Étiqueté : electricity

Flexibility in Europe’s power sector – an additional requirement or an automatic complement?

(…) This paper analyzes whether there is a need for additional incentive mechanisms for flexibility in electricity markets with a high share of renewables. For this purpose, we simulate the development of the European electricity markets up to the year 2050 using a linear investment and dispatch optimization model…

Energy and electricy in industrial nations : The sociology and technology of energy

In this book, Allan Mazur, an engineer and a sociologist, explains energy technologies for nontechnical readers and analyses the sociology of energy. The book gives an overview of energy policy in industrialised countries including analysis of climate change, the development of electricity, forms of renewable energy and public perception of the issues.

Designing renewable electricity policies to reduce emissions

A variety of renewable electricity policies to promote investment in wind, solar, and other types of renewable generators exist across the United States. The federal renewable energy investment tax credit, the federal renewable energy production tax credit, and state renewable portfolio standards are among the most notable. Whether the benefits of promoting new technology and reducing pollution emissions from the power sector justify these policies’ costs has been the subject of considerable debate. We argue in this paper that the debate is misguided because it does not consider two important interactions between renewable electricity generators and the rest of the power system…

World Energy Outlook 2012

The IEA report presents up to date, authoritative projections of energy trends through to 2035 and insights into what they mean for energy security, environmental sustainability and economic development. Oil, natural gas, coal, electricity from nuclear generation and all other sources, all aspects of renewables, and energy and climate change are all covered.

Policy options for low-carbon power generation in China

This paper presents the contextual elements of China’s power generation (trends, regulations and challenges); a primer on emissions trading in electricity; how a price on CO2 emissions could affect electricity in the near term, and illustrates the implications for generation cost and prices. It then identifies the key parameters of an ETS fit for implementation in China’s electricity sector, and concludes on the interplay of the ETS and electricity regulation in China.

High returns, low attention, slow implementation: the policy paradoxes of India’s clean energy development

L’Inde déclare mener une transition profonde vers une électricité faible en carbone, en doublant ses efforts  dans les domaines des énergies renouvelables et de l’efficacité énergétique. Force est de contacter, toutefois, des paradoxes dans la politique menée, aux niveaux du nombre et du rythme de mise en œuvre des mesures dans les domaines prioritaires. Cette étude de l’AFD analyse ces paradoxes, sur la base de nombreux entretiens, d’analyses documentaires et d’observations politiques.

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