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Vehicle Investment and Operating Costs and Savings for Greenhouse Gas  

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Vehicle Investment and Operating Costs and Savings for Greenhouse Vehicle Investment and Operating Costs and Savings for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies Vehicle Investment and Operating Costs and Savings for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies October 7, 2013 - 1:17pm Addthis YOU ARE HERE: Step 4 To help estimate costs of implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies for vehicles, the table below provides the initial investment, operating costs, and operating savings for each strategy. Table 1. Types and Ranges of Initial Investment Requirements and Annual Operating Costs and Savings. Strategies Initial Investment Operating Costs Operating Savings Consolidate trips Time to research & coordinate routes None Eliminate fleet vehicle trips; reduce cost & time (fuel, maintenance, etc) associated with fleet vehicle use. Could result in decreasing inventory & need for vehicles leading to long-term savings

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Energy Department Announces New Investment to Advance Cost ...  

Energy Department Announces New Investment to Advance Cost-Competitive Hydrogen Fuel. February 14, 2013. The Energy Department today announced a $1 million investment ...

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Feature-based investment cost estimation based on modular design of a continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing system  

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Previous studies of continuous manufacturing processes have used equipment-factored cost estimation methods to predict savings in initial plant investment costs. In order to challenge and validate the existing methods of ...

Collins, Donovan (Donovan Scott)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Over 7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Energy Department Invests Over 7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel...

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Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture...  

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to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in...

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Energy Department Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs |  

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New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs Energy Department Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs August 1, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis In support of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to develop clean, domestic energy sources, the Energy Department today announced a $4.5 million investment in two projects-led by Minnesota-based 3M and the Colorado School of Mines-to lower the cost, improve the durability, and increase the efficiency of next-generation fuel cell systems. This investment is a part of the Energy Department's commitment to maintain American leadership in innovative clean energy technologies, give American businesses more options to cut energy costs, and reduce our reliance on imported oil. "Fuel cell technologies have an important role to play in diversifying

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Reports on Initial Results of Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects  

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Reports on Initial Results of Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects Reports on Initial Results of Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects (December 2012) Reports on Initial Results of Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects (December 2012) DOE is implementing the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The SGIG program involves 99 projects that are deploying smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques for electric transmission, distribution, advanced metering, and customer systems. These reports present information about the devices and systems being implemented, deployment progress, expected benefits, and initial results for projects improving electric distribution system reliability; implementing advanced metering, customer systems, and time-based rates; adding advanced voltage and volt-ampere reactive (VAR) optimization (VVO)

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COST SAVING THROUGH APPLICATION OF THE INVESTMENT CASTING PROCESS  

SciTech Connect

Bendix now makes four component parts for one precision mechanical assembly from investment castings rather than from wrought-stock machined and welded assemblies--a conversion based directly on the cost saving potential. With proper evaluation of metal components for casting suitability and usage, manufacturers may realize cost saving far beyond their expectations.

Cromwell, W. E.; Tiehen, G. L.; Paul, J. P.

1976-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE EFFECT OF INCREASING TRANSPORTATION COST ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT.  

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This study showed that certain influences in the global environment may have an impact on FDIs regional or country choice of investment. The following research questions were explored. Are changes in FDI location choices due to elevated transportation costs? Has the emphasis on market changed to a stauncher stance toward efficiency factors due to current oil pricing? The data was tested by applying multiple linear regressions using archival data from Dun and Bradstreet, the World Bank, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). This study looked at data in snapshots of two years of a decade beginning with 1997 and ending with 2007. A broader dataset which has already been developed will be expanded to include the dramatic changes in oil prices pre Y2K and post Y2K. It was hypothesized that results will reflect that the cost of transportation will drive investment closer, rather than further, from the origin of investment. Due to the nature of FDI immobility, it is further hypothesized that emphasis will be placed on efficiency factors rather than market because of concern about transportation costs. The purpose will be to explore the features that affect the location of the foreign direct investment, and to address the differences in emphasis, if any, by decision-makers upon locations chosen because of the present transport costs. The findings of the tests were theoretically along the same lines as the hypothesis predicted. In 1997 market factors were dominant instead of efficiency factors. This was seen through the significance of GDP growth and the amount of roads paved. In 2007 exchange rates and distance showed significance, moving factors to a stauncher stance toward efficiency. A pooled regression showed the results of the effect of transportation cost over all. When looking at the variances at the 0.1 p level a rise in the level of FDI investment was found, concluding that the hypothesis and transportation cost results were counter intuitive.

Gressler, Kimberly

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs  

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Reducing Photovoltaic Costs to Reducing Photovoltaic Costs to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Reducing Photovoltaic Costs on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Research & Development Competitive Awards Systems Integration Balance of Systems Reducing Photovoltaic Costs Photo of gloved hands pouring liquid from a glass bottle to glass beaker. Past Incubator awardee, Innovalight, is creating high-efficiency, low-cost

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Modeling Resource, Infrastructure, and Policy Cost Layers for Optimizing Renewable Energy Investment and Deployment  

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This paper presents a framework for creating a common spatial canvass that can bring together considerations of resource availability, infrastructure reliability, and development costs while strategizing renewable energy investment. We describe the underlying models and methodologies that annotate an investment plan for potential sites over a time-period with costs and constraints which may be imposed on distance from infrastructure, system impact on infrastructure, and policy incentives. The framework is intended as an enabler for visualization, optimization and decision making across diverse dimensions while searching for lucrative investment-plans.

Sukumar, Sreenivas R [ORNL; Olama, Mohammed M [ORNL; Shankar, Mallikarjun [ORNL; Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Nutaro, James J [ORNL; Protopopescu, Vladimir A [ORNL; Malinchik, Sergey [Lockheed Martin Corporation; Ives, Barry [Lockheed Martin Corporation

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies December 17, 2013 - 12:12pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced more than $7 million for projects that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster. This investment - across four projects in Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Tennessee - will increase U.S. leadership in fuel cell-powered vehicles and backup power systems, and give businesses more affordable, cleaner transportation and power options.

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Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective  

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Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies December 17, 2013 - 12:12pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced more than $7 million for projects that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster. This investment - across four projects in Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Tennessee - will increase U.S. leadership in fuel cell-powered vehicles and backup power systems, and give businesses more affordable, cleaner transportation and power options.

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SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs  

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Reducing Non-Hardware Costs to Reducing Non-Hardware Costs to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Reducing Non-Hardware Costs Lowering Barriers Fostering Growth Reducing Non-Hardware Costs DOE supports efforts to dramatically reduce the non-hardware, balance of systems costs associated with solar energy systems. Representing as much as

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Financial Investment The cost of completing a certificate program is a  

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work site through our corporate training program. Practical Training Our curriculum specificallyFinancial Investment The cost of completing a certificate program is a mere fraction of the cost's easy to see why so many students choose a certificate program. Time Commitment Certificate programs

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

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Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution November 7, 2013 - 10:30am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan, today the Energy Department announced the selection of 18 projects across the country to research innovative, second-generation technologies that will help improve the efficiency and drive down costs of carbon capture processes for new and existing coal-fired power plants. "In the past four years we've more than doubled renewable energy generation from wind and solar power. However, coal and other fossil fuels

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Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution November 7, 2013 - 10:30am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan, today the Energy Department announced the selection of 18 projects across the country to research innovative, second-generation technologies that will help improve the efficiency and drive down costs of carbon capture processes for new and existing coal-fired power plants. "In the past four years we've more than doubled renewable energy generation from wind and solar power. However, coal and other fossil fuels

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Find cost-effective investments | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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lamps and can save 10 per sign annually in electricity costs. Swap out incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified CFLs or LEDs in your desk, task, and floor lamps....

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Reducing 'Search Cost' and Risk in Energy-efficiency Investments...  

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This paper asserts that these programs have been successful because they reduce the two market barriers of high "search cost" and high perceived risks. Attachment Size PDF 770.7...

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative:...

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Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting June 4, 2013 - 9:30am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - Building on his strong focus on energy efficiency in his first few days in office, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today five manufacturing research and development projects to support energy efficient lighting products. The projects will focus on reducing manufacturing costs, while continuing to improve the quality and performance of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Today's LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development  

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Low-Cost Heliostat Development to Low-Cost Heliostat Development to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment National Laboratory Research & Development

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector  

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Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Solar Thermal Collector on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment National Laboratory Research & Development

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SunShot Initiative: Evaluating the Causes of Photovoltaics Cost...  

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Causes of Photovoltaics Cost Reduction: Why is PV different? to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Evaluating the Causes of Photovoltaics Cost Reduction: Why is PV...

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The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited...  

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The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV Installations and the Impact of Retail Rate Design on the Economics of PV Systems Speaker(s): Ryan Wiser Date:...

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Reducing "Search Cost" and Risk in Energy-efficiency Investments: Two Success Stories  

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"Search Cost" and Risk "Search Cost" and Risk in Energy-efficiency Investments: Two Success Stories Philip E. Coleman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Washington, D.C. ABSTRACT This paper focuses on two compelling arguments made in the literature regarding the efficiency gap: first, that consumers face significant transaction costs related to searching for and analyzing information on prospective energy-saving investments; and second, that even well-informed consumers still rationally perceive substantial risks -higher risks than with most financial investments - in making these purchases. Two case studies of efforts to promote governmental energy-efficiency investment are presented. One is a volume-purchase of LED traffic lights by the city of Philadelphia, and the other an information

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Effects of a shortened depreciation schedule on the investment costs for combined heat and power  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate and compare several generic depreciation methods to assess the effectiveness of possible policy measures with respect to the depreciation schedules for investments in combined heat and power plants in the United States. We assess the different depreciation methods for CHP projects of various sizes (ranging from 1 MW to 100 MW). We evaluate the impact of different depreciation schedules on the tax shield, and the resulting tax savings to potential investors. We show that a shorter depreciation cycle could have a substantial impact on the cost of producing power, making cogeneration more attractive. The savings amount to approximately 6-7 percent of capital and fixed operation and maintenance costs, when changing from the current system to a 7 year depreciation scheme with switchover from declining balance to straight line depreciation. Suggestions for further research to improve the analysis are given.

Kranz, Nicole; Worrell, Ernst

2001-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators  

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Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators JPL logo Graphic of two dishes, mounted to the ground, that are side-by-side. This graphic shows the JPL/L'Garde lightweight concentrator facets, which are deployed for different configurations. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), with funding from the 2012 SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) R&D FOA, is designing an optimized solar thermal collector structure using a lightweight collector structure capable of lowering structural costs, simplifying installation, and leading to mass-manufacturability. Approach The JPL project seeks to achieve the SunShot Initiative installed cost target of $75/m2 for a solar thermal collector system, as well as SunShot performance targets for optical errors, operations during windy conditions, and lifetime.

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Study of Possible Applications of Currently Available Building Information Modeling Tools for the Analysis of Initial Costs and Energy Costs for Performing Life Cycle Cost Analysis  

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The cost of design, construction and maintenance of facilities is on continual rise. The demand is to construct facilities which have been designed by apply life cycle costing principles. These principles have already given strong decision making power to the manufacturing industry. The need to satisfy the environmental sustainability requirements, improve operational effectiveness of buildings and apply value engineering principles has increased the dependency on life cycle costing analysis. The objective is to obtain economically viable solutions by analyzing the alternatives during the design of a building. Though the LCCA process is able to give the desired results, it does have some problems which have stood as hindrances to the more widespread use of the LCCA concept and method. The literature study has highlighted that the problem areas are the lack of frameworks or mechanisms for collecting and storing data and the complexity of LCCA exercise, which involves the analysis of a thousand of building elements and a number of construction-type options and maintenance activities for each building element at detailed design stages. Building Information Modeling has been able to repeatedly answer the questions raised by the AEC industry. The aim of this study is to identify the areas where BIM can be effectively applied to the LCCA process and become a part of the workflow. In this study, initially four LCCA case studies are read and evaluated from the point of view of understanding the method in which the life cycle costing principles have been applied. The purpose, the type alternatives examined, the process of analysis, the type of software used and the results are understood. An attempt has been carried out to understand the workflow of the LCCA process. There is a confidence that Building Information Modeling is capable of handling changes during the design, construction and maintenance phases of the project. Since applying changes to any kind of information of the building during LCC analysis forms the core, it has become necessary to use computer building models for examining these changes. The building modeling softwares are enumerated. The case studies have highlighted that the evaluation of the alternatives are primarily to achieve energy efficient solutions for the buildings. Applying these solutions involves high initial costs. The return on investment is the means by which these solutions become viable to the owners of the facilities. This is where the LCCA has been applied. Two of the important cost elements of the LCC analysis are initial costs and the operating costs of the building. The collaboration of these modeling tools with other estimating software where the initial costs of the building can be generated is studied. The functions of the quantity take-off tools and estimating tools along with the interoperability between these tools are analyzed. The operating costs are generated from the software that focuses on sustainability. And the currently used tools for performing the calculations of the life cycle costing analysis are also observed. The objective is to identify if the currently available BIM tools and software can help in obtaining LCCA results and are able to offset the hindrances of the process. Therefore, the software are studied from the point of view of ease of handling data and the type of data that can be generated. Possible BIM workflows are suggested depending on the functions of the software and the relationship between them. The study has aimed at taking a snapshot the current tools available which can aid the LCCA process. The research is of significance to the construction industry as it forms a precursor to the application of Building Information Modeling to the LCCA process as it shows that it has the capacity of overcoming the obstacles for life cycle costing. This opens a window to the possibility of applying BIM to LCCA and furthering this study.

Mukherji, Payal Tapandev

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of a shortened depreciation schedule on the investment costs for combined heat and power  

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included. Therefore, the cost per kWh should not necessarilyproduction, i.e. the cost per kWh only relates to theof the tax shield and cost per kWh of power produced for

Kranz, Nicole; Worrell, Ernst

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector  

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Next-Generation Low-Cost Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Next-Generation Low-Cost Reflector on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative CSP Heat Integration for Baseload Renewable Energy Deployment

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COST COMPARISONS OF CAPITOL INVESTMENT IN VARIOUS NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS FOR CENTRAL STATION APPLICATION  

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The capital costs for a number of power reactors are compared after escalation to equivalent construction dates. It is shown that the most important factor affecting nuclear power plant capital costs is the net capacity of the plant. Steam conditions are shown to have a relatively minor effect on capital costs. (auth)

Bender, M.; Stulting, R.D.

1958-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Beyond Energy Savings: Case Studies on Enhancing Productivity and Reducing Costs Through Energy Efficiency Investments  

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Promoting energy efficiency to corporate CEOs and CFOs based on energy savings alone has had limited success. Experience shows that energy efficiency projects' non-energy benefits often exceed the value of energy savings, so energy savings should be viewed more correctly as part of the total benefits, rather than the focus of the results. Quantifying the total benefits of energy efficiency projects helps companies understand the financial opportunities of investments in energy efficiency. Quantifying total benefits also helps get financing for energy efficiency investments because it lessens the risk to lending institutions. This paper discusses recent case studies of projects and companies that support the hypothesis that total benefits from energy efficiency and pollution prevention enhance shareholder value. As corporate CEOs and CFOs see total benefits rise, they should recognize the parallel between environmental and financial performance.

Pye, M.

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth-optimal investments and numeraire portfolios under transaction costs: An analysis based on the von Neumann-Gale model  

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The aim of this work is to extend the capital growth theory developed by Kelly, Breiman, Cover and others to asset market models with transaction costs. We define a natural generalization of the notion of a numeraire portfolio proposed by Long and show how such portfolios can be used for constructing growth-optimal investment strategies. The analysis is based on the classical von Neumann-Gale model of economic dynamics, a stochastic version of which we use as a framework for the modelling of financial markets with frictions.

Bahsoun, Wael; Taksar, Michael I

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential cost savings from investments in energy-conserving irrigation systems  

SciTech Connect

A comparative analysis is presented of the levelized costs of selected irrigation systems, with an emphasis on the costs and benefits of energy savings. The net economic benefits are evaluated, measured as energy cost savings minus additional capital and operating costs, of some energy-conserving systems. Energy use in irrigation and descriptions of both the conventional and the energy-saving technologies involved in the analysis are discussed. The approach used in the analysis is outlined, and comparative analysis results are discussed. Detailed cost information is presented by state. (LEW)

Patton, W.P.; Wilfert, G.L.; Harrer, B.J.; Clark, M.A.; Sherman, K.L.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Reducing System Design and Engineering Costs...  

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Skip to Content U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Search Search Help SunShot Initiative HOME ABOUT KEY ACTIVITIES PROJECTS FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION RESOURCES...

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SunShot Initiative: Reducing Non-Hardware Costs  

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Reducing Non-Hardware Costs Reducing Non-Hardware Costs DOE supports efforts to dramatically reduce the non-hardware, balance of systems costs associated with solar energy systems. Representing as much as 64% of the total installed system price, these "soft costs" include: Customer Acquisition Financing and Contracting Permitting, Interconnection, and Inspection Installation and Performance Operations and Maintenance. To meet SunShot goals, the industry must innovate new ways to automate and speed processes that make it easier for consumers, businesses, utilities, solar companies, and others to install solar projects. For example, novel software solutions now allow solar companies to design systems and provide accurate quotes using satellite images rather than conducting full site visits.

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SunShot Initiative: Low-Cost Heliostat Development  

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Cost Heliostat Development Cost Heliostat Development HiTek logo Photo of a machine with two round discs connected by intertwined chains. A staged-chain drive unit eliminates destructive coupling loads from severe wind conditions and greatly reduces cumulative fatigue damage. HiTek Services, under the Baseload CSP FOA, is conducting fundamental parametric analyses of the optimum heliostat size and developing a novel low-cost heliostat design. Approach There are four tasks under this award: Develop a means to determine the optimum size range of the heliostat, in terms of the applied forces and moments, manufacturing learning curve effects, O&M, and optical efficiency. The outcome of this task will be a spreadsheet analysis tool for parametrically determining heliostat costs that are appropriately allocated into categories with inputs for a specific design.

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SunShot Initiative: High-Concentration, Low-Cost Parabolic Trough...  

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High-Concentration, Low-Cost Parabolic Trough System for Baseload CSP to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: High-Concentration, Low-Cost Parabolic Trough System for...

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SunShot Initiative: Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic...  

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Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Advanced Low-Cost Receivers for Parabolic Troughs on Facebook Tweet about SunShot...

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Costing commonality : evaluating the impact of platform divergence on internal investment returns  

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Platforming has become an important means of cost-sharing among industrial products. However, recent research has shown that many firms face systemic downward pressure on commonality, with the result that many platforms ...

Cameron, Bruce G. (Bruce Gregory)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and Targeting (M&T): A Low Investment, Low Risk Approach to Energy Cost Savings  

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Monitoring and Targeting (M&T) is a disciplined approach to energy management that ensures that energy resources are used to their maximum economic advantage. M&T serves two principal functions: Ongoing, day-to-day control of energy use Planned improvements in energy efficiency Key elements of an M&T program include: Measurement of utility (steam, fuel, power) consumption levels The establishment of consumption targets that take variations in key variables (e.g., throughput, conversion, product quality...etc.) into account Comparison of actual vs. target energy usage "Exception reports" to highlight areas experiencing unusually good or unusually poor performance An established protocol, involving both management and operating personnel, for reviewing and acting upon the energy information available. Tracking and reporting of the savings achieved Periodic review and reassessment of the energy targets. This paper briefly reviews key M&T concepts and their application in industrial settings. Practical aspects of program implementation -such as data entry, target setting, report generation, software requirements, and personnel orientation and training -are discussed. Representative savings produced by M&T in a variety of plant types also are presented. These savings typically are achieved with little or no capital investment.

McMullan, A.; Rutkowski, M.; Karp, A.

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Justifying Training & Learning Costs Return on Investment vs. Impact on Business  

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A recent survey of CEOs found that 96 percent of CEOs wanted to see learning and development connected to business impact data, but only 8 percent receive this information. Most organizations spend one percent or less of the learning development budget on measurement. Best practice organizations typically spend between three and five percent of the training budget on measurement and evaluation. According to the 2006 Blanchard Survey, 58 percent of training and development professionals say their biggest training implementation challenge is proving the impact and ROI of training. The return on investment (ROI) of every training event does not need to be analyzed. Events like new employee training or retirement planning do not need to be measured. While ROI is a useful tool, it has shortcomings. For example, it does not do a good job at identifying how engaged learners were during a training course, nor is it effective at measuring how much information employees retain after training. In addition to ROI, there are alternative measures that can be used to quantify training benefits. These include impact on business (IOB) and return on expectations (ROE).

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DOE Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Energy by  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Energy by 2020 DOE Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Energy by 2020 February 4, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced additional details of the Department of Energy's "SunShot" initiative to reduce the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75 percent so that they are cost competitive at large scale with other forms of energy without subsidies before the end of the decade. By reducing the cost for utility scale installations by about 75 percent to roughly $1 a watt - which would correspond to roughly 6 cents per kilowatt-hour - solar energy systems could be broadly deployed across the country.

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT CRITERIA  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT CRITERIA The goal of the Research and Development Investment Criteria initiative is to measurably improve the performance of the government's...

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines a California-based microgrid?s decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit fuelled by natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find a natural gas generation cost threshold that triggers DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid increases DG investment, while the option to disconnect from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold boundary and find that high electricity price volatility relative to that of natural gas generation cost delays investment while simultaneously increasing the value of the investment. We conclude by using this result to find the implicit option value of the DG unit when two sources of uncertainty exist.

Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid UnderUncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines a California-based microgrid s decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates on natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find natural gas generating cost thresholds that trigger DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid accelerates DG investment, while the option to disconnect entirely from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold boundary and find that high electricity price volatility relative to that of natural gas generating cost delays investment while simultaneously increasing the value of the investment. We conclude by using this result to find the implicit option value of the DG unit.

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessing initial-cost growth and subsequent long-term cost improvement in coal-to-SNG processes. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The overall objective of the study was the development of guidance that would enable gas-industry R and D managers to make more-reliable assessments of the potential for both initial-cost growth and subsequent long-run cost improvement in alternative coal-gasification technologies. The first phase of the research assessed the reasonableness of the GRI contingency methodology by comparing the results obtained from applying the GRI method and the RAND Pioneer Plant Study (PPS) method to an identical set of eight coal-to-SNG processes. The second phase of the research, which addressed the issue of cost improvement, found that between process introduction and process maturity, overall cost reductions of between 30% (for moderately innovative technologies) and 60% (for highly innovative technologies) are possible. However, these results were highly dependent on a number of key assumptions including: similarity of site characteristics for successive plants; access to prior plant's experience base; and appropriate management attitudes.

Hess, R.W.; Myers, C.W.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Investments to Accelerate New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy August 29, 2012 - 1:57pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- Building off SunShot Initiative investments in concentrating solar power announced earlier this week, the Energy Department today announced five new research projects to accelerate innovations that could lower the cost of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. These investments will enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together at the Department's Scientific User Facilities, a national network of unique facilities that provide over 10,000 scientists and engineers each year with

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Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy August 29, 2012 - 1:57pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- Building off SunShot Initiative investments in concentrating solar power announced earlier this week, the Energy Department today announced five new research projects to accelerate innovations that could lower the cost of photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. These investments will enable collaborative research teams from industry, universities, and national laboratories to work together at the Department's Scientific User Facilities, a national network of unique

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The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV  

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The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV The California Solar Initiative: Cost Trends in Customer-Sited PV Installations and the Impact of Retail Rate Design on the Economics of PV Systems Speaker(s): Ryan Wiser Date: January 9, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Anita Estner California's new solar initiative will dedicate over $3 billion of public funds to support the installation of customer-sited solar installations in the state over the next 10 years, principally in the form of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. These efforts build from historical programs that have made California the third largest PV market in the world, behind Germany and Japan. This talk will summarize recent efforts at Berkeley Lab to advise the state's energy agencies in the design

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Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthrough...  

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Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy...

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Speaker(s): Afzal Siddiqui Date: July 24, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 This study examines a California-based microgrid's decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates on natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastc, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find natural gas generation cost thresholds that trigger DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid accelerates DG investment, while the option to disconnect entirely from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an

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Minimization of investment costs and the effect on economy and availability of coal-fired power plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Low manufacturing costs and short construction periods are two factors with a major influence on the economy of power plants. This paper identifies, on the basis of a power plant design concept actually developed, potential plant cost savings at the concept design and component design levels and the sometimes contradictory implications to be considered and attempts to assess the impact of these savings on plant economy and availability. By comparison with a conventionally constructed plant, the cost savings that can be achieved over the entire plant, including erection costs, total just on 15 percent. The construction period can be reduced by about 20%. The simplifications implemented in this design concept with a view to minimizing plant costs are expected to entail only a negligible reduction in plant availability, so that this type of power plant retains its overall economic lead.

Hebel, G.; Hauenschild, R. (ABB Kraftwerke AG, Mannheim (DE))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial cost analysis of a desalination process utilizing hydrotalcite and permutite for ion sequestration.  

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An initial cost analysis of a proposed desalination process was performed. The proposed process utilizes tailored inorganic ion exchangers, hydrotalcite and permutite, to sequester anions and cations from a brackish water solution. Three different process scenarios were considered: (1) disposal of the spent exchangers as dry waste (2) conventional chemical regeneration, and (3) acid regeneration of permutite coupled with thermal (550 C) regeneration of hydrotalcite. Disposal of the resin and conventional regeneration are not viable options from an economic standpoint. Applying limited data and optimistic assumptions to the third scenario yielded an estimate of $2.34/kgal of product water. Published values for applying conventional reverse osmosis to similar water streams range from $0.70 to $2.65/kgal. Consistent with these baseline values, the Water Treatment Estimation Routine, WaTER, developed by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation produced a cost estimate of $1.16/kgal for brackish water reverse osmosis.

Miller, James Edward; Evans, Lindsey R.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty and Energy Saving Investments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy costs are notoriously uncertain but what is the effect of this on energysaving investments? We find that real-option frictions imply a novel equilibrium response to increasing but uncertain energy costs: early ...

Murto, Pauli

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui  

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1 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui University, CA 94720-8163, USA, c_marnay@lbl.gov ABSTRACT. This paper examines a California-based microgrid-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity

Guillas, Serge

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

amortised investment cost per kWh e of the DG unit is lessis equal to the fixed cost per kWh e of switching states.reflects the investment cost per kWh e . As indicated in

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the amortised investment cost per kWh of the DG unit is lessis equal to the fixed cost per kWh of switching states. Forcurves reflects the investment cost per kWh. As indicated in

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Exploratory Initiative for Improving Low-Cost Housing in Texas  

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In 1996 the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University released a report indicating that the population of Texas would double in the next 30 years and that a majority of the 18 million new Texans would be have low to very-low incomes. In order to house that many low income persons, it is apparent that a significant number of affordable housing units must be built in a relatively short time frame. Based on these predictions, our interdisciplinary team made a proposal in the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Strategic Initiatives Program to explore technologies related to the production of affordable housing. The purpose of the work is to identify opportunities for research into systems, materials, and processes that might contribute to the development of a low-cost housing industry in Texas that could meet state housing needs and might create export possibilities. The proposal was funded by the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, the Center for Housing and Urban Development, and the College of Architecture Research Fund. This report summarizes the results of the effort.

McKittrick, T. L.; Haberl, J. S.; Graham, C. W.; Claridge, D. E.; Swain, W. B.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to  

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SunShot Startup Investments and SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy June 13, 2012 - 11:00am Addthis WASHINGTON -- As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive solar to cost-competition with other energy sources by 2020, Secretary Steven Chu today announced a new competition and investments to make it easier and cheaper for utilities, businesses and consumers to deploy clean, renewable solar energy. While speaking at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Secretary Chu announced the "America's Most Affordable Rooftop Solar" competition to aggressively drive down the cost of rooftop solar energy systems as well as nearly $8 million

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Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in Developing Countries...  

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Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in Developing Countries: A Means to Attract Private Capital and Reduce CO 2 Abatement Costs Tobias S. Schmidt ETH Zurich 1 Group for...

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Export and Direct Investment as a Signal in Global Markets  

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This paper examines the production strategies of an international firm. We show that foreign direct investment acts as a signal to overcome an asymmetric information problem in the host-country. We find that a host-country will prefer a situation where a technologically superior (inferior) firm does direct investment (export) compared to the situations where all or neither types of foreign firms are investing abroad. Since, the technologically superior (inferior) firm does direct investment (export) for moderate cost of direct investment, this finding suggests higher host-country welfare for moderate cost of direct investment compared to very small or very large costs of direct investment.

Arijit Mukherjee; Udo Broll

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foreign investment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report focuses on the effects of foreign direct investment in the United States. GAO examines foreign investment in four industries: baking, where possible control over bank lending is of concern; petroleum, where questions about increased dependence on foreign oil have arisen; chemicals, where the foreign-owned share of U.S. assets is among the highest of all industry sectors; and biotechnology, an emerging sector of potentially strategic commercial importance. In this report, GAO spells out the policy concerns in each sector, identifies the data available to analyze these concerns, and evaluates the concerns.

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1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investment Casting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...In investment casting, also called the "lost wax" process, a ceramic slurry is applied around a pattern, usually made of wax, and hardened to make a mold. The pattern is removed, usually by heat, and molten alloy is poured into the space formerly

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Investment Returns from Responsible Property Investments: Energy...  

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Investment Returns from Responsible Property Investments: Energy Efficient, Transit-oriented and Urban Regeneration Office Properties in the US from 1998-2008 Secondary menu About...

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Microsoft PowerPoint - Gilbertson.EnergyParksInitiative.042909  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Parks Energy Parks Initiative Initiative " " Leveraging Assets to Increase the Taxpayer Leveraging Assets to Increase the Taxpayer ' ' s Return on Investment s Return on Investment " " April 29, 2009 2 Office of Environmental Management (EM) Economic Stimulus EM footprint reduction, small site completions, and additional investment opportunities Jobs created Lifecycle cost reduced Environment protected Footprint reduced Large tracts of land and infrastructure available Energy Parks * Clean, Diverse Energy Sources *Energy security *Establish long- term site mission *Sustainable jobs Footprint Reduction & Energy Parks Footprint Reduction & Energy Parks 3 * Focusing on "shovel ready, boots on the ground" projects contributing to footprint reduction and small site completions

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Investing in an Energy Efficient Future | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investing in an Energy Efficient Future Investing in an Energy Efficient Future Investing in an Energy Efficient Future The Building Technologies Office (BTO) budget advances the development and adoption of cost-effective, real-world technologies and strategies to improve the energy efficiency, quality, and comfort of residential and commercial buildings. The chart below highlights the budget allocated to each major BTO initiative by fiscal year. Bar graph depicting the annual budget allocated to BTP from FY 2009 to FY 2012. Budget is approximately $140 million in FY 2009, $219 million in FY2010, $207 million in FY 2011, and $219 million in FY 2012. Program Budget Requests FY13 Building Technologies Office Congressional Budget Request FY12 EERE Congressional Budget Request FY11 EERE Congressional Budget Request

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Foreign Direct Investment  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Investment Investment Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy in U.S. Energy in U.S. Energy in U.S. Energy in 1999 in 1999 in 1999 in 1999 June 2001 ii iii Contents Foreign Affiliates' Role in U.S. Energy Industry Operations ..............................................................................1 Foreign Direct Investment: The International Transactions Accounts ..............................................................8 U.S. Companies' Direct Investment Abroad in Energy ......................................................................................14 Conclusion...............................................................................................................................................................19

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Analysis of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios for Eritrea, East Africa  

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benefits and costs of energy efficiency and renewableand Costs Fundamentally, investments in energy efficiency and renewableand cost estimates and forecasts assumed for energy efficiency and renewable

Van Buskirk, Robert D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy to Invest $60 Million to Develop Innovative  

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60 Million to Develop Innovative 60 Million to Develop Innovative Concentrating Solar Power Technologies Department of Energy to Invest $60 Million to Develop Innovative Concentrating Solar Power Technologies October 25, 2011 - 2:27pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $60 million investment over 3 years for applied scientific research to advance cutting-edge Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies. CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight to produce heat, which can then be used to produce electricity. Funded through DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, this research supports DOE's SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort to reduce the cost of

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Cost-effectiveness of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery capacity and charging infrastructure investment for reducing US gasoline consumption  

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Cost-effectiveness of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery capacity and charging infrastructure online 22 October 2012 Keywords: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle Charging infrastructure Battery size a b for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as alternate methods to reduce gasoline consumption for cars, trucks

McGaughey, Alan

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Energy Department Announces New SunShot Investment in Solar Energy Grid  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SunShot Investment in Solar Energy SunShot Investment in Solar Energy Grid Solutions Energy Department Announces New SunShot Investment in Solar Energy Grid Solutions December 7, 2012 - 9:58am Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, which is working to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade, the Energy Department today announced a $29 million investment in four projects that will help advance affordable, reliable clean energy for U.S. families and businesses. These projects are aimed at improving grid connection and reducing installation costs through innovative plug-and-play technologies and reliable solar power forecasts. "The price of solar panels has fallen dramatically in recent years, but we

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Department of Energy to Invest More than $21 Million for Next Generation  

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Department of Energy to Invest More than $21 Million for Next Department of Energy to Invest More than $21 Million for Next Generation Solar Energy Projects Department of Energy to Invest More than $21 Million for Next Generation Solar Energy Projects November 8, 2007 - 4:31pm Addthis 25 Cutting Edge Projects Target Enhanced Solar Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Department will invest $21.7 million in next generation photovoltaic (PV) technology to help accelerate the widespread use of advanced solar power. The 25 projects that DOE selected as part of this Funding Opportunity Announcement, Next Generation Photovoltaic Devices & Processes, are an integral part of the President's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with

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U.S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $13.7 Million for Breakthrough  

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to Invest up to $13.7 Million for to Invest up to $13.7 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Projects U.S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $13.7 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Projects March 12, 2008 - 10:52am Addthis 11 Projects selected from universities across the country WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that DOE will invest up to $13.7 million, over three years (Fiscal Years 2008 - 2010), for 11 university-led projects that will focus on developing advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technology manufacturing processes and products. These projects are integral to President Bush's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015. Increasing the use of solar energy is also critical to diversifying our nation's energy sources in an

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Merchant transmission investment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We examine the performance attributes of a merchant transmission investment framework that relies on "market driven" transmission investment to provide the infrastructure to support competitive wholesale markets for ...

Joskow, Paul L.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Management and the Conservation Investment Decision  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper will describe briefly the model and method used to determine the value of the differential cash flow from an Energy Conservation Investment (E.C.I.). The key ingredients are the net effect on cash flow over the useful life of the investment. It presents a sound scientific method to predict the value of this type investment. The value of the E.C.I. can be calculated and then compared to other traditional investments on equal terms, (net effect on cash flow). Then it can be shown that E.C.I.'s have high value and low implementation cost, and that E.C.I.'s compete favorably with more conventional investments because they pay high dividends in the form of cost avoidance.

DeLozier, T. C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize ...  

Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies. December 18, 2013. Yesterday the Energy ...

79

An Equilibrium Model of Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

construction of a large baseload plant (say 1000 MW) in asubstantial capacity of baseload, mid-merit, and peakingbe able to lower their baseload costs with new investment.

Bushnell, Jim B; Ishii, Jun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell ...  

Energy Department Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs. August 1, 2013. In support of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to develop ...

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NETL: News Release -Secretary Chu Announces $3 Billion Investment for  

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December 4, 2009 December 4, 2009 Secretary Chu Announces $3 Billion Investment for Carbon Capture and Sequestration $979 Million to Support New Commercial-scale CCS Technologies Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of three new projects with a value of $3.18 billion to accelerate the development of advanced coal technologies with carbon capture and storage at commercial-scale. Secretary Chu made today's announcement on a conference call with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, Senator Jay Rockefeller, and President of American Electric Power Company, Inc., Mike Morris. These projects will help to enable commercial deployment to ensure the United States has clean, reliable, and affordable electricity and power. An investment of up to $979 million, including funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be leveraged by more than $2.2 billion in private capital cost share as part of the third round of the Department's Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI).

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Biofuels Investment Biofuels Investment Tax Credit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Investment Tax Credit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Biofuels Investment Tax Credit An income tax credit is available for 75% of all capital operation, maintenance, and research and development costs incurred in connection with

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

f p I f 1 Ratio of Electricity Price to Marginal Cost off p f 1 I Ratio of Electricity Price to Marginal Cost of7. Wait Invest Electricity Price (US$/kWh ), P e Marginal

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural health and prognostics management for offshore wind turbines : case studies of rotor fault and blade damage with initial O&M cost modeling.  

SciTech Connect

Operations and maintenance costs for offshore wind plants are significantly higher than the current costs for land-based (onshore) wind plants. One way to reduce these costs would be to implement a structural health and prognostic management (SHPM) system as part of a condition based maintenance paradigm with smart load management and utilize a state-based cost model to assess the economics associated with use of the SHPM system. To facilitate the development of such a system a multi-scale modeling approach developed in prior work is used to identify how the underlying physics of the system are affected by the presence of damage and faults, and how these changes manifest themselves in the operational response of a full turbine. This methodology was used to investigate two case studies: (1) the effects of rotor imbalance due to pitch error (aerodynamic imbalance) and mass imbalance and (2) disbond of the shear web; both on a 5-MW offshore wind turbine in the present report. Based on simulations of damage in the turbine model, the operational measurements that demonstrated the highest sensitivity to the damage/faults were the blade tip accelerations and local pitching moments for both imbalance and shear web disbond. The initial cost model provided a great deal of insight into the estimated savings in operations and maintenance costs due to the implementation of an effective SHPM system. The integration of the health monitoring information and O&M cost versus damage/fault severity information provides the initial steps to identify processes to reduce operations and maintenance costs for an offshore wind farm while increasing turbine availability, revenue, and overall profit.

Myrent, Noah J. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Kusnick, Joshua F. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Barrett, Natalie C. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Adams, Douglas E. [Purdue Center for Systems Integrity, Lafayette, IN; Griffith, Daniel Todd

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear plant construction and investment risk  

SciTech Connect

Escalated cost estimations, delays and cancellations in nuclear construction have caused a preoccupation with the risks of nuclear power plant construction that dominates utility stock investment, overshadowing increased earnings per share and recent growth in production. The issue will be resolved when increased power demand requires new construction, but the effect has so far been to erode the economic advantage of nuclear power and threaten the ability of utilities to get rate increases high enough to cover their costs. Projected delays and cost escalations and their effects must go into an economic appraisal of the investment risks.

Studness, C.M.

1984-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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RM Capital Investment Plans  

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Capital Investment Plans FY 2004 (568kb pdf) FY 2005 (625kb pdf) FY 2006 (625kb pdf) FY 2007 (1.45mb pdf) Meter policy Capital Investment Plans...

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Barner Investment | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Barner Investment Jump to: navigation, search Name Barner Investment Place Spain Sector Wind energy Product Develops wind farm in Spain. References Barner Investment1 LinkedIn...

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Contribution of site assessment toward prioritising investment in natural capital  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In prioritising investment in natural capital, site-scale indicators are increasingly used to capture fine-scale variation inherent in complex ecosystems. However, site assessment is costly, has high skill demand, and is time-consuming. We assess the ... Keywords: Agri-environment schemes, Analytical hierarchy process, Conservation investment, Cost-effective, GIS, Stewardship

Neville D. Crossman; Brett A. Bryan; Darran King

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Smart Grid Investment Grant Funding Opportunity...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the initial selections under the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program the Department has allocated, for all practical purposes, the entire 3.4 Billion appropriated under the...

90

Global Warming Mitigation Investments Optimized under Uncertainty  

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Global Warming Mitigation Investments Optimized under Uncertainty Global Warming Mitigation Investments Optimized under Uncertainty Speaker(s): Hermann Held Date: July 9, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Thomas McKone The Copenhagen Accord (2009) recognizes that 'the increase in global temperature should be below 2 degrees Celsius' (compared to pre-industrial levels, '2° target'). In recent years, energy economics have derived welfare-optimal investment streams into low-emission energy mixes and associated costs. According to our analyses, auxiliary targets that are in line with the 2° target could be achieved at relatively low costs if energy investments were triggered rather swiftly. While such analyses assume 'perfect foresight' of a benevolent 'social planner', an accompanying suite of experiments explicitly

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The Climate Investment Funds-Business Guide | Open Energy Information  

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The Climate Investment Funds-Business Guide The Climate Investment Funds-Business Guide Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Climate Investment Funds-Business Guide Agency/Company /Organization: World Business Council for Sustainable Development, firstclimate Sector: Energy, Land, Climate Topics: Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/sites/climateinvestmentfunds.org/fi RelatedTo: Climate Investment Funds Cost: Free The Climate Investment Funds-Business Guide Screenshot References: The Climate Investment Funds-Business Guide[1] This business guide to the Climate Investment Funds aims to create awareness in the business community about the Climate Investment Funds and

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Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

50 Million to Advance Domestic 50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal August 2, 2011 - 3:53pm Addthis August 2, 2011 Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot GoalSUNPATH Program Will Boost American Competitiveness, Lower Cost of Solar Energy Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of

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SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting  

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Financing and Contracting to Financing and Contracting to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Financing and Contracting on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Reducing Non-Hardware Costs Lowering Barriers Fostering Growth Financing and Contracting Photo of two males with safety gear mounting a rectagular-shaped solar panel on a roof. Requiring only a fraction of the initial investment associated with

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Patterns of Transmission Investment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in transformer capacity at the point of interconnection to the network to accommodate the reliable injection of additional power into the network at the proper voltage. The investments required will vary directly with the generators maximum capacity... of interconnection to the high voltage network and investments in transformer capacity at these points of interconnection. The investments required will vary directly with the distribution networks maximum coincident demand, the number and attributes...

Joskow, Paul

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Investment: A Primer  

SciTech Connect

This primer highlights recent trends in transmission investment, summarizes the division of jurisdictional authority over transmission, and presents four alternative models for transmission ownership. (author)

McGarvey, Joe

2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

96

Investment Casting - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Apr 27, 2007 ... PDF PRIMER: Investment Casting The basic process for producing superalloy components of a complex shape, 0, 1218, Lynette Karabin...

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Patterns of transmission investment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper examines a number of issues associated with alternative analytical approaches for evaluating investments in electricity transmission infrastructure and alternative institutional arrangements to govern network ...

Joskow, Paul L.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Modeling aggregate investment: A fundamentalist approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Revised version Abstract: This paper applies some lessons from recent estimation of investment models with firm-level data to the aggregate data with an eye to rehabilitating convex costs of adjusting the capital stock. In recent firm-level work, the response of investment to output and other fundamental variables is interpreted in terms of the traditional convex-adjustment-cost model, implying annual capital-stock adjustment speeds on the order of 15 to 35 percent. In aggregate data, I find that this fundamentalist model can account for the reduced-form effect of output on investment and the estimated capital-stock adjustment speed is similar to those from firm-level studies around 25 percent per year. To account for the slower adjustment to changes in the cost of capital, I consider a model in which the capital-intensity of production is also costly to adjust. I find that this model can account for the reduced-form effects of both output and the cost of capital on investment.

John M. Roberts

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Energy Futures Series: Vehicle Technology Deployment Pathways: An Examination of Timing and Investment Constraints  

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Scenarios of new vehicle technology deployment serve various purposes; some will seek to establish plausibility. This report proposes two reality checks for scenarios: (1) implications of manufacturing constraints on timing of vehicle deployment and (2) investment decisions required to bring new vehicle technologies to market. An estimated timeline of 12 to more than 22 years from initial market introduction to saturation is supported by historical examples and based on the product development process. Researchers also consider the series of investment decisions to develop and build the vehicles and their associated fueling infrastructure. A proposed decision tree analysis structure could be used to systematically examine investors' decisions and the potential outcomes, including consideration of cash flow and return on investment. This method requires data or assumptions about capital cost, variable cost, revenue, timing, and probability of success/failure, and would result in a detailed consideration of the value proposition of large investments and long lead times. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency effort to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.

Plotkin, S.; Stephens, T.; McManus, W.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments  

SciTech Connect

To provide analytic support of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of the Building Technology Program (BTP), NREL developed a Microsoft Excel-based tool to provide an open and objective comparison of the hundreds of investment opportunities available to BTP. This tool uses established methodologies to evaluate the energy savings and cost of those savings.

Farese, P.; Gelman, R.; Hendron, R.

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Cost of Motor-Vehicle Use  

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Grand total social cost of highway transportation Subtotal:of alternative transportation investments. A social-costtransportation option that has These costs will be inefficiently incurred if people do not fully lower total social costs.

Delucchi, Mark A.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USA oilgas production cost : recent changes  

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During 1984-1989, oil development investment cost in the USA fell, but only because of lower activity. The whole cost curve shifted unfavorably (leftward). In contrast, natural gas cost substantially decreased, the curve ...

Adelman, Morris Albert

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Making the Case for Investments in Human Effectiveness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Investments to enhance human effectiveness in complex systems are rife with several types of uncertainties, intangible benefits, multiple stakeholders, and inherent unpredictability.ᅠᅠThese characteristics make cost/benefit analyses for such systems ...

William B. Rouse; Kenneth R. Boff

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Mechanisms for Financing Green Real Estate Investments  

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EVS that result from alternative energy-e?cient investments,the impact of the alternative energy paths on the propertysbased on alternative stochastic paths for energy costs.

Jaffee, Dwight M.; Wallace, Nancy E.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic life-cycle costing in asset management of production equipments with emphasis om maintenance.  

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?? In the contemporary industry, companies need to make investments to grow their business volume. However each investment comes with its own risk. Cost of (more)

Chaudhary, Osman

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Return on Investment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Since its creation in 1977, the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy has established a legacy of achievement, return-of-value, and tangible benefits for the taxpayer dollars invested.

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Transmission Investment Incentives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the use of agent-based simulation as a tool for studying transmission investment incentives, and it is meant to illuminate what accounts for the difficulties in aligning incentives for enhancing the transmission system. The report suggests that a new method of calculation for bid optimization be applied to the economic analysis of long-term incentives for transmission investment. This technology can be broadly applied to help negotiators in transmission planning quantify their count...

2006-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Option valuation of flexible investments : the case of a scrubber for coal-fired power plant  

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Standard discounted cash flow methods are not well suited to the valuation of investments whose characteristics can be modified by the decision-maker after the initial investment decision has been made (multistage decision ...

Herbelot, Olivier

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

costs, the levelized cost ... 4 These results do not include targeted tax credits such as the production or investment tax credit available for some technologies.

110

Investing in sustainability at Coral World  

SciTech Connect

Now open and operational for several years, Coral World offers a unique environmental model for other tourism-related facilities throughout the Caribbean and beyond. The extensive energy conservation program has yielded a 40 to 50% reduction in energy use and costs. The facility's unique on-site storm water absorption system virtually eliminates silt runoff to the coastal waters. The innovative, highly cost-effective series of renewable energy installations include a photovoltaic-powered restaurant kitchen, solar hot water systems and one of the world's first hydroelectric systems that uses wastewater drainage for turbine source waters. The extensive marine environmental conservation program protects fragile local ecosystems while also protecting the owners' investment in tourism. By investing aggressively in sustainability, Coral World's owners are reaping the benefits not only in reduced operating costs and improved profitability, but also in increased visitor volume and satisfaction.

Jackson, O.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy to Invest More than $21 Million for Next Generation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

More than $21 Million for Next More than $21 Million for Next Generation Solar Energy Projects Department of Energy to Invest More than $21 Million for Next Generation Solar Energy Projects November 8, 2007 - 4:31pm Addthis 25 Cutting Edge Projects Target Enhanced Solar Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Department will invest $21.7 million in next generation photovoltaic (PV) technology to help accelerate the widespread use of advanced solar power. The 25 projects that DOE selected as part of this Funding Opportunity Announcement, Next Generation Photovoltaic Devices & Processes, are an integral part of the President's Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with

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Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program and Ozone Reductions  

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Willingness to pay for air quality is a function of health and the costly defensive investments that contribute to health, but there is little research assessing the empirical importance of defensive investments. The setting ...

Deschnes, Olivier

113

Innovation investment area: Technology summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mission of Environmental Management`s (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) Innovation Investment Area is to identify and provide development support for two types of technologies that are developed to characterize, treat and dispose of DOE waste, and to remediate contaminated sites. They are: technologies that show promise to address specific EM needs, but require proof-of-principle experimentation; and (2) already proven technologies in other fields that require critical path experimentation to demonstrate feasibility for adaptation to specific EM needs. The underlying strategy is to ensure that private industry, other Federal Agencies, universities, and DOE National Laboratories are major participants in developing and deploying new and emerging technologies. To this end, about 125 different new and emerging technologies are being developed through Innovation Investment Area`s (IIA) two program elements: RDDT&E New Initiatives (RD01) and Interagency Agreements (RD02). Both of these activities are intended to foster research and development partnerships so as to introduce innovative technologies into other OTD program elements for expedited evaluation.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insufficient Incentives for Investment in Electricity Generation  

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contracts, which are typically only signed once in a lifetime, with large commissions involved, and therefore require strict regulation. An institutional change, which would create a credible counterpart for generators to sign long-term contracts... . In our calculations we assume an open cycle gas turbine with investment costs of 300/kw.13,14 If contractual arrangements ensure constant revenue streams, then such peak units could be financed at weighted...

Neuhoff, Karsten; de Vries, Laurens

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Energy Investment Program (Florida)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Florida Opportunity Fund's Clean Energy Investment Program is a direct investment program created to promote the adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy (EE/RE) products and...

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New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing March 26, 2013 - 11:30am Addthis The Energy Department is supporting new research and development projects that focus on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers. One project is expected to dramatically reduce the cost and lower the energy needed to produce aircrafts. | Photo courtesy of ARM Climate Research Facility. The Energy Department is supporting new research and development projects that focus on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers. One project is expected to dramatically reduce the cost and lower the energy needed to produce aircrafts. | Photo courtesy of ARM Climate Research Facility. Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing March 26, 2013 - 11:30am Addthis The Energy Department is supporting new research and development projects that focus on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers. One project is expected to dramatically reduce the cost and lower the energy needed to produce aircrafts. | Photo courtesy of ARM Climate Research Facility. The Energy Department is supporting new research and development projects that focus on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers. One project is expected to dramatically reduce the cost and lower the energy needed to produce aircrafts. | Photo courtesy of ARM Climate Research Facility. Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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Electrical energy and cost savings potential at DOD facilities  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has been mandated to reduce energy consumption and costs by 20% from 1985 to 2000 and by 30% from 1985 to 2005. Reduction of electrical energy consumption at DOD facilities requires a better understanding of energy consumption patterns and energy and financial savings potential. This paper utilizes two independent studies--EDA (End-Use Disaggregation Algorithm) and MEIP (Model Energy Installation Program)--and whole-installation electricity use data obtained from a state utility to estimate electrical energy conservation potential (ECP) and cost savings potential (CSP) at the Fort Hood, Texas, military installation and at DOD nationwide. At Fort Hood, the authors estimated an annual electricity savings of 62.2 GWh/yr (18%), a peak demand savings of 10.1 MW (14%), and an annual energy cost savings of $6.5 million per year. These savings could be attained with an initial investment of $41.1 million, resulting in a simple payback of 6.3 years. Across the DOD, they estimated an annual electricity savings of 4,900 GWh/yr, a peak demand savings of 694 MW, and an annual energy cost savings of $316 million per year. The estimated cost savings is 16% of the total nationwide DOD 1993 annual energy costs. These savings could be attained with an initial investment of $1.23 billion, resulting in a simple payback of 3.9 years.

Konopacki, S.; Akbari, H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.; Lister, L.; DeBaille, L. [Army Construction Engineering Research Labs., Champaign, IL (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Development Investment Criteria | Department of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Research and Development Investment Criteria Research and Development Investment Criteria Criteria for research and development. The goal of the Research and Development Investment...

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Technology Investment Agreements | Department of Energy  

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Technology Investment Agreements Technology Investment Agreements Guidance Policy Flash 2006-31 - Technology Investment Agreements Financial Assistance Letter 2006-03 - Guidance...

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Economic implications of a co-investment scheme for FTTH/PON architectures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Due to the high costs associated with the deployment of the passive infrastructure of FTTH networks, a few alternative operators have pondered the possibility of making co-investments based on a network sharing model. The purpose of this article is to ... Keywords: Co-investment, Cost model, FTTH, Network sharing, PON

Juan Rendon Schneir, Yupeng Xiong

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Energy Efficiency Investments Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June 27, 2012 - 6:55pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department today announced new investments in state-led energy efficiency projects, supporting the Obama Administration's commitment to reduce building energy costs and transfer those savings directly to taxpayers. The Energy Department, through its State Energy Program, awarded nearly $14 million to 22 states and territories to conduct energy efficiency upgrades in public facilities and develop local policies and programs to help reduce energy waste and save taxpayer money. These investments are part of the Energy Department's national strategy to

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Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs | Open  

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Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Investment: A Guide for Sustainable Energy Enterprises and NGOs Agency/Company /Organization: David Irwin Partner: GVEP International Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Phase: Create a Vision, Determine Baseline, Evaluate Options, Prepare a Plan Topics: - Energy Access, Finance Resource Type: Guide/manual User Interface: Website Website: www.gvepinternational.org/sites/default/files/investment_guide_final.p Cost: Free Language: English This guide provides an introduction to assist sustainable energy enterprises or NGOs that are seeking investment to start or expand their activities. This guide provides an introduction to assist sustainable energy

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Investing in Oil and Natural Gas A Few Key Issues  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Strategic Advisors in Global Energy Strategic Advisors in Global Energy Strategic Advisors in Global Energy Strategic Advisors in Global Energy Investing in Oil and Natural Gas: A Few Key Issues Prepared for EIA Conference Susan Farrell, Senior Director PFC Energy April 8, 2009 Investing in Oil and Gas| PFC Energy| Page 2 The Top 20 IOCs and Top 20 NOCs Account for Over Half of E&P Spend Source: PFC Energy, Global E&P Surveys Investing in Oil and Gas| PFC Energy| Page 3 Oil Prices Rose, But So Did Costs + 52% $0 $20 $40 $60 $80 $100 $120 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 WTI $/barrel Annual averages Large Gulf of Mexico Facility Costs by Segment Avg $28.31 Avg $59.13 Source: PFC Energy Investing in Oil and Gas| PFC Energy| Page 4 Near term Spending Cuts will be Significant

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Foreign Direct Investment in U  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy in 1998 Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy in 1998 Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy in U.S. Energy in U.S. Energy in U.S. Energy in 1998 in 1998 in 1998 in 1998 November 2000 Energy Information Administration/Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy in 1998 Contacts This report was prepared in the Office of Energy Markets and End Use of the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, under the general direction of W. Calvin Kilgore. The project was directed by Mark E. Rodekohr, Director of the Energy Markets and Contingency Information Division (202) 586-1441, and Mary E. Northup, the Team Leader for Financial Analysis (202) 586-1383. Specific technical information concerning this

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Capital Investment Incentive (Nova Scotia, Canada) | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Capital Investment Incentive (Nova Scotia, Canada) Capital Investment Incentive (Nova Scotia, Canada) Eligibility Commercial Developer Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer...

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Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Recovery Act SGIG Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information Electricity Advisory Committee Technology Development...

128

So how much will it cost to build a nuke?  

SciTech Connect

Trying to get a better understanding of the different estimates of the cost of nuclear power, Prof. Francois Leveque of Mines ParisTech and Marcelo Saguan of Microeconomix examined seven studies published since 2000. They examined levelized cost, which captures the cost of electricity generation from nuclear reactors over the entire life cycle, including initial investment costs, operations and maintenance costs, cost of fuel, cost of capital, and decommissioning. The results, in 2007 euro/MWh, vary from 18 to 80. Making matters worse, more recent studies show an upward trend: the average value for studies published in 2003--05 is about 43 euro/MWh, while those published in 2007--09 average 63 euro2007/MWh. One reason for the different results is different assumptions about the main cost drivers and how they may vary over time. With the advent of third-generation nuclear reactors, numbers in the range of $1,000/kW (approx. 750 euro/kW) were being tossed around, suggesting a $1 billion investment for a 1,000 MW plant. A 2003 MIT study assumed an overnight cost of 1,750 euro/kW, with later studies raising the numbers to 3,000 euro/kW (approx. US$ 4,500). In 2008, Progress Energy Florida put the price tag for 2 new reactors it is planning to build on the Gulf Coast of Florida at $14 billion with another $3 billion for transmission and related expenses. Likewise, Florida Power & Light figures it would cost $20 billion for 2 new reactors at its Turkey Point site in Florida. These higher cost estimates and significant uncertainties about the true costs pose serious challenges to the competitiveness of nuclear power.

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2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

129

Historical plant cost and annual production expenses for selected electric plants, 1982  

SciTech Connect

This publication is a composite of the two prior publications, Hydroelectric Plant Construction Cost and Annual Production Expenses and Thermal-Electric Plant Construction Cost and Annual Production Expenses. Beginning in 1979, Thermal-Electric Plant Construction Cost and Annual Production Expenses contained information on both steam-electric and gas-turbine electric plant construction cost and annual production expenses. The summarized historical plant cost described under Historical Plant Cost in this report is the net cumulative-to-date actual outlays or expenditures for land, structures, and equipment to the utility. Historical plant cost is the initial investment in plant (cumulative to the date of initial commercial operation) plus the costs of all additions to the plant, less the value of retirements. Thus, historical plant cost includes expenditures made over several years, as modifications are made to the plant. Power Production Expenses is the reporting year's plant operation and maintenance expenses, including fuel expenses. These expenses do not include annual fixed charges on plant cost (capital costs) such as interest on debt, depreciation or amortization expenses, and taxes. Consequently, total production expenses and the derived unit costs are not the total cost of producing electric power at the various plants. This publication contains data on installed generating capacity, net generation, net capability, historical plant cost, production expenses, fuel consumption, physical and operating plant characteristics, and other relevant statistical information for selected plants.

1984-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

130

Investment Returns from Responsible Property Investments: Energy Efficient,  

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Investment Returns from Responsible Property Investments: Energy Investment Returns from Responsible Property Investments: Energy Efficient, Transit-oriented and Urban Regeneration Office Properties in the US from 1998-2008 Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager

131

Other Initiatives  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Agency to coordinate actions at the Federal level while providing policy and technical ... to promote investments in industrial energy efficiency. ...

132

Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Commercialization of new carbon capture simulation initiative (CCSI) technology will include two key elements of risk management, namely, technical risk (will process and plant performance be effective, safe, and reliable) and enterprise risk (can project losses and costs be controlled within the constraints of market demand to maintain profitability and investor confidence). Both of these elements of risk are incorporated into the risk analysis subtask of Task 7. Thus far, this subtask has developed a prototype demonstration tool that quantifies risk based on the expected profitability of expenditures when retrofitting carbon capture technology on a stylized 650 MW pulverized coal electric power generator. The prototype is based on the selection of specific technical and financial factors believed to be important determinants of the expected profitability of carbon capture, subject to uncertainty. The uncertainty surrounding the technical performance and financial variables selected thus far is propagated in a model that calculates the expected profitability of investments in carbon capture and measures risk in terms of variability in expected net returns from these investments. Given the preliminary nature of the results of this prototype, additional work is required to expand the scope of the model to include additional risk factors, additional information on extant and proposed risk factors, the results of a qualitative risk factor elicitation process, and feedback from utilities and other interested parties involved in the carbon capture project. Additional information on proposed distributions of these risk factors will be integrated into a commercial implementation framework for the purpose of a comparative technology investment analysis.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Analyze a series of policy initiatives and congressional bills. Task XII  

SciTech Connect

An analysis is made of the policy initiatives of the Capital Cost Recovery Act (CCRA) and Job Security and Energy Conservation Act (JSEC). The results of the initiatives are compared. The impacts of CCRA and JSEC on investment attractiveness, major energy-using industries, site selection of facilities, and competitive funding are discussed. Macroeconomic and total energy impacts are considered. The potential for conservation, energy use, conservation constraints and opportunities, and the impacts of CCRA on the paper industry are discussed. Energy costs, investment patterns, regional distribution, technical opportunities for conservation, and legislative impacts (without enactment of either CCRA or JSEC) for petroleum refineries are examined. The potential for energy conservation, job security, and job creation are discussed for the chemical industry. (MCW)

1979-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

134

Zephyr Investments | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sector Wind energy Product Owner of Beaufort Wind Limited, created as joint venture investment vehicle by Englefield Capital, Arcapita Limited, the European arm of Arcapita Bank,...

135

Solar America Initiative | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar America Initiative. Solar America Initiative More Documents & Publications Low Cost High Concentration PV Systems for Utility Power Generation Amonix, Inc. Low Cost High...

136

New Investments to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investments to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels Investments to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels New Investments to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels July 1, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis Image of a scientist studying one of three containers of biomass materials. Following last week's rollout of President Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The projects-located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin-represent a $13 million Energy Department investment. "By partnering with private industry, universities and our national labs, we can increase America's energy security, bolster rural economic

137

Energy Department Investments in Innovative Carbon Capture Projects |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Investments in Innovative Carbon Capture Projects Energy Department Investments in Innovative Carbon Capture Projects Energy Department Investments in Innovative Carbon Capture Projects Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Technologies COMPANY CITY & STATE PROJECT TITLE DOE INVESTMENT PROJECT DESCRIPTION SRI International Menlo Park, CA CO2 Capture Using Advanced Carbon Sorbents at a Slipstream Scale Approx. $10.5 million The project team will test a CO2 sorbent capture process and conduct pilot-scale testing of the sorbent under realistic conditions to validate affordability and opportunities for CO2 use in commercial applications such as enhanced oil recovery or chemical operations. SRI International Menlo Park, CA Development of Mixed-Salt Technology for CO2 Capture from Coal Power Plants Approx. $1.7 million Researchers will develop and test a low-cost, solvent-based technology to extract CO2 from existing or new pulverized coal power plants by combining the benefits of two different solvents.

138

Energy Department Announces Investment to Accelerate Next Generation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investment to Accelerate Next Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels Energy Department Announces Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels July 1, 2013 - 4:37pm Addthis Following last week's rollout of President Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. The projects-located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin-represent a $13 million Energy Department investment. "By partnering with private industry, universities and our national labs, we can increase America's energy security, bolster rural economic development, and cut harmful carbon pollution from our cars, trucks and

139

Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Category  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Category Updated July 2010 Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Category Updated July 2010 A chart indicating the name of awardee,Recovery Act funding awarded, total project value including: cost share, headquarters location for lead applicant,brief project description,map of coverage area for those involved in the Recovery Act selections for Smart Grid Investment grant awards. There is a November 2011 Update to the "Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards - By Category" file. Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Category More Documents & Publications Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards - By

140

Are all your investments on  

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assistance in picking the new investments? Currently contributing to TIAA-CREF Currently contributingLine, Fidelity or TIAA-CREF for assistance. You must pick investments from the new core menu. Yes No If you do StraightLine, Fidelity or TIAA-CREF for assistance. You must enroll with either Fidelity or TIAA

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141

Strategic trade policy, cost uncertainty and FDI determinants.  

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??The focus of my dissertation is in two areas: the relationship between optimal trade policy and demand / cost variances when the timing of investment (more)

Guo, Yan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

EIA - Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2011. ... such as investment or production tax credits for specified generation sources, ...

143

Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 Million Investment for Carbon 1 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development August 25, 2011 - 1:36pm Addthis Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants. The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants. The selections announced today will focus on developing carbon capture technologies that can achieve at least 90 percent CO2 removal and reduce the added costs at power plants with carbon capture systems to no more than

144

Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency July 13, 2010 - 8:56am Addthis Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers Small town Tanana, Alaska is off the grid. The city of about 300 people lies 132 mostly roadless miles from Fairbanks, making it easier to reach by airplane than by car. That means Tanana has to burn diesel to create electricity, pushing up the cost to 76 cents per kilowatt hour - at least 13 times the standard in the lower 48. These high costs make something as simple as powering streetlights very expensive. To save money and energy, Tanana applied for and received a $20,000 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The money will allow Tanana to replace its older high-pressure sodium

145

Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency | Department of Energy  

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Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency Alaska Town Invests in Energy Efficiency July 13, 2010 - 8:56am Addthis Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers Small town Tanana, Alaska is off the grid. The city of about 300 people lies 132 mostly roadless miles from Fairbanks, making it easier to reach by airplane than by car. That means Tanana has to burn diesel to create electricity, pushing up the cost to 76 cents per kilowatt hour - at least 13 times the standard in the lower 48. These high costs make something as simple as powering streetlights very expensive. To save money and energy, Tanana applied for and received a $20,000 Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The money will allow Tanana to replace its older high-pressure sodium

146

Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

$41 Million Investment for Carbon $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development August 25, 2011 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants. The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants. The selections announced today will focus on developing carbon capture technologies that can achieve at least 90 percent CO2 removal and reduce the added costs at power plants with carbon capture systems to no more than

147

Clean Coal Power Initiative Round III | Department of Energy  

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Clean Coal Power Initiative Round III Clean Coal Power Initiative Round III Clean Coal Power Initiative Round III In December 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of three new projects with a value of $3.18 billion to accelerate the development of advanced coal technologies with carbon capture and storage at commercial-scale. These projects will help to enable commercial deployment to ensure the United States has clean, reliable, and affordable electricity and power. An investment of up to $979 million, including funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be leveraged by more than $2.2 billion in private capital cost share as part of the third round of the Department's Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). The selections demonstrate technologies that: make progress toward a target CO2 capture efficiency of 90 percent;

148

STRATEGIC TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT PLAN  

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cable transmission systems:5 two 500 kV circuits, a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system and two to serve VI and the HVDC link is expected to be completely retired in 2007. This erosion in transmission / replacement of the HVDC cables (at a cost of $230 million), as well as transmission upgrades on the mainland

149

A multiobjective metaheuristic for a mean-risk multistage capacity investment problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a multiobjective local search metaheuristic for a mean-risk multistage capacity investment problem with irreversibility, lumpiness and economies of scale in capacity costs. Conditional value-at-risk is considered as a risk measure. Results ... Keywords: Mean-risk, Multiobjective metaheuristics, Multistage capacity investment, Stochastic integer programming

Joo Claro; Jorge Pinho Sousa

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Biodiesel Investment Group | Open Energy Information  

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search Name Biodiesel Investment Group Place Dallas, Texas Zip 75205 Sector Biofuels Product Biodiesel Investment Group is a subsidiary established by Earth Biofuels to...

151

Refinery Investments and Future Market Incentives  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Presentation given at the Annual NPRA Meeting that discusses factors affecting refinery investments. Refiners have plunged from a seeming golden age investment ...

152

Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Organization for International Investment Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment PI.pdf More Documents & Publications Financial and Activity Report - June...

153

China Innovation Investment Limited | Open Energy Information  

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Innovation Investment Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name China Innovation Investment Limited Place Hong Kong Sector Solar Product Hong Kong-listed alternative energy...

154

Resource & Energy Investment Program - First Peoples Economic...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

& Energy Investment Program - First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc. (Manitoba, Canada) Resource & Energy Investment Program - First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc....

155

Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with  

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investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules Title Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-6471E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Cardoso, Gonçalo, Michael Stadler, Mohammad Bozchalui, Ratnesh Sharma, Chris Marnay, Ana Barbosa-Póvoa, and Paulo Ferrão Journal Energy Date Published 10/2013 Abstract The large scale penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) will introduce technical challenges to the distribution grid, but also carries the potential for vehicle-to-grid services. Namely, if available in large enough numbers, EVs can be used as a distributed energy resource (DER) and their presence can influence optimal DER investment and scheduling decisions in microgrids. In this work, a novel EV fleet aggregator model is introduced in a stochastic formulation of DER-CAM [1], an optimization tool used to address DER investment and scheduling problems. This is used to assess the impact of EV interconnections on optimal DER solutions considering uncertainty in EV driving schedules. Optimization results indicate that EVs can have a significant impact on DER investments, particularly if considering short payback periods. Furthermore, results suggest that uncertainty in driving schedules carries little significance to total energy costs, which is corroborated by results obtained using the stochastic formulation of the problem.

156

Practitioner Perspectives Matter: Public Policy and Private Investment in the U.S. Electric Power Sector  

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of these policies would give wind energy a boost relative toon the cost of wind power. Energy Policy 25(1): 15-27.of Policy Uncertainty on Renewable Energy Investment: Wind

Barradale, Merrill Jones

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Improving the manufacturing yield of investment cast turbine blades through robust design  

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The manufacturing of turbine blades is often outsourced to investment casting foundries by aerospace companies that design and build jet engines. Aerospace companies have found that casting defects are an important cost ...

Margetts, David (David Lawrence)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Investments unwrapped : demystifying and automating technical analysis and hedge-fund strategies  

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In this thesis we use nonlinear and linear estimation techniques to model two common investment strategies: hedge funds and technical analysis. Our models provide transparent and low-cost alternatives to these two ...

Hasanhodzic, Jasmina, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Pivotal Investments | Open Energy Information  

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Pivotal Investments Pivotal Investments Name Pivotal Investments Address 433 NW 4th Avenue, Suite 200 Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97209 Region Pacific Northwest Area Product Early-stage venture capital firm. Phone number (503) 341-0004 Website http://www.pivotal-investments Coordinates 45.526513°, -122.674833° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.526513,"lon":-122.674833,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

160

Samfi Invest | Open Energy Information  

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Samfi Invest Samfi Invest Jump to: navigation, search Name Samfi-Invest Place Normandy, France Sector Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind energy Product France-based investment company invloved in the development of renewable energy projects particularly in the exploitation of wind farms and solar power. Coordinates 35.453205°, -86.259949° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.453205,"lon":-86.259949,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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161

Arlas Invest | Open Energy Information  

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Arlas Invest Arlas Invest Jump to: navigation, search Name Arlas Invest Sector Marine and Hydrokinetic Website http://www.capricornioct.com Region Spain LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This company is listed in the Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database. This company is involved in the following MHK Technologies: TUVALU This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Arlas_Invest&oldid=678244" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs MHK Companies What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation:

162

Analysis of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios for Eritrea, East Africa  

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real decline in the cost of wind energy investments of 1%/at a cost of $35 to $60 per t-C. Wind energy provides carbonenergy resources like wind and solar that are supplied essentially for free with little extraction and transport costs (

Van Buskirk, Robert D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Input Price Risk and Optimal Timing of Energy Investment: Choice between Fossil- and Biofuels  

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Ve consider energy investment, when a choice has to be made between fossil fuel and biomass fired production technologies. A dynamic model is presented to illustrate the effect of the different degrees of input price uncer- tainty on the choice of technolog2 and the timing of the investment. It is shown that when the choice of technology is irreversible, it may be optimal to postpone the investment even if it would otherwise be optimal to invest in one or both of the plant types. Ve provide a numerical example based on cost estimates of two different power plant types.

Pauli Murto; Gjermund Nese

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

A Strategy for Infrastructure: The California Infrastructure Initiative  

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has an enormous backlog of infrastructure investment needs,proposed two critical infrastructure policy institutions:and the Performance- Based Infrastructure Initiative (PBI

Dowall, David E.; Ried, Robin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Incorporating uncertainty in the Life Cycle Cost Analysis of pavements  

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Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) is an important tool to evaluate the economic performance of alternative investments for a given project. It considers the total cost to construct, maintain, and operate a pavement over its ...

Swei, Omar Abdullah

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Reports on Initial Results of Smart Grid Investment Grant Projects...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

deploying smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques for electric transmission, distribution, advanced metering, and customer systems. These reports present information about...

167

Secretary Chu Announces Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative Secretary Chu Announces Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative September 8, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC -U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the creation of the Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative with an investment of up to $40 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The partnership announced today will bring together national laboratories and regional university alliances to collaborate on advancing the science and research related to carbon capture and storage (CCS). The information gained through the partnership will further the Department's effort to develop lower cost, efficient industrial CCS processes. The collaboration also builds upon the Administration's goal to overcome the

168

Secretary Chu Announces Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative Secretary Chu Announces Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative September 8, 2010 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the creation of the Carbon Capture and Storage Simulation Initiative with an investment of up to $40 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The partnership announced today will bring together national laboratories and regional university alliances to collaborate on advancing the science and research related to carbon capture and storage (CCS). The information gained through this partnership will further the Department's effort to develop lower cost, efficient industrial CCS processes. The partnership also builds upon the Administration's goal to overcome the

169

Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners | Open Energy  

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Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners Jump to: navigation, search Name Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners Place Frankfurt, Germany Zip 60325 Sector Renewable Energy Product String representation "SCAIAP speciali ... aned companies." is too long. References Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners is a company located in Frankfurt, Germany . References ↑ "Scientific Alternative Investment Advisory Partners" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Scientific_Alternative_Investment_Advisory_Partners&oldid=350688

170

The development of a life cycle cost model for railroad tunnels  

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Today, Life Cycle Costing is one of the most popular ways of assessing a project's or an investment's worth to a company. This method of assessment is often applied to all stages of a investment's lifecycle, starting from ...

Angeles, Jon Virgil V

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Carrots for Utilities: Providing Financial Returns for Utility Investments in Energy Efficiency Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Socio-Economic Website: www.aceee.org/research-report/u111 Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/carrots-utilities-providing-financial Language: English Policies: "Regulations,Financial Incentives" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. Regulations: Cost Recovery/Allocation This report examines state experiences with shareholder financial incentives that encourage investor-owned utilities to provide energy

172

Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development July 7, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Department of Energy announced today the selection of ten projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal combustion. The projects, valued at up to $67 million over three years, focus on reducing the energy and efficiency penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to existing and new power plants. The selections announced today will focus on improving efficiency and reducing the added costs to electricity at power plants with carbon capture

173

Scaling up Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: finance and investment  

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Scaling up Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: finance and investment Scaling up Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: finance and investment perspectives Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Scaling up Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: finance and investment perspectives Agency/Company /Organization: Kirsty Hamilton Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Economic Development, Energy Efficiency Phase: Create a Vision Topics: - Energy Access, Finance, Low emission development planning Resource Type: Publications User Interface: Website Website: www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/Energy,%20Env Cost: Free Language: English This paper, written for those involved in understanding and shaping policy, aims to provide an evidence-base from private sector financiers involved in

174

Energy Department Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Modular  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Modular Reactor Energy Department Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Modular Reactor December 12, 2013 - 4:04pm Addthis NEWS MEDIA CONTACT (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to continue America's leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department today announced an award to NuScale Power LLC to support a new project to design, certify and help commercialize innovative small modular reactors (SMRs) in the United States. This award follows a funding opportunity announcement in March 2013. View a new Energy Department infographic on small modular reactors and their potential to provide clean, safe and cost-effective nuclear energy. "Small modular reactors represent a new generation of safe, reliable,

175

Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development July 7, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Department of Energy announced today the selection of ten projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal combustion. The projects, valued at up to $67 million over three years, focus on reducing the energy and efficiency penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to existing and new power plants. The selections announced today will focus on improving efficiency and reducing the added costs to electricity at power plants with carbon capture systems to less than 30 percent for a new pulverized coal plant and 10

176

Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Technology Development » Smart Grid » Recovery Act Technology Development » Smart Grid » Recovery Act SGIG » Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability's goal was to expeditiously negotiate the Smart Grid Investment Grant awards so each recipient could begin implementing their project in a timely fashion. Each recipient can: review presentations on the SGIG negotiating process; review the special clauses and reporting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; review the Department's cost and benefit data collection and reporting template; present issues and activities for ensuring cyber security protections; review the Department's project management philosophy.

177

Energy Department Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. 3 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Manufacturing Energy Department Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Manufacturing December 11, 2013 - 10:44am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- Building on the Energy Department's all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. As part of the Department's SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, support a growing U.S. solar workforce and increase U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy market.

178

Calvert Investments | Open Energy Information  

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Investments Investments Name Calvert Investments Address 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1000N Place Bethesda, Maryland Zip 20814 Phone number (800) 368-2745 Website http://www.calvert.com/ Coordinates 38.9839838°, -77.0914683° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":38.9839838,"lon":-77.0914683,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

179

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive...  

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Through this project, Philip Lumileds will develop an alternative to the standard flip-chip device that grows an LED face-down on the sapphire substrate. Before light can...

180

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Today's LED lighting is six or seven times more efficient than conventional lighting and can last...

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181

Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

doubled renewable energy generation from wind and solar power. However, coal and other fossil fuels still provide 80 percent of our energy, 70 percent of our electricity, and...

182

Benefits and Costs of ATP Investments in Component-Based ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in incompatible formats and semantic models, which means that ... application integration, comparison shopping, and agent-based process invocation ...

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

183

Conservation screening curves to compare efficiency investments to power plants  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a simplified methodology to compare supply and demand-side resources. The screening curve approach supplements with load shape information the data contained in a supply curve of conserved energy. In addition, a screening curve contains information on competing supply technologies, such as annualized capital costs, variable costs, and cost per delivered kWh. The information in the screening curve allows policymakers to promptly and conveniently compare the relevant parameters affecting supply and demand-side investment decisions. While many sophisticated computer models have evolved to account for the load shape impacts of energy efficiency investments, this sophistication has, by and large, not trickled down to spreadsheet-level or back-of-the-envelope analyses. This methodology allows a simple summary of load shape characteristics based on the output of the more complicated models. It offers many advantages, principal of which is clarity in analyzing supply and demand-side investment choices. This paper first describes how supply-side screening curves have been used in the past, and develops the conceptual tools needed to apply integrated supply/demand screening curves in the least-cost utility planning process. It then presents examples of supply and demand-side technologies and plots them on a representative screening curve. 12 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

Koomey, J.; Rosenfeld, A.H.; Gadgil, A.

1989-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ongoing deregulation of electricity industries worldwide is providing incentives for microgrids to use small-scale distributed generation (DG) and combined heat and power (CHP) applications via heat exchangers (HXs) to meet local energy loads. Although the electric-only efficiency of DG is lower than that of central-station production, relatively high tariff rates and the potential for CHP applications increase the attraction of on-site generation. Nevertheless, a microgrid contemplatingthe installation of gas-fired DG has to be aware of the uncertainty in the natural gas price. Treatment of uncertainty via real options increases the value of the investment opportunity, which then delays the adoption decision as the opportunity cost of exercising the investment option increases as well. In this paper, we take the perspective of a microgrid that can proceed in a sequential manner with DG capacity and HX investment in order to reduce its exposure to risk from natural gas price volatility. In particular, with the availability of the HX, the microgrid faces a tradeoff between reducing its exposure to the natural gas price and maximising its cost savings. By varying the volatility parameter, we find that the microgrid prefers a direct investment strategy for low levels of volatility and a sequential one for higher levels of volatility.

Siddiqui, Afzal; Maribu, Karl

2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

185

Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty ?  

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The ongoing deregulation of electricity industries worldwide is providing incentives for microgrids to use small-scale distributed generation (DG) and combined heat and power (CHP) applications via heat exchangers (HXs) to meet local energy loads. Although the electric-only efficiency of DG is lower than that of central-station production, relatively high tariff rates and the potential for CHP applications increase the attraction of on-site generation. Nevertheless, a microgrid contemplating the installation of gas-fired DG has to be aware of the uncertainty in the natural gas price. Treatment of uncertainty via real options increases the value of the investment opportunity, which then delays the adoption decision as the opportunity cost of exercising the investment option increases as well. In this paper, we take the perspective of a microgrid that can proceed in a sequential manner with DG capacity and HX investment in order to reduce its exposure to risk from natural gas price volatility. In particular, with the availability of the HX, we find that the microgrid faces a tradeoff between reducing its exposure to the natural gas price and maximising its cost savings. By varying the volatility parameter, we find ranges over which direct and sequential investment strategies dominate. Keywords:

Afzal Siddiqui; Karl Maribu

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

DOE to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones In  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones In Western States, May 28, 2008 DOE to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones In Western States, May 28, 2008 DOE to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones In Western States. The Renewable Energy Zones Initiative will promote regional transmission planning and encourage the development of renewable sources of energy. DOE to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones In Western States, May 28, 2008 More Documents & Publications Senior DOE Official to Deliver Remarks at Western Governors' Association Renewable Energy Zones Initiative Launch Western Renewable Energy Zones-Phase 1 Report Statement of Patricia Hoffman Acting Assistant Secretary for Electricity

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The Children's Investment Fund Foundation Feed | Open Energy Information  

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The Children's Investment Fund Foundation Feed The Children's Investment Fund Foundation Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

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FUEL CELLS IN SHIPPING: HIGHER CAPITAL COSTS AND REDUCED FLEXIBILITY  

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Abstract: The paper discusses some main economic characteristics of fuel cell power production technology applied to shipping. Whenever competitive fuel cell systems enter the market, they are likely to have higher capital costs and lower operating costs than systems based on traditional combustion technology. Implications of the difference are investigated with respect to investment flexibility by the use of a real options model of ship investment, lay-up and scrapping decisions under freight rate uncertainty. A higher capital share of total expected costs can represent a significant opportunity cost in uncertain markets. The paper highlights the significance of accounting properly for value of flexibility prior to investment in new technology.

Sigbjrn Sdal

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Innovative Manufacturing  

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in Innovative in Innovative Manufacturing Technologies Energy Department Announces New Investments in Innovative Manufacturing Technologies June 12, 2012 - 9:00am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - As part of the Obama Administration's blueprint for an American economy built to last, the Energy Department today announced new investments that support American leadership and global competiveness in manufacturing. The Energy Department awarded more than $54 million - leveraging approximately an additional $17 million in cost share from the private sector - for 13 projects across the country to advance transformational technologies and materials that can help American manufacturers dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their operations and reduce costs. These projects will develop cutting-edge

190

Avoiding Distribution System Upgrade Costs Using Distributed Generation  

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PNNL, in cooperation with three utilities, developed a database and methodology to analyze and characterize the avoided costs of Distributed Generation (DG) deployment as an alternative to traditional distribution system investment. After applying a number of screening criteria to the initial set of 307 cases, eighteen were selected for detailed analysis. Alternative DG investment scenarios were developed for these cases to permit capital, operation, maintenance, and fuel costs to be identified and incorporated into the analysis. The customer-owned backup power generator option was also investigated. The results of the analysis of the 18 cases show that none yielded cost savings under the alternative DG scenarios. However, the DG alternative systems were configured using very restrictive assumptions concerning reliability, peak rating, engine types and acceptable fuel. In particular it was assumed that the DG alternative in each case must meet the reliability required of conventional distribution systems (99.91% reliability). The analysis was further constrained by a requirement that each substation meet the demands placed upon it by a one in three weather occurrence. To determine if, by relaxing these requirements, the DG alternative might be more viable, one project was re-examined. The 99.91% reliability factor was still assumed for normal operating conditions but redundancy required to maintain reliability was relaxed for the relatively few hours every three years where extreme weather caused load to exceed present substation capacity. This resulted in the deferment of capital investment until later years and reduced the number of engines required for the project. The cost of both the conventional and DG alternative also dropped because the centralized power generation, variable O&M, and DG fuels costs were calculated based on present load requirements in combination with long-term forecasts of load growth, as opposed to load requirements plus a buffer based on predictions of extraordinary weather conditions. Application of the relaxed set of assumptions reduced the total cost of the DG alternative by roughly 57 percent from $7.0 million to $3.0 million. The reduction, however, did not change the overall result of the analysis, as the cost of the conventional distribution system upgrade alternative remained lower at $1.7 million. This paper also explores the feasibility of using a system of backup generators to defer investment in distribution system infrastructure. Rather than expanding substation capacity at substations experiencing slow load growth rates, PNNL considered a scenario where diesel generators were installed on location at customers participating in a program designed to offer additional power security and reliability to the customer and connection to the grid. The backup generators, in turn, could be used to meet peak demand for a limited number of hours each year, thus deferring distribution system investment. Data from an existing program at one of the three participating utilities was used to quantify the costs associated with the backup generator scenario. The results of the customer owned backup power generator analysis showed that in all cases the nominal cost of the DG scenario is more than the nominal cost of the base-case conventional distribution system upgrade scenario. However, in two of the cases the total present value costs of the alternative backup generator scenarios were between 15 and 22% less than those for the conventional scenarios. Overall, the results of the study offer considerable encouragement that the use of DG systems can defer conventional distribution system upgrades under the right conditions and when the DG configurations are intelligently designed. Using existing customer-owned DG to defer distribution system upgrades appears to be an immediate commercially-viable opportunity.

Schienbein, Lawrence A.; Balducci, Patrick J.; Nguyen, Tony B.; Brown, Daryl R.; DeSteese, John G.; Speer, Gregory A.

2004-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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RESULTS FROM THE U.S. DOE 2006 SAVE ENERGY NOW ASSESSMENT INITIATIVE: DOE's Partnership with U.S. Industry to Reduce Energy Consumption, Energy Costs, and Carbon Dioxide Emissions  

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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina and other severe storms in 2005, natural gas supplies were restricted, prices rose, and industry sought ways to reduce its natural gas use and costs. In October 2005, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Secretary Bodman launched his Easy Ways to Save Energy campaign with a promise to provide energy assessments to 200 of the largest U.S. manufacturing plants. A major thrust of the campaign was to ensure that the nation's natural gas supplies would be adequate for all Americans, especially during home heating seasons. In a presentation to the National Press Club on October 3, 2005, Secretary Bodman said: 'America's businesses, factories, and manufacturing facilities use massive amounts of energy. To help them during this period of tightening supply and rising costs, our Department is sending teams of qualified efficiency experts to 200 of the nation's most energy-intensive factories. Our Energy Saving Teams will work with on-site managers on ways to conserve energy and use it more efficiently.' DOE's Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) responded to the Secretary's campaign with its Save Energy Now initiative, featuring a new and highly cost-effective form of energy assessments. The approach for these assessments drew heavily on the existing resources of ITP's Technology Delivery component. Over the years, ITP-Technology Delivery had worked with industry partners to assemble a suite of respected software decision tools, proven assessment protocols, training curricula, certified experts, and strong partnerships for deployment. Because of the program's earlier activities and the resources that had been developed, ITP was prepared to respond swiftly and effectively to the sudden need to promote improved industrial energy efficiency. Because of anticipated supply issues in the natural gas sector, the Save Energy Now initiative strategically focused on natural gas savings and targeted the nation's largest manufacturing plants--those that consume a total of 1 trillion British thermal units (Btu) or more annually. The approximately 6800 U.S. facilities that fall into this category collectively account for about 53% of all energy consumed by industry in the United States. The 2006 Save Energy Now energy assessments departed from earlier DOE plant assessments by concentrating solely on steam and process heating systems, which are estimated to account for approximately 74% of all natural gas use for manufacturing. The assessments also integrated a strong training component designed to teach industrial plant personnel how to use DOE's steam or process heating opportunity assessment software tools. This approach had the advantages of promoting strong buy-in of plant personnel for the assessment and its outcomes and preparing them better to independently replicate the assessment process at the company's other facilities. The Save Energy Now initiative also included provisions to help plants that applied for but did not qualify for assessments (based on the 1 trillion Btu criterion). Services offered to these plants included (1) an assessment by one of DOE's 26 university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), (2) a telephone consultation with a systems expert at the DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center, or (3) other technical materials and services available through ITP (e.g., the Save Energy Now CD). By the end of 2006, DOE had completed all 200 of the promised assessments, identifying potential natural gas savings of more than 50 trillion Btu and energy cost savings of about $500 million. These savings, if fully implemented, could reduce CO2 emissions by 4.04 million metric tons annually. These results, along with the fact that a large percentage of U.S. energy is used by a relatively small number of very large plants, clearly suggest that assessments are an expedient and cost-effective way to significantly affect large amounts of energy use. Building on the success of the 2006 initiative, ITP has expanded the effort in 2007 with the goal of conducting 250 more asse

Wright, Anthony L [ORNL; Martin, Michaela A [ORNL; Gemmer, Bob [U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Scheihing, Paul [U.S. Department of Energy, Industrial Technologies Program; Quinn, James [U.S. Department of Energy

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kugler Development Investments Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Kugler Development Investments Ltd Kugler Development Investments Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Kugler Development & Investments Ltd Place Israel Sector Solar Product Based in Tel-Aviv, Kugler Development & Investments is an project developer and capital investor in Israeli infrastructure projects, with particular focus on solar energy. References Kugler Development & Investments Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Kugler Development & Investments Ltd is a company located in Israel . References ↑ "Kugler Development & Investments Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Kugler_Development_Investments_Ltd&oldid=348195

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Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...  

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Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June 27, 2012 - 6:55pm Addthis...

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L A Investment Capital | Open Energy Information  

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Name L.A. Investment Capital Place Beverly Hills, California Zip CA 90210 Sector Biofuels Product Investment firm with funds in real estate and biofuels References L.A....

195

Jobs and Investment Tax Credit (Maine)  

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The Jobs and Investment Tax Credit is available to businesses that create at least 100 new jobs within two years and invest at least $5 million in one year. The credit is limited to tax liability...

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Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit (Personal)  

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Commercial and net metering alternative energy investments of $5,000 or more are eligible for a tax credit of up to 35% against individual or corporate tax on income generated by the investment. ...

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Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit (Corporate)  

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Commercial and net metering alternative energy investments of $5,000 or more are eligible for a tax credit of up to 35% against individual or corporate tax on income generated by the investment. ...

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CT Investment Partners LLP | Open Energy Information  

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CT Investment Partners LLP Jump to: navigation, search Name CT Investment Partners LLP Place London, United Kingdom Zip WC2A 2AZ Sector Carbon Product Venture capital arm of the...

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808 Investments LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Investments LLC Investments LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name 808 Investments LLC Place Huntington Beach, California Zip 92649 Sector Solar Product California-based boutique investment banking firm focusing on solar and cogeneration project development or acquisition. References 808 Investments LLC[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. 808 Investments LLC is a company located in Huntington Beach, California . References ↑ "808 Investments LLC" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=808_Investments_LLC&oldid=341642" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs What links here Related changes Special pages

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Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative  

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plus the cost of transmission and line losses to deliver thecapacity investment. Transmission and line losses make upbuilding a new 500 kV transmission line delivering roughly

Mills, Andrew D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Target Value Design to Energy Efficiency Investments  

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EE investments are financial risks and returns, not greento justify investments. The US Green Building Council (2009)investments are its financial risks and returns, not green

Lee, Hyun Woo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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N ATIONAL L ABORATORY Distributed Generation Investment by aemployer. ORMMES06 Distributed Generation Investment by ato invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Inner Mongolia Guodian Energy Investment Co Ltd formerly Inner...  

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Guodian Energy Investment Co Ltd formerly Inner Mongolia Energy Power Investment Co Jump to: navigation, search Name Inner Mongolia Guodian Energy Investment Co Ltd (formerly Inner...

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Derisking Renewable Energy Investments in Developing Countries...  

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of renewable energy technologies and attract large scale private investment into these technologies in developing countries. Attachment: applicationpdf icon Speaker's...

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SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit  

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... Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800. susa-summit-vertical. SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit. October 31- November 1, 2013 ...

2013-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

206

Investment and regulation: the Dutch experience  

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Theoretical studies on the relationship between incentive regulation and investment in network industries generally point out that incentive regulation has a negative impact on investment. However, empirical evidence in this area is scarce. An analysis suggests that in the Dutch electricity and gas networks since 2001, incentive regulation has ensured a more rational and professional approach towards investments, with investment levels coming down somewhat at the start of the regulation but picking up later on. (author)

Haffner, Robert; Helmer, Dorine; van Til, Harry

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

207

SunShot Initiative: News  

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News News December 11, 2013 Energy Department Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Manufacturing The Energy Department announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies. More December 4, 2013 NREL Reports Soft Costs Now Largest Piece of Solar Installation Total Cost Two detailed reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) find that solar financing and other non-hardware costs -- often referred to as "soft costs" -- now comprise up to 64% of the total price of residential solar energy systems, reflecting how soft costs are becoming an increasingly larger fraction of the cost of installing solar. More

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Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs,  

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9 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft 9 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency November 20, 2013 - 2:17pm Addthis In support of the Obama Administration's effort to advance our clean energy economy and support American innovation, the Energy Department today announced $19 million to reduce both hardware and non-hardware costs of solar and to drive greater solar energy deployment in the United States. This funding builds on the Energy Department's broader SunShot Initiative investments that are driving down the cost of solar and making solar affordable for more American families and companies. Since the beginning of 2010, the price of a solar electric system has dropped by more than 70%.

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Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs,  

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Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency November 20, 2013 - 2:17pm Addthis In support of the Obama Administration's effort to advance our clean energy economy and support American innovation, the Energy Department today announced $19 million to reduce both hardware and non-hardware costs of solar and to drive greater solar energy deployment in the United States. This funding builds on the Energy Department's broader SunShot Initiative investments that are driving down the cost of solar and making solar affordable for more American families and companies. Since the beginning of 2010, the price of a solar electric system has dropped by more than 70%.

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Refinery Investments and Future Market Incentives  

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Presentation given at the Annual NPRA Meeting that discusses factors affecting refinery investments. Refiners have plunged from a seeming "golden age" investment environment to a world with excess capacity, flat to declining demand, and weak margins. What is happening to refining investments in this turbulent and uncertain situation?

Information Center

2009-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American  

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Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Competitiveness Initiative Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Competitiveness Initiative February 2, 2006 - 10:37am Addthis Funding to support basic scientific research WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the American Competitiveness Initiative, U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 budget requests $4.1 billion for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, a $505 million (14.1%) increase over FY 2006 funding. This budget puts DOE's Office of Science on the path to doubling its budget by FY 2016. The increased funding represents a major contribution to our national investment in basic science research - research critical to

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Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American  

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Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Competitiveness Initiative Department Requests $4.1 Billion Investment As Part of the American Competitiveness Initiative February 2, 2006 - 10:37am Addthis Funding to support basic scientific research WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the American Competitiveness Initiative, U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 budget requests $4.1 billion for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, a $505 million (14.1%) increase over FY 2006 funding. This budget puts DOE's Office of Science on the path to doubling its budget by FY 2016. The increased funding represents a major contribution to our national investment in basic science research - research critical to

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EM's $500,000 Investment in Contaminant Remediation Leads to Hanford Site  

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$500,000 Investment in Contaminant Remediation Leads to $500,000 Investment in Contaminant Remediation Leads to Hanford Site Strategy Providing $6.35 Million in Cost Savings EM's $500,000 Investment in Contaminant Remediation Leads to Hanford Site Strategy Providing $6.35 Million in Cost Savings November 29, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Data collection takes place during a field demonstration at the Hanford site as a case study of the analysis approach. Data collection takes place during a field demonstration at the Hanford site as a case study of the analysis approach. Through a collaborative approach between the EM Headquarters' Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation, the Richland Operations Office and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), investments are being leveraged and integrated in applied research and site operations to provide

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The Rising Cost of Electricity Generation  

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Through most of its history, the electric industry has experienced a stable or declining cost structure. Recently, the economic fundamentals have shifted and generating costs are now rising and driving up prices at a time when the industry faces new challenges to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. New plant investment faces the most difficult economic environment in decades.

Tobey Winters

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The rising cost of electricity generation  

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Through most of its history, the electric industry has experienced a stable or declining cost structure. Recently, the economic fundamentals have shifted and generating costs are now rising and driving up prices at a time when the industry faces new challenges to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. New plant investment faces the most difficult economic environment in decades. (author)

Winters, Tobey

2008-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

216

WEB RESOURCE: COST Action 531 - TMS  

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Feb 12, 2007 ... This site offers progress reports, meeting information and other resources produced by the COST Action 531, a special initiative of COST,...

217

A Review of Recent RTO Benefit-Cost Studies: Toward More Comprehensive...  

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management, generation and transmission investment and operation, and wholesale electricity market operation. This report: 1) Describes the history of benefit-cost...

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A Review of Recent RTO Benefit-Cost Studies: Toward More Comprehensive...  

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management, generation and transmission investment and operation, and wholesale electricity market operation. This report: Describes the history of benefit-cost analysis...

219

Estimating the Required Investment to Attain Region M Water Savings Through Rehabilitation of Water-Delivery Infrastructure 2005 Perspectives  

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Irrigation districts in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley use an antiquated water-delivery conveyance system; which loses substantial water from seepage, evaporation, etc. Pressures are increasing for districts to improve their operational efficiencies. Rehabilitation of the system has been estimated to save approximately 211,000 ac-ft of water annually; which can benefit agricultural, municipal, and industrial users in the region. Combining these estimated savings with prior economic and financial analyses of 17 proposed rehabilitative project components result in an extrapolated estimated required initial capital investment of $157.8 million in rehabilitative measures to attain the 211,000 ac-ft of annual savings. A caveat to the exactness of this dollar estimate is warranted, however, because this single-point estimate is built upon other estimates (e.g., water savings, initial construction costs, etc.) by irrigation district management, consulting engineers, and university scientists. Future application of on-going economic work, combined with an in-process revised estimate of potential water savings (i.e., from the current 211,000 ac-ft), could provide an improved investment estimate in the future.

Lacewell, Ronald D.; Rister, M. Edward; Sturdivant, Allen W.

2005-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of tax, financing, and operating-cost incentives on retiree homeowners' current and potential decisions to purchase energy-saving improvements  

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This study focused on retiree homeowners to determine their level of participation, causes of non-participation and the effect of selected incentive modifications on investment decisions. A descriptive-elemental approach was taken to explore three research questions. Fifty semi-structured interviews selected through restricted probability were conducted in Sun City, California. Findings were keyed to sex, age, education and income and statistically analyzed using the chi-square test. Retiree homeowners had coped with rising utility costs through modified usage practice rather than through energy-saving investments. Concerns over access to funding, required initial payout, return on investment, future prices of energy and risk were highest among those of least education or income. A desire to retain an existing life style was important to those of higher education and income. Level of awareness of incentive features was also a major decision factor. The analysis indicated that energy-saving investments will increase if retiree homeowners are offered shared-cost obligation by the individual, government, and utility; exemption from sales tax for all energy-saving-item sales and service; state tax exemption for federal tax credits; exemption of energy-saving improvements from property tax; continued federal tax credit; investment loans sufficiently available to meet demand; energy-producing equipment available for rent or lease at reasonable rates.

Long, A.W. Jr.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

User cost in oil production  

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The assumption of an initial fixed mineral stock is superfluous and wrong. User cost (resource rent) in mineral production is the present value of expected increases in development cost. It can be measured as the difference ...

Adelman, Morris Albert

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Pennsylvania life cycle costing manual  

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Until the 1970s, it was commonplace for institutions and governments to purchase equipment based on lowest initial (first) costs. Recurring costs such as operational, maintenance, and energy costs often were not considered in the purchase decision. If an agency wanted to buy something, it published specifications and requested bids from several manufacturers. Often, the lowest bidder who met the specifications won the job, with no consideration given to the economic life of the equipment or yearly recurring costs such as energy and maintenance costs. The practice of purchasing based on lowest initial costs probably did not make good economic sense prior to 1970, and it certainly does not make good sense now. The wise person will consider all costs and benefits associated with a purchase, both initial and post-purchase, in order to make procurement decisions that are valid for the life of the equipment. This describes a method of financial analysis that considers all pertinent costs: life cycle costing (LCC).

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investments in Job Creation (Massachusetts) | Department of Energy  

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Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home Savings Investments in Job Creation (Massachusetts) Investments in Job Creation (Massachusetts) Eligibility...

224

Initial Comments of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Associatio...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

a rate of return on investment, is generally consistent with the LCC analysis' cost of electricity used to price energy losses at 7 centskWh. This implies that the effect of...

225

Energy Department Announces New Investment to Accelerate Next Generation  

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to Accelerate Next to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels Energy Department Announces New Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels July 1, 2013 - 1:00pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- Building on President Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution and announced this week, the Energy Department today announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The projects - located in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin - represent a $13 million Energy Department investment. "By partnering with private industry, universities and our national labs, we can increase America's energy security, bolster rural economic development and cut harmful carbon pollution from our cars, trucks and

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The Effect of Green Investment on Corporate Behavior', Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis 36(4  

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We thank Mary Kelly and Jim Yu for their research assistance and we are grateful for the useful comments of the participants of the Pacic Northwest Finance Conference, the JFQA referees, and the Editor of the This paper explores the effect of exclusionary ethical investing on corporate behavior in a risk averse, equilibrium setting. While arguments exist that ethical investing can inuence a rms cost of capital, and so affect investment, no equilibrium model has been presented to do so. We show that exclusionary ethical investing leads to polluting rms being held by fewer investors since green investors eschew polluting rms stock. This lack of risk-sharing among non-green investors leads to lower stock prices for polluting rms, thus raising their cost of capital. If the higher cost of capital more than overcomes a cost of reforming (i.e., a polluting rm cleaning up its activities), then polluting rms will become socially responsible because of exclusionary ethical investing. A key determinant of the incentive of polluting rms to reform is the fraction of funds controlled by green investors. In our model, empirically reasonable parameter estimates indicate that more than 20 % green investors are required to induce any polluting rms to reform. Existing The concept of ethical investing has received considerable attention and has led to the formation of different forms of ethical mutual funds. Organizations, such as the Social Investment Forum in

Robert Heinkel; Alan Kraus

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Financing; A Cost Effective Alternative When Upgrading Energy Efficient Systems  

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In the 1990's, many organizations are attempting to do more, faster, with less cost and improved quality. In many cases, this involves improving the efficiency of their systems. Increased competition is creating pressure to continuously improve in order to effectively compete in the marketplace. One obvious method of reducing costs and improving productivity is to upgrade old, antiquated equipment such as lighting to more modern energy efficient systems. Most projects provide a return on investment to the owner in several years, through energy and demand savings, Power Utility rebates, maintenance savings and increased productivity, however, the initial capital expense required is cost prohibitive. Budget constraints, a lengthy and complicated approval process and large up-front capital requirements are only a few "road blocks" to improvement. In order to make an equipment acquisition, every company must consider how they will pay for it! How do companies acquire the equipment they need to be more competitive? One cost effective solution -FINANCING! There are numerous benefits to both the end user customer (Lessee) and the installing contractor from utilizing financing to upgrade or retrofit to energy efficient systems. It is possible to provide design, material, installation, maintenance and soft costs as well as positive cash flow to the end user by structuring financing terms and payments around the energy savings. A wide array of programs and services are offered by many different financial organizations.

