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Review of the Role of Renewable Energy in Global Energy Scenarios
Our energy future is the result of choice, not fate. Energy scenarios are analytical tools that describe our future energy supply and help decision-makers evaluate the available options and potential implications of their choices. However, to be useful scenarios need to provide a broad range of energy options and include explicit data with regard to their assumptions. This report, commissioned by the International Energy Agency, explains why certain global energy scenarios contain larger shares of renewable energy than others, identifies key assumptions and recommends appropriate settings for assumptions critical to the role of renewable energy that might be used in future global energy scenarios.
Author: Jan Hamrin, Holmes Hummel, Rachael Canapa
Date: 2007-06-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 91, 2.15Mb
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Fostering Renewable Electricity Markets in North America
The paper, prepared for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, provides an overview of the key market demand and supply-side drivers for renewable electricity in each of the three North American countries. It identifies regulatory mandates, voluntary purchases, self-supply and financial incentives as the most important drivers of a renewable electricity market. The paper also explores the opportunities for growing the renewable electricity market and provides recommendations for the market overall and for the Parties of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) to help foster a North American renewable electricity future.
Author: Meredith Wingate, Claudio Alatorre, Jan Hamrin, Lars Kvale
Date: 2007-04-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 86, 0.73Mb
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Fostering Renewable Electricity Markets in North America Executive Summary
An Executive Summary to the full report published by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
Author: Meredith Wingate, Claudio Alatorre, Jan Hamrin, Lars Kvale
Date: 2007-04-01
Report Type: Executive Summary
Pages: 20, 1.61Mb
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International Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy: Lessons for Public Policy
Discusses a variety of tax incentives introduced as policy tools in 29 countries and 35 US states, offering lessons based on international experience with these tax incentive programs. Prepared for the Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program.
Author: David Clement, Matthew Lehman, Jan Hamrin, Ryan Wiser
Date: 2005-06-17
Report Type: Report
Pages: 27, 0.11Mb
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Renewable Energy Law The People's Republic of China
Text of a 2005 Chinese act proposing "to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy, increase energy supply, improve the energy structure, safeguard energy security, protect the environment, and realize the sustainable development of the economy and society."
Author: Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress
Date: 2005-02-28
Report Type: Other
Pages: 10, 0.13Mb
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Toward an Integrated North American Market for TRCs
The presentation focuses on renewable energy certificates (TRCs): how they are created, some of the issues and some of the strategies that are being developed to support a broad market for renewables in North America.
Author: Jan Hamrin
Date: 2004-04-01
Report Type: Presentation
Pages: 21, 0.53Mb
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International Experience with Public Benefits Funds: A Focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Summarizes international experience with Public Benefit Fund (PBF) policies that target renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) investments, and identifies lessons learned from these experiences that are applicable to the Chinese context.
Author: Ryan Wiser, Catherine Murray, Jan Hamrin, Rick Weston
Date: 2003-10-16
Report Type: Report
Pages: 100, 0.76Mb
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North American Association of Issuing Bodies Conceptual Model
Proposes the formation of an organization for the central tracking of renewables certificates in North America, and makes recommendations for the structure and responsibilities of such a body. The overarching goal of such an organization will be to facilitate the creation of the minimum standards and protocols that ensure compatibility between systems issuing and tracking renewable certificates.
Author: Center for Resource Solutions
Date: 2003-09-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 3, 0.31Mb
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The Potential for Using a Renewable Certificate System to Encourage Renewable Energy Development in Mexico
Report to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, examining the technical, legal and economic issues involved in developing a North American market for tradable renewable energy certificates (TRCs) from Mexico. Assesses both the feasibility of using TRCs to encourage the development of renewable energy in Mexico, and the challenges and opportunities associated with building a North American certificate-trading scheme.
Author: Jan Hamrin, Meredith Wingate, Laura Campbell
Date: 2003-06-15
Report Type: Report
Pages: 78, 0.59Mb
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Renewable Energy Policy Options for China: A Comparison of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Feed-in Tariffs, and Tendering Policies
Reviews US and EU experiences with feed-in policies, tendering, and renewable portfolio standards, and compares the relative merits and disadvantages of each approach both generically and for application in China.
Author: Ryan Wiser, Jan Hamrin, Meredith Wingate
Date: 2002-06-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 16, 0.16Mb
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Renewable Energy in China
This paper from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars reflects the status of Chinese renewable energy development, obstacles within China, and international support.
Author: Jan Hamrin, et. al.
Date: 2001-07-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 3, 0.13Mb
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Interaction Between RPS and SBC Policies
Discusses the linkages and relationships between Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Systems Benefit Charge (SBC) policies in place in particular US states, to explore possible combinations of these two policies in China.
Author: Center for Resource Solutions
Date: 2001-05-19
Report Type: Report
Pages: 5, 0.03Mb
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The Renewable Energy Policy Manual
This Manual identifies those issues that are the most relevant to countries that are seeking to attract private capital to their electricity sector, and in particular to the renewable energy sub-sector. In some cases, the relevance of an issue will depend upon the structure of a country's national electric system. In other cases, the issues and recommendations may have more universal application. Where the issues are specifically related to system structure, an attempt has been made to identify the structure that is being discussed and to indicate the applicability of the discussion to countries that incorporate that particular structure.
Author: Mark Lambrides, A. John Armstrong, Esq., Jan Hamrin
Date: 2000-09-13
Report Type: Report
Pages: 141, 0.66Mb
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Designing a Renewables Portfolio Standard: Principles, Design Options, and Implications for China
Details Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) design principles that ensure an effective and low-cost RPS, recounts lessons learned from specific case studies, and summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of taking certain paths, with recommendations for a proposed RPS approach in the Chinese context.
Author: Jan Hamrin, Ryan Wiser, Seth Baruch
Date: 2000-01-01
Report Type: Report
Pages: 21, 0.08Mb
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