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Energy Efficiency Policy in the United States: Overview of Trends at Different Levels of Government
This report catalogs by sector--buildings, transportation, industrial, and power--energy efficiency policies at the federal, state, and local levels, and identifies some prominent policy trends. Four   Details Bookmark & Share  
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A Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient Energy
Dozens of groups have submitted energy, environmental, and economic recovery plans for consideration by the Obama administration and the 111th Congress. This report provides a comparative analysis of   Details Bookmark & Share  
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CREST Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool: A Model for Developing Cost-based Incentives in the United States. User Manual Version 1
This user manual helps model users understands how to use the CREST model to support renewable energy incentives, FITs, and other renewable energy rate-setting processes. It reviews the spreadsheet to   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Cost and Performance Assumptions for Modeling Electricity Generation Technologies
The goal of this project was to compare and contrast utility scale power plant characteristics used in data sets that support energy market models. Characteristics include both technology cost and tec   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Research, Development, and Deployment in Meeting Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Goals: The Case of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007 (S. 2191)
The U.S. federal government is considering actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so the cost of th   Details Bookmark & Share  
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Autonomous Vehicles Have a Wide Range of Possible Energy Impacts
Self-driving or “autonomous” vehicles (AVs) have leapt from science fiction into the forefront of transportation technology news. The technology is likely still years away from widespread commercial   Details Bookmark & Share
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Fundamental Drivers of the Cost and Price of Operating Reserves
Operating reserves impose a cost on the electric power system by forcing system operators to keep partially loaded spinning generators available for responding to system contingencies variable demand.   Details Bookmark & Share
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Market and Policy Barriers for Demand Response Providing Ancillary Services in U.S. Markets
This study provides an examination of various market and policy barriers to demand response providing ancillary services in both ISO/RTO and non-ISO/RTO regions, especially at the program provider lev   Details Bookmark & Share
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The Value of Energy Storage for Grid Applications
This analysis evaluates several operational benefits of electricity storage, including load-leveling, spinning contingency reserves, and regulation reserves. Storage devices were simulated in a utilit   Details Bookmark & Share
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Final Report Appendices: Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program
Appendices that support the Preliminary Process and Market Evaluation: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program report.   Details Bookmark & Share
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