the challenges, strategies, and evolving dynamics associated with electric transmission infrastructure in the context of the global energy transition. We analyzed three distinct regions, shedding light on the varied approaches each takes to address imperatives such as sustainability, reliability, resilience, accessibility, and affordability within their energy systems. By presenting a tri-continental perspective, the debate provided a nuanced understanding of regional intricacies, offering valuable insights for policymakers, industry leaders, and researchers alike.

  • WEBINAR: The Potential Role of Federal Regulation in Voluntary Carbon Markets

    In partnership with the Initiative on Climate Risk and Resilience Law, the Institute for Policy Integrity hosted this webinar to explore the potential role of federal regulation in voluntary carbon markets. The webinar covered topics like the appropriateness and timing of federal regulation given the current level of market maturity as well as potential types and targets of federal regulation. The webinar also included a discussion of recent federal guidance on voluntary carbon credit-based derivatives.

  • WEBINAR: Using the New Circular A-4 in Regulatory Advocacy

    The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards, Center for Progressive Reform, and Institute for Policy Integrity hosted a webinar exploring how OIRA’s new Circular A-4 Guidance can be used effectively in comments and included in final regulations. Among other issues, we discussed how new guidance on discounting —and EPA’s updated and compatible social cost of carbon valuations—can affect pending regulations. We familiarized stakeholders with these key tools for engaging in the regulatory process.

  • WEBINAR: Modeling the Energy Transition

    Panelists shared preliminary findings from their research and policy work focusing on efforts to model various aspects of the energy transition. The discussion addressed how models can help inform energy policy as well as the role of academic research in the policymaking process. Our hope is that the audience and panelists alike benefited from participating in a dialogue that brought together cutting edge modeling researchers and the government officials charged with managing the energy transition in the United States.

  • WEBINAR: Institute for Policy Integrity’s Introduction to Justice40 & the CEJST Tool

    The Institute for Policy Integrity will host a webinar to provide an overview of Justice40 and the Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) developed for it. As a partner in a the coalition chosen to run EPA's Region 2 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center, Policy Integrity will continue to provide technical assistance, training, and related support to communities with environmental justice concerns and their partners, including through events like this.

  • WEBINAR: Critical Raw Materials, Industrial Policy, and the Energy Transition

    Co-hosted by the Institute for Policy Integrity and the European University Institute's Florence School of Regulation.

    In this webinar, participants will delve into two significant legislative initiatives on either side of the Atlantic: the United States’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the European Union’s Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) and Critical Raw Material Act (CRM Act). These initiatives hold considerable implications for their respective regions and are interconnected on a global scale due to their relevance to securing critical raw materials.