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Friday, May 18 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
213-Comparison of Public Support for Energy Sources

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Irene Leech - In the US there are many ways that the public supports energy sources used for transportation, electricity, heat, etc. The specific supports and the certainty of support provided to sources varies. Supports include federal, state, and local tax credits and other tax advantages, ability to use eminent domain, guaranteed return on investment, guaranteed customers, access to public land, and access to grants. Costs to the ultimate consumer of energy and to the stockholders of energy companies are affected by supports. Choices are made by energy companies and are not all reviewed to ensure competitiveness or fairness. Better understanding of the comparative public support to energy sources will allow consumers and decision makers to make the best energy choices for today and the future.

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Irene Leech

Associate Professor, Consumer Studies, Virginia Tech
Irene Leech is the current President of ACCI, 2016-17. She teaches consumer studies and advises undergraduate students at Virginia Tech. Earlier in her career I worked in Cooperative Extension for about 15 years. Currently, I am serving as president of ACCI and I have been a member... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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