At the UN Climate Meeting in Katowice, Poland (COP-24), Dan created an official UN event focused on carbon pricing, where he spoke on a panel with the Environment Ministers of Peru and British Columbia and officials from the World Bank.
At the inaugural meeting in Brussels of the European Grid Innovation Council, to which Dan was appointed, he presented an overview to Executives of European Distribution Companies on policy developments in the U.S. on grid modernization.
Dan was named to the Board of Advisors of the Business Climate Leaders, a business outreach organization focused on carbon pricing. He assisted the group in designing and putting on a Carbon Pricing Forum during the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) organized in San Francisco by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Dan gave an overview presentation on carbon pricing policy and programs at a meeting of the Business Council on Sustainable Energy
As part of his advisory duties to the U.S. Department of Energy on the topic of Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) Dan facilitated part of the annual PEER Review Conference of the DOE Office of Building Technologies.
Dan was once again invited to be one of 100 international experts convened at the Conference of World Affairs in Boulder, Colorado. He spoke as an expert on energy and climate change.
At the UN Climate Meeting in Bonn, Germany (COP-23), Dan served as the Master of Ceremonies for two days at the U.S. Climate Action Center. The Center was established by the WeAreStillIn Coalition and other groups in light of the decision by the White House to not have a U.S. Pavilion at the COP. In a separate appearance at COP-23, Dan was a panelist in a session at the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion where he spoke about how Microgrids can help in providing energy access in developing countries.
Dan served as the moderator facilitator for a special event at MIT on the Future of Nature hosted by the Nature Conservancy and NPR-affiliate WBUR. More info is at http://legacy.wbur.org/community/events/2017/04/14/the-future-of-nature-the-energy-we-need
Selected as the event’s Energy and Environmental Expert, Dan Delurey was one of 100 worldwide notables in a wide variety of fields that participated in the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Speakers collaborated on multiple discussions and panels before the public throughout the week. More info is at http://www.colorado.edu/cwa/
That’s Not Right – August 2, 2017
Is Demand Response Still A Thing? – July 14, 2017
The Climate Essay Everyone is Talking About – July 12, 2017
Dominance Week – June 27, 2017
The End of the Grid – June 9, 2017
Top 10 Takeaways on the Paris Exit – June 2, 2017
The Other Clean Ones – May 21, 2017
A Hot Topic – May 1, 2017
Do You Really Want What You Want? – April 16, 2017
Of This I Am Certain – March 30, 2017
Winner Take All, Winner Do All? – March 16, 2017
Step On The Gas Or Ease Off? – February 28, 2017
Congress And The Cybersecurity Of Things – February 13, 2017
The Smile Is So Wide I Can See It From Here – January 30, 2017
Alexa – Optimize My Energy Use – January 18, 2017
2017 – For Your Consideration – January 1, 2017
Where I Went Last Week….And Why Aretha Wasn’t There – December 17, 2016
Electricity, the Election, and Barron Trump – November 13, 2016
Don’t Forget to Put an “E” in Infrastructure – October 26, 2016
Utilities and Innovation – It’s Complicated – October 12, 2016
Another COP? Another OP? – September 27, 2016
“Secret Codes for Creating Smart Buildings? – September 12, 2016
Cows, Commons and Carbon – July 19, 2016
Competition Part 3: Eating the Pie – July 6, 2016
Making DER Hay While the Sun Shines on Solar – June 20, 2016
Looking for New Revenues? It’s a Great Big World Out There – June 7, 2016
Hamilton and the Future of the Electricity Sector – May 23, 2016
The Next Chapter in the Chronicles of Non – May 10, 2016
Searching for Meaning in the Electricity Space – April 26, 2016
Competition is Dead! Long Live Competition! (Part 2) – April 13, 2016
Competition is Dead! Long Live Competition! (Part 1) – March 29, 2016
Why Is Electricity Resilience So Hard? – March 15, 2016
When 1 + 2 Doesn’t Equal 3 – March 1, 2016
Everybody be Careful and Everybody Will be OK – February 18, 2016
The Supremes Put Out a (DR) Hit – February 2, 2016
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Report from Evolution of Demand Response Dialogue Project
During 2015-16, Wedgemere Group designed and facilitated a multi-month, multi-party dialogue project focused on the evolution of demand response. The group included utilities, ISOs, state and federal policymakers, DR providers and a variety of stakeholders. The goal of the group was to identify how DR has evolved to date and how it will or should evolve in the future, particularly in the context of the increase in deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER). The project produced a report that identifies issues and challenges, lays out the group’s expectations for the future of DR, and lists recommendations for both policymakers and DR practitioners and stakeholders. The report can be accessed here.
Reports from COP-21 in Paris
Dan Delurey, President of Wedgemere Group, led an officially credentialed delegation to the UN Climate Change in Paris in December 2015. He was a speaker at official UN events and was a resource to stakeholders and foreign government delations on how DR, DER and smart grid can help achieve goals for both emissions reductions and for climate resiliency. His reports from Paris can be found on his blog elsewhere on this website.
Also, the proceedings from Wedgemere Group’s recent National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change can be viewed at smartgridclimatechange.org.
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