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Presentation January 5, 2022

NOx, NOx – Who’s There?

By Nancy Seidman, John Shenot

In a presentation for air directors with the Ozone Transport Commission, Nancy Seidman and John Shenot proposed an innovative model rule concept to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions from water heaters, a significant source of emissions that has received little attention from state regulators....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 20, 2021

Measuring and increasing impact: The next challenge for EU energy efficiency policy measures

By Samuel Thomas, Marion Santini

The European Union is entering a crucial decade in its energy transition, with the 55% climate goal representing a step change in ambition. Energy efficiency is expected to play a major role in achieving necessary reductions in energy consumption across buildings, transport and industry. Enacting the Energy Efficiency First principle will require reliable data on...

EM&V, Energy Efficiency Obligations Download View Summary
Presentation December 16, 2021

NOx, NOx – Who’s There?

By Nancy Seidman, John Shenot

​For the Ozone Transport Commission’s Stationary and Area Source Committee, Nancy Seidman and John Shenot proposed an innovative model rule concept to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions from water heaters, a significant source of emissions that has received little attention from state regulators....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
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The Clean Heat Standard

By Richard Cowart, Chris Neme

Vermont's Global Warming Solutions Act requires that greenhouse gas emissions from thermal end uses (heating and hot water) be reduced by at least 15% below 2018 levels by 2025 and then by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. This report, published by Energy Action Network, describes a performance-based program, the Clean Heat Standard, that would create a path for Vermo...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 15, 2021

Ensuring the EED energy savings obligation is Fit for 55

By Samuel Thomas

In late 2020, we recommended that the European Commission align the Energy Efficiency Directive’s energy savings obligation with the 2050 climate goal. It took a first step towards achieving this objective in summer 2021. In its proposal, energy savings derived from the installation of technologies that directly combust fossil fuels are excluded for the purpose...

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Governance, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
Presentation December 9, 2021

Grid Modernization Investments: Evaluation and Cost Recovery

By Elaine Prause

In the first of three RAP presentations for a Utah Department of Public Utilities staff workshop on grid modernization, Elaine Prause provided an overview of grid modernization investments. In the second part, John Shenot explored approaches for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of investments. Dr. Carl Linvill then discussed the more granular cost alloca...

Integrating Renewable Energy, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Presentation December 9, 2021

Evaluating Potential Grid Modernization Investments

By John Shenot

​​​In the second of three RAP presentations for a Utah Department of Public Utilities staff workshop on grid modernization, John Shenot explored approaches for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of investments. In the first part, Elaine Prause provided an overview of grid modernization investments. In the third part, Dr. Carl Linvill discussed...

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Presentation December 9, 2021

Implications of a Modernizing Grid on Electric Cost Allocation

By Carl Linvill

​​In the third of three RAP presentations for a Utah Department of Public Utilities staff workshop on grid modernization, Dr. Carl Linvill discussed the more granular cost allocation and smart rate design needs of a modernizing grid. In the first part, Elaine Prause provided an overview of grid modernization investments. John Shenot then explored...

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Presentation December 6, 2021

Smart Rate Design for Distributed Energy Resources

By Mark LeBel

​In a presentation to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' staff subcommittee on rate design, Mark LeBel discussed smart rate design principles and pathways for distributed energy resources.    ...

Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary