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Carbon in the classroom: Lessons from a simulation of California’s electricity market under a stringent cap and trade system

August 2013

This paper summarizes the lessons learned from implementing a realistic, game-based simulation of California’s electricity market with a cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and...

Wind, Coal, and the Cost of Environmental Externalities

April 2013

Abstract We compare the cost of generating electricity with coal and wind in Chile’s Central Interconnected System (SIC).

Cleaning Up Coal: From climate culprit to solution

July 2012

Rural Electrification: Strategies for Distributed Generation

December 2011

An estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. An untold number of others live with electricity that is erratic and of poor quality.

Energy for Sustainable Development

September 2010

The majority of rural residents in China are dependent on traditional fuels, but the quality and quantity of existing data on the process of fuel switching in rural China are insufficient to have a...

COALMOD-World: A Model to Assess International Coal Markets Until 2030

September 2010

This paper introduces a tool to analyze the future developments of the international steam coal market, the "COALMOD-World" model.

Regulatory Barriers to Lowering the Carbon Content of Energy Services

May 2010

A preliminary list of regulatory barriers that restrain the commercialization of technologies that would reduce the carbon content of energy services consumed in the United States.At the request of...

Upstream vs. Downstream CO2 Trading: A Comparison for the Electricity Context

March 2010

  In electricity, "downstream" CO2 regulation requires retail suppliers to buy energy from a mix of sources so that their weighted emissions satisfy a standard.

Promoting Clean Development Competing Market Mechanisms Post-2012

October 2009

(Excerpt) According to climate scientists, averting the worst consequences of climate change requires that the increase in global temperature should be limited to 2°C (or 3.6°F).

When It Comes to Demand Response, Is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission its Own Worst Enemy?

October 2009

The traditional approach to demand response of paying for a customer's electricity consumption reductions relative to an administratively set baseline is currently being advocated by the Federal...

Evolution of China's Coal Institutions, The

August 2009

Coal is the major primary energy which fuels economic growth in China.

Role of Carbon Capture Technologies in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Models: A Parametric Study for the U.S. Power Sector

June 2009

This paper analyzes the potential contribution of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the U.S.

Household Level Fuel Switching in Rural Hubei

December 2008

Based on an analysis of a rural household survey data in Hubei province in 2004, we explore patterns of residential fuel use within the conceptual framework of fuel switching using statistical...

From Acai to Access: Distributed Electrification in Rural Brazil

December 2008

Demise of the Standard Model for Power Sector Reform and the Emergence of Hybrid Power Markets

October 2008

Following earlier reforms in the power sectors of industrialized countries and emerging markets (e.g.

The Impact of Free Basic Electricity on the Energy Choices of Low Income Households: A Case Study in South Africa

August 2008

The Free Basic Electricity Subsidy in South Africa entitles all households to 50 kWh of electricity every month.

Another Look at Renewables on India's Sagar Island

July 2008

Much existing literature champions renewables implementation on India’s Sagar Island as an unqualified rural electrification success story.  Photovoltaic (PV) and wind systems put in place by the...

Energy and India's Foreign Policy

May 2008

This study was presented by PESD research fellows Jeremy Carl and Varun Rai and PESD Director David Victor at the conference “The Future of India's Foreign Policy,” hosted by the Center for the...

Reforming the Indian Electricity Supply Industry

January 2008

Regulating Competition in Wholesale Electricity Supply

November 2007

Abstract The experience of the past ten years suggests that the potential benefits from electricity industry restructuring are small relative to those that can be achieved from introducing...

Natural Gas in India: An Assessment of Demand from the Electricity Sector

October 2007

PESD has concluded a two year collaborative study on the Indian natural gas market with the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad.

The Future of Natural Gas in India: A Study of Major Consuming Sectors

October 2007

PESD has concluded a two year collaborative study on the Indian natural gas market with three India research groups- A.T.

Making Small Work: Business Models for Electrifying the World

September 2007

Despite over a century of investment in electric power systems, there are roughly 1.6 billion people who lack access to electricity service, mainly in rural areas.

Political Economy of Power Sector Reform: The Experiences of Five Major Developing Countries

March 2007

Over the last fifteen years the world's largest developing countries have initiated market reforms in their electric power sectors from generation to distribution.

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Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research
Chris Bruegge PhD Candidate
Trevor L. Davis PhD Candidate
Ivan Korolev PhD Candidate
Akshaya Jha Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
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