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Presentation December 20, 2018

Demand Response in the US: Lessons for a low-carbon transformation

By Michael Hogan

​In a webinar for Leonardo Energy's DSM University, Michael Hogan provided insight into U.S. experience with demand response. He explored this customer-side resource in the context of market fundamentals, describing its evolving role in the transition to a low-carbon power sector. The success of demand response depends on who is allowed to participate and ho...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Policy Brief December 18, 2018

Carbon leverage: Investing Europe’s carbon revenues in energy efficiency

By Catharina Wiese, Richard Cowart, Jan Rosenow

In the lively debate around carbon pricing and emission reductions, one crucial aspect is consistently missing. Much of the debate focuses on the carbon price alone. However, carbon revenues are at least as important as carbon prices if Europe’s goal is to accelerate emission reductions to meet our Paris commitments—and do so at a pace that is both affo...

Energy Efficiency Program Design, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 17, 2018

Residential Rate Design and Electric Vehicles

By Nancy Seidman, Jessica Shipley

​In a presentation to staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nancy Seidman and Jessica Shipley explored the key role of utility rate design in advancing transportation electrification....

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 11, 2018

Demand response in the US and Europe

By Zsuzsanna Pató

​The Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) in Budapest invited Dr. Zsuzsanna Pató to speak about experience with demand response in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Pató provided an in-depth look at demand response, highlighting its value as a highly effective way to improve system flexibility, reduce costs, and improve reliability​....

Demand Response, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 11, 2018

The British Green Deal: How not to design an energy efficiency policy

By Jan Rosenow

​To highlight the characteristics of successful energy efficiency program design, Jan Rosenow examined why the United Kingdom’s highly ambitious “Green Deal” residential insulation initiative failed. Speaking at a side event of the COP24 (Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) in Katowice, Poland, Dr. Rosenow ...

Energy Efficiency Program Design Download View Summary
Presentation December 4, 2018

The ABCs of Air Quality Regulation

By Nancy Seidman

​​At an American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ​conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nancy Seidman provided an overview of air quality regulation and emissions trends, as well as local sources of air quality data....

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation November 29, 2018

Utility Engagement

By Jessica Shipley

​Jessica Shipley spoke at the SolSmart Advisor Training in Washington, D.C., about utility engagement strategies to reduce barriers to the development of solar energy. Other resources from this training are available on the SolSmart website....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Regulation and Governance, Role of Utilities Download View Summary
Presentation November 29, 2018

Market and Regulatory Decarbonization Approaches

By David Littell

​In a presentation at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, David Littell outlined lessons learned from various approaches to carbon regulation, in particular the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.​...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Market Design, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Presentation November 28, 2018

The Framework: Beneficial Electrification

By Camille Kadoch

​At the Electrify Minnesota conference hosted by Great River Energy in Maple Grove, MN, Camille Kadoch outlined six principles to ensure electrification occurs in the public interest....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary