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Report January 17, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Water Heating

By David Farnsworth, Jim Lazar, Jessica Shipley

​RAP's definition of beneficial electrification asserts that an electrified end use must satisfy at least one of the following conditions, without adversely affecting the other two: Saves consumers money over the long run; Enables better grid management; and Reduces negative environmental impacts. Water heating accounts for almost 20 percent of re...

Business Models, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
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Die Grundversorgung mit Strom und Gas in Deutschland: Potenziale zur Verbraucherentlastung und Handlungsoptionen

By Andreas Jahn, Julius Ecke

Auch viele Jahre nach der Liberalisierung wird ein relevanter Teil der Verbraucher noch durch den sogenannten Grundversorger mit Strom und Gas beliefert. Die gesetzlichen Regelungen bestimmen denjenigen Versorger zum Grundversorger, der in einem Netzgebiet die meisten Haushalte versorgt. Er ist allerdings in seiner Preisgestaltung weitgehend frei. Ferner ist die ...

Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
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Market-based instruments for energy efficiency: a global review

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Samuel Thomas

There is an increasing interest in the role so-called market-based instruments (MBIs) can play to deliver energy efficiency across the world. Their rising popularity among policymakers owes, in part, to their characteristics. They tend to be less prescriptive than traditional regulations and grants because they focus on the energy savings versus the means of deli...

EM&V, Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 20, 2018

Demand Response in the US: Lessons for a low-carbon transformation

By Michael Hogan

​In a webinar for Leonardo Energy's DSM University, Michael Hogan provided insight into U.S. experience with demand response. He explored this customer-side resource in the context of market fundamentals, describing its evolving role in the transition to a low-carbon power sector. The success of demand response depends on who is allowed to participate and ho...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Carbon leverage: Investing Europe’s carbon revenues in energy efficiency

By Catharina Wiese, Richard Cowart, Jan Rosenow

In the lively debate around carbon pricing and emission reductions, one crucial aspect is consistently missing. Much of the debate focuses on the carbon price alone. However, carbon revenues are at least as important as carbon prices if Europe’s goal is to accelerate emission reductions to meet our Paris commitments—and do so at a pace that is both affo...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 17, 2018

Residential Rate Design and Electric Vehicles

By Nancy Seidman, Jessica Shipley

​In a presentation to staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nancy Seidman and Jessica Shipley explored the key role of utility rate design in advancing transportation electrification....

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 11, 2018

Demand response in the US and Europe

By Zsuzsanna Pató

​The Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) in Budapest invited Dr. Zsuzsanna Pató to speak about experience with demand response in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Pató provided an in-depth look at demand response, highlighting its value as a highly effective way to improve system flexibility, reduce costs, and improve reliability​....

Demand Response, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 11, 2018

The British Green Deal: How not to design an energy efficiency policy

By Jan Rosenow

​To highlight the characteristics of successful energy efficiency program design, Jan Rosenow examined why the United Kingdom’s highly ambitious “Green Deal” residential insulation initiative failed. Speaking at a side event of the COP24 (Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Katowice, Poland, Dr. Rosenow ...

Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 4, 2018

The ABCs of Air Quality Regulation

By Nancy Seidman

​​At an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ​conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nancy Seidman provided an overview of air quality regulation and emissions trends, as well as local sources of air quality data....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary