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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Presentation February 26, 2021

Open Data Access Standards: Approaches in Other Jurisdictions

By Nancy Seidman, John Shenot

In a technical conference for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Nancy Seidman and John Shenot highlighted several state approaches and key policy drivers for governing customer energy utility data access....

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100% clean, renewable energy and storage for everything (Webinar)

Please accept all cookies below to watch this video. The transition to renewable energy is key to address the challenges posed by climate change, such as air pollution, global warming and energy security. Is a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy actually possible? In his book 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything, Professor...

Presentation February 24, 2021

Rate Design Theory and Practice

By Mark LeBel

​Mark LeBel discussed electric rate design during an “en banc” hearing with California utility commissioners, members of the California Energy Commission, the California ISO governors, and leadership of the California Air Resources Board. ...

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Presentation February 18, 2021

LMI Affordability Through Rate Design

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation for the Midwest Energy Solutions Conference, Mark LeBel discussed rate design strategies that advance energy affordability for low- to moderate-income communities....

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Policy Brief

Getting the Most Out of Low-Cost Solar and Wind: Seven Strategies for State Regulators

By Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Max Dupuy

The steep decline in wind and solar generation costs in the past decade opens up new opportunities for electric utilities and their customers. In an increasing number of regions, it can be cheaper to build new solar and wind generators than to operate existing fossil-fired plants. Yet vertically integrated utilities have often been slow to take advantage of low-c...

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