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October2920
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Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Options for Lawmakers

Electrification of the transportation sector — cars, trucks, buses, taxis and ports — provides an opportunity for states to save citizens money, create jobs, improve public health and combat climate change. High levels of EV adoption with smart charging can provide benefits to all of society — not just EV owners — and the power...

August2620
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Vehicle-to-Grid: Right at Your Doorstep

Electric vehicles (EVs) are parked nearly all the time, and with minor changes, they could provide grid services. They have an onboard battery and conversion equipment. Why, then, do vehicle-to-grid (V2G) applications always feel like they’re 10 years away? How do we support seamless, least-cost, reliable and efficient integration of EV charging data and operations...

June420
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Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Technical Topics

RAP’s Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era manual lays out an approach appropriate for the 21st century power grid, characterized by growing adoption of variable renewable energy, storage and demand-side technology. In a follow-up discussion to our earlier webinar on this topic, co-authors Jim Lazar and Paul Chernick and manual editor Mark LeBel took...

May2820
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Putting energy efficiency first: Learning from international experience

Efficiency First comes down to prioritising investments in energy efficiency or other demand-side resources whenever they would cost less or deliver more than investing in supply or networks. It is a key principle of the Energy Union, endorsed in its Governance Regulation and in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. Implementing Efficiency First can...

May720
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Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies to watch this video. Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one-third of total EU energy demand. And most of that heat is met by burning fossil fuels. In order to decarbonise heating, many see electrification as a key strategy. The transformative challenge of electrifying heating is attainable, yet should not...

April3020
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Heat Decarbonisation: Lessons for the Smart Sector Integration Strategy of the EU to achieve the long-term climate goals

Heating of buildings accounts for almost one-third of the European Union’s total energy demand. And most of that heat is provided by burning fossil fuels. With the European Commission currently developing a Smart Sector Integration Strategy in the context of the European Green Deal, it is timely to reflect on the transformative challenge of heat...

April2820
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Netzentgelte und Flexibilitätsanreize: Status Quo und Herausforderungen (Webinar)

Die Entgelte für die Nutzung der Stromnetze sind reguliert. Wie genau diese sich zusammensetzen, ist für Stromkundinnen und -kunden allerdings kaum nachvollziehbar. Gleichzeitig machen die Netzentgelte einen großen Posten auf der Haushaltsstromrechnung aus: gut ein Viertel der Zahlungen geht an die Netzbetreiber. Bei einem Verbrauch von 3.500 Kilowattstunden – was etwa dem Jahresverbrauch in einem...

February2620
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Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era: Principles and Concepts

Cost allocation, one of the major steps in the traditional regulatory process for setting utility rates, has been addressed in several important publications over the past 60 years. These works and historic best practices are foundational — but the legacy methods from the 20th century are no more suited to the new realities of the...

December519
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Value Added: Measuring the Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Although the health benefits of reducing criteria pollutants have been quantified in numerous studies, putting a value on how energy efficiency and renewable energy reduce these pollutants and provide health benefits has been more technically challenging. As a result, most cost-effectiveness analyses leave it out, and energy planning typically values the benefits at zero. A...

November519
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The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Decarbonized Economy

Smart policies and regulations alone will not lead to reliable and affordable decarbonization of the U.S. economy — but they are essential components of the decarbonization “recipe.” In a recent special issue of The Electricity Journal guest-edited by RAP staff, authors tackled various ingredients in this recipe. RAP brought together three of the authors who...