Ertle, J. M.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed changes in interest rate criteria and the amortization method for repayment of federal hydro-power investments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Where review of government policies followed in charging interest on unrepaid investment (32% of total program cost) disclosed those interest rates were less than cost to the US Treasury to borrow funds to finance federal programs, IG recommended consideration of policy changes to recover interest costs on new project more closely to true costs, i.e., perhaps use of a weighted average over entire construction period. Also, a policy to amortize all unrepaid investments on a simultaneous basis should be developed. Comments are appended from the Assistant Secretary for Resource Applications, and from the Director of the Office of Power Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (PSB)

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1981-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Investing in REDD+ | Open Energy Information  

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Investing in REDD+ Investing in REDD+ Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Investing in REDD+:Consensus Recommendations on Frameworks for the Financing and Implementation of REDD+ Agency/Company /Organization: The Forest Dialogue Sector: Land Focus Area: Forestry, Agriculture Topics: Finance, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications Website: environment.yale.edu/tfd/uploads/TFD_Review_InvestingInREDD-plus.pdf Investing in REDD+:Consensus Recommendations on Frameworks for the Financing and Implementation of REDD+ Screenshot References: Investing in REDD+[1] Background "This report presents the outcome of four dialogues on frameworks for the financing and implementation of REDD-plus, which were organized by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) between April and August 2009. This publication is

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Industrial Carbon Management Initiative (ICMI)  

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Industrial Carbon Management Initiative Industrial Carbon Management Initiative (ICMI) Background The ICMI project is part of a larger program called Carbon Capture Simulation and Storage Initiative (C2S2I). The C2S2I has a goal of expanding the DOE's focus on Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) for advanced coal power systems and other applications, including the use of petroleum coke as a feedstock for the industrial sector. The American Recovery and Re-Investment Act (ARRA)-funded

231

Gas Fired Power Plants: Investment Timing, Operating Flexibility and Abandonment  

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Many firms are considering investment in gas fired power plants. We consider a firm holding a license, i.e. an option, to build a gas fired power plant. The operating cash flows from the plant depend on the spark spread, defined as the difference between the unit price of electricity and cost of gas. The plant produces electricity when the spark spread exceeds emission costs, otherwise the plant is ramped down and held idle. The owner has also an option to abandon the plant and realize the salvage value of the equipment. We compute optimal entry and exit threshold values for the spark spread. Also the effects of emission costs on the value of installing CO2 capture technology are analyzed.

Stein-erik Fleten; Erkka Nskkl

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Sustainable Investments Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Investments Inc. Place San Francisco, California Zip 94123 Sector Services Product PV installation services provider focused on small business market in California...

233

Climate Investment Funds | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Investment Funds Climate Investment Funds Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Clean Technology Fund Agency/Company /Organization: African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank Sector: Energy, Land Topics: Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis, Background analysis Website: www.climateinvestmentfunds.org/cif/ References: Climate Investment Funds[1] Overview The Climate Investment Funds are a unique pair of financing instruments designed to support low-carbon and climate-resilient development through scaled-up financing channeled through the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,

234

Copyright Association for Investment Management Research. Reproduced  

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­Based Models for Investment Doyne Farmer McKinsey Professor Santa Institute Santa New Mexico s far as I

235

INVESTMENT PLAN for the Alternative and  

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, investment plan, electric drive, hydrogen, biodiesel, renewable diesel, diesel substitutes, renewable ......................................................................................................... 56 Localized Fuel Retail Infrastructure ......................................................................................................... 67 Retail and Fleet Fueling Infrastructure

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Investment Tax Credit (Vermont) | Open Energy Information  

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DSIRE 07072012 References DSIRE1 Summary Vermont offers an investment tax credit for installations of renewable energy equipment on business properties. The credit is equal to...

237

ARTICLES: Investment Casting of Superalloys - TMS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Feb 15, 2007 ... The directory below provides citation information and links to a number of articles on investment casting of superalloys which have been...

238

Refinery Investments and Future Market Incentives  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Overview: Factors Affecting Investment Decisions Demand: Growth and Mix Shift Feedstocks: Incentives to use lower quality feedstocks (Light-heavy differentials) ...

239

Story Board TD Asset Renewal Investment Strategy  

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of transmission and distribution for stand alone or small loads Deferred investment in substations Meets Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in many jurisdictions Peak...

240

Smart Grid Investment Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Funding Opportunity Announcement - Phase II Cancellation Smart Grid Investment Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement - Phase II Cancellation Cancellation amendment to the original...

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Case Study - EPB Smart Grid Investment Grant  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EPB Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Smart switches installed in EPB service territory A Smarter Electric Circuit: Electric Power Board of Chattanooga Makes the Switch EPB of...

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+44(0)1612756353. An Analytical Model for Sequential Investment Opportunities  

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We provide an analytical solution for American perpetual compound options, that do not rely on a bivariate or multivariate distribution function. This model is especially applicable for a real sequential investment opportunity, such as a series of drug development, tests and clinical trials, where the project can be cancelled at any time, and where the probability of failure declines over stages of completion. The effect of changing input parameter values can clearly be seen in terms of resulting overall project process volatility, and the effective mark-up factor which justifies continuing with each investment stage. In the base case, the effective markup factor increases as the stage nears completion if the project failure declines, although the absolute threshold of the project value less the remaining stage investment costs declines. This is consistent with the effect of decreases in project value volatility. Other results are not always intuitive, with different signed vegas and chis for different investment stages and degrees of moneyness. This study appears to be a unique approach, which yields the threshold project value relative to investment costs that justifies investment at each stage, with no timing restrictions. 2 1

Roger Adkins; We Thank Alcino Azevedo; Xianzhi Cao; Michael Flanagan; Afzal Siddiqui; Sigbjrn Sdal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Rise and Fall of German Productivity Software Investment as the Decisive Driver *  

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Investments in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are the source of the global growth resurgence that commenced in the mid 1990s. Most studies focus on broad ICT measures, or on computer hardware; here we examine the contributions of software intensive industries to productivity growth. The price of prepackaged software has been falling exponentially since the 1960s, which has led to substitutions towards software investments, and to reductions in the total cost of ICT hardware investments. We use novel German ICT investment data to show that software intensive industries have been the crucial determinant of German productivity growth since 1995. Not only did these industries contribute strongly to productivity growth, but they offset declining investments and productivities in other industries. Post 1995 other industries investments in new equipment per worker collapsed, while software intensive industries capital investments rose steadily to generate over half of Germanys productivity growth by 20002004. We document sharply diverging productivity paths for software intensive and other industries. Post 1991, total factor productivity (TFP) declined secularly in other industries to generate a 15 % drag on German labor productivity, while TFP in software intensive industries rose steadily to contribute 35 % to German labor productivity growth by 20002004. Overall the results combine to paint a stark picture of rising capital per worker and TFP growth in software intensive sectors, contrasting with falling capital per worker and increasingly negative TFP growth in non software

Theo S. Eicher; Thomas Strobel

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability and socio-enviro-technical systems: modeling total cost of ownership in capital facilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Investment in sustainability strategies and technologies holds promise for significant cost savings over the operational phase of a facility's life cycle, while more effectively meeting stakeholder needs. However, accurately estimating the first costs ...

Annie R. Pearce; Kristen L. Sanford Bernhardt; Michael J. Garvin

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE to Invest More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE to Invest More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power DOE to Invest More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power DOE to Invest More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power November 29, 2007 - 4:45pm Addthis Additional $7.2 Million Available to Help National Labs Commercialize Proven Technologies WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner today announced DOE will invest $5.2 million in funding to support the development of low-cost Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). As part of the Department's technology transfer efforts, DOE will also make available a Technology Commercialization Development Fund (TCDF) of up to $7.2 million to three of DOE's National Laboratories to support commercialization of clean energy technologies. Together, these projects will help advance President Bush's

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USDA, DOE to Invest up to $18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development  

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to Invest up to $18.4 million for Biomass Research, to Invest up to $18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and Demonstration Projects USDA, DOE to Invest up to $18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and Demonstration Projects March 4, 2008 - 10:52am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel Bodman today announced that combined, USDA and DOE will invest up to $18.4 million, over three years, for 21 biomass research and development (R&D), and demonstration projects. These projects specifically aim to address critical barriers to making production of biomass more efficient and cost-effective, in an effort to advance the Bush Administration's strategy of bringing online more clean, bio-based products and biofuels to help reduce our dependence

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DOE Seeks to Invest Approximately $1.3 Billion to Commercialize CCS  

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to Invest Approximately $1.3 Billion to Commercialize CCS to Invest Approximately $1.3 Billion to Commercialize CCS Technology DOE Seeks to Invest Approximately $1.3 Billion to Commercialize CCS Technology June 24, 2008 - 2:15pm Addthis Funding Opportunity Announcement Solicits Applications for Restructured FutureGen Program WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invest in multiple commercial-scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) or other clean coal power plants with cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology under the Department's restructured FutureGen program. The solicitation is seeking multiple cost-shared projects to advance coal-based power generation technologies that capture and store the greenhouse gas carbon

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The Effects of Economic and Environmental Factors on Investment Decisions in the Texas Grapefruit Industry  

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Economic and environmental factors were examined to determine their influences on grapefruit investment in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Price instability explained 17 percent of the variation in investment decision making, while 83 percent was explained by uncertainty related to severe freezes impacting the Texas grapefruit industry. Trade and environmental factors were not identified as a significant source of uncertainty affecting investment decisions. Increased investment in freeze protection technologies and improved price risk management are the most effective ways to reduce the uncertainty associated with grapefruit production and marketing. Micro-sprinkler systems could eliminate the risk of future freeze damage, conserve valuable water resources, and reduce the variable costs of production, resulting in an estimated savings of $6,250 per acre. Price risk could be reduced by producing and marketing more fancy-grade fruit and reducing the proportion of choice fruit in the marketing mix. Key words:

Edited Flynn; J. Adcock; Nicole Elmer; Amy Thurow; Jason Johnson; Parr Rosson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Cost of Fuel to General Electricity  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of Fuel to Generate Electricity of Fuel to Generate Electricity Cost of Fuel to Generate Electricity Herb Emmrich Gas Demand Forecast, Economic Analysis & Tariffs Manager SCG/SDG&E SCG/SDG&E Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) 2009 Fall Meeting November 18, 2009 Ontario, California The Six Main Costs to Price Electricity are:  Capital costs - the cost of capital investment (debt & equity), depreciation, Federal & State income taxes and property taxes and property taxes  Fuel costs based on fuel used to generate electricity - hydro, natural gas, coal, fuel oil, wind, solar, photovoltaic geothermal biogas photovoltaic, geothermal, biogas  Operating and maintenance costs  Transmission costs  Distribution costs  Social adder costs - GHG adder, low income adder,

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Dynamic Capacity Investment with Two Competing Technologies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the recent focus on sustainability, firms making adjustments to their production or distribution capacity levels often have the option of investing in newer technologies with lower carbon footprints and/or energy consumption. These more sustainable ... Keywords: dynamic capacity investment, sustainable operations, technology choice

Wenbin Wang, Mark E. Ferguson, Shanshan Hu, Gilvan C. Souza

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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C Change Investments LLC | Open Energy Information  

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C Change Investments LLC C Change Investments LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name C Change Investments, LLC Place Cambridge, Massachusetts Zip 2142 Product Massachusetts-based investment company with a primary focus on clean energy investments. Coordinates 43.003745°, -89.017499° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.003745,"lon":-89.017499,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Renaissance Carbon Investment Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Renaissance Carbon Investment Ltd Renaissance Carbon Investment Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Renaissance Carbon Investment Ltd. Place Shanghai, China Zip 200052 Sector Carbon Product Renaissance Carbon Investment (RCI) is the carbon investment and trading arm of Pivoton International. Coordinates 31.247709°, 121.472618° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.247709,"lon":121.472618,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Rocky Mountain Humane Investing | Open Energy Information  

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Humane Investing Humane Investing Jump to: navigation, search Name Rocky Mountain Humane Investing Place Allenspark, Colorado Zip 80510 Product Allenspark-based investment management firm prioritising Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). Coordinates 40.19472°, -105.525719° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.19472,"lon":-105.525719,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies June 7, 2012 - 1:44pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to help reduce energy costs for America's homes and businesses, the Energy Department today announced more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects at companies in California, Michigan and North Carolina that aim to lower the cost of manufacturing high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). LEDs and OLEDs are generally

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DOE to Invest up to $4.4 Million in Six Innovative Biofuels Projects at  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4.4 Million in Six Innovative Biofuels 4.4 Million in Six Innovative Biofuels Projects at U.S. Universities DOE to Invest up to $4.4 Million in Six Innovative Biofuels Projects at U.S. Universities September 10, 2008 - 3:20pm Addthis WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of six advanced biofuels projects in which DOE plans to invest up to $4.4 million, subject to annual appropriations. These awards to U.S. institutions of higher education will support research and development (R&D) for cost-effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies for turning non-food feedstocks into advanced biofuels. Combined with the minimum university cost share of 20 percent, more than $5.7 million is slated for investment in these six projects. "Reaching out to our university partners across the country is one more

256

Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investments to Accelerate U.S. Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies June 7, 2012 - 1:44pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to help reduce energy costs for America's homes and businesses, the Energy Department today announced more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects at companies in California, Michigan and North Carolina that aim to lower the cost of manufacturing high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). LEDs and OLEDs are generally

257

Conservation screening curves to compare efficiency investments to power plants: Applications to commercial sector conservation programs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS TO POWER PLANTS: APPLICATIONS TOEFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS TO POWER PLANTS: APPLICATIONS TOEfficiency Investments to Power Plants: Applications to

Koomey, Jonathan; Rosenfeld, Arthur H.; Gadgil, Ashok J.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Income distribution and the allocation of public agricultural investment in developing countries  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Income distribution and the allocation of public agricultural investment in developing countries responsible for the views expressed and for any limitiations #12;1 Introduction We compare the distributional average distribution costs, encouraging the growth of a distributional network. The creation of an export

Kammen, Daniel M.

259

Regional comparison of nuclear and fossil electric power generation costs  

SciTech Connect

Nuclear's main disadvantages are its high capital investment cost and uncertainty in schedule compared with alternatives. Nuclear plant costs continue to rise whereas coal plant investment costs are staying relative steady. Based on average experience, nuclear capital investment costs are nearly double those of coal-fired generation plants. The capital investment cost disadvantage of nuclear is balanced by its fuel cost advantages. New base load nuclear power plants were projected to be competitive with coal-fired plants in most regions of the country. Nuclear power costs wre projected to be significantly less (10% or more) than coal-fired power costs in the South Atlantic region. Coal-fired plants were projected to have a significant economic advantage over nuclear plants in the Central and North Central regions. In the remaining seven regions, the levelized cost of power from either option was projected to be within 10%. Uncertainties in future costs of materials, services, and financing affect the relative economics of the nuclear and coal options significantly. 10 figures.

Bowers, H.I.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRISM 2.0: Regional Energy and Economic Model Development and Initial Application: Phase 2: Electric Sector CO2 Reduction Options to 2050: Dimensions of Technology, Energy Costs, and Environmental Scenarios  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI conducted an analysis of electric sector CO2 reduction options to 2050 across a range of scenarios covering dimensions of technology costs and availability, energy costs, and CO2 constraints. Using its U.S. Regional Economy, Greenhouse Gas, and Energy (US-REGEN) model, EPRI calculated the impact of changes in generation portfolio, generation capacity, expenditures, and electricity prices on power sector costs. This analysis estimates different levels of ...

2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Investing in our Energy Future | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investing in our Energy Future Investing in our Energy Future A report on the ways in which the recovery act is promoting a clean energy economy. Investing in our Energy Future...

262

Protecting the Investment in Heat Recovery with Boiler Economizers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many people consider energy to be a crisis in remission -- even with continuing high fuel costs. Some voice concern over the long term security of an investment in flue gas heat recovery equipment. The concern generally involves the ability of an economizer or air heater to continue to perform efficiently without corrosion. The recognized economic advantages of an economizer result from its ability to convert heat losses into sources of energy. One of the most productive means of obtaining reduced energy costs lies in the improvements of the efficiency of steam generating boilers. Industrial and institutional boilers operating at pressures of 75 psig or greater are excellent applications. The maximum gain that can be safely achieved is governed by a number of technical and physical limitations. Among these are considerations of the economics, temperatures of the flue gas and water, and the potential for corrosion. This paper will discuss the economic and practical considerations of an economizer installation.

Roethe, L. A.

1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Investing in Minority Banks | Department of Energy  

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Investing in Minority Banks Investing in Minority Banks Investing in Minority Banks Our Bank Deposit Financial Assistance Program was developed for the purpose of strengthening and expanding the Nation's minority and women-owned small business enterprises. In order to classify as "minority" the institution's majority ownership must include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and women. The minority institution must certify minority ownership with the Department of the Treasury and appear on Treasury's Roster of Financial Institutions Participating in the Federal Government's Minority Bank Deposit Program. In keeping with the intent of the Program, we purchase certificates of deposit from those minority financial institutions which desire to

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Forest Investment Program (FIP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Program (FIP) Program (FIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Forest Investment Program (FIP) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Topics Background analysis, Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis Website http://www.climatefundsupdate. Program Start 2008 Country Brazil, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico, Peru South America, Western Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa, South-Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Central America, South America References Forest Investment Program (FIP)[1] Forest Investment Program[2] Brazil Specific Documents[3] Democratic Republic of Congo Specific Documents[4] Ghana Specific Documents[5] Indonesia Specific Documents[6] Laos Specific Documents[7]

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Energy Investment Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investment Loan Program Investment Loan Program Energy Investment Loan Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Other Bioenergy Commercial Heating & Cooling Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Water Solar Heating & Cooling Heating Water Heating Maximum Rebate $500,000 Program Info Funding Source Oil overcharge restitution funds from the U.S. Department of Energy State Mississippi Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount $15,000 - $500,000 Provider Mississippi Development Authority Mississippi offers low-interest loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Eligible renewable energy technologies include solar thermal, solar space heat, solar process heat, photovoltaics (PV), alternative fuels, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas and hydropower. All

266

Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel  

SciTech Connect

This report presents an evaluation of the Energy Return on Investment (EROI) from recycling an initial batch of 800 t/y of used nuclear fuel (UNF) through a Recycle Center under a number of different fuel cycle scenarios. The study assumed that apart from the original 800 t of UNF only depleted uranium was available as a feed. Therefore for each subsequent scenario only fuel that was derived from the previous fuel cycle scenario was considered. The scenarios represent a good cross section of the options available and the results contained in this paper and associated appendices will allow for other fuel cycle options to be considered.

2011-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

267

Secretary Chu Announces $3 Billion Investment for Carbon Capture...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Billion Investment for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Secretary Chu Announces 3 Billion Investment for Carbon Capture and Sequestration December 4, 2009 - 12:00am Addthis...

268

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Employer Invested Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Employer Invested Emissions Reduction Funding - South Coast on AddThis.com...

269

Revealing the Hidden Value that the Federal Investment Tax Credit...  

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that the Federal Investment Tax Credit and Treasury Cash Grant Provide To Community Wind Projects Title Revealing the Hidden Value that the Federal Investment Tax Credit and...

270

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Agencies You are here Home Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear...

271

Building Technologies Office: Investing in an Energy Efficient...  

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Building Technologies Office: Investing in an Energy Efficient Future to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Investing in an Energy Efficient Future on Facebook...

272

Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Investment...

273

Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy ...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy August 14, 2013 - 2:21pm Addthis Tacoma Power's Cushman...

274

Conservation Screening Curves to Compare Efficiency Investments to Power Plants  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Efficiency Investments to Power Plants J. Koorney, A.H.Efficiency Investments to Power Plants Jonathan Koorney,Pollution, and Avoid Power Plant Construction. Testimony

Koomey, J.G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Resource and Energy Investment Program - First Peoples Economic...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Resource and Energy Investment Program - First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc. (Manitoba, Canada) Resource and Energy Investment Program - First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc....

276

Beijing Sky Solar Investment Management Co | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sky Solar Investment Management Co Jump to: navigation, search Name Beijing Sky Solar Investment & Management Co. Place Beijing, China Sector Solar Product Beijing based company...

277

Second NIST Stock Investment Study "Quality Stocks" Yield ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Study Finds "Quality Stocks" Yield Big Payoff Second NIST Stock Investment Study February 1996 A second NIST stock investment study (the first ...

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

278

Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturi...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient...

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Obama Administration Announces $12 Million i6 Green Investment...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Announces 12 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Job Creation Obama Administration Announces 12 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote...

280

Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America's Energy Security Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America's...

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281

Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $80 Million Investment for Advanced...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

80 Million Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure Secretary Chu Announces Nearly 80 Million Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling...

282

Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America's Energy Security Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America's...

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Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to Drive Innovations in Biofuels and Biobased Products Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to...

284

Tianjin DH Power Investment Limited | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DH Power Investment Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Tianjin DH Power Investment Limited Place Tianjin, Tianjin Municipality, China Sector Wind energy Product Tianjin-based...

285

Chongqing Xinxing Windpower Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy Informatio...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Xinxing Windpower Investment Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Chongqing Xinxing Windpower Investment Co Ltd Place Chongqing Municipality, China Sector Wind energy Product...

286

Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Category Updated July 2010 Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards- By Category Updated July 2010 A...

287

Beijing Junda Energy Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Junda Energy Investment Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Beijing Junda Energy Investment Co Ltd Place Beijing Municipality, China Sector Wind energy Product A wind project...

288

AWEA Finance and Investment Seminar | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

AWEA Finance and Investment Seminar AWEA Finance and Investment Seminar September 9, 2013 4:00PM EDT Contact conference@awea.org...

289

Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Provision of Section 1605 of the Recovery Act to Projects Under the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program:...

290

Inner Mongolia Huitong Energy Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Huitong Energy Investment Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Inner Mongolia Huitong Energy Investment Co Ltd Place Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Sector Wind energy...

291

Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Category Updated November 2011 Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards - By Category Updated November 2011 List of selections for the Smart Grid Investment...

292

Davis Bacon Act Applicability to Smart Grid Investment Grant...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Davis Bacon Act Applicability to Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program Grants Davis Bacon Act Applicability to Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program Grants Letter to...

293

Liaoning Shenhua Xiehe Wind Power Investment Limited | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Shenhua Xiehe Wind Power Investment Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Liaoning Shenhua Xiehe Wind Power Investment Limited Place Liaoning Province, China Sector Wind energy...

294

Hong Kong Taiyang Investment Group Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Hong Kong Taiyang Investment Group Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Hong Kong Taiyang Investment Group Co Ltd Place Hong Kong Sector Solar Product Solar ( Private ...

295

Recovery Act Investment Moves EM Past Milestone of 100 Project...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Recovery Act Investment Moves EM Past Milestone of 100 Project Completions Recovery Act Investment Moves EM Past Milestone of 100 Project Completions The Office of Environmental...

296

Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Tianrun New Energy Investment Jump to: navigation, search Name Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Place China Sector Wind energy Product Subsidiary of Goldwind. References...

297

Climate Investment Funds Webinar Series | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment Funds Webinar Series Jump to: navigation, search Name Climate Investment Funds Webinar Series AgencyCompany Organization Asian Development Bank, African Development...

298

Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Accounting Systems Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Accounting Systems Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program:...

299

Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

State - Updated November 2011 Recovery Act Selections for Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards - By State - Updated November 2011 List of selections for the Smart Grid Investment...

300

Analysis of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios for...  

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of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios for Eritrea, East Africa Title Analysis of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios for Eritrea, East Africa Publication Type...

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301

Baldrige is "A Huge Return on Your Investment"  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Baldrige is "A Huge Return on Your Investment". ... What I know for sure is that there is a huge return on your investment.. ...

2010-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

302

Shenhua Guohua Energy Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Shenhua Guohua Energy Investment Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Shenhua Guohua Energy Investment Co Ltd Place Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Zip 100036 Sector Wind...

303

Blue Hill Investment Partners LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment Partners LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Blue Hill Investment Partners LLC Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Zip PA 19118 Sector Renewable Energy Product A...

304

DOE's Early Investment in Shale Gas Technology Producing Results...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE's Early Investment in Shale Gas Technology Producing Results Today DOE's Early Investment in Shale Gas Technology Producing Results Today February 2, 2011 - 12:00pm Addthis...

305

Department of Energy to Invest Nearly $18 Million for Advanced...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Department of Energy to Invest Nearly 18 Million for Advanced Biofuels User Facility Department of Energy to Invest Nearly 18 Million for Advanced Biofuels User Facility March...

