All pages with keywords: electricity

Revenue decoupling for electric utilities: impacts on prices and welfare

Revenue decoupling for electric utilities: impacts on prices and welfare

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Nori Tarui 21 November, 2018

To provide analysis that could give guidance on the effects of revenue decoupling in the electricity sector, the authors of this paper developed a simple model that allows them to assess the welfare implications of revenue decoupling, which they investigated for each American state. read more »


The time to invest in energy access is now

Commentary 19 September, 2018

By Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All  Delays in closing the energy access … read more »


African electricity generation at risk from current and future climate

Press release 30 August, 2018

Countries in southern and eastern Africa could suffer more electricity blackouts in the future because they are planning to increase the supply from hydropower dams that are vulnerable to periods … read more »


Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

a policy publication by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran, Kate Elizabeth Gannon 30 August, 2018

With substantial new hydropower generation planned for eastern and southern Africa, how can risks from rainfall variations and climate change be overcome to ensure reliable supply and socioeconomic development? This brief analyses the challenges and provides recommendations to policymakers, the energy sector and development partners. read more »


New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

New projections confirm Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve Carbon Budgets

a commentary by Bob Ward 4 January, 2018

The UK Government has this week released new projections which confirm that its Clean Growth Strategy cannot currently achieve the Fourth and Fifth Carbon Budgets through reductions in domestic annual emissions of greenhouse gases between 2023 and 2032. read more »



The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

The credibility of the European Union’s efforts to decarbonise the power sector

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Alina Averchenkova, Maria Carvalho 5 December, 2017

This report assesses the credibility of EU member states’ efforts to decarbonise the power sector – with credibility of policy commitments defined as ‘the likelihood that policymakers will keep their promises to implement the pledges or policies they announce’. read more »


Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

Credible, effective and publicly acceptable policies to decarbonise the European Union: Final report

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Maria Carvalho, Baran Doda, Sam Fankhauser 5 December, 2017

This report investigates the extent to which current policies and institutional arrangements are fit for purpose for the new decarbonisation phase into which the EU is entering. It summarises the main findings from the Statkraft research programme. read more »


Autumn Budget should strengthen carbon pricing and maintain subsidies for renewable power

Press release 20 November, 2017

The Treasury should use the Autumn Budget on 22 November to introduce a stronger carbon price and to extend existing financial support for renewable power, according to a report published today (20 November) by the Grantham Research Institute. read more »


Renewables, allowances markets, and capacity expansion in energy-only markets

Renewables, allowances markets, and capacity expansion in energy-only markets

a working paper by Paolo Falbo, Cristian Pelizzari, Luca Taschini 13 July, 2016

We investigate the combined effect of an Emission Trading System (ETS) and renewable energy sources on electricity generation investment in energy-only markets. We propose a simple representation of the capacity … read more »