Energy Policy Initiatives Center

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2010 Projects

Cap and Trade Legal Research

Sponsor

Air Resources Board

Summary

The EPIC Energy Law and Policy Clinic conducted research for the CA Air Resources Board (CARB) related to development of a cap and trade regulation. Specifically, the Clinic researched tax and fee related issues.

Deliverable/Product

Confidential legal memo and presentation to relevant legal and policy staff at CARB.

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Climate Education Partners Phase I

Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Summary

EPIC i participating in the Climate Education Partners-San Diego Region, a project funded by a National Science Foundation grant to develop a climate science education plan for the San Diego region. Climate Education Partners is working with local civic, business, government and education leaders to study local perspectives regarding climate change and its impacts on the San Diego region. The goal of the project is to develop a strategic and implementation plan for increasing climate science awareness and knowledge in the region. EPIC Director Scott Anders is a co-principal investigator and director of the project.

Deliverable/Product

EPIC participated as part of the leadership team that developed a Strategic and implementation plan and successful proposal to fund the plan over 5 years in the San Diego region. Project milestones included: formation of advisory board of regional leaders, interviews with regional leaders, public opinion surveys, focus groups, strategic plan, and proposal for implementing plan.

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Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plan Technical Support

Sponsor

City of San Diego

Summary

EPIC provided analytical and technical support to the City of San Diego to support development of its Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plan and subsequent CEQA review. EPIC developed a suite of mitigation measures and estimated greenhouse gas emissions for each and cost effectiveness for a selected number of measures.

Deliverable/Product

Estimated greenhouse gas reductions from a suite of mitigation measures and the cost per unit of emissions for each measure, including tables, charts, methodology report.

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Energy and Climate Technical Assistance

Sponsor

City of Carlsbad

Summary

EPIC supported the City of Carlsbad on energy and climate related issues, including an overview of the current regulatory environment, availability of incentives and rebates for renewable energy and energy efficiency, renewable energy technology case studies from the San Diego region, climate planning, and a regulatory and legal overview of greenhouse gas issues in California.

Deliverable/Product

EPIC developed and presented 5 energy workshops to City of Carlsbad energy, planning, and environmental staff.

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Greenhouse Gas Decision Making Tool

Summary

The goals of the project were to develop an interactive decision making tool to identify scenarios of policy measures that could meet near-term (2020) and medium-term (2035) greenhouse gas emissions targets and estimate the implementation costs associated with the many of the strategies in the model.

This project was supported by The San Diego Foundation.

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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methods Report

Sponsor

San Diego Association of Governments

Summary

EPIC developed a report summarizing the method used in its 2008 Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

Deliverable/Product

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methods Report

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Regional Climate Planning Tool

Sponsor

The San Diego Foundation

Summary

The goals of the project were to develop an interactive decision making tool to identify scenarios of policy measures that could meet near-term (2020) and medium-term (2035) greenhouse gas emissions targets and estimate the implementation costs associated with the many of the strategies in the model.

Deliverable/Product

Excel-based Regional Climate Planning Tool

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San Diego County Greenhouse Gas Inventory Update

Sponsor

The San Diego Foundation

Summary

Updated Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory as part of GHG model tool development.

Deliverable/Product

Updated regional greenhouse gas inventory estimate. 

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