november, 2020

17nov11:00 am12:00 pmHow Biden Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Utility Bills With Appliance Standards

Event Details


Title: How Biden Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Utility Bills With Appliance Standards

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour


Meeting the climate and energy goals spelled out by President-elect Biden will require that the new administration prioritize actions to save energy and cut emissions from day one. U.S. appliance, equipment and lighting standards have done more to save energy in buildings than any other policy but the Department of Energy (DOE) has fallen woefully behind on its obligations to update them. DOE has missed more than two-dozen legal deadlines and a similar number are coming due within the next four years. This briefing will present the findings of a major new report from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy that examines how much can be accomplished for the climate and for consumers’ pocketbooks with appliance, equipment, and lighting standards adopted by DOE within the next four years.

Andrew deLaski, Moderator
Andrew deLaski, Moderator
Executive Director, Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Andrew deLaski coordinates national advocacy efforts related to federal efficiency standards and advises state policymakers and advocates interested in state level energy efficiency standards policy. He has co-authored and updated periodic national and state studies on savings potential from new appliance standards. He joined ASAP in 1999.

Joanna Mauer
Joanna Mauer
Technical Advocacy Manager, Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Joanna is ASAP’s Technical Advocacy Manager. She leads advocacy in a range of DOE regulatory proceedings for efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment. Joanna also leads ASAP’s work estimating the savings from existing and potential future appliance standards.

Kit Kennedy
Kit Kennedy
Senior Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council

Kit Kennedy leads NRDC’s state and regional climate and clean energy advocacy across the United States with more than thirty years of experience as an environmental and clean energy attorney and advocate. She directed the Environmental Protection Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s Office from 2007 to 2010 and has taught environmental and clean energy classes at Yale Law School, Fordham Law School, and Vermont Law School. She serves on the board of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, and the executive board of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. She is also a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College. She is based in NRDC’s New York office.

Charlie Harak
Charlie Harak
National Consumer Law Center

Charlie Harak is senior attorney for energy and utilities issues. He represents consumers before regulatory agencies, testifies at legislative hearings, and provides legal and policy counsel to low-income advocates, legal services lawyers, and government officials. He also devotes much of his time to training lawyers, advocates​,​ and front-line social services staff regarding the rights of utility customers, and contributes to NCLC manuals and publications. Much of his work also focuses on energy efficiency issues, ​including federal appliance efficiency standards and advocating for larger and smarter energy efficiency investments in affordable multifamily housing​, ​and climate change.


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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