This article discusses the vigorous policy action undertaken by the Japanese government after the 1973 oil price shock in an attempt to reduce Japan's energy consumption, and in particular, its dependence on imported oil.
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This report discusses the importance of developing a "portfolio approach" as a workable solution for carbon-dependent and restrained countries.
This report discusses the value of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies for developing countries and identifies financial approaches for CCS demonstration. It also addresses a major barrier of CCS development: high-capital cost and energy penalties.
This report assesses the state of smart grid technology deployment in Europe by proving snapshots on a country-by-country basis. The report discusses each country's key pilot projects and research and deployment timelines, as well as key national-level policies.
This Web-based tool allows users to identify policies that have had the most (and least) impact on improving the bottom line economics of wind turbines that provide power for on-site use in the United States.
This report aims to define the current methods of providing net metering in restructured states and to set the stage for further discussion that may later inform best practices around net metering in retail choice markets.
This website provides case studies of local governments that are powering their operations and lowering their emissions using renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal technologies and methane capture from landfills.
This Esri report provides an overview of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool to develop renewable energy projects.
This white paper assesses the current barriers in the market and policy matrix that prevent the modernization of the electrical grid in the United States. The barriers are divided into four main categories: regulatory and legislative; culture and communication; industrial; and technical.
This presentation discusses the state of demand reduction (DR) policies in Finland and shows their impact on peak loads and heating demand. It identifies problems and barriers encountered during the DR policy rollout and discusses implementation of industrial-level DR.