This 2010 presentation by the Director of the United States Federal Smart Grid Task Force examines the value of the Smart Grid from an innovation perspective.
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This website links to a collection of technical reports detailing the technologies, systems and policies that will support smart grid deployment. Though it was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, many of the resources in this on-line library generally apply to systems around the world.
This document lists financial incentives being offered by public utilities for energy-efficient equipment and appliances, home improvements, and facility upgrades in the United States.
This calculator can be adapted to apply to various utility structures, policy mechanisms, and energy growth scenarios. This tool evaluates the business case for energy efficiency universally across utility types and provides robust results encompassing consumer, utility, and societal benefits.
This report examines the total investment that would be required to maintain today’s high levels of reliable electric service across the United States through 2030, net of the investment that could be avoided through the implementation of more aggressive energy efficiency and demand response (EE
This tool is an economic cash flow model designed to help U.S. public utility commissions and the renewable energy community assess projects, design cost-based incentives and evaluate the impact of tax incentives.
Established by President Obama, the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (IATFCCS) was tasked with developing a plan that would allow widespread deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies in the United States within 10 years.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced this report by in response to a request from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
This report provides policymakers with a detailed summary of the main legal issues surrounding carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) debate. It includes up-to-date background information, case studies, and conclusions on the best legal and regulatory approaches to advance CCS technology.
The object of this report is to provide an analytic framework and tools that can be used by regulators and policymakers to assess the impacts of alternative energy efficiency incentives on utilities and consumers.