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Title: Public Stakeholder Meeting: Summary of 20072008 Stakeholder Input and Next Steps to Meet Mandatory G

  • Public Stakeholder Meeting Summary of
    2007-2008 Stakeholder Input and Next Steps to
    Meet Mandatory GHG Limits
  • Sponsored by the
  • Governors Steering Committee on Climate Change
  • November 19, 2008, 100 300 p.m.
  • DEP Phoenix Auditorium

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Public Act 08-98 An Act Concerning Connecticut
    Global Warming Solutions
  • Summary 2007-2008 Public Stakeholder Meetings
  • Next Steps
  • Questions and Discussion

  • Introduction of Governors Steering Committee on
    Climate Change (GSC)
  • Commissioner Gina McCarthy, Department of
    Environmental Protection, Chair of GSC
  • Chair Timothy Bowles, Connecticut Clean Energy
  • Commissioner Brenda Sisco, Department of
    Administrative Services
  • Vice Chairman Jack Betkoski, Department of Public
    Utility Control
  • Commissioner Joseph Marie, Department of
  • Under Secretary John Mengacci, Office of Policy
    and Management
  • Introduction of Climate Change Coordinating
    Committee (C4)

Thank You!
  • Stakeholders For your participation in
    2007-2008 meetings, thoughtful input, engagement
    in climate solutions
  • Sterling Planet and Community Energy - For
    donation of Renewable Energy Credits for this
    meeting and 2007-2008 stakeholder meetings
  • Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation For financial
    support for stakeholder meetings and many CT
    climate initiatives
  • GSC and C4 For guiding the CT climate initiative

This meeting is Green Leading by Example
  • Energy This is an Energy Star Building
    Renewable Energy Credits donated to offset
    electricity use for this meeting
  • Transportation Encouraged mass transit and
    carpooling, on-line ride matching service
  • Waste Recycling receptacles provided
  • Publicity/Communication All invites and RSVPs
    paperless No handouts Agenda, powerpoint, etc.
    posted online
  • Awareness Info provided on our sustainable
    meeting efforts
  • Future stakeholder meetings via webinar or
    conference call twice a year to provide updates
    on key emerging climate issues

Public Act 08-98 An Act Concerning CT Global
Warming Solutions
  • Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) limits for CT
  • 10 below 1990 levels by 2020
  • 80 below 2001 levels by 2050
  • Attaining GHG limits
  • Energy saving and GHG actions for state agencies
    and facilities (Lead By Example)
  • Statewide GHG inventory and baseline, summary of
    GHG reduction strategies
  • Modeling scenarios for economic, and
    environmental benefits from GHG reductions
  • Recommended regulations, policies, and actions
    (2012 and every 3 years)
  • Consideration of low carbon fuel standards and
    improvements to states transportation system
  • Create Adaptation Subcommittee of GSC, submit
    report to Governor/General Assembly July 1, 2010

2007-2008 Climate Change Public Stakeholder
  • June 19, 2007 Kick off meeting, Hartford
  • September 17, 2007 Focus on Electric Generation
    and Efficiency, New Britain
  • November 27, 2007 Focus on Transportation,
  • January 24, 2008 Focus on Non-Electric Energy
    Use and Efficiency, Middletown
  • March 19, 2008 Focus on Agriculture, Hamden
  • May 28, 2008 Focus on Education, New Haven
  • November 19, 2008 Summary meeting, Hartford

Summary 2007-2008 Public Stakeholder Meetings
  • Over 200 participants on distribution list for
    climate change stakeholder meetings
  • Average of 70 participants per meeting
  • Designed to inform, re-engage stakeholders, and
    obtain input through targeted questions discussed
    in stakeholder breakout discussion sessions
    (world café format)
  • Over 850 comments/input received in discussion
    sessions, plus additional input received through
  • Low carbon footprint meetings renewable energy
    credits, public transit emphasis, meeting
    locations throughout the state, sustainable food
    services, etc.
  • Agenda, presentations, summary of input from all
    meetings posted at, click
    on public stakeholder meetings

Process for Analyzing Input
  • Meeting notes summarize input from break out
    discussion sessions at each meeting (available on
  • Additional actions added to GHG list from website
    input, actions from other states, and other CT
    GHG analysis documents
  • C4 reviewed all actions on GHG list, consolidated
    similar ideas, and created sorting process to
    identify actions with high GHG impact
  • GHG matrix created from sorted GHG list plus
    incomplete actions in existing CT Climate Change
    Action Plan
  • GHG matrix presented to GSC
  • DEP performed quantitative analysis for some
    actions on GHG matrix

