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Report July 28, 2020

Case studies: Minimum energy performance standards for European buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini

The European Union has committed to a net-zero economy by 2050. To get there, it must decarbonise the building stock, which accounts for 36% of EU carbon emissions. The current rate of renovation, however, is only one-third of that needed. Even the improvements that are being undertaken are delivering meagre savings of 9% to 17% primary energy. Europe therefore n...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Presentation July 23, 2020

Supply-side Outlook and Potential Interventions

By Rasika Athawale

​Low-cost renewable energy can help to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon power system. These same resources offer the opportunity to optimize supply-side costs and substantially bring down a distribution utility's (discom) aggregate expenses. Reduced expenses can lead to the lowering of retail tariffs and an increase in the discom's cost-competitiveness...

Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary
Presentation July 15, 2020

Incentives and Utility Business Model Reform

By Mark LeBel

​For the Boston Bar Virtual Energy Law Conference, Mark LeBel discussed alternatives to traditional cost-of-service regulation for utilities, including performance-based regulation....

Business Models, Regulation and Governance, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Presentation July 7, 2020

Rate Design and Net Metering

By Mark LeBel

​In a workshop hosted by Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Mark LeBel provided an overview of smart rate design, including a discussion of cost allocation and net metering....

Distributed Generation, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Report July 2, 2020

Limpio, asequible y fiable: Acertar con la transformación del sistema eléctrico en España

By Christos Kolokathis

España se ha marcado algunos de los objetivos más ambiciosos de toda Europa en el ámbito de la energía renovable. El país tiene la intención de duplicar el porcentaje de energías renovables en el mix eléctrico e ir de un 37% en 2015, aproximadamente, a un 74% en 2030, con la energía solar y eólica encabezando la marcha hacia esos objetivos. Pero seguimo...

Market Design, Power Markets and Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation July 1, 2020

Decoupling in New Mexico

By Janine Migden-Ostrander

​In a presentation to the Coalition of Sustainable Communities NM, Janine Migden-Ostrander discussed decoupling and its customizable usage in multiple states....

Pricing and Rate Design, Revenue Regulation Download View Summary
Report July 2, 2020

Clean, affordable and reliable: Getting Spain’s power system transformation right

By Christos Kolokathis

Spain has set some of the most ambitious renewable energy targets in Europe. The country is planning to double the share of renewables in its electricity mix from roughly 37% in 2015 to 74% in 2030, with solar and wind power leading the way towards those targets. But a question remains: How can Spain reap the full benefits of the energy transition while ‘keepin...

Market Design, Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation June 29, 2020

Making a Clean Energy Future an Equitable One

By Nancy Seidman

​In a webinar hosted by the Community Action Partnership, Nancy Seidman co-presented on the key findings from a new report, Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing.​...

Climate and Public Health, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Report June 28, 2020

Filling the policy gap: Minimum energy performance standards for European buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini

The European Union has committed to a net-zero economy by 2050. To get there, it must decarbonise the building stock, which accounts for 36% of EU carbon emissions. The current rate of renovation, however, is only one-third of that needed. Even the improvements that are being undertaken are delivering meagre savings of 9% to 17% primary energy. Europe therefore n...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary
Fact Sheet June 28, 2020

Minimum energy performance standards to decarbonise buildings by 2050

By Louise Sunderland

How do we take Europe’s building stock to net-zero by 2050? Currently, only around 1% of the building stock is renovated each year. Even worse, only 0.2% of the renovated floor area undergoes a deep renovation that saves more than 60% primary energy. To get Europe on track to decarbonise the building stock by 2050, the renovation rate needs to triple and the am...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Standards and Codes Download View Summary