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View a list of historic events from 2004-2018.

June 26, 2018

Viability of offshore wind energy touted at NJBIZ panel | NJBIZ

New Jersey could benefit from harnessing offshore wind, and its educated workforce offers a competitive advantage in promoting energy development projects in the state.

April 18, 2018

Forum on the Path to 2050: New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

Hosted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy

Keynote Speaker:   Laurence M. Downes, Chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Chairman and CEO of New Jersey Resources
Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University
Clinton J. Andrews, Professor and Interim Associate Dean for the Faculty, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Frank A. Felder (moderator), Director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy and Associate Research Professor

February 16, 2018

Forum on New Jersey’s Nuclear Legislation

The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy presented a forum on New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future on November 13, 2017 from 10:00 – 12:00.

Speakers:   Geraldine Smith, Deputy General Counsel & Managing Director Environment, PSEG

Stefanie Brand, Director, NJ Division of the Rate Counsel

Dale Bryk, Chief Planning and Integration Officer, NRDC

November 13, 2017 

Forum on New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future

The Keynote speaker is Frank A. Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy.

December, 2016

U.S. Electricity Market Trends and Demand Response Policies

In a series of lectures at several major Korean Universities, Prof. Felder described the structure of U.S. electricity markets and the public policies associated with demand response.

October 13, 2016

Forum on New Jersey’s Energy Infrastructure and the Role of Utilities

The keynote speaker was Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President, and CEO, PSEG Incorporated, who discussed “NJ’s Evolving Energy Needs and How Utilities Can Meet Them.” Additionally, we were pleased to present Hon. Upendra Chivukula, Commissioner NJ BPU and James Hughes, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

May 11, 2016

Understanding Electricity, Emission and Renewable Resource Markets

New Jersey Clean Air Council Presentation

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April 29, 2016

Reliability and the Future of the Electricity Grid: A North American Bulk Power System Perspective

Keynote presentation by John N. Moura, Director, Reliability Assessment and System Analysis, North American Electric Reliability Corporation. Mr. Moura presented his views on functioning of the NERC, its interaction with PJM and emerging reliability issues given regulatory changes such as the Clean Power Plan.

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Nov 6, 2015 

Short Lecture on The Future of Solar Energy: a MIT Study

CEEEP and Rutgers Energy Institute invites you to join us for a two-hour talk and discussion by Professor Richard Schmalensee and Dr. Francis O’Sullivan on The Future of Solar Energy.

Oct 21-22, 2015 

DOE GENSETS Kickoff Meeting

Frank Felder was invited for a presentation during the two day kickoff meeting held by DOE in Chicago on Oct 21-22, 2015. Frank presented his views on “Economic Thinking and Tools to Value the Acceleration of Technology in Residential GENSETS”.

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Oct 7, 2015 

History of Restructure U.S. Electricity Markets from 1978

CEEEP invites you to join us for a two-hour talk and discussion on the History of Restructured U.S. Electricity Markets from 1978, by Dr. Steve Isser.

Feb 5, 2015 

Two-hour Mini Panel:  PJM Capacity Market Reforms

CEEEP invites you to join us for a two-hour Mini-Panel discussion on the recent initiatives and reforms proposed by PJM Interconnection for its Capacity Market and Demand Response.

Workshop Agenda Presentation

Oct 24, 2014

Climate engineering and the future of energy policy

A discussion of the anticipated benefits and risks associated with proposed climate engineering technologies
Speaker: David R. Morrow, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Philosophy & Public Policy, George Mason University

More information can be found at

Oct 21, 2014 

Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Utility Hardening Efforts in Response to Severe Weather

Workshop Agenda
Presentation – David Coit
Presentation – Frank Felder

May 6, 2014 

Ninth Annual Energy Symposium

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country.

Hear Frank Felder speak on the topic “Will the Potential for a Death Spiral in Electricity Rates Hinder Transformation of the Electric Power System” at the symposia.

Bio and Abstract

Mar. 18-19, 2014

Two-day Professional Short Course: In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets

An introductory course designed for those with a limited knowledge of the electric power system and restructured electricity markets. It provides an overview of the industry, focusing on the linkages among power system engineering, markets, regulatory policy, and business strategies. Specific examples and actual market data are used to illustrate basic principles and ideas. The instructor employs several approaches to elicit participation from attendees, including group exercises and an electricity market simulation in which participants bid a portfolio of generation resources over the course of the seminar under various market rules and conditions. This course has been previously presented over 75 times in the last 15 years to over 1,500 students in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Canada, and Europe.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

“New Jersey After the Storm”

Interview on NJTV’s Caucus New Jersey with Steve Audubato, November 3, 2013 (watch video, approx. 27 minutes) Last year, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast. The storm caused $36.8 billion worth of damage and interrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands. NJ is still reeling from the effects. What progress has been made in the past year to rebuild and restore? The discussion covers changes put in place in anticipation of future storms, and the use of social media in these efforts.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

2013 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Annual Blank Rome LLP Symposium

Villanova University School of Law
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Villanova, PA

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Energy Cafe

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November 30 – December

2NE C2C Fellows Training

Bard College

Spring Workshops in Colorado, Michigan, and Oregon

 October 25, 2012

Liberalization of Electricity Markets within the Broader Energy Landscape

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August 6, 2012

Frank Felder spoke on the “What Drives Electricity Prices?” panel at the Ohio Clean Energy Transmission Conference

The event focused on clean energy development in the PJM Interconnection region, which stretches from the Mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland across Ohio into parts of Indiana and Illinois. Read more here.

Watch video panel here. Start at minute 59:59

May 16, 2012

Frank Felder spoke on New Jersey SREC programs and policies at Solar Exchange East 2012

In conjunction with Rutgers University, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association, the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability and Siemens, offered a day of discovery and dialogue on the latest emerging topics, innovations and trends within the solar industry. In addition, there was opportunity for dialogue exchange on the extensive needs of manufacturers and developers of solar power. Read More here.

April 18, 2012

Frank Felder Speaks at U.S.-Taiwan Solar Energy Promotion Workshop

The purpose of the event was to discuss policy strategies for creating an environment that encourages wider adoption of solar power by businesses and households. Read more here.

April 6, 2012

MIT Professors Present “Future of the Electric Grid” Study

The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University held a presentation by MIT Professors John Kassakian and Richard Schmalensee on the MIT Energy Initiative’s recent study “Future of the Electric Grid” on Friday April 6, 2012 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

March 29, 2012

FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, Thursday March 29, 2012 1:30 – 3:00

The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University held a presentation by Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, titled “Update on Federal Energy Policy:  Choices for the Future”. In addition, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Robert Hanna spoke at the event.

October 20, 2011

The Future of Natural Gas and Shale Natural Gas and its Implications for the Region

On October 20, the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy  hosted a presentation by Melanie A. Kenderdine, Executive Director of MIT Energy Initiative, and New Jersey State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula on MIT’s recent report “The Future of Natural Gas” and on shale natural gas’ implications for the region.

Program Presentation

October 12, 2011

The Future of Nuclear Power with PSEG Power President and Chief Operating Officer William Levis

Program Agenda

April 20, 2010

Sustainable Energy and Economic Policy Forum

On April 20 the Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy and the NJ Board of Public Utilities hosted a forum to begin a dialogue to advance NJ’s public policy objectives of energy independence, economic development and clean energy. Gov. Christie delivered the keynote address.


Forum Panelists and Agenda


February 9, 2009

The Obama Administration: A New Hydrogen Policy?

The panel featured Dr. JoAnn Milliken, DOE Hydrogen Program Manager, discussing the latest plans for the DOE Hydrogen Program.

February 6, 2009

Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff

The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy sponsored a  lecture given by Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff.  Commissioner Wellinghoff discussed regional and national energy issues relating to energy efficiency, transmission expansion, renewable energy, and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).  There was a detailed discussion on Smart Grid and how to integrate the entire electric system in a more intelligent manor.

October 24, 2008

The Future of Independent System Operators (ISOs)

The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy sponsored a public forum on the future role of ISOs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions in the context of rising energy and electricity prices, pressing environmental concerns, and the performance of wholesale electricity markets after approximately a decade of experience. The event featured a panel discussion moderated by Seth Hulkower, president of Strategic Energy Advisory Services and former COO of the Long Island Power Authority.

The panelists included:
Phillip Harris, former president and CEO of PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland Interconnection)
Jeffrey Tranen, former president and CEO, California ISO
William Museler, former president and CEO, New York ISO

November 2006

Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Seminar Series

New Jersey Public Board of Utilities President Jeanne Fox spoke on “Rutgers University and Its Vital Voice in Our State’s Energy Future”. The seminar was the first of the RU Energy Institute’s Energy Seminar Series. President Fox in her speech recognized Rutgers University students, faculty and administration and their leadership on many fronts including policy, education, research and development and social activism. She urged the university to become involved in the creation of New Jersey’s energy master plan. The learning and example set by the university can help all New Jerseyans have a more sustainable energy future.