Next Steps Creating An Implementation Plan
  • Further analysis on GHG matrix and implement GHG
    actions in 8 focus areas
  • Transportation and Smart Growth
  • Vehicle Emissions
  • Energy Efficiency
  • High Global Warming Potential Gases
  • Agriculture
  • Recycling
  • Education
  • Adaptation

Summary of Stakeholder Input and Next Steps
  • Summarized in next slides
  • Evaluate with other actions in focus area
  • Further analyze for GHG reduction potential,
    co-benefits, cost
  • Identify implementation pathways
  • Continue to identify additional actions with high
    GHG reduction potential
  • Meet statutory requirements to develop an
    inventory to be published by December 1, 2009
  • Utilize modeling to conduct a first-level
    analysis of emission reduction potential of early
    action strategies

Transportation and Smart Growth Focus
  • Incorporate carbon emissions and life cycle GHG
    impacts into CEPA review process, including
    transportation projects
  • Evaluate telecommuting, alternative worksites
    schedules to reduce state employee VMT and GHGs
    (show state leading by example)
  • Transit, smart growth, VMT reduction, including
    public education to reduce VMT
  • Multi-state intermodal freight initiative,
    including electrification of shipping ports

Vehicle Emissions Focus
  • Use SmartWay program to reduce emissions from
    trucks (idle reduction, fuel reduction, emissions
  • Clean diesel and black carbon expand to
    off-road and home heating
  • GHG reductions in vehicles, including
  • Vehicle speed reduction for trucks
  • Vehicle speed reduction for cars
  • Tire inflation strategy
  • Vehicle electrification
  • Cool paints for automobiles

Energy Efficiency Focus
  • Energy Efficiency Procuring all cost-effective
    energy efficiency as the resource of first
  • 2004 Maximum Achievable EE Study shows 165 MW
    annual reduction in demand is possible.
  • Integrated Resource Plan from NU and UI requires
    the procurement of all cost effective EE.
  • EE Demand greater than CEEF funding in 2007 and
  • RGGI Auction Revenues
  • IRP DSM Focus funding
  • Develop cost-effective GHG reductions in existing
    and new buildings
  • Promote innovative financing of energy efficiency

High Global Warming Potential (GWP) Gases Focus
  • Closely following the work underway in California
  • HFC reduction in mobile sources
  • Other refrigerant based strategies
  • Specifications for commercial refrigeration
  • Other high GWP gas reduction actions

Agriculture Focus
  • Increase support for CT farms to produce local
  • Promote best practices to sequester carbon in
    soils and forested land

Recycling Focus
  • Recycling issues will be addressed by existing
    DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Increase recycling/source reduction

Education Focus
  • Education issues will be addressed by existing
    DEP Climate Change Education Committee
  • Multiple education initiatives, including
  • OneThing campaign
  • Enhancements to
  • Climate/energy teaching resources aligned with CT
    Department of Education frameworks

Adaptation Subcommittee
  • Currently organizing a subcommittee, tentatively
    scheduled to meet third week in December
  • GSC Adaptation Subcommittee is tasked with
  • Assessing the impacts of climate change on state
    and local infrastructure, public health, natural
    resources and habitats, and agriculture
  • Developing recommendations and plans that would
    enable state and local government to adapt to
    such impacts
  • Providing technical assistance to implement such
    recommendations and plans
  • DEP and The Nature Conservancy to serve as
    co-chairs. Work groups on infrastructure, public
    health, natural resources and agriculture

Other Stakeholder Input that falls under
Existing Initiatives
  • All 3 CT Efficiency Funds
  • Coordinate oil, gas , and electric funds
  • Promote efficiency in buildings, including
    through building codes
  • Fund maintenance, upgrades, and replacement
    systems for residential and commercial
  • Status CEAB dockets and public hearing, CASE
    reports, OPM furnace rebate program
  • Expand OM training to municipalities and
    commercial and industrial
  • Status OPM now doing training for state
    buildings, last 2 years did commercial and
    industrial. Need more resources.
  • Assess energy efficiency and clean energy
    programs for customers in municipal electric
    utility districts and identify programs to
    achieve parity with other electric rate payers in
  • Status Coordinate with CMEEC, CEEF, CCEF
  • Energy benchmarking and tracking of municipal
    buildings expand to implement efficiency
  • Status Clean Energy Communities program to
    integrate EPA efficiency challenge

Other Next Steps
  • Lead By Example initiative for state agencies
  • Climate change website enhancements
  • Ongoing work with stakeholders through
  • Website communication
  • Input on implementation of actions in focus areas
  • Annual GSC/Stakeholder meetings (September)

Stay Informed and Engaged
  • Go to
  • Info on implementation planning
  • Background info and resources on GHG strategies
  • Meeting schedules
  • Sign up for e-mail list
  • Provide feedback
  • Address questions to