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Policy Brief July 7, 2021

Minimum energy performance standards: A tool for building renovation in Spain

By Louise Sunderland, Cecilia Foronda, Javier Tobías

Only 0.2% of Spanish buildings are renovated each year, which is far below the rate proposed by the European Commission. According to analysis by the Commission and by think tanks like the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a rate of 2%, if not 3%, is necessary to reach the energy efficiency and decarbonisation objectives set for 2030 and 2050. Minimum en...

Heating and Cooling, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Policy Brief July 7, 2021

Normas mínimas de eficiencia energética: una herramienta para la rehabilitación de edificios en España

By Louise Sunderland, Cecilia Foronda, Javier Tobías

El ratio de regeneración urbana y de rehabilitación edificatoria en Europa en general y en España en particular está muy por debajo del que sería necesario para alcanzar los objetivos de eficiencia energética y descarbonización marcados para 2030 y 2050. Frente a un ratio de renovación profunda anual del 2% que propone la Comisión Europea o el 3% que def...

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Presentation June 29, 2021

DER Aggregation: Lessons Learned from Other States

By John Shenot

​In a Missouri Public Service Commission workshop, John Shenot explored lessons learned from states that have allowed third-party aggregation of distributed energy resources. ​...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation June 24, 2021

Performance-Based Regulation for Resilience

By David Littell

In a presentation to a National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners working group, David Littell shared some innovative state examples of performance metrics for resilience and reliability.​...

Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation June 24, 2021

Key Drivers for Building Policies

By David Farnsworth

In a presentation to a Vermont Climate Council subcommittee, Christine Donovan and RAP's David Farnsworth discussed the key policy drivers needed to advance the decarbonization of Vermont's building sector....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
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Anatomy of the Texas power outage: Where do the facts lead so far?

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. In February 2021, an energy crisis in the U.S. state of Texas dominated the news around the globe. Citizens in homes unequipped for freezing temperatures struggled without power for days. The world watched in dismay as the situation grew more disastrous by the hour. Only in...

Presentation June 22, 2021

Beneficial Electrification and EV Rate Design

By Camille Kadoch, David Farnsworth

​In a presentation to the South Carolina Electric Vehicle Stakeholder Initiative, Camille Kadoch and David Farnsworth discussed how time-varying rate design plays a central role in optimizing the public benefits of electric vehicles....

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary