Tagged with Incentives

The Low-Carbon Economy – Moving from Stick to Carrot

EEF [UK Manufacturers’ Organization] http://bit.ly/1F8BiFb [Business Green] Carbon reduction policies are too focused on red tape that pushes up energy prices and damages Britain’s international competitiveness, according to a new report released today by manufacturers’ organisation EEF. The report is being released in response to an ongoing government review into carbon taxes and business energy … Continue reading

Tracking the Sun VIII: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory http://emp.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-188238_1.pdf [Utility Dive] The national average installed cost of residential solar fell 9% from 2013 to 2014, and 8% in the first half of 2015, a pace similar to price declines when module prices were also plummeting, according to “Tracking the Sun VIII,” the annual survey of U.S. photovoltaic solar prices from the … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Policies and Cross-border Investment Evidence from Mergers and Acquisitions in Solar and Wind Energy

OECD / by Chiara Criscuolo, et al. http://bit.ly/1qnZLtz The study assesses the role of feed-in tariffs (FITs) and renewable energy certificates (RECs) in creating incentives for cross-border investments and for investments in particular technological portfolios via M&A. The analysis explores the dataset on M&As in alternative energy sources worldwide over 2005-2011. The results suggests that … Continue reading

Deforestation in the Brazilian Beef Value Chain

Datu Research for the Environmental Defense Fund http://www.daturesearch.com/wp-content/uploads/Brazilian-Beef-Final_Optimized.pdf [EDF Talks Global Climate blog] The report, commissioned by EDF, finds that progress in decreasing deforestation rates could easily be reversed unless ranchers are offered the right incentives to switch practices on their ranches and the right policy frameworks are adopted by companies and governments. It currently … Continue reading

Net Energy Metering: Subsidy Issues and Regulatory Solutions

Institute for Electric Innovations / by Robert Borlick and Lisa Wood http://www.edisonfoundation.net/iei/documents/IEI_NEM_Subsidy_Issues_FINAL.pdf [Brookings Institution] The integration of distributed resources and renewable energy is well underway. Distributed generation (DG) resources, such as rooftop solar systems, are growing and comprise a larger share of the energy resources on the nation’s power grid. As the costs of DG … Continue reading

A Carbon Tax as a Driver of Green Technology Innovation and the Implications for International Trade

Energy Law Journal (2014, v35, n1) via SSRN / by Joshua Meltzer http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2446179 This article addresses the important role for the United States in developing new technologies that can address climate change by reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, particularly given its capacity for research and development (R&D) and innovation broadly. The article explains how U.S. climate … Continue reading