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May3116
Webinar (video)

Can We Trust in Electricity Markets? (Webinar)

Wholesale electricity prices that reflect scarcity and surplus are pivotal to advancing demand response and storage and, as such, are a means to achieving a cost-effective transition to reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy. However, Europe’s power stakeholders cannot rely on wholesale prices reflecting system conditions, such as scarcity, in real time if and when such...

Report May 25, 2016

实现能效的下一个重大突破:十年内达到节电量30%

By Chris Neme, Jim Grevatt

如同中国,美国在提高能效的道路上一直在不断探索。本报告由睿博能源智库专家根据美国各州取得的节能经验为基础,就如何在未来十年内更上一层楼,达到节电量30%的目标而给出建议,报告针对的是美国,我们翻译成中文,希望能为中国的政府部门、研究机构等提供一些...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Report May 25, 2016

Distribution System Pricing with Distributed Energy Resources

By Jim Lazar, Ryan Hledik

Technological changes in the electric utility industry bring tremendous opportunities and can also create significant challenges. Rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and smart appliances and control systems that communicate with the grid can improve system reliability, enable a cleaner and more diverse power system, and create the potential for lower total co...

Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation May 19, 2016

Carbon Markets 101: Keys to Effective Design and Management

By David Littell, David Farnsworth

In a May 19 webinar, RAP’s David Littell and David Farnsworth examined important lessons learned by environmental and energy regulators on how to set up and oversee carbon markets. Drawing from RAP’s primer, "Carbon Markets 101: "How-to" Considerations for Regulatory Practitioners", this webinar explored key themes and proven practices that regulators should ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
May1916
Webinar (video)

Carbon Markets 101: Keys to Effective Design and Management (Webinar)

While ongoing legal challenges have delayed the timeline of the U.S. Clean Power Plan, regulators continue to wrestle with various compliance approaches and ways to adopt least-cost, low risk state implementation plans. Market-based compliance approaches, including the development of multi-state markets that enable carbon trading, are central to state efforts. The good news is that...

Presentation May 13, 2016

Rate Design for the 21st Century

By Jim Lazar

At a rate design workshop by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Jim Lazar examines a wide variety of rate design issues and how they affect basic rates for both residential and small commercial consumers. Co-author of Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future, he outlines the principles of smart rate design, including treatment of customer charges, the cost ba...

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Presentation April 29, 2016

Smart Rate Design: An Essential Element of the Clean Power Transition

By Jim Lazar

Speaking at the annual meeting of the California Municipal Rates Group, Jim Lazar examines the role of smart rate design and the integration of renewables as essential elements in the transformation of the power sector in the United States. Drawing from seminal publications Teaching the Duck to Fly and Smart Rate Design for a Smart Future, he highlights strategie...

Energy Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Report April 29, 2016

Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes

By Jan Rosenow, Edith Bayer

In 2009, the European Union adopted high-level goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas reductions with targets set for the year 2020. This was followed in 2012 by adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) (2012/27/EU), a major component of which required Member States to create energy efficiency obligations schemes (EEOs) for ene...

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Presentation April 28, 2016

What Does the Clean Power Plan Have to do With Clean Power?

By David Farnsworth

Speaking at the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy, David Farnsworth breaks down approaches to Clean Power Plan compliance. He touches on the differences between mass-based and rate-based approaches, and emphasizes that the Clean Power Plan can help states move to more modern, less wasteful, and less polluting economies....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation April 28, 2016

Keep Context in Mind in Clean Power Plan Compliance Planning

By Ken Colburn

Ken Colburn presented to the New Jersey Clean Air Council in Trenton, NJ, on the importance of considering other rules, technologies, and market trends in preparing for Clean Power Plan compliance....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary