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‘MEETS’ Explained: MEETS Accelerator Coalition Releases Videos Explaining Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure

CH& Energy and Environmental Law attorney Eric Christensen presents the latest news from the MEETS Accelerator Coalition.

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Seeking to Expand Innovative ‘MEETS’ Model, Seattle Approves Pilot Program for up to 30 Commercial Buildings

On April 11, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed legislation authorizing Seattle City Light to enter into long-term energy conservation contracts for up to 30 commercial buildings using the innovative Metered Energy Efficiency Transaction Structure (“MEETS”).

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FERC and Oregon PUC Provide Key Guidance for Energy Storage Projects

Policy Statements Lay Out Principles for Cost Recovery for Energy Storage Projects, Laying Further Regulatory Groundwork for Emerging Storage Technologies

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Pot and Power: Power Planning Council Estimates Demand Growth and Conservation Potential

As Washington’s experiment in legalization of recreational marijuana use moves gradually toward full implementation, the consequences for Washington’s utilities are beginning to come into focus.

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Is Third-Party Financing for Energy Efficiency Ready for Prime Time?

In recent years, innovations in finance helped spark explosive growth in distributed generation technologies such as roof-top solar. New and creative rooftop leasing transactions allow third-party investors, …

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Decoupling: Washington Muddles Toward a New Utility Model

Several trends have converged in recent years to put traditionally-structured utilities under increasing stress. First, the growth rate of electricity consumption in the United States has steadily …

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EPA Proposes Limits on Carbon Dioxide From Power Plants: What It Means for the Pacific Northwest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week issued is long-anticipated proposal to limit carbon dioxide from power plants, dubbed the “Clean Power Plan.” Predictably, both industry groups …

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