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Journal Article February 9, 2017

Assessing the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Policy: Will the Winter Package Deliver on “Efficiency First”?

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Edith Bayer, Mariangiola Fabbri

On 30 November 2016, the European Commissions published its so-called “Winter Package” of energy legislation that will provide the framework for energy policy in the European Union for many years to come. It contains proposals for a broad range of energy-related issues, including energy markets, energy infrastructure, renewable energy, climate policy, and en...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Regulation and Governance, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
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Webinar

Flexible and Customizable: Designing Decoupling for Your State (Webinar)

Under traditional regulation, utilities make more money when they sell more electricity. Yet this equation can conflict with the public policy objectives of utility and environmental regulators. In response, some states have adopted or are considering utility revenue regulation—or “decoupling”—to mitigate risks to utilities and consumers, and to deal with potential revenue shortfalls caused by...

February2317
Webinar

From programmes to markets – how to leverage market forces for energy efficiency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments for the delivery of energy efficiency. The study examines market mechanisms and economic instruments, such as auctions and tendering programmes, utility obligations, and white certificates, analysing the choices that policymakers face and the key...

February117
Webinar (video)

Capacity Markets 101: Understanding Options for Alberta (Webinar)

  During this informational webinar hosted by the Pembina Institute, RAP’s Michael Hogan explores what capacity markets are, key design principles, and lessons learned from other jurisdictions. Sara Hastings-Simon, associate regional director, Alberta at the Pembina Institute moderates the session, including a Q&A.

Presentation January 24, 2017

Initial Findings of the IEA’s Analysis on Market-based Instruments (MBI)

By Jan Rosenow

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and RAP are conducting an in-depth analysis for the G7 on the design of market-based instruments (MBIs) for the delivery of energy efficiency. The study examines market mechanisms and economic instruments, such as auctions and tendering programmes, utility obligations, and white certificates, analysing the choices that policy...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation January 19, 2017

Energy Efficiency Obligations: A mechanism to finance energy efficiency?

By Jan Rosenow

Speaking at the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place hosted by the European Commission's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), Dr. Jan Rosenow explored energy efficiency obligations as an instrument for financing energy efficiency....

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Journal Article January 19, 2017

Follow the Missing Money: Ensuring Reliability at Least Cost to Consumers in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Power System

By Michael Hogan

The “missing money problem” refers to the idea that prices for energy in competitive wholesale electricity markets may not adequately reflect the value of investment in the resources needed for reliable electric service. In this article published in The Electricity Journal, Michael Hogan unpacks the missing money issue, recapping how energy prices should be e...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability Download View Summary