April 11,  2006

Decoupling Symposium with DER Stakeholder Forum

All ratemaking is incentive-based in that it rewards some patterns of conduct and deters others. The challenge is to set up the incentives inherent in ratemaking to encourage explicitly investments aligned with the state’s energy infrastructure goals. The Center will be hosting a forum to examine the possible policy options and potential effects of decoupling on energy infrastructure and investment in New Jersey. There are many concerns about and perceptions of decoupling and its consideration will be benefited by further discussion by experts and stakeholders. For more information on decoupling, visit our Decoupling Resources page.

May 17, 2005 and June 16, 2005

Public Stakeholder Meetings to Address a Possible Extension of NJ’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 20% by 2020

The NJ Board of Public Utilities, Office of Clean Energy requested that the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP) at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University hold two stakeholder meetings to inform the process by which the Office of Clean Energy will develop a regulation to extend the RPS beyond 2008 to 20% in 2020 for Class I renewables. Specific stakeholders were invited to participate in a facilitated discussion amongst themselves and representatives from the Office of Clean Energy. The public also had an opportunity to provide comment.

June 13, 2005

Emissions Allocation Approaches and the Role of Renewable Energy Generation under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

An Issue Forum, Emissions Allocation Approaches and the Role of Renewable Energy Generation under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, was held sponsored by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University. This is the third in a series of Issue Forums exploring state-level clean energy and emissions policies. Speakers included energy and environmental officials from states participating in the RGGI process in addition to business and environmental leaders and other stakeholders.

March 30, 2005

Forum with Peter Huber, Co-Author of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy

The sheer volume of talk about energy, energy prices, and energy policy on both sides of the political aisle suggests that we must know something about these subjects. But according to Peter Huber and Mark Mills, the things we “know” are mostly myths. They explain why demand will never go down, why most of what we think of as “energy waste” actually benefits us; why more efficient cars, engines, and bulbs will never lower demand, and why energy supply is infinite. In the automotive sector, gas prices matter less and less, and hybrid engines will most likely lead us to cars propelled by the coal-fired grid. As for the much-maligned power grid itself, it’s the worst system we could have except for all the proposed alternatives. Expanding energy supplies mean higher productivity, more jobs, and a growing GDP. Across the board, energy isn’t the problem, energy is the solution. Following Dr. Huber’s presentation, Professor Clint Andrews of the Bloustein School provided comment on The Bottomless Well followed by questions and discussion by the audience.

February 22, 2005

Forum on the Economic Impact Analysis of NJ’s Proposed 20% RPS

Many states, including New Jersey, have either adopted a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) or are considering such measures. Although the specifics vary by state, a RPS requires that a certain percentage of electricity sold in the state be produced from renewable resources. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities engaged CEEEP to conduct an economic impact analysis of increasing the RPS to 20% in 2020. Together with the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON), housed within the Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR) at the Bloustein School, CEEEP formed an interdisciplinary team to perform the study. CEEEP issued its report in December 2004 and has invited independent experts on this topic to a forum to discuss the report’s assumptions, methodologies, and conclusions.

October 26, 2004

Renewable Energy Credit Trading: Meeting New Jersey’s Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges

An Issue Forum, Renewable Energy Credit Trading: Meeting New Jersey’s Clean Energy and Environmental Challenges, was held sponsored by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy. Presentations were made by renewable energy developers, environmental groups and other prominent government and business leaders.

October 21, 2004

The Growing Role and Influence of State Energy Policy

A presentation by New Jersey Board of Public Utilities President Jeanne M. Fox. New Jersey and other states have been at the forefront on addressing critical issues of energy policy. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has taken an active role through its regulatory authority to address issues of consumer protection, clean energy, reliability and security, smart growth, distributed generation, deregulation of energy services and the restructuring of the utility industry to encourage energy conservation and competitive pricing in the industry. All of these issues have impacts beyond energy policy and contribute to the overall environmental and economic policies of the state, region, and nation.

July 21, 2004

Forum and Release Event for New Jersey and the Hydrogen Economy

CEEEP issued its first report, “New Jersey: Opportunities and Options in the Hydrogen Economy,” at a press conference held at the Bloustein School. The event included an expert panel including Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski; NJ Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Frederick F. Butler; Dr. Larry Berg, a former Board member of the South Coast (CA) Air Quality Management District; Jeff Serfass, President of the National Hydrogen Association, and; Lewis Milford, Executive Director of the Clean Energy States Alliance.

June 2004

Symposium on Renewable Energy Certificates

Held in Washington, D.C., the symposium was co-sponsored by CEEEP and the Emissions Marketing Business Coalition for Sustainable Energy.

May 2004

Clean Energy States Alliance

In conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Public Utilities, CEEEP co-hosted the semi-annual meeting of the alliance at the Bloustein School.