Monday, October 24, 2022 at noon

This webinar presented the findings of two recently published papers that shed light on the emissions reduction and economic effects of beneficial electrification in Vermont.

On emissions reduction, we heard from EAN Sr. Fellow Leigh Seddon about the key findings of his recent paper for EAN titled, Assessing the GHG Impact of Beneficial Electrification in Vermont.

On economic analysis, we heard from Energy Futures Group’s David Hill about the key findings from the recent paper titled, Marginal Abatement Cost Curves: Examining the Mitigation Potential.

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Leigh Seddon

Leigh Seddon is the founder of Solar Works, Inc., which became Alteris Renewables in 2008 and merged with Real Goods Solar in 2011. Over the 30 years since the founding of Solar Works, he has overseen the design and installation of thousands of photovoltaic and solar thermal projects in the U.S. and in developing countries. Leigh currently works as a renewable energy consultant located in Montpelier, Vermont. Over his career, he has served as an energy consultant to electric utilities, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the World Bank. Leigh has also served as a trustee of Renewable Energy Vermont, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), the Vermont Natural Resources Council, and other Vermont non-governmental organizations. He was the EAN Board Chair for 10 years and is now a Senior Advisory Fellow.

David Hill

David Hill is a Managing Consultant for Energy Futures Group.  David joined EFG, after 22 years of employment with VEIC, most recently as Director of Distributed Resources and a VEIC Policy Fellow. He is known nationally for his advancement of sustainable energy program design and evaluation, and renewable energy policy. David has been the principal investigator and led analysis teams for multi-year stakeholder informed studies on solar market and decarbonization pathways and scenarios.

David provides expert testimony and regulatory support; participates in international, national, and state boards; leads policy committees and conferences; provides comprehensive studies of the economic, technical, and achievable potentials for sustainable energy programming; and supports program budget planning and implementation. He has led or significantly contributed to the design and development of efficiency and renewable energy programs with annual budgets of $100+ million for initiatives in New Jersey, Washington DC, New York, Vermont, Arizona, and Maryland. He has clients in more than a dozen states and six countries; several of them are international organizations.