energy policy Articles

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050

    So much has changed in the world of energy since WEC last prepared scenarios in the 1990s. While these were updated at the turn of the century to take into account new assumptions about population, the prices of oil and gas, climate change, and technology developments, it became apparent that the real issues today are the emergence of massive new energy demand in China and India, the market power ...


    By World Energy Council

  • Emerging policies for European energy

    This paper gives an overview of the Conference on Emerging Policies for European Energy, convened by The Royal Institute of International Affairs in association with The British Institute of Energy Economy and the International Association for Energy Economics, London, 28-29 November 1994. Two opening sessions were mainly concerned with the context in which policies for European energy need to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban energy policy design

    Over 60 per cent of global energy demand is consumed in cities, where roughly half of the world's population lives. Moreover, the urban population is expected to continue increasing rapidly due to growing urbanisation in emerging economies and developing countries, putting cities at the centre of the sustainable energy challenge. Cities can play an important role in the application of sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy policy in Latvia

    The paper shows the energy policy of Latvia as a part of the national economic policy. It describes the situation in the Latvian energy sector's legislation, and discusses the measures for energy conservation policy and the tendencies of the main character parameters in the energy sector.Keywords: energy, policy, consumption emissions, overview, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Southeast energy policy briefs

    The World Resources Institute (WRI)—together with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and Southface—compiled high-level overviews of regional opportunities to enhance energy efficiency, develop renewable electric power resources, and manage water-energy ...

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Some elements of energy conservation policy under the energy policy guidelines of Poland

    This paper discusses the energy conservation policy issues in the context of an overall state energy policy, including regulations which came into force under the new Energy Law provisions. As a result of the analysis performed, it was confirmed that in the period of market transformation in Poland, a key factor of energy efficiency improvement would be an appropriate energy pricing policy. At ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy efficiency policies and measures in Hungary

    The article analyses Hungarian energy efficiency policies and measures in different sectors. The energy efficiency measures are ranked in the following sectors: energy, industry, transport, household and tertiary. The primary and final energy intensities and the energy efficiency index are examined in the frame of macroeconomic analysis. The energy consumption trends and the driving forces are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy and climate policy: colleagues or competitors?

    Forecasts and scenarios foresee increasing levels of energy consumption and CO2 emission. Even without strong interventionist policies, the CO2 growth rate may level off. The question is whether this slow-down will be in time from a climate perspective. A combination of early CO2 stabilisation in the OECD, Eastern Europe and the former USSR in combination with more expenditure on R&D might enable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrating sustainability in energy policy modelling

    As a major challenge to humanity, sustainable development calls for safe, environmentally sound, and economically viable energy pathways. This is a global challenge, not only to energy policy change and defining operational terms of sustainability, but also to improving analytical tools and modelling frameworks. To this end, fundamental requirements of sustainable development are discussed from a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ukraine: energy and economic situation, energy conservation policy distinctions of energy consumption

    In the article, the main directions of state policy in the field of energy conservation are considered. An analysis of the energy and economic situation is carried out, the condition and directions of development of a fuel and energy complex in Ukraine are shown. The subject of energy conservation policy is determined, its priority directions chosen, the evaluation of energy consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Institutional support for the energy and environment policy in Latvia

    In this paper, we describe institutional support for the energy and environmental policy in Latvia. This includes large state institutions, sector administration and main functions. The main connections between energy and environmental institutions are defined. We describe the scientific institutions providing research on energy and environmental policy and, in particular, the research carried ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transport, energy and environment in Italian research and policy-making

    This paper provides a brief description on the way environmental problems have been conceived in transport planning and transport development studies in Italy. The paper provides the intrinsic characteristics of the studies analysed (data, applied methodology, theoretical assumptions), and the metacharacteristics, in terms of scientific innovation and the contribution to real ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A GIS-based regional energy-environment policy model

    This paper describes a regional energy-environment modelling approach that explicitly takes into account the spatial distribution of production and demand activities, with their associated emissions. Indeed, some of the information used at a regional level has a spatial representation (e.g. district heating, electricity grid, natural gas network, traffic, public transport, etc.). We have defined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Visual interactive structured modelling in energy policy and management

    The modelling paradigm of structured modelling is based on a systematic identification of the elements and their relations in a system under investigation. The advent of user-friendly computation and information technologies has promoted the concept of structured modelling. Different modelling paradigms have been developed, including systems thinking, soft systems approach, and influence ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Survival of the greenest: evolutionary economics and policies for energy innovation

    This paper aims to explore the possible contribution of evolutionary economics to environmental policy-making, in particular with respect to innovations in energy technology. Evolutionary economics offers insights into the mechanisms that underlie innovations, structural changes and transitions, therefore making it of great value in framing policies aimed at stimulating environmental innovations ...


    By Taylor & Francis Group

  • Federal stimulus: Pork or real energy policy?

    Two recent gestures by President Obama indicate that he is serious about clean energy and will pursue it differently than any of his predecessors. First, he made history in using his inaugural speech to promote renewable energy – something never done before by a US President, according to Department of Energy’s EERE News Network. Second, on February 5 Obama drilled down to the nitty-gritty of ...

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