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Navigating Complex Regulations to Drive Clean Energy with Nancy LaPlaca | EP178

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The promise of "clean" natural gas has led many U.S. utilities to bet big on gas infrastructure, but how clean is gas? In this episode, we dive into the risks utilities are taking with massive investments in natural gas, which may be far worse for the climate than coal once methane leakage is accounted for. Expert Nancy LaPlaca joins us to expose the flaws in utility decision-making and regulators' failure to hold them accountable.
Nancy LaPlaca is an expert on regulatory policy and a leading consultant to clean energy organizations. She has over 15 years of experience advocating for renewable energy and challenging the fossil fuel industry. Nancy has worked extensively with utility regulators in Arizona and Illinois to advance solar power and energy efficiency policies.
On this episode of The Clean Power Hour, host Tim Montague talks with Nancy about the risks utilities take by investing heavily in natural gas infrastructure. They discuss how natural gas is not the clean fuel it's made out to be, with high methane leakage rates making it potentially worse for the climate than coal.
Nancy provides an insider's perspective on working with utility regulators, and how they are failing to hold utilities accountable as they lock in long-term natural gas dependence.
Other topics covered include the limits of state Renewable Portfolio Standards without clear implementation paths, how monopoly utilities use complexity and influence to maintain control, how net metering policies make or break distributed solar, and the critical importance of public engagement and advocacy at Public Utility Commissions to drive the renewable transition.
Key Takeaways

  1. How much worse is natural gas for the climate compared to coal when you account for methane leakage?
  2. What are some of the limits of Renewable Portfolio Standards if states lack clear implementation pathways?
  3. How do net metering policies in states help or hurt the growth of distributed solar?
  4. How can the public play a greater role in getting utilities to embrace renewable energy?
  5. What can clean energy advocates do to engage Public Utility Commissions and drive the clean energy transition?

Nancy LaPlaca

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The Clean Power Hour is produced by the Clean Power Consulting Group and created by Tim Montague. Contact us by email: CleanPowerHour@gmail.com

Corporate sponsors who share our mission to speed the energy transition are invited to check out https://www.cleanpowerhour.com/support/

The Clean Power Hour is brought to you by CPS America, maker of North America’s number one 3-phase string inverter, with over 6GW shipped in the US. With a focus on commercial and utility-scale solar and energy storage, the company partners with customers to provide unparalleled performance and service. The CPS America product lineup includes 3-phase string inverters from 25kW to 275kW, exceptional data communication and controls, and energy storage solutions designed for seamless integration with CPS America systems. Learn more at www.chintpowersystems.com

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The promise of "clean" natural gas has led many U.S. utilities to bet big on gas infrastructure, but how clean is gas? In this episode, we dive into the risks utilities are taking with massive investments in natural gas, which may be far worse for the climate than coal once methane leakage is accounted for. Expert Nancy LaPlaca joins us to expose the flaws in utility decision-making and regulators' failure to hold them accountable.
Nancy LaPlaca is an expert on regulatory policy and a leading consultant to clean energy organizations. She has over 15 years of experience advocating for renewable energy and challenging the fossil fuel industry. Nancy has worked extensively with utility regulators in Arizona and Illinois to advance solar power and energy efficiency policies.
On this episode of The Clean Power Hour, host Tim Montague talks with Nancy about the risks utilities take by investing heavily in natural gas infrastructure. They discuss how natural gas is not the clean fuel it's made out to be, with high methane leakage rates making it potentially worse for the climate than coal.
Nancy provides an insider's perspective on working with utility regulators, and how they are failing to hold utilities accountable as they lock in long-term natural gas dependence.
Other topics covered include the limits of state Renewable Portfolio Standards without clear implementation paths, how monopoly utilities use complexity and influence to maintain control, how net metering policies make or break distributed solar, and the critical importance of public engagement and advocacy at Public Utility Commissions to drive the renewable transition.
Key Takeaways

  1. How much worse is natural gas for the climate compared to coal when you account for methane leakage?
  2. What are some of the limits of Renewable Portfolio Standards if states lack clear implementation pathways?
  3. How do net metering policies in states help or hurt the growth of distributed solar?
  4. How can the public play a greater role in getting utilities to embrace renewable energy?
  5. What can clean energy advocates do to engage Public Utility Commissions and drive the clean energy transition?

Nancy LaPlaca

Support the Show.

Connect with Tim

Clean Power Hour
Clean Power Hour on YouTube
Tim on Twitter
Tim on LinkedIn

Email tim@cleanpowerhour.com

Review Clean Power Hour on Apple Podcasts
The Clean Power Hour is produced by the Clean Power Consulting Group and created by Tim Montague. Contact us by email: CleanPowerHour@gmail.com

Corporate sponsors who share our mission to speed the energy transition are invited to check out https://www.cleanpowerhour.com/support/

The Clean Power Hour is brought to you by CPS America, maker of North America’s number one 3-phase string inverter, with over 6GW shipped in the US. With a focus on commercial and utility-scale solar and energy storage, the company partners with customers to provide unparalleled performance and service. The CPS America product lineup includes 3-phase string inverters from 25kW to 275kW, exceptional data communication and controls, and energy storage solutions designed for seamless integration with CPS America systems. Learn more at www.chintpowersystems.com

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