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Policy Brief December 27, 2016

碳市场设计讨论专题 改善电力调度机制 助力全国碳市场发挥功效

By Max Dupuy, Ang Li

电力行业改革和碳市场建立,这两个政策进程从设计到执行都有着紧密的联系。在缺乏相互协调的情况下,各自设定的政策目标可能会面临重重挑战,并限制两个政策实际作用效果。这两个进程之间的价格信号传导被视为最为关键的联系之一,而现行的调度机制可能是制约碳...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 27, 2016

Topics in Carbon Market Design: Power Sector Dispatch Reform and China’s National ETS

By Max Dupuy, Ang Li

The Chinese government is preparing to launch a national emission trading scheme (for carbon) in 2017, two years after it began a major effort to reform its power sector. To be effective, these efforts should be carefully integrated, but thus far there has not been much coordination between them. This paper, written in both Chinese and English, lays out the argum...

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Presentation December 14, 2016

What’s Ahead for the Clean Power Plan and State GHG Regulation?

By Ken Colburn

At a meeting of the Energy Recovery Council in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Ken Colburn provided an update on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and state greenhouse gas regulation....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Journal Article December 14, 2016

Bridge or Wall? Natural Gas in the Current Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

By David Littell

Natural gas as a power plant fuel has already played an important role in a transition to a low-carbon economy. However, while a transition to gas-fueled electricity is a carbon reduction strategy for a coal-reliant power system, putting too much investment today into this single strategy risks a long-term lock-in of CO2/methane pollution levels that will allow g...

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Presentation December 9, 2016

Regional Air Quality Planning: Energy and Air Quality Integration

By Frederick Weston

As part of "Pollution Management and Environmental Health Business Week" in Beijing, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau hosted a series of events with the support of the World Bank. At an international workshop on air quality management in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Rick Weston spoke to provincial polic...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation December 1, 2016

Moving Load Around: Time-Varying Rates and Demand Response

By Jim Lazar

Jim Lazar spoke at the Hawaii Power Summit in Honolulu about time-of-use rates, and in particular, moving the current Hawaii commercial rate design from one that rewards a high load factor to one that rewards customers who adjust their loads to better fit a solar-heavy power system. He recommends confining the demand charge to the 5 - 9 PM hours (the "neck" of t...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 1, 2016

Hitting the Mark on Missing Money: How to Ensure Reliability at Least Cost to Consumers

By Michael Hogan

In a presentation at the Florence School of Regulation's Climate Annual Conference, Michael Hogan addressed the often-misunderstood "missing money" problem. He explores how energy pricing drives investment in the design of wholesale electricity markets, the importance of investing in flexibility and spurring innovation, as well as the value of policy support f...

Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation November 28, 2016

Electricity Market Design: Learning from Experience

By Michael Hogan

In this presentation at the Polish Power Market Forum 2016 in Warsaw, Michael Hogan highlights options for achieving reliability at lowest reasonable cost and suggests that resource capabilities--not just capacity--are key. He recommends well-administered, regionally integrated energy and balancing services markets as irreplaceable drivers of investment in t...

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Policy Brief November 22, 2016

Entwicklung der Strom-Netzentgelte 2017: Die regionalen Unterschiede nehmen zu

By Andreas Jahn, Patrick Graichen

Die Entgelte für die Stromnetze steigen 2017 durchschnittlich deutlich an, entwickeln sich aber sehr unterschiedlich—zum einen im regionalen Vergleich, zum anderen mit Blick auf ihre strukturelle Aufteilung in Arbeits- und Grundpreis. Das zeigt eine aktuelle Kurzstudie im Auftrag von Agora Energiewende, Entwicklung der Strom-Netzentgelte 2017: Die regionalen U...

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary