This ICF International report provides an economic analysis of Innovative Crude Production Methods under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed to re-adopt the LCFS, reaffirming its original target of a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels used in California by 2020 and subsequent years.
The New Energy Outlook (NEO) is Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual long-term global forecast for the future of energy. Focused on the electricity system, NEO combines the expertise of over 65 in-house country and technology-level specialists in 11 countries to provide a unique assessment of how the market will evolve.
In their new report, the National Resources Defense Council delves into the impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan on more vulnerable communities. The NRDC examines the affordable solutions available that can provide the health and efficiency benefits to all Americans - including low- and fixed-income Americans.
Solar energy within the built environment may be an overlooked opportunity for meeting sustainable energy needs in places with land and environmental constraints.
This study investigates how economically motivated customers will use energy storage for demand charge reduction, as well as how this changes in the presence of on-site photovoltaic power generation, to investigate the possible effects of incentivizing increased quantities of behind-the-meter storage.
Agent-Based Modeling of Energy Technology Adoption: Empirical Integration of Social, Behavioral, Economic, and Environmental Factors
In this paper we present the architecture of a theoretically-based and empirically-driven agent-based model fot technology adaptation, with an application to residential solar photovoltaics (PV).
Determinants of Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Energy Technology Adoption: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach
U.S. Residential Photovoltaic System Prices, Q4 2013 Benchmarks: Cash Purchase, Fair Market Value, and Prepaid Lease Transaction Prices
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With a projected growth rate of 300% in the US over the next four years, distributed solar presents a number of challenges to the current distribution grid. This report from GTM Research details the new power electronics equipment used to address these challenges and provides descriptions of key markets, financing activity in the sector and state level market forecasting.
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to Thursday's announcement of the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015, Tom Kimbis, vice president of executive affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association, released the following statement: