Posts tagged Policy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will host a Webinar on Wednesday, November 17, titled State of the States: Quantifying the Impact of State Policies on Clean Energy Development.
At this Webinar, you will hear about the State of the States project at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which looks at the growth of clean energy development that coincides with the implementation of specific state policies. The analysis is carried out from the point of view of policy makers and researchers, but More >
by Ralf Sigrist, Nordex USA Published: August 20, 2010
Recently, when Senator Harry Reid put forth a “spill bill” rather than an energy bill, my theory that the energy debate in this country has been framed upside down seemed to be confirmed.
Arguments for renewable energy legislation have mixed messages on jobs creation with those of climate change, national security, energy independence and environmental disaster. After two years of debate and millions spent in lobbying, no one has been persuaded.
Why? Because clean energy got stuck on the wrong side of the cost debate. Guardians of the carbon economy have promoted the axiom that More >
by EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE on APRIL 8, 2010
As economic decision makers—whether consumers, corporate planners, government policymakers, or investment bankers—we all depend on the market for guidance. In order for markets to work and economic actors to make sound decisions, the markets must give us good information, including the full cost of the products we buy.
Unfortunately, markets largely ignore the indirect costs of goods and services, thus grossly distorting the structure of the economy. The market price of burning coal, for example, includes only the direct costs, those of mining the coal and transporting it to the power plant. By neglecting More >
Briefing Paper Kirsty Hamilton, December 2009
As negotiators and policymakers look beyond the high-level politics of a global climate change deal, attention will focus on implementation. This briefing paper looks at what policy needs to deliver to provide the conditions for scaled up investment in renewable energy, drawing on work with leading mainstream financiers.
- ‘Investment grade’ energy policy is a critical factor for unlocking significantly scaled-up capital flows into renewable energy and energy efficiency.
- To be ‘investment grade’, policy needs to tackle all the relevant factors that financiers assess when looking at a deal. It must be embedded in wider energy More >
January 29, 2010 World Future Energy Summit Last week’s World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi was a coming-together of state and industry leaders with plenty of unfinished business from December’s Copenhagen climate talks. by Jackie Jones, Consulting Editor Abu Dhabi, UAE [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
The emirate of Abu Dhabi — one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers — has its focus on the future. A post-oil future. Abu Dhabi has started to put into practice a bold commitment to renewable and sustainable technologies that will enable it to continue as an energy leader after oil has declined.
But when it More >
Business & Commerce
2. Study options for reducing demand for electricity, including innovative pricing options relating to the use of smart meters, programmable thermostats, and other demand side management and behavioral response strategies. Review current consumer education programs to reduce demand, decrease energy prices, and improve air quality. Consider benefits and costs of alternative energy sources such as geothermal and solar, and current incentives for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The study should include recommendations on improving consumer knowledge and usage of these strategies in lowering overall electric usage, promoting energy efficiency, and improving the reliability of the ERCOT grid.
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RSS feeds Inside Renewable Energy Clean Energy Stocks: How Policy Impacts Finance
After a dismal performance at the end of 2008 and into 2009, clean energy stocks faired much better moving into 2010. But the volatility is far from over. Because the cleantech industry is still so new, investors are trying to figure out how to properly value the growing list of public companies. In this podcast, we’ll look at how the sector faired financially over the last year. Rob Wilder, founder of WilderShares and a periodic contributor, joins us to talk about the More >
Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Garth Edward, director of environmental products at Citigroup Inc., talks with Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat about the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi and investment in renewable sources.
By EVAN LEHMANN of ClimateWire Published: January 12, 2010
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