306

Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid...  

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Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid Report (April 2013) Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid Report (April 2013) The Economic...

307

Inner Mongolia Lianhe Wind Power Investment | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Lianhe Wind Power Investment Jump to: navigation, search Name Inner Mongolia Lianhe Wind Power Investment Place Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China Sector Wind energy Product A...

308

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

operating strategy of the microgrid is not known in advance,Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty AfzalGeneration Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Afzal

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Effects of carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and powerGeneration Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty AfzalGeneration Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty Afzal

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Biodiesel Production Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit

311

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Ethanol Production Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits

312

Secretary Bodman in Illinois Highlights Scientific Research Investment...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

in Illinois Highlights Scientific Research Investments to Advance America's Innovation Secretary Bodman in Illinois Highlights Scientific Research Investments to Advance America's...

313

Innovation, Renewable Energy, and State Investment: Case Studies...  

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Innovation, Renewable Energy, and State Investment: Case Studies of Leading Clean Energy Funds Title Innovation, Renewable Energy, and State Investment: Case Studies of Leading...

314

CECIC Wind Power Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

China Zip 100037 Sector Wind energy Product A subsidiary of China Energy Conservation Investment (CECIC), mainly engages in wind power project developing, investment and...

315

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop Closing Remarks, December 11, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop Closing Remarks,...

316

Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient FAQs | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Services Technology Development Smart Grid Recovery Act SGIG Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient FAQs Smart Grid...

317

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Introduction by Rich Scheer, December 11, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop:...

318

Smart Grid Investment Grant Selectee Kickoff Meeting | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Services Technology Development Smart Grid Recovery Act SGIG Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information Smart Grid Investment Grant Selectee Kickoff Meeting...

319

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Kickoff Welcome and Overview, November 19, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop:...

320

Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program...  

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Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Buy American Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Buy American Additional questions...

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321

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Recipient Workshop Closing Remarks, December 11, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop Closing Remarks, December 11, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant...

322

Summary of Utility Studies: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer...  

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Summary of Utility Studies: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer Behavior Study Analysis Title Summary of Utility Studies: Smart Grid Investment Grant Consumer Behavior Study...

323

Obtaining the optimal fuel conserving investment mix: a linear programming hedonic technique approach  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine how energy efficiency affects the resale value of homes; (2) use this information concerning the implicit price of energy efficiency to estimate the resale value of fuel saving investments; and (3) incorporate these resale values into the investment decision process and determine the efficient investment mix for a household planning to own a given home for three alternative time periods. Two models were used to accomplish these objectives. A hedonic price model was used to determine the impact of energy efficiency on housing prices. The hedonic technique is a method used to attach implicit prices to characteristics that are not themselves bought and sold in markets, but are components of market goods. The hedonic model in this study provided an estimate of the implicit price paid for an increase in energy efficiency in homes on the Des-Moines housing market. In order to determine how the length of time the home is to be owned affects the optimal investment mix, a linear programming model was used to determine the cost minimizing investment mix for a baseline house under the assumption that it would be owned for 6, 20, and 50 years, alternatively. The results of the hedonic technique revealed that a premium is paid for energy efficient homes in Des Moines. The results of the linear programming model reveal that the optimal fuel saving investment mix for a home is sensitive to the time the home is to be owned.

Dinan, T.M.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Green Investment Horizons: Effects of Policy on the Market for Building Energy Efficiency Technologies Focus Area: Energy Efficiency Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: pdf.wri.org/working_papers/green_investment_horizons.pdf Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/green-investment-horizons-effects-pol Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Financial Incentives,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Demonstration & Implementation Regulations: "Building Codes,Emissions Standards,Energy Standards" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

325

Analysis of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios forEritrea, East Africa  

SciTech Connect

We discuss energy efficiency and renewable energy investments in Eritrea from the strategic long-term economic perspective of meeting Eritrea's sustainable development goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are potentially important contributors to national productive capital accumulation, enhancement of the environment, expansion of energy services, increases in household standard of living, and improvements in health. In this study we develop a spreadsheet model for calculating some of the national benefits and costs of different levels of investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. We then present the results of the model in terms of investment demand and investment scenario curves. These curves express the contribution that efficiency and renewable energy projects can make in terms of reduced energy sector operating expenses, and reduced carbon emissions. We provide demand and supply curves that show the rate of return, the cost of carbon emissions reductions vs. supply, and the evolution of the marginal carbon emissions per dollar of GDP for different investment levels and different fuel-type subsectors.

Van Buskirk, Robert D.

2004-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

326

Master Limited Partnerships and Real Estate Investment Trusts: Opportunities and Potential Complications for Renewable Energy  

SciTech Connect

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are two proposed investment vehicles which have the potential to lower renewable energy assets' high cost of capital; a critical factor in the Department of Energy's goal for renewable energy to achieve grid-parity with traditional sources of electric generation. Due to current U.S. federal income tax laws, regulations, and administrative interpretations, REITs and MLPs cannot finance a significant portion of the cost of renewable energy assets. Efforts are underway to alter these rules by changing the definition of 'real property' (REIT) and 'qualified income' (MLP). However, even with rule changes, both investment vehicles have structural challenges to efficiently finance renewable energy assets. Among them are 1) effectively utilizing the U.S. federal income tax incentives; 2) administratively structuring the investments to not be overly onerous or complicated, given the potential for pooling a relatively large amount of small assets; and 3) attracting and retaining a large enough investment community to participate in the funding opportunities. This report summarizes these challenges so that if proposed federal changes are made, stakeholders have an understanding of the possible outcomes.

Feldman, D.; Settle, E.

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Life cycle cost modeling of automotive paint systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Vehicle coating is an important component of automotive manufacturing. The paint shop constitutes the plurality of initial investment in an automotive assembly plant, consumes the majority of energy used in the plant's ...

Leitz, Christopher W. (Christopher William), 1976-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation July 2, 2012 - 10:00am Addthis As part of the Obama Administration's commitments to an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy to develop every source of American energy and reduce our reliance on imported oil, the Energy Department is working to catalyze breakthroughs in innovative biofuel technologies and advance biofuels production at refineries across the country. Rather than sending $1 billion each day overseas for oil imports, we can invest in a growing domestic clean energy economy here in the U.S. At the Energy Department, we are taking a number of steps to develop the next generation of biofuels that can help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs, support

329

Energy Capital Investments | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Name Energy Capital Investments Name Energy Capital Investments Place Phoenix, Arizona Zip 85016 Product An investment firm established by Najafi Companies with the specific purpose of investing in clean energy projects and companies. Coordinates 33.44826°, -112.075774° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.44826,"lon":-112.075774,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

330

Rockfield Energy Investments | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Rockfield Energy Investments Rockfield Energy Investments Jump to: navigation, search Name Rockfield Energy Investments Place London, United Kingdom Zip W1J ODS Product Rockfield invests in the development, construction and optimisation of companies and projects in the Energy Sector. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

331

13-to-1 Return on Investment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

-to-1 Return on Investment -to-1 Return on Investment In a 2009 study, Management Information Services estimated FE's CCT Program would deliver total monetary benefits of $111 billion between 2000-2020, a 13-to-1 return for every taxpayer dollar invested. Since its creation in 1977, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has established a legacy of achievement, return-of- value, and tangible benefits for the taxpayer dollars invested. Some of the highlights include: Lower NO x , SO 2 Emissions, Less Acid Rain Improved nitrogen oxide (NO x ) and sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) control technologies developed through research by FE and its partners have moved into the electric utility

332

Vert Investment Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment Group Investment Group Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Vert Investment Group Name Vert Investment Group Address 3939 Essex Lane Place Houston, Texas Zip 77027 Website http://www.vertinv.com/ Coordinates 29.739322°, -95.444747° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":29.739322,"lon":-95.444747,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

333

Portfolio 21 Investments | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Portfolio 21 Investments Portfolio 21 Investments Jump to: navigation, search Name Portfolio 21 Investments Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97209-3449 Product Global equity mutual fund committed to investing in a sustainable future. Coordinates 45.511795°, -122.675629° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.511795,"lon":-122.675629,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

334

Definition: Deferred Distribution Capacity Investments | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Deferred Distribution Capacity Investments Deferred Distribution Capacity Investments Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Deferred Distribution Capacity Investments As with the transmission system, reducing the load and stress on distribution elements increases asset utilization and reduces the potential need for upgrades. Closer monitoring and load management on distribution feeders could potentially extend the time before upgrades or capacity additions are required.[1] Related Terms load, transmission lines, transmission line, sustainability References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' An inl LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ine Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Deferred_Distribution_Capacity_Investments&oldid=502613

335

European Investment Bank | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

European Investment Bank European Investment Bank Jump to: navigation, search Logo: European Investment Bank Name European Investment Bank Address 98-100, boulevard Konrad Adenauer L-2950 Place Luxembourg Product Microfinance, Loans, Venture Capital Phone number (+352) 43 79 1 Website http://www.eib.org/index.htm Coordinates 49.6214766°, 6.139629° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":49.6214766,"lon":6.139629,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

336

FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation FACTSHEET: Energy Department Investments in Biofuels Innovation July 2, 2012 - 10:00am Addthis As part of the Obama Administration's commitments to an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy to develop every source of American energy and reduce our reliance on imported oil, the Energy Department is working to catalyze breakthroughs in innovative biofuel technologies and advance biofuels production at refineries across the country. Rather than sending $1 billion each day overseas for oil imports, we can invest in a growing domestic clean energy economy here in the U.S. At the Energy Department, we are taking a number of steps to develop the next generation of biofuels that can help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, create jobs, support

337

Definition: Investment Grant Program | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Dictionary.png Dictionary.png Investment Grant Program The Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program is authorized by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Section 1306, as amended by the Recovery Act. The purpose of the grant program is to accelerate the modernization of the nation's electric transmission and distribution systems and promote investments in smart grid technologies, tools, and techniques that increase flexibility, functionality, interoperability, cyber security, situational awareness, and operational efficiency.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, smart grid, transmission line References ↑ http://www.smartgrid.gov/recovery_act/project_information Retri LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. eved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Investment_Grant_Program&oldid=480476"

338

Ghost towers : distressed condominium investing in Atlanta  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to explore investment opportunities in these now-distressed residential condo properties. The paper will characterize the economic and development environment to determine the extent of ...

Whalen, Faraji L

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Electricity reform abroad and US investment  

SciTech Connect

This report reviews and analyzes the recent electricity reforms in Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom (UK) to illustrate how different models of privatization and reform have worked in practice. This report also analyzes the motivations of the U.S. companies who have invested in the electricity industries in these countries, which have become the largest targets of U.S. foreign investment in electricity. Two calculations of foreign investment are used. One is the foreign direct investment series produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The other is based on transactions in electric utilities of the three countries. The electricity reform and privatization experiences reviewed may offer some insight as to how the U.S. electricity industry might develop as a result of recent domestic reform efforts and deregulation at the state and national levels. 126 refs., 23 figs., 27 tabs.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Enterprise Zone Real Property Investment Grant (Virginia)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Enterprise Zone Real Property Investment Grantprovides qualified zone investors with cash grants for industrial, commercial or mixed use property. The grant is equal to 20% of the excess...

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341

Clean energy investments in an uncertain future  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The energy sector faces a multitude of challenges related to climate change and energy security. These challenges will likely prompt considerable changes in the coming decades, including significant investment and new ...

Harrison, Jessica (Jessica Kit)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What is the relationship between the structure of leases in the Boston office rental market and how much landlords invest in energy efficient building systems for their existing buildings? I am drawn to this question because ...

Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Refinery Investments and Future Market Incentives  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Presentation given at the Platts 2nd Annual Refining Marktets Conference that explored three major factors affecting incentives for refiners to invest in bottoms upgrading or expansion capacity and demand, light-heavy price differentials, and margins.

Information Center

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

344

Linked Investment Program for Commercial Enterprises (Maine)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Linked Investment Program for Commercial Enterprises reduces a borrowers interest rate. The Maine State Treasurer makes a certificate of deposit at up to 2% less than the prevailing rate on...

345

Turkish residential real estate investment analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper examines the investment potential for Turkish Residential Real Estate Market, focusing mainly on Istanbul. With a stable economy since 2002, dynamic population, geo-political location and the potential accession ...

Ciller, Berk (Berk U.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

It's About Time: Investing in Transportation to  

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MARCH 2011 It's About Time: Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive #12 of Contents Preface 1 The Challenge Facing Texans 3 Texas Transportation Action Principles 6 Texas' Deteriorating Transportation System: Background and Measurement 8 Baseline Scenario: Unacceptable Conditions

347

The new option view of investment  

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This paper provides a simple introduction to the new option view of investment. We explain the shortcomings of the orthodox theory, and then outline the basic ideas behind the option framework. Several industry examples ...

Dixit, Avinash K.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Introduction to production cost models 1.0 Introduction  

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(t) is total maintenance costs in year t. · O(t) is the cost associated with outages. and the overbar in (1 · I(t) is total investment costs at year t · S(t) is total salvage value of retired plants at year t (and for all plants still in operation at year T). · F(t) is total fuel costs in year t. · M

McCalley, James D.

349

ONTOCOM: A Cost Estimation Model for Ontology Engineering  

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Abstract: This paper introduces ONTOCOM, a parametric cost estimation model for Semantic Web ontologies. After analyzing established, general-purpose cost estimation methodologies we propose a methodology, which can be applied to develop cost models for ontology engineering. We examine the particularities of this engineering field on the basis of the proposed methodology, in order to identify cost factors which influence the effort invested in ontology building, reuse and maintenance. 1

Elena Paslaru Bontas; Malgorzata Mochol; Freie Universitt

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

"Investing in NNSA is an Investment in the Tennessee Valley," Keynote  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

"Investing in NNSA is an Investment in the Tennessee Valley," Keynote "Investing in NNSA is an Investment in the Tennessee Valley," Keynote Address to the 2011 TVC National Technology Summit by Administrator Thomas P. D'Agostino | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > Media Room > Speeches > "Investing in NNSA is an Investment in ...

351

Valuing modularity Choice of nuclear power investments under price uncertainty: Valuing modularity  

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Abstract: We consider the choice problem faced by a firm in the electricity sector which holds two investment projects. The first project is an irreversible investment in a large nuclear power plant. The second project consists in building a flexible sequence of smaller, modular, nuclear power plants on the same site. In other words, we compare the benefit of the large power plant project coming from increasing returns to scale, to the benefit of the modular project due to its reduced risk (flexibility). We use the theory of real options to measure the value of the option to invest in the successive modules, under price uncertainty. From this theory, it is well-known that risk-neutral entrepreneurs will decide to invest only if the market price of electricity exceeds the cost of electricity by a positive margin which is an increasing function of the market risk. In particular, this margin is larger for the irreversible investment than for the modular project. This is because the investment process in the modular project can be interrupted at any time when the market conditions deteriorate, thereby limiting the potential loss of the investor. We consider in particular an environment where the discount rate is 8 % and volatility of the market price of electricity equals 20 % per year. The modular project consists in four units of 300 MWe each, and in which 40 % of the total overnight cost is borne by the first module. We show that the benefit of modularity is equivalent in terms of profitability to a reduction of the cost of electricity by one-thousand of a euro per kWh.- 2-Valuing modularity

Christian Gollier; David Proult; Franoise Thais; Gilles Walgenwitz

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Electricity Costs  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Carbon Emissions Caps and the Impact of a Radical Change in Nuclear Electricity Costs journal International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy volume year month chapter...

353

DOE to Invest up to $8.2 Million for Hydrogen Storage Research | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Invest up to $8.2 Million for Hydrogen Storage Research to Invest up to $8.2 Million for Hydrogen Storage Research DOE to Invest up to $8.2 Million for Hydrogen Storage Research April 12, 2007 - 12:36pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced DOE plans to provide up to $8.2 million, over four years (FY'07-'10), for six hydrogen storage research projects, directly supporting President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative (AEI). The AEI aims to increase our energy security and reduce our reliance on imported oil by changing the way we power our cars, homes and businesses. These projects, subject to negotiation of scope and funding, are also integral to the President's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative. "As a clean energy technology, hydrogen has great potential to help reduce

354

Investment under Regulatory Uncertainty: U.S. Electricity Generation Investment Since 1996  

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Demand. North American Electricity Reliability Council.Regulatory Risk in U.K. Electricity Distribution. JournalAn Empirical Model of Electricity Generation Investment

Ishii, Jun; Yan, Jingming

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

NETL: News Release -Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment  

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5, 2011 5, 2011 Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development New Projects Aim to Strip Carbon Dioxide from Power Plant Flue Gases Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants. The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants. The selections announced today will focus on developing carbon capture technologies that can achieve at least 90 percent CO2 removal and reduce the added costs at power plants with carbon capture systems to no more than a 35 percent increase in the cost of electricity produced at the plant. The Obama Administration has made a goal of developing cost-effective deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies within 10 years, with an objective of bringing 5 to 10 commercial demonstration projects online by 2016.

356

Extension to phase 2 energy savings evaluation of the commercial direct investment program  

SciTech Connect

The results of an analysis of the commercial direct investment program of the Commonwealth Energy System (COM/Electric) is presented. The analysis extends results obtained in a previous impact evaluation of energy savings. The analysis includes over 1,000 buildings that participated in the program. The previous evaluation showed net program savings, using simple, aggregate annual measures of energy use and a control group adjustment, of about 8.7 GWh/yr (14% of pre-retrofit energy use) for an investment of $4.4 million, which leads to an investment cost ratio (investment divided by first year savings) of about $0.50/kWh. Inherent difficulties with simple, aggregate calculations, with the PRInceton Scorekeeping Method (PRISM), and with econometric approaches for these types of evaluations are discussed and an extension to PRISM proposed as an alternative. Energy savings for this program are estimated using both simple, aggregate data and the extended PRISM approach (two-stage regression modeling). The aggregate data provide important insight about program performance, while the two-stage regression modeling helps reduce variability in results. Overall, the impact evaluation results indicate that the net program investment cost ratio, the ratio of total costs to net electricity savings, is close to $0.60/kWh when weather and cost factors are included. Economic factors were included in savings estimate calculations, but the results indicated either data endogeneity or high variance problems, so economic effects cannot be inferred as being estimable for the data set on this small C/I program with the methods used here. Program performance is at the margin of acceptable performance, and because of this marginality, improvements in program execution are desirable. Program performance at the margin could be improved significantly by controlling for potentially poor retrofit choices.

Trumble, D.; MacDonald, M.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Revisions Approved by the Investment/Finance Committee  

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is to be invested with the campus agency/STIP fund to meet on-going departmental operating needs. A secondary short to the investment policy and philosophy of the Short Term Investment Pool (STIP) as managed by the Treasurer of The Regents of the University of California. The STIP investment policy is intended to be an integral part

Russell, Lynn

358

Coal Mine Safety Investment Prediction Based on Support Vector Machine  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presently, coal mine safety situation in China is still severe. One of the most important reasons is safety investment insufficient. Safety investment prediction can provide decision basis for efficient controlling and guiding safety investment. The ... Keywords: coal mine safety investment, SVM, index system, prediction

Chen Xiang; Cai Weihua; Chen Na

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Maryland Governor O'Malley Urges Investment in ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Maryland Governor O'Malley Urges Investment in Cybersecurity Education. September 21, 2011. *. Bookmark and Share. ...

2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

360

Do Investment Banks' Relationships with Investors Impact Pricing? The Case of Convertible Bond Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study examines the role of repeat interactions between placement agents (investment banks) and investors in the initial pricing of convertible bonds. Under the assumption that attracting repeat investors can reduce search frictions in primary issue ... Keywords: convertible bonds, corporate finance, securities issuance, underpricing

Brian J. Henderson; Heather Tookes

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Transmission line capital costs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The displacement or deferral of conventional AC transmission line installation is a key benefit associated with several technologies being developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Energy Management (OEM). Previous benefits assessments conducted within OEM have been based on significantly different assumptions for the average cost per mile of AC transmission line. In response to this uncertainty, an investigation of transmission line capital cost data was initiated. The objective of this study was to develop a database for preparing preliminary estimates of transmission line costs. An extensive search of potential data sources identified databases maintained by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) as superior sources of transmission line cost data. The BPA and WAPA data were adjusted to a common basis and combined together. The composite database covers voltage levels from 13.8 to 765 W, with cost estimates for a given voltage level varying depending on conductor size, tower material type, tower frame type, and number of circuits. Reported transmission line costs vary significantly, even for a given voltage level. This can usually be explained by variation in the design factors noted above and variation in environmental and land (right-of-way) costs, which are extremely site-specific. Cost estimates prepared from the composite database were compared to cost data collected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for investor-owned utilities from across the United States. The comparison was hampered because the only design specifications included with the FERC data were voltage level and line length. Working within this limitation, the FERC data were not found to differ significantly from the composite database. Therefore, the composite database was judged to be a reasonable proxy for estimating national average costs.

Hughes, K.R.; Brown, D.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Jump to: navigation, search Name UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Agency/Company /Organization United Nations Industrial Development Organization Topics Finance, Implementation, Market analysis Website http://www.unido.org/index.php References UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion [1] "Economic growth required for eradication of poverty and the achievement of the other associated MDGs depends on capital accumulation (investment) and technical change going hand in hand. Investment in plant and machinery, with its impulse of new ideas and technologies, contributes to productivity growth, as do technological progress, upgrading and diffusion. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in particular is an important driver of industrial

363

Energy Department Announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

As part of the Energy Departments SunShot Initiative, Secretary Steven Chu announced today new investments to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies.

364

DOE Seeks Proposals to Increase Investment in Industrial Carbon Capture and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Seeks Proposals to Increase Investment in Industrial Carbon DOE Seeks Proposals to Increase Investment in Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration Projects DOE Seeks Proposals to Increase Investment in Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration Projects June 15, 2009 - 1:00pm Addthis Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement soliciting projects to capture and sequester carbon dioxide from industrial sources and to put CO2 to beneficial use. The successful development of advanced technologies and innovative concepts to prevent CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere is a key component of national efforts to mitigate climate change. DOE anticipates making multiple awards under this FOA. The projects will be cost-shared, with the award recipients providing at least 20 percent of the

365

DOE Seeks to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced Concentrating Solar  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Seeks to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced Concentrating DOE Seeks to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced Concentrating Solar Power Technologies DOE Seeks to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced Concentrating Solar Power Technologies April 30, 2008 - 11:31am Addthis WASHINGTON - U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Clarence "Bud" Albright today announced the issuance of the Solar Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for up to $60 million in funding over five years (Fiscal Years 2008-2012), which includes $10 million in FY 2008 appropriations and $10 million in the FY 2009 Budget request, to support the development of low-cost Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology. Increasing the use of solar energy is an important component of the Administration's efforts to diversify our nation's energy sources in an

366

Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched the commercial building initiative (CBI) in pursuit of its research goal of achieving zero-net-energy commercial buildings (ZNEB), i.e. ones that produce as much energy as they use. Its objective is to make these buildings marketable by 2025 such that they minimize their energy use through cutting-edge, energy-efficiency technologies and meet their remaining energy needs through on-site renewable energy generation. This paper examines how such buildings may be implemented within the context of a cost- or CO2-minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various technologies: photovoltaic modules (PV) and other on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and passive/demand-response technologies. A mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has a multi-criteria objective function is used. The objective is minimization of a weighted average of the building's annual energy costs and CO2 emissions. The MILP's constraints ensure energy balance and capacity limits. In addition, constraining the building's energy consumed to equal its energy exports enables us to explore how energy sales and demand-response measures may enable compliance with the ZNEB objective. Using a commercial test site in northernCalifornia with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find that a ZNEB requires ample PV capacity installed to ensure electricity sales during the day. This is complemented by investment in energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) equipment, while occasional demand response shaves energy consumption. A large amount of storage is also adopted, which may be impractical. Nevertheless, it shows the nature of the solutions and costs necessary to achieve a ZNEB. Additionally, the ZNEB approach does not necessary lead to zero-carbon (ZC) buildings as is frequently argued. We also show a multi-objective frontier for the CA example, whichallows us to estimate the needed technologies and costs for achieving a ZC building or microgrid.

Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; Aki, Hirohisa; Lai, Judy

2009-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

367

How to Reduce Energy Supply Costs  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rising energy costs have many businesses looking for creative ways to reduce their energy usage and lower the costs of energy delivered to their facilities. This paper explores innovative renewable and alternative energy technologies that can help customers control their supply-side costs of energy. Specific topics include distributive wind power generation and solid fuel boilers. It identities factors to consider in determining whether these technologies are economically viable for customers and stresses the importance of fully researching alternatives before committing to major equipment investments.

