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  • Review of the Role of Renewable Energy in Global Energy Scenarios
  • Author: Jan Hamrin, Holmes Hummel, Rachael Canapa
  • Published: June 1st, 2007| Report | 91 Pages
  • 2007 report to the IEA, aiming to (1) explain why certain global energy scenarios contain larger shares of renewable energy than others; (2) identify key assumptions; and (3) recommend appropriate settings for assumptions critical to the role of renewable energy that might be used in future global energy scenarios.

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  • Renewable Energy as a Hedge Against Fuel Price Fluctuation: How to Capture the Benefits
  • Author: Dan Lieberman, Siobhan Doherty
  • Published: June 1st, 2007| Report | 47 Pages
  • This paper demonstrates the benefits of renewable energy as a hedge against electricity market fuel price fluctuation. It considers how regulators and electricity customers may address this opportunity either as a socialized cost/benefit scenario (by including renewable energy in the rate base), on an individual customer basis (through green pricing options that convey price stability …

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  • Fostering Renewable Electricity Markets in North America (Executive Summary)
  • Author: Meredith Wingate, Jan Hamrin, Lars Kvale
  • Published: April 1st, 2007| Report | 20 Pages
  • The paper provides an overview of the key market demand and supply-side drivers for renewable electricity in each of the three North American countries. It then identifies regulatory mandates, voluntary purchases, self-supply and financial incentives as the most important drivers of a renewable electricity market in North America today. The paper also explores the opportunities …

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  • The German 250-MW-Wind-Program
  • Author: Ole Langniss
  • Published: September 6th, 2006| Report | 5 Pages
  • Historical overview of the German 250 MW Wind Program, perhaps the most significant effort of any country to support the piloting and demonstration of new wind turbines and wind turbine designs. The paper also details the criteria used in the grant application process and in the quota system meant to benefit domestic manufacturers. Emphasis is …

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  • Best Practices for Transferring Certificates Across Tracking System Boundaries
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: August 24th, 2006| Document | 23 Pages
  • This document contains recommendations to enable, when and where desired, seamless certificate transfers between certificate tracking systems in North America. These recommendations were developed by the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), in consultation with North American Association of Issuing Bodies (NAAIB) Working Group.

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  • Double Counting Best Practices
  • Author: CRS and ETNNA
  • Published: May 5th, 2006| Document | 7 Pages
  • This document contains recommendations for best practices for avoiding double counting of RECs. The final consensus document was developed by the North American Association of Issuing Bodies (NAAIB) Working Group. (Note: NAAIB became ETNNA)

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  • Regulator’s Handbook on Renewable Energy Programs & Tariffs
  • Author: Jan Hamrin, Dan Lieberman, Meredith Wingate
  • Published: March 1st, 2006| Report | 76 Pages
  • The Regulator’s Handbook on Renewable Energy Programs & Tariffs is a reference guide for regulators involved in the design of renewable energy programs. Written with a specific focus on tariff setting, it suggests best practices for designing renewable energy programs and highlights success stories in a series of case studies. This Handbook is divided into …

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