Knowledge Center Results

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Report April 7, 2020

Taking First Steps: Insights for States Preparing for Electric Transportation

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley, Joni Sliger, Mark LeBel, Megan O’Reilly

As the market for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States continues to grow, states are beginning to pay more attention to the issues that arise. Although no one state agency has clear responsibility for it, utility commissions are taking their first steps toward determining how best to prepare for, accommodate and promote this transition. They are meetin...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation January 16, 2020

Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

By David Farnsworth

​In a presentation at the Southeast Energy Forum in Atlanta, David Farnsworth explored how regulators can support cost-effective, equitable and environmentally beneficial electric vehicle infrastructure investments....

Electric Vehicles, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief October 29, 2019

Flexibility for the 21st Century Power System

By Carl Linvill, Jim Lazar, David Littell, Jessica Shipley, David Farnsworth

Perhaps the most basic of electricity sector rules, one that has operated for over a century, is that electricity must be generated at precisely the same time it's consumed. For years, grid operators have determined load on a system and adjusted supply by adding available generators to meet it, first with the lowest-cost units, then adding more expensive ones unt...

Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy, Market Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Storage Download View Summary
Presentation September 22, 2019

Some Thoughts on TCI Program Design

By David Farnsworth

​At an Energy Action Network convening in Burlington, Vermont, David Farnsworth shared some key insights for successful implementation of a cap-and-invest model to fund clean transportation as the state considers participation in the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Greenhouse Gas Management Download View Summary
Presentation August 15, 2019

Beneficial Electrification and Emissions Efficiency

By David Farnsworth

​​In a webinar for the Association of Energy Service Professionals, David Farnsworth highlighted reductions in greenhouse gases as a key measure of beneficial electrification....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary

Integrated Resource Planning

By David Farnsworth, Jessica Shipley

​In a presentation to the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition, David Farnsworth and Jessica Shipley provided an in-depth look at the key components for a successful integrated resource planning process....

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Decarbonising heat in buildings – a comparison of policies in Germany and New England

By Jan Rosenow, David Farnsworth

Decarbonising building heat presents both a significant opportunity and challenge to policymakers. Because of the fuel they use and the resulting carbon emissions, buildings are a critical target for energy efficiency. In order to deliver a clean energy system, most buildings will have to be highly energy efficient. They will need low‑carbon energy technologies...

Energy Efficiency Obligations, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Presentation March 21, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Transportation

By David Farnsworth

​At a staff workshop for the Missouri Public Service Commission, David Farnsworth explored policy questions to guide electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment....

Electric Vehicles, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation March 11, 2019

Beneficial Electrification of Water Heating

By David Farnsworth

​At the ACEEE Hot Water Forum in Nashville, Tennessee, David Farnsworth discussed best practices and considerations for making water heating more cost-effective while improving grid management and reducing environmental impacts....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Report February 28, 2019

Economic Benefits and Energy Savings through Low-Cost Carbon Management

By Richard Cowart, David Farnsworth, Frederick Weston

In the 2018 legislative session, the Vermont Legislature called for a study to examine the possible methods, costs, and benefits of using carbon pricing to address the problem of carbon pollution in the state. RAP was then asked to assess that study, produced by Resources for the Future (RFF), as further analysis for the Legislature's Joint Fiscal Office. To a...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary