Estimating the Value of Energy Efficiency to Reduce Wholesale Energy Price Volatility

Wholesale energy prices have historically been volatile, and this can impose significant costs on electricity buyers and sellers. This report examines these costs in electricity markets and demonstrates the value of energy efficiency as a low-risk supply option. It estimates the value at risk in the PJM service territory and finds that volatility adds as…

2017 Annual Energy Efficient, Green and High Performance Home and Building Inventory Report

NCBPA’s 2017 Inventory Report identifies 34,152 high performance homes and buildings being built or retrofitted in the state in 2016 and finds a 9.5% price premium for high performance homes sold in three of North Carolina’s metro markets between 2015 and 2016. Since 2007, the report identifies 198,525 high performance homes and buildings in the…

2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

This report analyzes plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) infrastructure needs in California from 2017 to 2025 in a scenario where the state’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) deployment goals are achieved by light-duty vehicles, primarily in residential use. The results show a need for 99,000 to 133,000 destination chargers, including at workplaces and public locations, and 9,000…

U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report

The AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report provides a snapshot view of U.S. wind industry activity and trends, including new wind capacity installed, wind projects under construction and in advanced development, wind projects partially repowered, along with new power purchase agreements signed and project acquisition activity. Click here to learn more.

2018 Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Annual Report

The Department of Finance and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have released the 2018 Annual Report to the Legislature on California Climate Investments using Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. CARB also released an updated interactive map including each implemented project in the State. Communities throughout the State are realizing a wide range of benefits, including more…

Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to Launch

A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report, Lessons in Commercial PACE Leadership: The Path from Legislation to Launch, aims to fast track the set-up of C-PACE programs for state and local governments by capturing the lessons learned from leaders. The resource examines the long list of potential program…

Report: The Role of Energy Efficiency in a Distributed Energy Future

“This report found that most utilities are not currently using energy efficiency in distribution system planning, but several states are pursuing new approaches to using efficiency to displace traditional distribution infrastructure upgrades and integrate more renewables into the grid. These states provide clear examples of how energy efficiency can be used as a resource on the…

2017 Grid Modernization Initiative Peer Review Report

“A total of 30 projects across six technology areas were reviewed by a total of sixteen (16) external experts from industry, academia, other government agencies, and the non-profit sector. Each review panel developed overall recommendations regarding the focus, management, and impact of the projects in each technology area. In addition, a team of lead reviewers…

SEE Action Guide for States: Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Frameworks – Guidance for Energy Efficiency Portfolios Funded by Utility Customers

“This State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) guide describes frameworks for evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of utility customer–funded energy efficiency programs. The authors reviewed multiple frameworks across the United States and gathered input from experts to prepare this guide. The guide provides state leaders with both the contents of an EM&V…

Electrification Futures Study: End-Use Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050

“Electrification Futures Study: End-Use Electric Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050, is the first report in a series of publications in the Electrification Futures Study (EFS), a multi-year research project to explore widespread electrification in the future energy system of the United States. EFS is designed to examine electric technology advancement and adoption for…

California ISO launches renewable energy market report

“The California Independent System Operator (ISO) today unveiled an important and groundbreaking resource for tracking renewable energy data. The new Monthly Renewables Performance Report, posted on the public ISO website, offers a broad menu of metrics related to renewable energy, including net demand, oversupply, curtailments, reliability, and negative pricing, all consolidated in one easy-to-access document.…

Draft Research Investment Plan: Climate Change Research Program

Assembly Bill 109 allocated $11 million in Cap-and-Trade funds to the Strategic Growth Council for the development of a climate change research program. The Research Investment Plan will guide the development and implementation of this program. The first sections of the document outline program goals, research priorities, and program structure. The last section of the…
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