Swanson, G.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Case Study - EPB Smart Grid Investment Grant  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EPB Smart Grid Investment Grant EPB Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Smart switches installed in EPB service territory A Smarter Electric Circuit: Electric Power Board of Chattanooga Makes the Switch EPB of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one of the largest publicly owned providers of electric power in the country. Established in 1935, EPB covers about 600 square miles and serves about 170,000 customers in Tennessee and Georgia. Chattanooga is making its distribution system more robust while improving operations with the deployment of smart grid technologies which will allow EPB to provide continued reliable electric service and respond more effectively to severe weather events, which are frequent in the Southeast. Distribution Automation Investments Make A Difference Partially funded with $111.5 million in Recovery Act stimulus funds awarded by the U.S. Department of

369

Mistral Invest Limited | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mistral Invest Limited Mistral Invest Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Mistral Invest Limited Place London, United Kingdom Zip W1U 7DW Sector Wind energy Product Private Equity Fund aiming to build a portfolio of wind farms in the UK and France, participating early in the project development phase. Coordinates 51.506325°, -0.127144° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.506325,"lon":-0.127144,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

370

Definition: Deferred Generation Capacity Investments | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Generation Capacity Investments Generation Capacity Investments Utilities and grid operators ensure that generation capacity can serve the maximum amount of load that planning and operations forecasts indicate. The trouble is, this capacity is only required for very short periods each year, when demand peaks. Reducing peak demand and flattening the load curve should reduce the generation capacity required to service load and lead to cheaper electricity for customers.[1] Related Terms load, electricity generation, peak demand, smart grid References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' An inl LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ine Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Deferred_Generation_Capacity_Investments&oldid=50257

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Bio Energy Investments BEI | Open Energy Information  

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Investments BEI Investments BEI Jump to: navigation, search Name Bio Energy Investments (BEI) Place Chinnor, United Kingdom Zip OX39 4TW Sector Biomass Product UK-based company involved in the design and building of biomass plants. Coordinates 51.702702°, -0.910879° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.702702,"lon":-0.910879,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

372

Alltronic Tech Investment Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Alltronic Tech Investment Corporation Alltronic Tech Investment Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Alltronic Tech Investment Corporation Place Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China Zip 110179 Sector Wind energy Product Wind and CDM project developers in China Coordinates 41.788509°, 123.40612° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.788509,"lon":123.40612,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Greenlight Investment Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment Group Investment Group Jump to: navigation, search Name Greenlight Investment Group Place Elgin, Illinois Zip 60123 Sector Wind energy Product Advising clients on wind aquisitions in North America. Coordinates 30.34901°, -97.370969° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":30.34901,"lon":-97.370969,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

374

Invest North Pty Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Invest North Pty Ltd Invest North Pty Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Invest North Pty Ltd Place Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia Sector Solar Product Onwer of a solar power system atop the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Coordinates 45.098537°, -94.40912° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.098537,"lon":-94.40912,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

375

Residential Investment over the Real Estate Cycle  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Much attention recently has been given to the possibility of a slowdown in the U.S. residential real estate market.While real residential investment has continued to grow and existing house prices have held up through the first quarter of 2006, analysts have pointed to other signs of slowing.Two commonly cited indicators are an apparent slowing of sales of new and existing homes and a buildup of inventories of new homes in many markets. In this Economic Letter, I characterize past episodes of residential investment downturns and evaluate how specific housing market variables, such as sales volumes and inventories, perform as predictors of downturns. Figure 1 Change in real residential fixed investment

unknown authors

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Investment Tax Credit | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Investment Tax Credit Investment Tax Credit < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Savings Category Bioenergy Commercial Heating & Cooling Manufacturing Buying & Making Electricity Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Wind Solar Heating & Cooling Heating Water Heating Maximum Rebate No maximum specified. Program Info Start Date 01/01/2009 State Vermont Program Type Corporate Tax Credit Rebate Amount 7.2% for solar, fuel cells and small wind placed in service on or before 12/31/2016. 2.4% for solar (except hybrid solar lighting) placed in service on or after 12/31/2016. 2.4% for geothermal 2.4% for microturbines and CHP placed in service on or before 12/31/2016. Provider Vermont Department of Taxes Vermont offers an investment tax credit for installations of renewable

377

Types of Costs Types of Cost Estimates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

· Types of Costs · Types of Cost Estimates · Methods to estimate capital costs MIN E 408: Mining the equipment for reclamation? Types of Costs #12;· Marginal Cost: ­ Change in total cost ­ Any production process involves fixed and variable costs. As production increases/expands, fixed costs are unchanged, so

Boisvert, Jeff

378

Conservation screening curves to compare efficiency investments topower plants: Applications to commercial sector conservationprograms  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes a simplified methodology to compare supply and demand-side resources. The screening curve approach supplements with load shape information the data contained in a supply curve of conserved energy. In addition, a screening curve contains information on competing supply technologies, such as annualized capital costs, variable costs, and cost per delivered kWh. The information in the screening curve allows policymakers to promptly and conveniently compare the relevant parameters affecting supply and demand-side investment decisions. While many sophisticated computer models have evolved to account for the load shape impacts of energy efficiency investments, this sophistication has, by and large, not trickled down to spreadsheet-level or 'back-of-the-envelope' analyses. Our methodology allows a simple summary of load shape characteristics based on the output of the more complicated models. It offers many advantages, principal of which is clarity in analyzing supply and demand-side investment choices. This paper first describes how supply-side screening curves have been used in the past, and develops the conceptual tools needed to apply integrated supply/demand screening curves in the least-cost utility planning process. It then presents examples of supply-side technologies and commercial sector demand-side management programs, and plots them on representative screening curves.

Koomey, Jonathan; Rosenfeld, Arthur H.; Gadgil, Ashok J.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Optimal Technology Investment and Operation in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings with Demand Response  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy has launched the Zero-Net-Energy (ZNE) Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) in order to develop commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use. Its objective is to make these buildings marketable by 2025 such that they minimize their energy use through cutting-edge energy-efficient technologies and meet their remaining energy needs through on-site renewable energy generation. We examine how such buildings may be implemented within the context of a cost- or carbon-minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV) on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and passive / demand-response technologies. We use a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has a multi-criteria objective function: the minimization of a weighted average of the building's annual energy costs and carbon / CO2 emissions. The MILP's constraints ensure energy balance and capacity limits. In addition, constraining the building's energy consumed to equal its energy exports enables us to explore how energy sales and demand-response measures may enable compliance with the CBI. Using a nursing home in northern California and New York with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find that a ZNE building requires ample PV capacity installed to ensure electricity sales during the day. This is complemented by investment in energy-efficient combined heat and power equipment, while occasional demand response shaves energy consumption. A large amount of storage is also adopted, which may be impractical. Nevertheless, it shows the nature of the solutions and costs necessary to achieve ZNE. For comparison, we analyze a nursing home facility in New York to examine the effects of a flatter tariff structure and different load profiles. It has trouble reaching ZNE status and its load reductions as well as efficiency measures need to be more effective than those in the CA case. Finally, we illustrate that the multi-criteria frontier that considers costs and carbon emissions in the presence of demand response dominates the one without it.

Stadler , Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; ,, Hirohisa Aki; Lai, Judy

2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

380

Initial Decision and Risk Analysis  

SciTech Connect

Decision and Risk Analysis capabilities will be developed for industry consideration and possible adoption within Year 1. These tools will provide a methodology for merging qualitative ranking of technology maturity and acknowledged risk contributors with quantitative metrics that drive investment decision processes. Methods and tools will be initially introduced as applications to the A650.1 case study, but modular spreadsheets and analysis routines will be offered to industry collaborators as soon as possible to stimulate user feedback and co-development opportunities.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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381

CRSP South Capital Investment Plan FY12-FY21 Detail  

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9/2011 9/2011 CRSP South Capital Investment Plan FY12-FY21 Detail Yellow Highlight = New Project to list W Total = Western Only Costs Red Text = Change from previous version O Total = Trust and Joint Participation Costs Blue Text = will be removed from list FY Total = Sum of W Total and O Total Green Highlight = Annual Equipment Replacement Programs MPS Split = Multiple Power System Cost Split. Fund PROJECT PROJECT Power Sys TOTAL W Total W PD W Non-PD O Total FY TOTAL W Total W PD W Non-PD O Total FY TOTAL Transmission Lines Environmental Support for Lands, Access Roads, and ROW's CRSPVMF 450 110 10 100 110 110 10 100 110 Lidar Closeout at Pinnacle Peak and Rogers CRSPVMF 15 15 15 15 Pinnacle Peak-Rogers ROW Agreement CRSPVMF 6,100 6,100 100 6,000 6,100 T-Line SubTotal 6,565 125 25 100 125 6,210 110

382

Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs May 3, 2013 - 12:50pm Addthis The Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their energy costs by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Western Community Energy. The Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their energy costs by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Western Community Energy. Tracey A. LeBeau Director, Office of Indian Energy Policy & Programs What are the key facts? It's not uncommon for families in Alaska Native communities to spend nearly half of their monthly income on energy costs. To help these communities make smart energy choices, the Energy

383

U. S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $20.6 Million for Solid-State  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U. S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $20.6 Million for U. S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $20.6 Million for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development Projects U. S. Department of Energy to Invest up to $20.6 Million for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development Projects February 12, 2008 - 11:29am Addthis Funding to total $27.8 million with industry contribution The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that DOE will provide up to $20.6 million for a total of 13 projects aimed at advancing solid-state lighting (SSL) research and product development. Combined with industry cost share, investment in these projects will total $28 million. SSL lighting is an advanced technology that creates light with considerably less heat than incandescent and fluorescent lamps, allowing for increased energy efficiency. These projects are part of DOE's

384

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Cellulosic Ethanol Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit A tax credit is available for investments in a qualified small business

385

DOE to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones in Western States DOE to Invest up to $2.3 Million to Identify Renewable Energy Zones in Western States May 28, 2008 - 1:58pm Addthis The Renewable Energy Zones Initiative will promote regional transmission planning and encourage the development of renewable sources of energy WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Kevin Kolevar today announced the Department's plans to contribute up to $2.3 million over three years, subject to annual appropriations, to identify areas in the Western United States with vast renewable energy resources, and expedite the development and delivery of those resources to meet regional energy needs. The

386

Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $1 Billion Public-Private Investment in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 Billion Public-Private Investment 1 Billion Public-Private Investment in Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $1 Billion Public-Private Investment in Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage June 10, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that three projects have been selected to receive up to $612 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - matched by $368 million in private funding - to demonstrate large-scale carbon capture and storage from industrial sources. The projects - located in Texas, Illinois, and Louisiana - were initially selected in October 2009 for phase one research and development grants. Following successful completion of their Phase 1 activities, these three projects were identified as the most promising industrial CCS projects

387

DOE Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Cycle  

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Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Research and Development DOE Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Research and Development April 17, 2008 - 10:49am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting universities, national laboratories, and industry to compete for up to $15 million to advance nuclear technologies closing the nuclear fuel cycle. These projects will provide necessary data and analyses to further U.S. nuclear fuel cycle technology development, as part of the Department's Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), the domestic technology R&D component of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). Studies resulting from this FOA will

388

LANL:CPO: Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Taos County  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Taos County Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Taos County LA-UR 11-02376 (2/13/13) Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Taos County Taos County is home to 138 LANL employees and contractors. As of February 2013, $9,341,197 in annual base salaries was being paid to LANL employees (excluding contractors and craft employees) in Taos County. Taos is one of seven northern New Mexico counties identified in the Lab's maintenance and operations contract with NNSA that is targeted for education, economic development, and charitable giving programs through the LANS, LLC Community Commitment Plan. Education The Laboratory's goal in education is to enhance regional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and enrichment initiatives through Workforce Development,

389

Obama Administration Announces $12 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 Million i6 Green Investment to 2 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Job Creation Obama Administration Announces $12 Million i6 Green Investment to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Job Creation September 29, 2011 - 2:22pm Addthis WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama Administration today announced the six winners of the i6 Green Challenge, an initiative to drive technology commercialization and entrepreneurship in support of a green innovation economy, increased U.S. competitiveness and new jobs. Projects in Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New England and Washington will each receive up to $1 million from the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and up to $6 million in additional funding and technical assistance from the U.S. Departments of

390

DOE Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Cycle  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel DOE Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Research and Development DOE Seeks to Invest up to $15 Million in Funding for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Research and Development April 17, 2008 - 10:49am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting universities, national laboratories, and industry to compete for up to $15 million to advance nuclear technologies closing the nuclear fuel cycle. These projects will provide necessary data and analyses to further U.S. nuclear fuel cycle technology development, as part of the Department's Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), the domestic technology R&D component of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP). Studies resulting from this FOA will

391

DOE Seeks Applications to Invest up to $40 Million in Housing Research |  

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Seeks Applications to Invest up to $40 Million in Housing Seeks Applications to Invest up to $40 Million in Housing Research DOE Seeks Applications to Invest up to $40 Million in Housing Research June 13, 2007 - 1:40pm Addthis Strengthens commitment to increase efficiency in homes WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced DOE is issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will make available up to $40 million to fund research applications to fundamentally change the way American homes consume energy. Awards made under this FOA would support research, development and deployment of technologies that will, on average, reduce new home energy use 30-90 percent. The results of this effort will help advance President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative, which aims to change the way we power our cars,

392

Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Investment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Investment Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Investment June 14, 2011 - 10:00am Addthis Primus Power's energy cell stack. | Photo Courtesy of Primus Power Primus Power's energy cell stack. | Photo Courtesy of Primus Power Kristina Pflanz Writer & Contractor, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy What does this mean for me? Will make renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, available to more utility customers. In February, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that six of its projects, which initially received a total of $23.6 million in agency seed funding, had collectively generated more than $100 million in outside private capital investment. ARPA-E recently

393

Effect of cumulative seismic damage and corrosion on life-cycle cost of reinforced concrete bridges  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bridge design should take into account not only safety and functionality, but also the cost effectiveness of investments throughout a bridge life-cycle. This work presents a probabilistic approach to compute the life-cycle cost (LCC) of corroding reinforced concrete (RC) bridges in earthquake prone regions. The approach is developed by combining cumulative seismic damage and damage associated to corrosion due to environmental conditions. Cumulative seismic damage is obtained from a low-cycle fatigue analysis. Chloride-induced corrosion of steel reinforcement is computed based on Ficks second law of diffusion. The proposed methodology accounts for the uncertainties in the ground motion parameters, the distance from source, the seismic demand on the bridge, and the corrosion initiation time. The statistics of the accumulated damage and the cost of repairs throughout the bridge life-cycle are obtained by Monte-Carlo simulation. As an illustration of the proposed approach, the effect of design parameters on the life-cycle cost of an example RC bridge is studied. The results are shown to be valuable in better estimating the condition of existing bridges (i.e., total accumulated damage at any given time) and, therefore, can help schedule inspection and maintenance programs. In addition, by taking into consideration the deterioration process over a bridge life-cycle, it is possible to make an estimate of the optimum design parameters by minimizing, for example, the expected cost throughout the life of the structure.

Kumar, Ramesh

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

plus the cost of transmission and line losses to deliver thecapacity investment. Transmission and line losses make upA fully subscribed transmission line is one in which the

Mills, Andrew D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

FOUNDATIONS OF PRICING AND INVESTMENT IN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

FOUNDATIONS OF PRICING AND INVESTMENT IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION A thesis submitted, transmission and distribution areas. From 1984 to 1989 he worked for Chilquinta, an electricity distribution electricity markets. In that frame, open access to the transmission system is one of the fundamental topics

Rudnick, Hugh

396

Program of Energy Enterprise Development and Investment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To provide training in enterprise development and technical applications, local partner capacity building, individualized enterprise development services and seed capital investment to catalyze the creation of sustainable renewable energy enterprises that deliver clean energy services to households and businesses in South Africa, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Christine Eibs Singer

2005-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

397

Optimizing Capital Investment Decisions at Intel Corporation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Intel Corporation spends over $5 billion annually on manufacturing equipment. With increasing lead times from equipment suppliers and increasing complexity in forecasting market demand, optimizing capital investment decisions is a significant ... Keywords: Monte Carlo simulation, capacity expansion, capital-intensive industries, dual sourcing, expedited equipment lead times, forecast revision, isoprofit analysis, option contracts, stochastic programming

Karl G. Kempf; Feryal Erhun; Erik F. Hertzler; Timothy R. Rosenberg; Chen Peng

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: From Selection to  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: From Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: From Selection to Award, Successfully Navigating the Negotiations Process, November 19, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: From Selection to Award, Successfully Navigating the Negotiations Process, November 19, 2009 Presentation at the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) recipient kickoff workshop by Brad Poston: From Selection to Award Successfully Navigating the Negotiations Process. American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: From Selection to Award, Successfully Navigating the Negotiations Process, November 19, 2009 More Documents & Publications DISCLAIMER: Davis Bacon Act Applicability to Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program

399

Profiles of foreign direct investment in US energy, 1990  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of Foreign Direct Investment in US Energy 1990 describes the role of foreign ownership in US energy enterprises, with respect to investment, energy operations, and financial performance. Additionally, since energy investments are made in a global context, outward investment in energy is reviewed through an examination of US-based companies' patterns of investment in foreign petroleum. The data used in this report come from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US Department of Commerce, company annual reports, and public disclosures of investment transactions.

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1992-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

400

Profiles of foreign direct investment in US energy, 1991  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of Foreign Direct Investment in US Energy 1991 describes the role of foreign ownership in US energy enterprises, with respect to investment, energy operations, and financial performance. Additionally, since energy investments are made in a global context, outward investment in energy is reviewed trough an examination of US-based companies` patterns of investment in foreign petroleum. The data used in this report come from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US Department of Commerce, company annual reports, and public disclosures of investment transactions.

Not Available

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Profiles of foreign direct investment in US energy, 1990  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of Foreign Direct Investment in US Energy 1990 describes the role of foreign ownership in US energy enterprises, with respect to investment, energy operations, and financial performance. Additionally, since energy investments are made in a global context, outward investment in energy is reviewed through an examination of US-based companies` patterns of investment in foreign petroleum. The data used in this report come from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US Department of Commerce, company annual reports, and public disclosures of investment transactions.

Not Available

1992-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

402

Technical Qualifications for Treating Photovoltaic Assets as Real Property by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

It has been proposed that Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have the potential to lower the cost and increase the adoption of photovoltaic systems (PV) by offering a more attractive source of capital. The purpose of this paper is to explain the fundamental physical characteristics of PV and compare them to the characteristics of 'real' property, to help determine whether REITs can own PV systems.

Feldman, D.; Mendelsohn, M.; Coughlin, J.

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Facilities Initiatives | Department of Energy  

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Facilities Facilities Initiatives Facilities Initiatives The Headquarters Office of Administration, Office of Logistics and Facility Operations, has several energy saving initiatives in place or in progress at their Headquarters' facilities in the Forrestal Building in Washington, DC, and Germantown Maryland. Many of these initiatives are part of their Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). ESPCs allow Federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs and without special Congressional appropriations. DOE ESPCs help Federal agencies meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and emissions reduction goals by streamlining contract funding for energy management projects. For more information on ESPCs visit the Federal Energy

404

Profiles of foreign direct investment in US energy, 1991. [Contains a table of completed foreign direct investment transactions for 1991  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Profiles of Foreign Direct Investment in US Energy 1991 describes the role of foreign ownership in US energy enterprises, with respect to investment, energy operations, and financial performance. Additionally, since energy investments are made in a global context, outward investment in energy is reviewed trough an examination of US-based companies' patterns of investment in foreign petroleum. The data used in this report come from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US Department of Commerce, company annual reports, and public disclosures of investment transactions.

Not Available

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Climate Technology Initiative Feed | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Initiative Feed Initiative Feed Jump to: navigation, search Home | About | Inventory | Partnerships | Capacity Building | Webinars | Reports | Events | News | List Serve CLEAN Member Feeds Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) ClimateWorks Foundation Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) Ecofys Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) Energy Sector Management Assistance Program of the World Bank (ESMAP) Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM) German Aerospace Center (DLR) German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP)

406

The Full Cost of Intercity Highway Transportation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Introduction There has been a great deal of recent interest in identifying and measuring the full costs of transportation, particularly highways (see for instance: Keeler et al. 1974, Fuller et al. 1983, Quinet 1990, Mackenzie et al. 1992, INRETS 1993, Miller and Moffet 1993, IWW/INFRAS 1995, IBI 1995, Levinson et al. 1996, Delucchi 1996). This debate questions whether various modes of transportation are implicitly subsidized and to what extent this biases investment and usage decisions. While environmental impacts are used to stop new infrastructure, the full costs to society of transportation are not generally calculated for financing projects or charging for their use. In this paper we review the theoretical and empirical literature on the cost structure of the provision of intercity highway transportation and specify and estimate our own cost functions . In defining this framework we distinguish between internal (private) and external (social) costs, long and short run cos

David Gillen; David Levinson; David M. Levinson

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Estimating Renewable Energy Costs | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Estimating Renewable Energy Costs Estimating Renewable Energy Costs Estimating Renewable Energy Costs October 16, 2013 - 4:40pm Addthis Some renewable energy measures, such as daylighting, passive solar heating, and cooling load avoidance, do not add much to the cost of a building. However, renewable energy technologies typically require large, additional capital investments with savings accruing over the project's life. It is crucial that these systems are considered early on in the budgeting process. Early budget requests need to include a set of technologies that could be used to meet the project's design requirements and their associated implementation costs. The design team may respond with a different set of feasible technologies, but it is wise to have an existing placeholder in the budget. Federal agencies can continue to update the budget as decisions

408

Pricing and the incentive to invest in pipelines after Great Lakes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Natural gas pipeline companies invest heavily in expansion of the United States pipeline system. System expansion projects totaled $5.7 billion in 1992. In 1993-94 there was more than $3.8 billion of construction projects completed or under construction, and an additional $5.2 billion proposed and pending, totaling over $9 billion. Over 8,000 miles of new pipelines were installed or under construction in 1993. Much of the new investment involves expanding capacity of existing pipelines by constructing parallel pipes that use existing compressors and follow the same right-of-way, a process also known as {open_quotes}looping.{close_quotes} Under traditional regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC), the pipelines have been able to average or {open_quotes}roll in{close_quotes} the costs of expansion, generally raising costs to existing customers. The Great Lakes Gas Transmission Ltd. Partnership (Great Lakes) decision reversed this long-standing policy by requiring new customers to bear the costs of expansion. This article will demonstrate that these alternative regulatory policies have significant consequences for pricing and the incentives to invest in new pipeline construction, and argues that the Great Lakes decision, which is currently under review, should be upheld and extended.

Spulber, D.F.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

409

Recovery Act: Smart Grid Investment Grants | Department of Energy  

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Investment Grants Investment Grants Recovery Act: Smart Grid Investment Grants Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards Recipients by State Smart Grid Investment Grant Awards Recipients by State GRID MODERNIZATION President Obama has announced the largest single grid modernization investment in U.S. history, funding a broad range of technologies to spur the nation's transition to a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system. This will promote energy-saving choices for consumers, increase energy efficiency, and foster the growth of renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. The $3.4 billion in investments are part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, and will be matched by industry funding for a total public-private investment worth over $8

410

Green Wind Energy formerly Solund Invest | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solund Invest Solund Invest Jump to: navigation, search Name Green Wind Energy (formerly Solund Invest) Place DK-3460 Birkerød, Denmark Zip DK-3460 Sector Wind energy Product Danish investment company specializing in structuring and selling wind turbine projects in Denmark and abroad to private investors. References Green Wind Energy (formerly Solund Invest)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Green Wind Energy (formerly Solund Invest) is a company located in DK-3460 Birkerød, Denmark . References ↑ "[ Green Wind Energy (formerly Solund Invest)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Green_Wind_Energy_formerly_Solund_Invest&oldid=346065"

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Colexon Solar Invest AS Formerly Renewagy AS | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Invest AS Formerly Renewagy AS Invest AS Formerly Renewagy AS Jump to: navigation, search Name Colexon Solar Invest AS (Formerly Renewagy AS) Place Virum, Denmark Zip DK-2830 Sector Solar, Wind energy Product Denmark-based development and investment company that focuses on wind and solar PV project development. References Colexon Solar Invest AS (Formerly Renewagy AS)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Colexon Solar Invest AS (Formerly Renewagy AS) is a company located in Virum, Denmark . References ↑ "Colexon Solar Invest AS (Formerly Renewagy AS)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Colexon_Solar_Invest_AS_Formerly_Renewagy_AS&oldid=34

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Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Miscellaneous Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Miscellaneous Additional questions and answers from recipients of awards under the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program on the Buy American provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Miscellaneous More Documents & Publications Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Confidentiality (Revised Answer) Q&A for the Smart Grid Investment Program: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), January 29, 2010 Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Davis-Bacon / Buy American Relationship,

413

An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development Agency/Company /Organization: World Bank, International Monetary Fund Sector: Energy Focus Area: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Solar Topics: Finance, Pathways analysis Resource Type: Guide/manual Website: siteresources.worldbank.org/DEVCOMMINT/Documentation/21046509/DC2006-0 An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development Screenshot References: An Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development[1] Overview "This paper reports on progress in developing an Investment Framework for Clean Energy and Development. The Investment Framework is intended to be a vehicle to accelerate investments to address developing country energy

414

Zhonghao New Energy Investment Beijing Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Zhonghao New Energy Investment Beijing Co Ltd Zhonghao New Energy Investment Beijing Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Zhonghao New Energy Investment (Beijing) Co Ltd Place Beijing Municipality, China Sector Solar Product An investment firm specialising in solar energy projects. It intends to develop a 100MW PV plant in northwestern China. References Zhonghao New Energy Investment (Beijing) Co Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Zhonghao New Energy Investment (Beijing) Co Ltd is a company located in Beijing Municipality, China . References ↑ "Zhonghao New Energy Investment (Beijing) Co Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Zhonghao_New_Energy_Investment_Beijing_Co_Ltd&oldid=353526

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DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd Place Sichuan Province, China Zip 618201 Sector Solar, Wind energy Product Splited from wind turbine maker Dongfang Steam Turbines Works (DFSTW) in December 2006, which focuses on the investment in the wind and solar sectors in favor of DFSTW. References DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd is a company located in Sichuan Province, China . References ↑ "DFSTW Investment Development Co Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=DFSTW_Investment_Development_Co_Ltd&oldid=344220"

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Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd Place Beijing, China Zip 100031 Product Cleanergy Investment Service Co. Ltd (CIS) is a professional CDM consulting firm in the service of enterprises both home and abroad. References Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd is a company located in Beijing, China . References ↑ "Cleanergy Investment Service Co Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Cleanergy_Investment_Service_Co_Ltd&oldid=343675" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations

417

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Cellulosic Ethanol Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit A qualified investor may receive a tax credit of up to 40% of an

418

Nanjing Dalu Industry Investment Group | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Dalu Industry Investment Group Dalu Industry Investment Group Jump to: navigation, search Name Nanjing Dalu Industry Investment Group Place Beijing Municipality, China Zip 100055 Sector Solar Product Chinese investment company with a focus on energy, telecommunications, finance, and biotechnology; involved with polysilicon production for the solar industry. References Nanjing Dalu Industry Investment Group[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Nanjing Dalu Industry Investment Group is a company located in Beijing Municipality, China . References ↑ "Nanjing Dalu Industry Investment Group" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Nanjing_Dalu_Industry_Investment_Group&oldid=34900

419

Patent Protection, Market Uncertainty, and R&D Investment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wesley M. Cohen. (2003). R&D and the Patent Premuim, NBERDoes market uncertainty reduce R&D investments? A firm-level2001). Irreversibility of R&D investment and the adverse

Toole, Andrew A; Czarnitzki, Dirk

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

R&D Activity Investments and Macroeconomic Determinant Factors.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

?? Investments in R&D activities are essential to firms. Decisions to increase or decrease R&D investments may rely according to changes in macroeconomic factors. The (more)

Gardell, Pierre

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Tax Code  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Federal tax policy provides a broad array of incentives for energy investment. I review those policies and construct estimates of marginal effective tax rates for different energy capital investments as of 2007. Effective ...

