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Reliability Standard: I Do Not Think it Means What you Think it Means

By Michael Hogan
Much like the character Inigo Montoya who, in the movie The Princess Bride questions Vizzini’s relentless repetition of the word “inconceivable,” I find myself wondering whether many of those who insist over and over again that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will “threaten reliability” actually understand how we’ve gone about setting, interpretin... Read More

Brussels, Don’t Leave Customer Participation in the Electricity Market to the Incumbents!

By Philip Baker
Allowing customers to participate directly in electricity markets is crucial both to making those markets more efficient and to reducing the costs of integrating renewable energies. The Commission’s Energy Union Market Design Initiative currently under development represents a unique opportunity to facilitate this participation and ensure that all Europe’s ci... Read More

The Clean Power Plan: Just Say, “No Regrets”

By John Shenot, David Farnsworth
Much of the controversy associated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan has to do with disputes about whether the agency has the authority to set greenhouse gas emissions limits for power plants based only on what is achievable “inside the fence” of regulated power plants, or both inside and outside the fence. W... Read More

A Reliability History Lesson

By Christopher James
A new discipline—environmental history—recently came to my attention while helping my Chinese colleagues develop plans to manage air quality. They wanted to know what Los Angeles did in the 1950s and 1960s to clean up its air and what London did in the 1950s. This history is important, not only to understand how those cities accomplished major air quality imp... Read More

实现改善中国空气质量的持久性成功

By Christopher James
改善空气质量是中国公共政策的首要目标之一。自2008年起,睿博能源智库与从中央到地方的各级环保机构合作,帮助其发展全面的空气质量规划和空气质量管理能力。依据国务院于2013年九月颁发的《大气污染防治行动计划》和其他相关法规,要求所有113个重点城市和225个地级... Read More

Complying with the Clean Power Plan While Delivering Affordable, Reliable Power

By Ken Colburn, John Shenot
Yesterday, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) released an important new resource: Implementing EPA’s Clean Power Plan: A Menu of Options (disclosure: RAP provided technical assistance and helped write the Menu). We believe the Menu is one of the most important documents available to the thousands of state air quality agency staff and sta... Read More

Chinese Government Releases Major Policy Guidance on Renewable Integration and Related Issues

By Max Dupuy, Kevin Porter, Wang Xuan
In late March, the National Development and Reform Council (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) jointly issued Guidance on Improving Power Sector Operation to Enable More Generation and Full Generation of Clean Energy. This document followed closely on the heels of Deepening Reform of the Power Sector, a major policy announcement issued by the Cent... Read More

中国电力报采访稿声明

By Max Dupuy
声明:睿博能源智库于2015年3月28日刊登在“中国电力报”的专访“寻找安全可靠成本经济解决方案”,以及特稿“将能效作为发电厂的能源资源”,由于某些原因,未能准确反映我们的观点,现将应刊登稿件发布如下,以作澄清。 中国电力报: 您对这份方案的总体感觉是什... Read More

低碳电力行业监管:对中国的建议(初稿) 中文概要

本文是睿博能源智库受世界银行委托,由Energy Sector Management Assistance Program资助,继《低碳电力行业监管:巴西,欧盟和美国的国际经验》的第二份报告。在之前的报告中,我们论述了美国、欧盟和巴西的电力行业监管的发展和趋势,重点强调了碳排放监管的主要问题,并介绍... Read More

Do Pay-for-Performance Capacity Markets Deliver the Grid Resiliency Outcomes We Need?

By Michael Hogan, Michael O’Boyle, Sonia Aggarwal
Competitive wholesale power markets are designed to sustain needed investment through market participants hedging risks in response to transparent pricing in the energy and ancillary services markets. But in practice, it’s been a challenge to realize market prices fully reflective of actual market conditions. Is the money and risk exposure needed to driv... Read More