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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


By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Jim Lazar
实施共益电气化交通 本节列出了确保交通电气化有益的一些考虑因素。此外,我们会提供一套与共益电气化相关的策略供各州考虑。 保障公共利益的几点思考 公平与环境正义 为了确保公平分享交通电气化的益处,各州应考虑令所有消费者都可以使用电气化交通的程度,... Read More


By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Jim Lazar
执行摘要 技术进步,无论是发电效率还是终端能源效率,都为共益电气化提供了机会。交通、供暖、热水供应,就是这些机会之一。在电池成本下降和性能提升的推动下,电动汽车(EV)市场正在快速增长。自动驾驶汽车技术的开发和采用,以及对共享交通服务不断增长的需... Read More

Electronic Certificate Tracking Systems Offer Advantages for China’s Renewable Energy Quota

By Rachael Terada, Ryan Wiser, Lijun Yue
A key policy driver to support renewable energy development is a renewable energy quota. China is considering a new renewable energy quota system for its electricity sector that will support its aggressive clean energy goals. On November 15, 2018, the National Energy Administration issued a consultation version of the Notice of Implementation of the Renewable Ene... Read More


By Rachael Terada, Ryan Wiser, Lijun Yue
可再生能源配额是支持可再生能源发展的关键政策驱动力。 中国正在考虑实施可再生能源配额制度,以支持其积极的清洁能源目标。 2018年11月15日,国家能源局发布了“可再生能源和电力配额制度实施通知”第三次征求意见稿。 最终的正式配额尚未确定,目前正在制定实施细... Read More

Voluntary Renewable Energy Certificates: Win-Win for India Inc. and Government

By Rasika Athawale, Ranjit Bharvirkar
Government actions to facilitate the use of renewable energy certificates (RECs) can improve Indian companies’ ability to compete globally—a major policy objective of the current government. Driven partly by consumer demand, firms are being serious about the “source” of energy they use for operations. According to the Harvard Business Review, firms tha... Read More


By David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, Jessica Shipley
执行摘要 技术进步,无论是发电效率还是最终使用燃料,都为共益电气化提供了机会。热水供应就是这些机会之一。热水供应占住宅能源帐单的近20% 左右——而且简单地说,今天用电加热1加仑水所需的能源,远远少于直接用化石燃料加热。 在本文中,我们探索可用于热... Read More

India Kick-Starts Wholesale Market Reforms

By Dheer Patel
Over the last couple of decades, Indian policymakers have been implementing a wide range of reforms in the electricity sector with the goal of providing reliable, affordable, and clean power to all citizens. During the last few months, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has started describing wholesale electricity market reforms through a series... Read More

EU at risk of missing 2020 energy efficiency targets: Lessons for 2030

By Samuel Thomas
Energy consumption in the EU is rising despite targets to reduce demand across Europe. This should not come as a surprise and is explained mainly by GDP growth, writes Samuel Thomas. It’s 1992. The Republicans have been in the White House for 12 years. President George H. W. Bush Sr. has overseen victory in the Cold War and a wave of optimism for the future... Read More