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This factsheet outlines how electricity supply options (renewable vs. traditional) can be appropriately compared. It is the first in a series of three tools to help break down these analyses for greater clarity and precision in weighing the cost effectiveness of renewable energy options.

Source: World Resources Institute
Date: November 2014

This report examines cost reduction and technology improvement trends for a suite of renewable energy generation options, and it illuminates other factors that may influence their deployment through 2025.

Source: Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA)
Date: February 2015

This report describes how cities, with their urban driving patterns, high concentration of vehicles and dense infrastructure are keys to the development of robust electric vehicle markets.

Source: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
Date: July 2015

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on the world's cities, which accounting for roughly 75 per cent of global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Source: Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
Date: May 2015

This regularly published report analyses PV competitiveness with retail and wholesale energy markets for residential segment (PV systems of 3 kW), commercial (PV systems of 30 kW) and the utility-scale segment (PV systems of 50 MW).

Source: Creara
Date: February 2015

This study examines the feasibility of maintaining reliable electric service with the expected level of intermittent renewable resources associated with California's 20% renewable portfolio standard.

Source: California Independent System Operator (ISO)
Date: November 2007

This report analyses the nature of variable renewable energy and the resulting challenges associated with integrating variable renewable energy technologies into a power system. It highlights the importance of increased flexibility when integrating high levels of variable renewable energy.

Source: World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
Date: February 2015

As distributed energy resource technologies proliferate on the grid, resulting changes to the grid will make it more efficient and reliable, and will provide end users with the opportunity to more proactively use energy and reduce the cost of services.

Source: Det Norkse Veritas (DNV)
Date: January 2013

This journal article describes how urban population growth, improved living standards and dwindling water supplies in the United States are causing the demand for treated municipal water to exceed the supply.

Source: HortScience Journal
Date: December 2008

This paper describes how the substantial increased use of ethanol in gasoline in the United States, spurred by a steady rise in the price of gasoline from 2006 to 2008, led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but an increase in food prices in the country.

Source: U.S. Congressional Budget Office
Date: April 2009