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Presentation November 16, 2016

Future Energy Mix in Poland: PV More Likely Than New Coal by 2030

By Jan Rączka

Speaking at a Montel Market Insights Seminar in Warsaw, Jan Rączka outlined the benefits of introducing more solar photovoltaics (PV)—rather than new coal generation—to address the current energy sector challenges in Poland caused by the lack of flexible resources, homogenous energy mix, capacity deficit, high emissions, and low competitiveness in the region...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 14, 2016

Efficiency First: From Principle to Practice with Real World Examples from Across Europe

By Jan Rosenow, Edith Bayer, Barbara Rososińska, Quentin Genard, Marta Toporek

The EU’s energy infrastructure faces numerous challenges over the next decades. It needs to be decarbonized whilst ensuring the competitiveness of EU industry, providing energy security, addressing energy poverty, reducing energy bills, and empowering consumers, who play a crucial part in the energy system of the future. Getting those choices right is key for e...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation November 10, 2016

Nächster Versuch: Grunderwerbsteuer

By Andreas Jahn

Bei einem Dialogforum der Deutschen Unternehmensinitiative Energieeffizienz (DENEFF) und der Deutschen Umweltshilfe e.V. erklärte Andreas Jahn, wie die Grunderwerbsteuer als Anreiz für energetische Sanierungen wirkungsvoll eingesetzt werden kann....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report November 8, 2016

Revenue Regulation and Decoupling: A Guide to Theory and Application (incl. Case Studies)

By Jim Lazar, Frederick Weston, Wayne Shirley, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Dave Lamont, Elizabeth Watson

Under traditional regulation, utilities make more money when they sell more energy. Yet this reality is at odds with explicit public policy objectives that utility and environmental regulators are charged with achieving, including economic efficiency and environmental protection. Many utility-sector stakeholders have recognized the conflicts implicit in tradition...

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Report November 7, 2016

Decoupling Design: Customizing Revenue Regulation to Your State’s Priorities

By Janine Migden-Ostrander, Richard Sedano

Many states have adopted utility decoupling, or revenue regulation, which breaks the link between electricity sales and revenues to the utility. Originally, it was conceived as a way to make utilities indifferent to annual sales volumes by addressing the net revenue volatility associated with weather, changes in local economic conditions, and energy efficiency pr...

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation November 3, 2016

More is Less: Environmentally Beneficial Electrification (EBE)

By Keith Dennis, Jim Lazar, Ken Colburn

In this webinar, Keith Dennis of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), along with Ken Colburn and Jim Lazar of RAP, explore environmentally beneficial electrification—the electrification of energy end uses, such as space heating, water heating, and transportation. With a focus on "emissions efficiency," rather than just on conventional en...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Webinar (video)

Time-of-Use Rates: Methods, Experience, Results

In a webinar for the Utah Public Service Commission, Jim Lazar, John Shenot, and Richard Sedano explore the intricacies of time-of-use rates. The speakers delve into considerations for policymakers contemplating time-of-use rates, different forms of time-of-use rates and alternatives (with and without advanced metering infrastructure), methods for choosing the time-of-use periods, the expected uptake and...

Webinar (video)

More is Less: Environmentally Beneficial Electrification (Webinar)

Aggressive electrification of energy end uses—such as space heating, water heating, and transportation—will be essential if the U.S. and the world are to meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. Electrification of energy end uses displaces the burning of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, gasoline, diesel, propane, and fuel oil. This displacement has the potential to reduce...