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Presentation July 1, 2020

Decoupling in New Mexico

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​In a presentation to the Coalition of Sustainable Communities NM, Janine Migden-Ostrander discussed decoupling and its customizable usage in multiple states....

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Report July 2, 2020

Clean, affordable and reliable: Getting Spain’s power system transformation right

By Christos Kolokathis

Spain has set some of the most ambitious renewable energy targets in Europe. The country is planning to double the share of renewables in its electricity mix from roughly 37% in 2015 to 74% in 2030, with solar and wind power leading the way towards those targets. But a question remains: How can Spain reap the full benefits of the energy transition while ‘keepin...

Market Design, Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation June 29, 2020

Making a Clean Energy Future an Equitable One

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar hosted by the Community Action Partnership, Nancy Seidman co-presented on the key findings from a new report, Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing.​...

Climate and Public Health, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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Filling the policy gap: Minimum energy performance standards for European buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini

The European Union has committed to a net-zero economy by 2050. To get there, it must decarbonise the building stock, which accounts for 36% of EU carbon emissions. The current rate of renovation, however, is only one-third of that needed. Even the improvements that are being undertaken are delivering meagre savings of 9% to 17% primary energy. Europe therefore n...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Fact Sheet

Minimum energy performance standards to decarbonise buildings by 2050

By Louise Sunderland

How do we take Europe’s building stock to net-zero by 2050? Currently, only around 1% of the building stock is renovated each year. Even worse, only 0.2% of the renovated floor area undergoes a deep renovation that saves more than 60% primary energy. To get Europe on track to decarbonise the building stock by 2050, the renovation rate needs to triple and the am...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Report June 24, 2020

Building a market for EV charging infrastructure: A clear path for policymakers and planners

By Julia Hildermeier

The need for electric vehicle charging infrastructure has emerged as a key concern for the large-scale electrification of road transport, which is crucial for decarbonising Europe’s transport sector. Where and how public charging infrastructure is built can pave the way for more users to switch to electric mobility. As electric vehicle use increases, it will a...

Business Models, Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation June 23, 2020

The Smart House of the Future

By Jim Lazar

​In a presentation for the AEE West 2020 Virtual Conference, Jim Lazar explored the role of smart home technology and smart rate design in maximizing the benefits of clean energy resources in today's power sector....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief

设计电力市场以最大化碳定价机制的有效性

By Max Dupuy, Frederick Weston, Camille Kadoch, Richard Cowart

理解碳市场和电力市场之间的相互作用以及它们之间的相互影响——是两者良好设计的关键。国际经验表明,以孤立的政策设计电力市场和碳市场不会带来最佳结果。协同设计这些方案有助于市场尽可能经济有效,并确保碳排放计划以尽可能低的成本为终端用户和整个电力部...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 18, 2020

Get What You Need: Reclaiming Consumer-Centric Resource Adequacy

By Michael Hogan, David Littell

​​PJM and the other U.S. independent system operators/regional transmission operators have a record of delivering enormous consumer benefits in the 20-plus years since organized wholesale markets were first introduced in the United States. But the Minimum Offer Price Rule order issued by FERC in December – requiring PJM to rewrite its capacity market rules ...

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Presentation June 16, 2020

Beneficial Electrification and EVs

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation for the Virtual Alaska Electric Vehicle (EV) Workshop, David Farnsworth discussed the principles of beneficial electrification and the role of electric vehicles in promoting a cleaner, more flexible grid....

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary