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Three smart ways to integrate electric vehicles

By Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis
Promising practices are emerging in Europe and the United States to integrate electric vehicles into the grid and advance the clean mobility and energy transitions. We know that electric vehicles (EVs) can deliver extensive economic, power system, environmental and climate benefits, which is what makes the EV revolution so valuable. Whether we capture these be... Read More

Don’t throw money for heat decarbonisation out of the window

By Jan Rosenow
Last winter, I visited friends in London, who live in an old Victorian house. When I arrived for dinner, they told me that we could not use the kitchen as it was too cold. The radiators were running at full capacity, but most of the heat they generated leaked directly out of the house. It was impossible to keep the temperature above 10 degrees Celsius, even thoug... Read More

Walking the walk on capacity mechanisms

By Philip Baker, Michael Hogan
Following the decision of the General Court of the European Union in November last year to annul the capacity market in Great Britain, the European Commission has now embarked on a detailed formal investigation of the market’s design. The Court’s decision no doubt caused the Commission some embarrassment. However, a positive outcome of the annulment would ... Read More


By Regulatory Assistance Project
国际电力改革季报回顾近期全球电力行业政策和监管的最新进展,并摘选一些我们认为对中国电力市场改革特别相关的进展,以供参考。   纽约:将碳成本纳入电力批发市场和调度过程:负责监管批发市场并在该州扮演“调度中心”和 “现货市场交易中心”角色的纽... Read More

Gilets Jaunes, RGGI, and Recommendations for China’s Carbon Reduction Policies

By Christopher James
The gilets jaunes (“yellow vests”) protests in France have highlighted the critical role that consumers must play in defining how we decarbonize our economies. In light of this and similar setbacks for action on climate change, such as the November 2018 defeat of a carbon tax proposal in the U.S. state of Washington, it might be tempting to conclude that the ... Read More


By Christopher James
法国的 gilets jaunes (“黄马甲”)抗议活动提醒了我们一件事,在使经济脱碳方面消费者必须发挥关键作用。在抗击气候变化过程中发生过这样那样类似的挫折,例如2018年11月在美国华盛顿州取消碳税提案,人们可能很容易得出结论,公众不愿意为减少温室气体而付出代价。... Read More

Five Suggestions to Promote China Power Sector Transition

By Frederick Weston, Max Dupuy
Even the casual observer of China during the last thirty years can’t help but be awestruck by the country’s transformation—across all sectors, but especially the power sector, the central infrastructural industry on which economic development depends. What had been a system characterized by too frequent shortages and under-investment became the world’s la... Read More


By Frederick Weston, Max Dupuy
在过去的三十年中,即使是不曾刻意关注中国的人,也不禁对这个国家的转型感到震惊。这种转型体现在在所有领域,尤其是电力行业,即经济发展所依赖的中央基础设施产业。中国拥有着世界上最大的电力系统,过去时常发生电力短缺,电网投资不足,但现在已成为技术最... Read More


By Dheer Patel
在过去的几十年里,印度政府一直在电力行业实施广泛的改革,目标是为所有公民提供可靠,负担得起和清洁的电力。在过去几个月中,印度中央电力监管委员会(CERC)通过一系列讨论文件阐述电力批发市场改革的提案。如果电力改革得以实施,可以通过优化现有供应侧资源... Read More

Renovating Energy Policy to Encourage Beneficial Electrification

By Jessica Shipley, Donna Brutkoski
RAP’s recent papers on the beneficial electrification of space heating and water heating draw a picture of great potential. Electrification of these fossil-fueled end uses could cut carbon emissions significantly while saving consumers money and providing power system operators with a useful resource. Several pieces of effective frameworks that states can us... Read More