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Journal Article May 18, 2018

Energy efficiency obligation schemes: Their future in the EU

By Tina Fawcett, Jan Rosenow, Paolo Bertoldi

The International Energy Agency reported in 2016 that energy efficiency is increasingly understood as a key component of low-carbon energy policy. The European Union encourages Member States to introduce energy efficiency obligation schemes (EEOS) to help meet energy savings objectives. Today, the EU boasts 15 active programs, more than double the number upon int...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation May 2, 2018

DER Policy Trends: A Snapback Challenge

By Carl Linvill

​In his presentation at Rocky Mountain Institute's 2018 e-Lab Accelerator meeting, Carl Linvill offered Amory Lovins' "snapback" analysis approach as a tool for evaluating policy options on distributed energy resources​....

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Presentation April 24, 2018

Technology innovation: The role of regulation

By Christos Kolokathis

The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) invited ​Christos Kolokathis to speak at the Annual Chairmen Meeting in Sochi, Russian Federation. Mr. Kolokathis explored the role of regulation in adapting to ​technological innovation in the power sector, in particular, the role of smart rate design and performance-based regulation....

Business Models, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation April 20, 2018

Energy Efficiency Strategies for “Mission Attainment”

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar hosted by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Nancy Seidman discussed energy efficiency's key role in improving air quality....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report April 18, 2018

Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Texas

By Mélanie Persem, Maren Schöttler, Andreas Jahn

Der US-Bundesstaat Texas ist mit rund 28 Millionen Einwohnern und doppelter Fläche wie Deutschland, der führende Stromproduzent und auch größte Stromkonsument in der USA. Mélanie Persem, Maren Schöttler und Andreas Jahn bieten Einsicht in den heutigen Stand der komplexen Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft, als auch nähere Angaben zu den Märkten und enormen Ö...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief April 18, 2018

Energy Efficiency First: A Key Principle for Energy Union Governance

By Edith Bayer

The Governance Regulation aims to streamline and align planning and reporting across the five dimensions of the Energy Union. The introduction of "Energy Efficiency First" into this framework is a necessary organising principle to deliver on the goals of the Energy Union and secure a fair deal for energy consumers. Energy Efficiency First has been championed b...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Governance, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Journal Article

The politics of electricity reform: Evidence from West Bengal, India

By Elizabeth Chatterjee

Across many developing countries, the power sector persistently underperforms despite years of market reform efforts. India, where de facto responsibility for the power sector rests with subnational (state) governments, provides a useful laboratory to examine why. The state of West Bengal provides an example of public sector reform as an alternative to the so-cal...

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Policy Brief April 16, 2018

Destination Paris: Why the EU’s climate policy will derail without energy efficiency

By Jan Rosenow, Jakob Graichen, Stefan Scheuer

Without bold energy efficiency policies, it will be impossible to reach the goals articulated in the Paris Agreement. This is the main finding of authors from the Regulatory Assistance Project, Öko-Institut, and Stefan Scheuer Consulting, who identified the impact of Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive on the EU’s climate targets. Their new brief pose...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Presentation April 13, 2018

The Future of Energy in Oregon: Harnessing Trends and Opportunities

By Jessica Shipley

​Jessica Shipley gave the keynote address at “Charging Forward: the Future of Energy in Oregon,” the 2017 Green ​Business Initiative Symposium hosted by the University of Oregon....

Demand Response, Distributed Generation, Electric Vehicles, Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrating Renewable Energy, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation April 11, 2018

Smart Non-Residential Rate Design

By Jim Lazar, Carl Linvill

In a RAP webinar held on April 11, 2018, Dr. Carl Linvill and Jim Lazar unpack smart non-residential rate design and  explain how it can produce benefits for customers in your state. Regulators can create price signals for utilities that reduce peak demand, more accurately convey system costs, and give customers incentives to install self-generation, controllab...

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary