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Policy Brief November 7, 2017

China’s Power Sector and Air Quality Reforms: Global Lessons on Getting Institutional Responsibilities Right

By Christopher James

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan includes goals to establish electricity markets and deepen progress toward improving air quality. But achieving the plan’s energy and environmental targets could result in unintended consequences, including increased pollution, shifting pollution from one region to another, and falling short in the utilization of China’s renewabl...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation October 31, 2017

Advancing Energy Efficiency and Improving Air Quality

By Nancy Seidman

​Nancy Seidman explored energy efficiency as a key air quality improvement strategy at a conference held by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in Phoenix, Arizona....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation October 31, 2017

Customer Choice in New York and New York REV

By Richard Sedano

​Richard Sedano unpacked New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process and the role of customer choice at an en banc session of the California Public Utilities Commission in Sacramento, California....

Business Models, Distributed Generation, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Report October 31, 2017

Policy and Regulation to Support Energy Efficiency as a Power Sector Resource in China

By David Crossley, Wang Xuan

Energy efficiency is a cost-effective alternative to investing in supply-side resources, such as building power plants and expanding the electricity grid. Using energy efficiency as a power system resource is particularly important in China, where air pollution from coal-fired power plants is a large and growing problem. Energy efficiency can do double duty: it...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 31, 2017

加强政策法规,让能效成为中国电力行业的一种资源

By David Crossley, Wang Xuan

在世界上许多国家,电力公司都将终端能源效率作为满足客户对能源服务需求的一种资源。提高能效被视为代替供应侧资源投入(如建设发电厂和扩大电网)的一种具有成本效益的解决方案。提高能效对中国有双重贡献:它既能够以较低成本解决一些地区对能源服务的需求,...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Energy Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 27, 2017

Using Energy Efficiency to Advance Air Quality Compliance

By Nancy Seidman

Air quality officials across the United States have a significant—and largely unused—tool for reducing harmful air pollution: energy efficiency. Energy efficiency reduces multiple types of emissions, and generally does so at a cost savings. This brief outlines seven strategies for how air regulators can incorporate energy efficiency into their work. The strat...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation October 27, 2017

Innovative Rate Making and Rate Design

By David Littell

At the Keystone Energy Alliance 7th Annual Conference, David Littell spoke about implementing innovative rate making and rate design to achieve desired utility outcomes from performance-based regulation....

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation October 27, 2017

The potential of demand response in Europe

By Jan Rosenow, Frauke Thies

​At a policy workshop hosted by the Florence School of Regulation, Dr. Jan Rosenow of RAP and Frauke Thies of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition spoke about the potential for and benefits of demand response in Europe...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary