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Report January 3, 2013

Integrating Energy and Environmental Policy

By Ken Colburn, John Gerhard, David Moskovitz, Rebecca Schultz

Energy issues are environmental issues, and environmental issues increasingly are energy issues. This link is inescapable: energy decisions have profound environmental and public health impacts, and energy-related emissions are changing the heat balance of Earth. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that greater integration and coordination of energy and e...

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Report September 1, 2010

Natural Gas-fired Generation: International Experience in Wind Integration

By David Moskovitz, Riley Allen, Ajith Rao, Lisa Schwartz, Rebecca Schultz, Kevin Porter, Ryan Wiser

This presentation is about the role that increased natural gas-fired generation can play in integrating large amounts of wind generation, including relevant international experience....

Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Grid-Scale Renewables Download View Summary
Report July 1, 2009

Amending China’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law: Recommendations from International Experience

By David Moskovitz, Rebecca Schultz, Richard Cowart, Frederick Weston, Christopher James

In consultation with Chinese environmental officials on air pollution law and regulation, the authors of this report have prepared an in-depth analysis of U.S. and other international air regulation experience related to thirteen key issues....

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Report July 1, 2009

哪一个优先——智能电网抑或明智政策?

By David Moskovitz, Lisa Schwartz, Regulatory Assistance Project

智能电网代表了电力行业发展的必然趋势。但是,如果要使智能电网有益于经济效率、用户福祉和环境保护,就需要适当的市场机制和政策来充分开发其潜能。智能电网技术可提供包括增强系统可靠性、改进能效、优化电费设计和用户选择、更好地帮助可再生能源并网以及整...

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report July 1, 2009

Issuesletter: Smart Grid or Smart Policies: Which Comes First?

By David Moskovitz, Lisa Schwartz, Regulatory Assistance Project

In this Issuesletter, we examine the potential values of smart grid for consumers and recommend policies Commissions should adopt now before committing ratepayer dollars for such investments....

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report July 1, 2008

RED ELÉCTRICA INTELIGENTE O POLÍTICAS INTELIGENTES: ¿QUÉ VIENE PRIMERO?

By David Moskovitz, Lisa Schwartz, Regulatory Assistance Project

En esta edición de Issuesletter, se examinan los posibles valores de la red eléctrica inteligente para los consumidores y se recomiendan políticas que los organismos reguladores de servicios públicos....

Distributed Generation, Distribution Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report July 1, 2007

Efficiency Power Plants and China’s Energy and Environmental Goals

By David Moskovitz, Frederick Weston

This paper outlines the use of a team of international and domestic experts, coordinated by Optimal Energy, Inc.,which has been engaged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide technical assistance to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The paper outlines how to meet China's 20% improvement in ene...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report June 1, 2007

“Efficiency Power Plants” (EPPs) and China’s Energy and Environmental Goals

By David Moskovitz

This paper provides a brief overview of a new concept called the “Efficiency Power Plant” (EPP). The EPP bundles efficiency programs so that the resulting savings are as predictable and substantial as the output of a power plant. This concept provides a way to address barriers to energy efficiency, integrate energy efficiency in power sector reform, and make ...

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Report April 19, 2006

Scientific Energy Planning in China

By David Moskovitz

This paper discusses how scientific energy planning relies on sound economic and analytical methods to identify how to meet China’s rapidly increasing power needs at the least total social cost, including a portfolio of supply-side and demand side resource options....

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Report April 10, 2006

Meeting China’s Energy Efficiency Goals Means China Needs to Start Building Efficiency Power Plants, (EPP)

By David Moskovitz

China’s leaders have set an ambitious goal of reducing the country’s energy use per dollar of GDP by 20%. In doing so, leaders have recognized that current energy trends and the related environmental consequences are not sustainable and not consistent with China’s long-term interests. Increased energy efficiency is now a top priority for China....

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