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.
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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.
This report presents data on biofuel production in tropical countries in an attempt to provide a preliminary discussion of the agro-environmental impact of biofuel development. Specific attention is paid to Brazil and Malaysia, as they are the major possible exporters to the European Union.
This journal article brings together 50 “new-governance” instruments to understand better new governance for low-carbon buildings and what may be expected from it. The authors find that new-governance instruments fall short in exactly the same areas as do traditional instruments.
The European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework requires the transport, building and agriculture sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent below a 2005 baseline by 2030.
This report introduces capacity mechanisms—a policy instrument for power markets—to a non-expert audience. The authors consider the implications of capacity mechanisms for meeting parallel objectives of security of supply and decarbonisation.
This “outcome report” is from the 2016 Kassel International Dialogue (KID), which offered the opportunity for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and a dialogue between local, regional, and national government representatives and legislators.
This report offers a brief refresher on how energy prices should be expected to form in a modern system, the ways in which they should be expected to shape critical investment decisions, and some of the ways energy price formation can go wrong.
This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.
Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) produces comprehensive inventories of climate change investment and is committed to improving understanding of climate finance flows at the global, national and local levels.