Today's policy-makers, regulators and agencies are navigating a sometimes bewildering pace of change when it comes to energy policy and practice. Traditional concerns such as supply reliability and cost-effective economics continue to be priorities. At the same time, new and complex dimensions of policy related to environmental impacts, job creation, and social equity are increasingly coming to the fore.
VEIC understands both the challenges and opportunities created by this new complexity. Informed by over 30 years of experience in both policy and practice, we have worked with governments and regulators to:
- Design program and regulatory frameworks that account for the complexity of expectations and requirements
- Advocate for public policy outcomes that lead to adoption of energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation, with resources and additional support to meet the needs of underserved and vulnerable communities
- Test new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fleets and HVAC systems
- Consider how to appropriately account for non-energy benefits such as health and safety in cost-effectiveness screening
- Develop technical reference manuals to accurately define the characteristics of energy efficiency measures in a consistent manner
- Incorporate verifiable green job creation and economic development impacts into formal program evaluations
With VEIC, policy makers and regulators will find a seasoned partner that understands how to navigate between the rigor of regulated utility operations and dynamic political realities, to address a wide range of energy policy requirements.