This EPA tool may interest some researchers. Kathleen Pagan, Alachua County From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 2:56 PM Subject: New Online Training Now Available for AVERT, the AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool [EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program banner] EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy Program Newsletter ________________________________ EPA has just launched new online training for AVERT<http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/104407/1193462/7199/2/>, a free tool designed to estimate the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs. This training walks users through each step of the AVERT Main Module with dynamic "how to" videos and can be accessed on demand. State air quality planners, energy office staff, public utility commission staff, and other organizations interested in knowing the emissions benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE/RE) policies and programs can use AVERT to: * Quantify the nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (S02), and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions benefits of state and multi-state EE/RE policies and programs. * Examine the regional, state, and county level emissions impacts of different EE/RE programs based on temporal energy savings and hourly generation profiles. * Include AVERT-calculated emissions impacts of EE/RE policies and programs in air quality modeling and Clean Air Act plans used to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. * Compare the emissions impacts of different types of EE/RE programs, such as the emissions impacts of wind installations versus solar installations. * Understand the emissions impacts of different EE/RE policies and programs during high electricity demand days. * Analyze the emissions benefits of EE/RE programs implemented in multiple states within an AVERT region. * Share information about location-specific emissions benefits in easy-to-interpret tables and maps. EPA also recently updated the AVERT Main Module and User Manual and added 2013 data to the Statistical Module. Visit the AVERT web page<http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/104407/1193462/7200/4/> to download these new materials. More resources from EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy Program, including information on clean state CO2 emission data, webcasts, and other tools, are available on our website<http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/104407/1193462/7201/7/>. For example, subscribe to our State and Local Climate and Energy Newsletters<http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/104407/1193462/7202/13/>. ________________________________ [EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program logo]State and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective climate and energy strategies that help further environmental goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy Program<http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/104407/1193462/3882/31/> site. To subscribe to or unsubscribe from this newsletter, go to the Newsletters page<http://lists.icfwebservices.com/t/104407/1193462/3883/32/>.