VIDEO: Conservation: Less Demand, Less Carbon

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Summer Conference (4th: 2012: Boulder, Colo.)



Less Demand, Less Carbon: Conservation and Efficiency in the Foundation of a Sustainable Energy Policy

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Moderator: Michael Shepard, President and CEO, E Source


Howard Geller, Executive Director of Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), Boulder, CO

John Volkman, General Counsel/Policy Director, Energy Trust Oregon, Portland, OR


Michael Shepard

Streaming Media


The future of the planet may depend upon our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions. This conference will address how a low-carbon energy program might evolve with a particular focus on the American West. It will focus on the future of energy in the West--on a “managed transition” to a different energy mix, on the need to nest this effort in a framework that acknowledges interconnections, and on identifying the most salient opportunities to consider the legal, political, financial, and technical challenges.