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Presentation March 31, 2021

Establishing Clean Energy Goals Through RPS and CES Policies

By John Shenot, Camille Kadoch

​John Shenot and Camille Kadoch presented to a group of decision-makers interested in the differences between renewable portfolio standards and clean energy standards. The presentation also analyzes net-zero policies and additional considerations....

Greenhouse Gas Management, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation March 24, 2021

Building Rate Design for EVs from the Ground Up

By Mark LeBel

In a presentation to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, Mark LeBel explored smart rate design principles for electric vehicles, with an emphasis on time-varying pricing based on the fair allocation of costs....

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Report March 24, 2021

Getting on track to net zero: A policy package for a heat pump mass market in the UK

By Richard Lowes, Jan Rosenow, Pedro Guertler

As the UK energy system moves towards net zero compliance, heat pumps will likely play a key role in this transition. In fact, the government is currently proposing a target of 600,000 heat pumps to be installed annually by 2028. This is an ambitious goal, but it will fall far short of deployment levels needed to meet a net zero target. Today’s Renewable Hea...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Heating and Cooling, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
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Ladeblockade Netzentgelte

By Andreas Jahn, Fanny Tausendteufel, Kerstin Meyer, Thorsten Lenck

Wie Netzentgelte den Ausbau der Schnellladeinfrastruktur für Elektromobilität gefährden und was der Bund dagegen tun kann.

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 22, 2021

Looking Beyond the State Targets: Renewable Energy for Export

By Surabhi Joshi, Rasika Athawale, Dheer Patel, Tim Simard

India’s fully synchronised national power grid and ongoing reforms in the wholesale markets have created a perfect foundation for beneficial power trade across Indian states, especially for renewable energy like solar and wind-based power. As renewable energy becomes progressively cheaper, renewable-rich states are in the perfect position to trade with low rene...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 9, 2021

Considering minimum energy performance standards for Germany

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn

The buildings sector is Germany’s largest energy consumer. It is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. Deep renovation of its building stock is crucial to ensuring the nation can meet its ambitious climate goals. The country needs new, effective and, most important, complementary policies to drive renovation rate and depth. Despite enjoying a rela...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Policy Brief March 9, 2021

Energetische Mindeststandards für den Gebäudebestand

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn

Der Gebäudesektor ist der größte einzelne Energieverbraucher in Deutschland. Er ist für 30 Prozent der Treibhausgasemissionen verantwortlich. Eine tiefgreifende Renovierung des Gebäudebestands ist entscheidend dafür, dass Deutschland seine ehrgeizigen Klimaziele erreichen kann. Dafür werden neue, effektive und vor allem ergänzende Maßnahmen benötigt, u...

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Report March 1, 2021

Assessment tool for behind-the-meter investments by distribution companies in India

By Frederick Weston, Mahesh Patankar, Rasika Athawale, Dheer Patel, Saket Sarraf, Clavan Dsouza, Parul Choudhary, Devanshu Saindane

The electric distribution sector in India is struggling financially. This is not a new problem, and its primary causes are well understood. The distribution utilities (discoms) have long faced challenges in revenue collection and shortfalls stemming from important cross-subsidies of residential and agricultural customers. There is, as a consequence, an over-depen...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 26, 2021

Comments on Draft Electricity Law Revisions

By Max Dupuy, Pengfei Xie

The revision of the Electricity Law proposed by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) provides an opportunity to support the Chinese government’s goals for power sector reform, air quality improvements and a zero-carbon economy — including the new 2060 and “before 2030” goals for carbon emissions. The new language the NEA proposed regarding “cl...

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 26, 2021

对《电力法(修订草案送审稿)》的建议

By Max Dupuy, Pengfei Xie

国家能源局提出的《电力法(修订草案送审稿)》为支持中国政府实现电力行业改革、改善空气质量和促进零碳经济提供了机会,其中包括2060年和“2030年前”需要实现的碳排放目标。国家能源局提出了关于“清洁能源”、“可再生能源”和“需求侧资源” 的条款,再次向前...

Market Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary