White Papers

  • Jan 18, 2013 | EnergyBiz
    The future of energy is a profound question facing our country now. We are dealing with unprecedented change, including the shale gas revolution, climate concerns, and smart grid-related new technology deployment that will require investments reaching hundreds of millions of dollars per company....
  • Nov 30, 2012 | EnergyBiz
    This Energy Central Special Report covers the future of U.S. energy policy, taxation, regulation and other matters for the period immediately following the Nov. 6 election and prior to the possible implementation of the terms of the so-called fiscal cliff as early as Jan. 1, 2013.
  • Nov 15, 2012 | EnergyBiz
    Thomas Farrell is widely recognized as among the most thoughtful leaders of the utility industry. Farrell, the chairman, president and CEO of Dominion, was honored by EnergyBiz magazine with its 2012 KITE CEO of the Year Award. Recently, he sat down with Martin Rosenberg, the magazine’s editor-in-...
  • Jan 31, 2012 | Energy Exemplar Pty Ltd
    Learn how to integrate wind and solar power in your power system with the cutting-edge simulation capabilities of PLEXOS for Power Systems. Using very sophisticated “energy and ancillary-service co-optimization” capabilities and a 5-minute time step to represent the real-time market, PLEXOS...
  • Jul 29, 2011 | IHS Inc.

    The California Public Utilities Commission recently took steps toward implementing its new RPS law, requiring the state to generate 33% renewable energy by 2020. A new IHS briefing assesses the impact of this legislation and the progress California utilities are making toward reaching this...

  • Oct 26, 2010 | Halcrow
    In today’s world, biomass has become the golden word for utilities, municipalities and other industries that are examining ways to become carbon neutral or meeting Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) mandated by their state. However, converting existing boilers to biomass is not as simple as...
  • Oct 26, 2010 | Galvin Electricity Initiative
    The issue in this white paper is to determine what legal and regulatory relics of an earlier era are still present and may serve as barriers to, or enablers of, the full, economically justifiable deployment and exploitation of smart grid technology. Through an analysis of 11 states, this paper is...
  • Dec 14, 2009 | U.S. Department of the Interior
    The Charter for the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”) Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) directs the Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior (the “Secretary”) concerning wind turbine guidelines that “avoid and minimize...
  • Nov 16, 2009 | Pace Global

    The following Working Paper explores a mechanism for the design of Federal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) / Federal Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) legislation. The first in a series on federal environment al market policy, these Working Papers are intended to offer a project...

  • Oct 19, 2009 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    The U.S. wind industry experienced a banner year in 2008, once again surpassing even optimistic growth projections from years past. At the same time, the past year has been one of upheaval, with the global financial crisis impacting near-term growth prospects for the wind industry, and with...