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Niskanen Center

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 16, 2015 at 2:12 PM

The Niskanen Center is a libertarian 501(c)(3) think tank that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process: developing and promoting proposals to legislative and executive branch policymakers, building coalitions to facilitate joint action, and marshaling the most convincing arguments in support of our agenda.  The Center’s main audience is the Washington insiders – policy-oriented legislators, presidential appointees, career civil servants in planning, evaluation and budget offices, congressional committee staff, engaged academics, and interest group analysts – who together decide the pace and direction of policy change.

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Enhancing User Customization through Novel Software Architecture for Utility-Scale Solar Siting Software

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 12:27 PM

Full Title: Enhancing User Customization through Novel Software Architecture for Utility-Scale Solar Siting Software Author(s): Brant Peery, R. Sam Alessi, Randy D. Lee, Leng Vang, Scott Brown, David Solan, and Dan Ames Publisher(s): Idaho National Laboratory Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The need exists for a spatial decision support application that allows users to create customized metrics for comparing proposed locations of a new solar installation. This document discusses how PVMapper was designed to overcome the customization problem through development of loosely coupled spatial and decision components in a JavaScript plug-in architecture, allowing the user to easily add functionality and data… [more]

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Preparing the Next Generation of Energy Leaders

Author(s): Gernot Wagner
Lead Senior Economist
Environmental Defense Fund
Date: at 8:00 AM

What determines the cost of a ton of coal? Is OPEC an oligopoly? Should we subsidize low-carbon energy or tax fossil fuels? Do Prius owners drive more? These are among the questions I cover in my Economics of Energy class. I’ve taught this class at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for the past five years. I hope to receive your feedback on how to improve this course. The course has two goals: to provide a set of tools to approach these and many other fundamental questions in energy economics, and to do so in plain English. Last… [more]

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Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 11, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Full Title: Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan Author(s): North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Publisher(s): North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Publication Date: 04/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units on June 2, 2014, commonly referred to as the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP). The proposed rule is issued under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act and establishes limits on CO2 emissions for existing electric generation facilities. The proposed rule is currently anticipated to be finalized during summer 2015.… [more]

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Energy Transformation: Finding Policy and Finance Solutions

Author(s): Matt Futch
Vice President, US Retail Regulatory Strategy
National Grid, US
Date: June 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM

We hear about the promise of transforming America’s infrastructure every day. But if we’re going to capitalize on that promise, we need to reverse the 20-year trend of underinvestment in energy networks. Greater overall resiliency, reliability and innovation come with a sizeable price tag; it is estimated that U.S. energy infrastructure needs $2.5 trillion in investment by 2035. If we don’t meet this challenge, the growing limitations of our current system threaten to derail progress toward our long-term energy sustainability and security goals. We either invest now, or pay that much more later. The current regulatory landscape also complicates this transformation.… [more]

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Condensing Furnace Standard Impact Analysis Discussion Document

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 8, 2015 at 4:46 PM

Full Title: Condensing Furnace Standard Impact Analysis Discussion Document Author(s): American Gas Association (AGA) Publisher(s): American Gas Association (AGA) Publication Date: 2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): AGA and GTI developed a spreadsheet model to analyze and measure the impact on the key metrics that energy efficiency standards are designed to improve using the results from the GTI Fuel Switching Study and the AGA Marginal Cost Analysis. A “Case Study” spreadsheet model using 2012 annual furnace shipment data, market data from public sources and the findings from the two studies referenced above was developed to assess and quantify the potential… [more]

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Renewable Energy Options for Shipping: Technology Brief

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 2, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Full Title:Renewable Energy Options for Shipping: Technology Brief Author(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Publisher(s): International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Publication Date: 02/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The shipping industry plays a critical role in the global economy, carrying approximately 90% of the total tonnage of world’s traded goods. Shipping propulsion has changed radically since the mid-19th century, from the renewable energy of sail power, to the coal power of steamships, to the predominance of heavy fuel oil and marine diesel oil. But renewable energy technologies could transform the global shipping fleet again, at all levels and scales. This… [more]

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Will Demand for Oil Peak by 2035?

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 1:00 PM

Many are familiar with peak oil theory — the idea that global oil production will hit a ceiling and then decline — yet the concept of peak oil demand, where demand will plateau before supply, appears to be replacing this controversial hypothesis. Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability at UC Davis, recently wrote in the Wall Street Journal that a combination of technical, economic, environmental and demographic shifts could lead to peak global oil demand in the next two decades. By contrast, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that global oil demand will rise from 87 million barrels per… [more]

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Energy Security: Meeting the Growing Challenge of National Oil Companies

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 11:52 AM

Full Title: Energy Security: Meeting the Growing Challenge of National Oil Companies Author(s): Amy Myers Jaffe and Matthew Chen Publisher(s): The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations Publication Date: 2007 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This paper discusses the challenges posed by national oil companies (NOCs) in states such as Venezuela, Russia and China presents the United States with a number of dilemmas. The authors argue that while the rise of NOCs from consuming and producing countries does not constitute an immediate threat to US national security, the growing economic power and strategic influence of NOCs on global energy… [more]

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The Road to Paris and Beyond: Comparing Emissions Mitigation Efforts

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: June 1, 2015 at 3:12 PM

Full Title: The Road to Paris and Beyond: Comparing Emissions Mitigation Efforts Author(s): Joseph E. Aldy and William A. Pizer Publisher(s): Resources for the Future (RFF) Publication Date: 2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): T his year, countries will pledge to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as part of the negotiations leading up to the UN climate change talks in Paris in December. These pledges will take on many different forms: targets as a percentage of year 1990 or 2005 emissions, percentage improvements in the ratio of carbon dioxide emissions to GDP, percentage abatement versus a “no-policy” reference case, renewable power… [more]

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