REMI regularly holds one hour training sessions to better reach those unable to attend our in-person conferences, as well as to facilitate discussion and training to people from a wide area. These sessions are offered, at no charge, via the WebEx Internet conferencing system with live teleconferencing.
We are excited to offer a special three-part webinar series to mark the release of TranSight 4.0, our next generation platform for evaluating the economic impacts of infrastructure proposals.
We will be looking ahead to rapid change in infrastructure amid Trump’s proposed investments, technological innovation, and the new economy. Dynamic economic modeling will play a vital role in understanding these developments.
REMI Senior Economic Associate Marley Buchman will guide you through the enhanced navigation and policy variable options of the TranSight 4.0 platform. He will also delve into the most pressing questions about infrastructure and transportation policy.
Session 1: Rebuilding America – Trump’s Infrastructure Goals and Challenges
As a candidate, President Trump promised to invest $1 trillion over 10 years in the country’s aging infrastructure. Dynamic economic modeling allows for objective assessment of infrastructure priorities. Careful analysis also provides insight about different financing options, such as the private-public partnerships that Trump prefers.
Session 2: Eyes Wide Open – The Economic and Demographic Effects of Federal Policy
We will consider how the federal policy agenda changes demographic and economic projections on both the national and regional level. We will explore challenges in demographic and economic forecasting, and how dynamic modeling can provide comprehensive estimates.
Session 3: Transportation Revolution – Analyzing the Effects of Innovation in Transportation
Beyond Trump’s infrastructure investments, there are long-term trends in technological innovation that could have significant impacts on transportation and regional economies. Disruptive forces from Uber to driverless cars are changing transportation. We will discuss how to model emerging technology and its impact on transportation and the economy.
While you can sign up for any session, we encourage attendees to join us for all three sessions. You will have a chance to engage in Q&A after each presentation.
Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click on the appropriate links above to register.
Lawmakers in Oregon have been weighing a plan to reduce greenhouse gases through a cap-and-trade program – limiting emissions and allowing emitters to trade allowances.
FTI Consulting, Inc. and its Economic Impacts Group (EIG) analyzed SB 1574 (2016), a cap-and-trade bill representative of several others under consideration in Oregon. This legislation would require Oregon to reduce a subset of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 75 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The cap would apply for any entity with emissions greater than 25,000 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.
Please join us for a guest webinar presentation by Scott Nystrom, Senior Consultant at FTI Consulting, who will present the background of SB 1574 (2016) and cap-and-trade in Oregon, methodologies, and the impacts on the state economy and energy sector.
We will offer this webinar on April 18, 2017, with a repeat presentation on April 20, 2017.
A cap-and-trade program would significantly impact the state’s economy and energy sector. FTI evaluated potential effects using three tools in concert: PLEXOS, an electric sector model; CTAM, an emissions model customized for Oregon; and REMI PI+, an economic policy model. The results include GHG emissions, allowance prices, changes to employment, GDP, income, and population, and anticipated electricity prices and the cost-of-living for a family-of-four.
Following the presentation, you will have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.
Each presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer them at no charge via the Citrix GotoWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required.
April 18, 2017 2:00 PM EST or April 20, 2017 2:00 PM EST