Tagged with analysis

Demonstrating the variation in economic value across energy efficiency investments

Demonstrating the variation in economic value across energy efficiency investments

We are always looking for solid analysis related to energy efficiency. Judson Boomhower, Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Lucas Davis, Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley have written an important column the VoxEU.org website about their recent work. Electricity prices can vary dramatically … Continue reading

Giving investors rapid, accurate cash-flow models and financial risk analyses for renewable energy projects

Giving investors rapid, accurate cash-flow models and financial risk analyses for renewable energy projects

Risk analysis is important for all sustainable energy projects on the demand and supply side. Rob Matheson writes a good article on the MIT News website about new financial-modelling software for sustainable-infrastructure projects could boost investment in sector.   Calculating the financial risks of renewable energy For investors, deciding whether to invest money into renewable-energy … Continue reading

Finally putting a price on nature

Finally putting a price on nature

Until now, no one has developed a good way to estimate the monetary value of natural resources. Chelsea Harvey writes in the Washington Post that a group of scholars may have finally come up with a solution.   Economists keep saying we should put a price on nature. Now they’ve finally done it Putting a … Continue reading

The problems with tracking energy savings

The problems with tracking energy savings

Stephen Lacey, Senior Editor at Greentech Media writes a good article about the concerns about tracking energy savings in Massachusetts. This is a global concern. What are your views?   Lies, Damned Lies and Modeling: Energy Efficiency’s Problem With Tracking Savings The efficiency industry grapples with the lack of transparency in monitoring and verification of … Continue reading

A must read

A must read

There are few people who think so thoughtfully and clearly about energy in its fullest sense as Walt Patterson. He is trained as a nuclear physicist and has published thirteen books and hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy and electricity. Since 1991 he has … Continue reading

This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

There are some good brief items for you this week.   • New eceee report This week the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) launched an analysis paper entitled “What we will gain from more ambitious energy efficiency goals in the EU”. The analysis presents and explains the findings of the Commission’s 2030 … Continue reading

Assessing the German energy transition

Assessing the German energy transition

The Economist news magazine usually does not hesitate to express its views. This is certainly true in this article that analyses what it belives has gone wrong with Germany’s energy transition.   What has gone wrong with Germany’s energy policy On December 3rd the German government announced plans to redouble its Energiewende, or “energy transition”, … Continue reading