Metcalf, Gilbert E.

422

Opportunities and challenges of investing in Indian real estate  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In recent years, global real estate investment has become an important component of efficient global mixed asset portfolios. Although these investments carry increased political, regulatory and currency risk, international ...

Wadhwani, Kunal (Kunal P.)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

LANL:CPO: Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

LANL:CPO: Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Los Alamos County LA-UR 11-02574 (42513) Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Los Alamos...

424

LANL:CPO: Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

LANL:CPO: Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Taos County LA-UR 11-02376 (21313) Los Alamos National Laboratory Impacts and Investments in Taos County Taos...

425

Department of Energy Announces up to $12 Million in Investments...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

up to 12 Million in Investments to Support Development and Production of Drop-In Biofuels Department of Energy Announces up to 12 Million in Investments to Support Development...

426

Tax Credit 48C Credit for Investment in Advanced Energy...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tax Credit 48C &8211; Credit for Investment in Advanced Energy Facilities Tax Credit 48C &8211; Credit for Investment in Advanced Energy Facilities Tax Credit 48C &8211; Credit...

427

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Provision for Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Provision for Renewable Fuels Investment To create jobs and improve the state's general infrastructure, the Florida

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China Lithium Energy Electric Vehicle Investment Group CLEEVIG | Open  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment Group CLEEVIG Investment Group CLEEVIG Jump to: navigation, search Name China Lithium Energy Electric Vehicle Investment Group (CLEEVIG) Place Beijing, China Zip 100101 Product Beijing-based investment company with a focus on Electric Vehicle R&D. References China Lithium Energy Electric Vehicle Investment Group (CLEEVIG)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. China Lithium Energy Electric Vehicle Investment Group (CLEEVIG) is a company located in Beijing, China . References ↑ "[ China Lithium Energy Electric Vehicle Investment Group (CLEEVIG)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=China_Lithium_Energy_Electric_Vehicle_Investment_Group_CLEEVIG&oldid=343507

429

Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Grant Topic Areas Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas A description of the topic areas for projects selected for award under the Smart Grid Investment Grant project of the...

430

Housing, Credit Constraints, and Macro Stability: The Secondary Mortgage Market and Reduced Cyclicality of Residential Investment  

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and the volatility of residential investment shrank relativethe volatility of residential investment, the secondaryand Reduced Cyclicality of Residential Investment Joe Peek

Peek, Joe; Wilcox, James A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty  

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AS, Marnay, C. Distributed generation investment by aand Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertaintyand Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty ?

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Guidemanual Website: www.sefalliance.orgfileadminmediasefalliancedocsResourcesUNEPPu Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation...

433

Users enlist consultants to calculate costs, savings  

SciTech Connect

Consultants who calculate payback provide expertise and a second opinion to back up energy managers' proposals. They can lower the costs of an energy-management investment by making complex comparisons of systems and recommending the best system for a specific application. Examples of payback calculations include simple payback for a school system, a university, and a Disneyland hotel, as well as internal rate of return for a corporate office building and a chain of clothing stores. (DCK)

1982-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

434

An incentive-based mechanism for transmission asset investment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an incentive scheme to encourage investment in the improvement and expansion of the transmission in the competitive electricity market environment. To create these incentives, a decentralized transmission asset investment model is ... Keywords: Cooperative game theory, Investment incentives, Shapley value, Social welfare, Transmission planning

Javier Contreras; George Gross; Jos Manuel Arroyo; Jos Ignacio Muoz

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Transmission Asset Investment in Electricity Markets Javier Contreras1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transmission Asset Investment in Electricity Markets Javier Contreras1 and George Gross2 Abstract: We construct a general analytic framework for the transmission network investment problem in the evaluation of the impacts of new transmission investments under competition. The proposed metrics are useful

Gross, George

436

Transmission and Generation Investment In a Competitive Electric Power Industry  

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PWP-030 Transmission and Generation Investment In a Competitive Electric Power Industry James;PWP-030 Transmission and Generation Investment In a Competitive Electric Power Industry James Bushnell. Transmission and Generation Investment In a Competitive Electric Power Industry James Bushnell and Steven Stoft

California at Berkeley. University of

437

Constructing investment strategy portfolios by combination genetic algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The classical portfolio problem is a problem of distributing capital to a set of securities. By generalizing the set of securities to a set of investment strategies (or security-rule pairs), this study proposes an investment strategy portfolio problem, ... Keywords: Capital allocation, Combination genetic algorithm, Genetic algorithms (GA), Investment strategy portfolio, Portfolio

Jiah-Shing Chen; Jia-Li Hou; Shih-Min Wu; Ya-Wen Chang-Chien

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Revisions Approved by the Investment/Finance Committee  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Investment Management: The short-term component is to be invested with the campus agency/STIP fund to meet on (STIP) as managed by the Treasurer of The Regents of the University of California. The STIP investment. The Foundation intendeds on using STIP, as managed by the Treasurer of the Regents, as the long-term base

Russell, Lynn

439

Agricultural Investment Risk Relationship to National Domestic Production  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This empirical case study investigated the uncertainty of agricultural investment schemes in Nigeria and their relationship to national domestic production. Government administrations have invested a substantial amount of money into the agricultural ... Keywords: Agriculture, Bank Credit, Investment, National Domestic Production, Risk, Uncertainty

Alex Ehimare Omankhanlen

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Prioritizing a Portfolio of Information Technology Investment Projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although the use of real options for valuation of information technology (IT) investments has been documented, little research has been conducted to examine its relevance for valuing and prioritizing a portfolio of projects. Complexities of IT projects ... Keywords: Business Value, Information Technology, Investment Evaluation, Net Present Value, Portfolio Optimization, Real Options Analysis, Sequential Investment

Indranil Bardhan; Ryan Sougstad

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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LBNL-60592 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui'06 1 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui University a California-based microgrid's decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates

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Pivotal Investments Fund | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Fund Fund Jump to: navigation, search Name Pivotal Investments Fund Address 433 NW 4th Avenue Place Portland, Oregon Zip 97209 Region Pacific Northwest Area Product Cleantech venture fund Website http://www.pivotal-investments Coordinates 45.5261853°, -122.6745036° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.5261853,"lon":-122.6745036,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

443

Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants  

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Investment Decisions for Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants January 29, 2010 402/012910 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United

444

A Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments  

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A Tool to Prioritize Energy A Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments Philip Farese, Rachel Gelman, and Robert Hendron National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-54799 August 2012 Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov A Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments Philip Farese, Rachel Gelman, and Robert Hendron National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Prepared under Task No. SA10.1072 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy

445

Investment policies of national oil companies  

SciTech Connect

The political developments in Iran, the spectacular oil spills in Compeche off the coast of Mexico, and the unexpected death of the president of Algeria are indicative of radical changes that are taking place in these countries. This book focuses on the investment policies of the national oil companies - SONATRACH in Algeria, NIOC in Iran, and PEMEX in Mexico - but it also reviews the overall economic goals and policies of these three countries. State oil companies experienced accelerated growth in spite of a lack of planning, but each continues to encounter various limitations in its dependence on strong government interference, conflicting institutional relationships, and conflicting investment theories. Several implications are developed for national oil companies and their respective governments from this study. Strong leadership that is in tune with political realities and national leadership is needed before a natural resource can become a source of prosperity for developing countries. 320 references, 27 figures, 77 tables.

Megateli, A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Energy Return on Investment - Fuel Recycle  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a methodology and requisite data to assess the potential Energy Return On Investment (EROI) for nuclear fuel cycle alternatives, and applies that methodology to a limited set of used fuel recycle scenarios. This paper is based on a study by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a parallel evaluation by AREVA Federal Services LLC, both of which were sponsored by the DOE Fuel Cycle Technologies (FCT) Program. The focus of the LLNL effort was to develop a methodology that can be used by the FCT program for such analysis that is consistent with the broader energy modeling community, and the focus of the AREVA effort was to bring industrial experience and operational data into the analysis. This cooperative effort successfully combined expertise from the energy modeling community with expertise from the nuclear industry. Energy Return on Investment is one of many figures of merit on which investment in a new energy facility or process may be judged. EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered by a facility divided by the energy used to construct, operate and decommission that facility. While EROI is not the only criterion used to make an investment decision, it has been shown that, in technologically advanced societies, energy supplies must exceed a minimum EROI. Furthermore, technological history shows a trend towards higher EROI energy supplies. EROI calculations have been performed for many components of energy technology: oil wells, wind turbines, photovoltaic modules, biofuels, and nuclear reactors. This report represents the first standalone EROI analysis of nuclear fuel reprocessing (or recycling) facilities.

Halsey, W; Simon, A J; Fratoni, M; Smith, C; Schwab, P; Murray, P

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

447

Project Prioritization for Nuclear Plant Investments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Evaluating investments, sometimes called project prioritization, is a central business process in a plant's or fleet's management of their nuclear assets. To date, a variety of project prioritization approaches have been used in the nuclear industry. Many nuclear utilities use an approach that can be characterized as an engineering work grading process. Project prioritization is related closely to long-range planning. Long-range plans help to avoid surprises from increased expenditures and reduced levels...

2008-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

448

Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis  

SciTech Connect

This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), provides a comprehensive set of cost data supporting a cost analysis for the relative economic comparison of options for use in the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Program. The report describes the AFCI cost basis development process, reference information on AFCI cost modules, a procedure for estimating fuel cycle costs, economic evaluation guidelines, and a discussion on the integration of cost data into economic computer models. This report contains reference cost data for 25 cost modules23 fuel cycle cost modules and 2 reactor modules. The cost modules were developed in the areas of natural uranium mining and milling, conversion, enrichment, depleted uranium disposition, fuel fabrication, interim spent fuel storage, reprocessing, waste conditioning, spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packaging, long-term monitored retrievable storage, near surface disposal of low-level waste (LLW), geologic repository and other disposal concepts, and transportation processes for nuclear fuel, LLW, SNF, transuranic, and high-level waste.

D. E. Shropshire; K. A. Williams; W. B. Boore; J. D. Smith; B. W. Dixon; M. Dunzik-Gougar; R. D. Adams; D. Gombert; E. Schneider

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis  

SciTech Connect

This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), provides a comprehensive set of cost data supporting a cost analysis for the relative economic comparison of options for use in the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Program. The report describes the AFCI cost basis development process, reference information on AFCI cost modules, a procedure for estimating fuel cycle costs, economic evaluation guidelines, and a discussion on the integration of cost data into economic computer models. This report contains reference cost data for 26 cost modules24 fuel cycle cost modules and 2 reactor modules. The cost modules were developed in the areas of natural uranium mining and milling, conversion, enrichment, depleted uranium disposition, fuel fabrication, interim spent fuel storage, reprocessing, waste conditioning, spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packaging, long-term monitored retrievable storage, near surface disposal of low-level waste (LLW), geologic repository and other disposal concepts, and transportation processes for nuclear fuel, LLW, SNF, and high-level waste.

D. E. Shropshire; K. A. Williams; W. B. Boore; J. D. Smith; B. W. Dixon; M. Dunzik-Gougar; R. D. Adams; D. Gombert

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis  

SciTech Connect

This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), provides a comprehensive set of cost data supporting a cost analysis for the relative economic comparison of options for use in the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Program. The report describes the AFCI cost basis development process, reference information on AFCI cost modules, a procedure for estimating fuel cycle costs, economic evaluation guidelines, and a discussion on the integration of cost data into economic computer models. This report contains reference cost data for 25 cost modules23 fuel cycle cost modules and 2 reactor modules. The cost modules were developed in the areas of natural uranium mining and milling, conversion, enrichment, depleted uranium disposition, fuel fabrication, interim spent fuel storage, reprocessing, waste conditioning, spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packaging, long-term monitored retrievable storage, near surface disposal of low-level waste (LLW), geologic repository and other disposal concepts, and transportation processes for nuclear fuel, LLW, SNF, transuranic, and high-level waste.

D. E. Shropshire; K. A. Williams; W. B. Boore; J. D. Smith; B. W. Dixon; M. Dunzik-Gougar; R. D. Adams; D. Gombert; E. Schneider

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Job Development Investment Grant (North Carolina) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Development Investment Grant (North Carolina) Development Investment Grant (North Carolina) Job Development Investment Grant (North Carolina) < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State North Carolina Program Type Grant Program Provider Department of Commerce The Job Development Investment Grant awards cash grants to new and expanding businesses that will provide economic benefit to that state. Grants are based on job creation and investment commitment and measured against a percentage of withholding taxes paid by new employees. The program requires that the proposed project meet the following five criteria: result in net increase in employment; increase opportunities for

452

Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Meter Installations Meter Installations Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting of Meter Installations Questions and answers related to the reporting of meter installations in the SmartGrid Integrated Project Reporting Information System (SIPRIS), both for the intial report and subsequent reports. Projects reporting jobs are part of the Smart Grid Investment Grant Project under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting of Meter Installations More Documents & Publications Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting Webinar Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting of Jobs Created/Retained in SIPRIS

453

Smart Grid Investment Grants (SGIG) Kickoff Meeting Negotiating Group  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Grants (SGIG) Kickoff Meeting Negotiating Grants (SGIG) Kickoff Meeting Negotiating Group Question and Answer Sessions November 19, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grants (SGIG) Kickoff Meeting Negotiating Group Question and Answer Sessions November 19, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grants (SGIG) Kickoff Meeting Negotiating Group Question/Answer Sessions. DOE will be gathering information about the questions concerning cyber requirements, metrics and reporting requirements. Smart Grid Investment Grants (SGIG) Kickoff Meeting Negotiating Group Question and Answer Sessions November 19, 2009 More Documents & Publications Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop Closing Remarks, December 11, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Introduction by Rich Scheer, December 11, 2009

454

Production Cost Optimization Project 2010  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Production Cost Optimization project assists participating members in implementing or enhancing heat rate optimization programs to reduce production costs through sustainable performance improvements. This Technical Update summarizes the status of the project and presents results for five (5) sites that have completed initial and follow-up assessments. A PCO assessment consists of benchmarking plant thermal performance using historical plant data along with an on-site performance appraisal to id...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

455

Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation Place Henan Province, China Sector Biomass Product Henan-based biomass project developer. References Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation is a company located in Henan Province, China . References ↑ "Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Henan_Yinge_Industrial_Investment_Corporation&oldid=346484" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations

456

Sinocome Solar aka Perfect Field Investment | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solar aka Perfect Field Investment Solar aka Perfect Field Investment Jump to: navigation, search Name Sinocome Solar (aka Perfect Field Investment) Place China Product Chinese manufacturer of amorphous silicon thin-film cells and modules using technology patents owned by the Target Group, also a Chinese firm. References Sinocome Solar (aka Perfect Field Investment)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Sinocome Solar (aka Perfect Field Investment) is a company located in China . References ↑ "[ Sinocome Solar (aka Perfect Field Investment)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Sinocome_Solar_aka_Perfect_Field_Investment&oldid=351122" Categories:

457

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Opening  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Opening Remarks by Matt Rogers, December 11, 2009 Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Opening Remarks by Matt Rogers, December 11, 2009 Opening Remarks by Matt Rogers at the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) recipient workshop. The whole smart grid investment program is one of the signature pillars of the Recovery Act for the Department of Energy. Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop: Opening Remarks by Matt Rogers, December 11, 2009 More Documents & Publications Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG): Recipient Workshop Closing Remarks, December 11, 2009 Public Roundtable- Data Access and Privacy Issues Related to Smart Grid

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Jilin CWP Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

CWP Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited CWP Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited Jump to: navigation, search Name Jilin CWP-Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited Place Baicheng, Jilin Province, China Sector Wind energy Product JV between Top Well (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wind Power) and Shenzhen KWC set up to develop, construct and operate wind power facilities in China. References Jilin CWP-Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Jilin CWP-Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited is a company located in Baicheng, Jilin Province, China . References ↑ "Jilin CWP-Milestone Wind Power Investment Limited" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Jilin_CWP_Milestone_Wind_Power_Investment_Limited&oldid=347495"

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Biomass Investment Group Inc BIG | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment Group Inc BIG Investment Group Inc BIG Jump to: navigation, search Name Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG) Place Asheville, North Carolina Zip 28806 Sector Biomass Product Developing large-scale production of biomass resources using environmentally-friendly and sustainable production systems and conversion technologies. References Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG) is a company located in Asheville, North Carolina . References ↑ "Biomass Investment Group Inc (BIG)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Biomass_Investment_Group_Inc_BIG&oldid=342850" Categories:

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Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Corporation HECIC New Energy |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Investment New Energy Corporation HECIC New Energy Investment New Energy Corporation HECIC New Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Corporation (HECIC New Energy) Place Hebei Province, China Sector Biofuels, Wind energy Product Hebei Prefecture, China, based developer of both biofuels & wind projects. References Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Corporation (HECIC New Energy)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Corporation (HECIC New Energy) is a company located in Hebei Province, China . References ↑ "Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Corporation (HECIC New Energy)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Hebei_Construction_Investment_New_Energy_Corporation_HECIC_New_Energy&oldid=346415

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461

Heilongjiang Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd Jump to: navigation, search Name Heilongjiang Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd Place Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China Sector Wind energy Product A leading wind project developer in Heilongjiang province, China. References Heilongjiang Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Heilongjiang Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd is a company located in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China . References ↑ "Heilongjiang Huafu Electric Power Investment Co Ltd" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Heilongjiang_Huafu_Electric_Power_Investment_Co_Ltd&oldid=34643

462

Measures and Investment Options for Community Energy Conservation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Municipalities and electric and gas utilities have for the past decade offered ratepayers incentives for conserving energy. The energy conservation strategies used have varied depending on the goals of the local utility. The cost-effectiveness of these strategies, however, has been debated because of the limited activity in producing quantifiable data and the lack of documentation of methodologies. Because the cost-effectiveness and the reach of current energy programs is often unknown, the return on investment to the utility, city, or the ratepayer is often without quantifiable documentation. The development of municipal or utility energy conservation programs centers principally on economic and social issues. Utilities look at energy efficiency and demand management as a cheaper option than the construction of a new power plant. Municipalities consider energy efficiency because it promotes awareness and therefore helps keep utility bills low for its citizens. The two viewpoints may combine as in the case of the City of San Antonio and its municipally owned utility, City Public Service. A dilemma, therefore, arises when a municipally owned utility has excess capacity. The municipality demands that its utility provide for growth and maintain rates, two goals which may conflict. In this project, the City of San Antonio's Office of Public Utilities assessed the potential for energy conservation and its relationship to meeting the community's economic growth objectives. The project evaluated the municipally owned utility's energy conservation goals and objectives, current and future programs, and its forecasting and generation plans. Emphasis was placed on evaluating and developing cost-effective residential energy conservation programs designed for the San Antonio area and determining a "best-set" of programs based on a detailed economic analysis.

Myers, M. S.; Korinchock, D.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

FY 1996 cost savings report  

SciTech Connect

Cost savings are an integral part of Hanford site operations. Congressional actions towards establishing a balanced budget have resulted in reductions to funding for all federal agencies, including the Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) cleanup mission. In September 1994 the DOE Richland Operations Office (RL) approved the FY 1995 multi-year baseline that included a cost estimate of $1.9 billion for FY 1996. However, Congress only appropriated $1.3 billion for that year. The shortfall of $600 million resulted in a significant challenge to accomplish the required workscope. Therefore, RL initiated an aggressive cost savings program to eliminate the shortfall by deleting workscope that was unnecessary and performing the remaining workscope more efficiently. RL initiated baseline planning actions (including deletions, deferrals, transfers, and additions) during the FY 1996 multi-year baseline development process to match workscope and anticipated funding and identified $205 million of workscope deletions. CFR (Contract Finance and Review Division) then reviewed over 200 cost baseline change requests during FY 1996 and documented an additional $95 million of FY 1996 cost savings. This included $73 million of workscope deletions and $22 million of efficiencies. Total savings as a result of FY 1996 initiatives, including baseline planning actions and current year initiatives, were $300 million.

Andrews-Smith, K.L.

1997-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

464

Microdrill Initiative - Initial Market Evaluation  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching a major research and development initiative to create a small, fast, inexpensive and environmentally friendly rig for drilling 5000 feet boreholes to investigate potential oil and gas reservoirs. DOE wishes to get input from petroleum industry operators, service companies and equipment suppliers on the operation and application of this coiled-tubing-based drilling unit. To that end, DOE has asked Spears & Associates, Inc. (SAI) to prepare a special state-of-the-market report and assist during a DOE-sponsored project-scoping workshop in Albuquerque near the end of April 2003. The scope of the project is four-fold: (1) Evaluate the history, status and future of demand for very small bore-hole drilling; (2) Measure the market for coiled tubing drilling and describe the state-of-the-art; (3) Identify companies and individuals who should have an interest in micro drilling and invite them to the DOE workshop; and (4) Participate in 3 concurrent workshop sessions, record and evaluate participant comments and report workshop conclusions.

Spears & Associates, Inc

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Types of Costs Types of Cost Estimates  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

05-1 · Types of Costs · Types of Cost Estimates · Methods to estimate capital costs MIN E 408) costs apply to those items that are consumed in production process and are roughly proportional to level in cash flow analysis and in the decision to use the equipment for reclamation? Types of Costs #12

Boisvert, Jeff

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Investment Efficiency in Competitive Electricity Markets With and Without Time-Varying Retail Prices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The standard economic model of efficient competitive markets relies on the ability of sellers to charge prices that vary as their costs change. Yet, there is no restructured electricity market in which most retail customers can be charged realtime prices (RTP), prices that can change as frequently as wholesale costs. We analyze the impact of having some share of customers on time-invariant pricing in competitive electricity markets. Not only does time-invariant pricing in competitive markets lead to outcomes (prices and investment) that are not first-best, it even fails to achieve the second-best optimum given the constraint of time-invariant pricing. We then study a number of policy interventions that have been proposed to address the perceived inadequacy of capacity investment. We show that attempts to correct the level of investment through taxes or subsidies on electricity or capacity are unlikely to succeed, because these interventions create new inefficiencies. We demonstrate that the most common proposal, a subsidy to capacity ownership financed by a tax on retail electricity, is particularly problematic. An alternative approach to improving efficiency, increasing the share of customers on RTP, has some surprising effects. We show that such a change lowers the equilibrium price to flat rate customers

Severin Borenstein; Stephen P. Holland

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investment Theses, Market Gaps, and Opportunities  

143 DOEs Solar Program researches and deploys high-performance and cost-competitive solar energy systems Photovoltaics Solar Hot Water Heaters

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Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Project No. 02 103 Innovative Low Cost Approaches to Automating QA/QC of Fuel Particle Production Using On Line Nondestructive Methods for Higher Reliability Final Project Report  

SciTech Connect

This Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) project was tasked with exploring, adapting, developing and demonstrating innovative nondestructive test methods to automate nuclear coated particle fuel inspection so as to provide the United States (US) with necessary improved and economical Quality Assurance and Control (QA/QC) that is needed for the fuels for several reactor concepts being proposed for both near term deployment [DOE NE & NERAC, 2001] and Generation IV nuclear systems. Replacing present day QA/QC methods, done manually and in many cases destructively, with higher speed automated nondestructive methods will make fuel production for advanced reactors economically feasible. For successful deployment of next generation reactors that employ particle fuels, or fuels in the form of pebbles based on particles, extremely large numbers of fuel particles will require inspection at throughput rates that do not significantly impact the proposed manufacturing processes. The focus of the project is nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies that can be automated for production speeds and make either: (I) On Process Measurements or (II) In Line Measurements. The inspection technologies selected will enable particle quality qualification as a particle or group of particles passes a sensor. A multiple attribute dependent signature will be measured and used for qualification or process control decisions. A primary task for achieving this objective is to establish standard signatures for both good/acceptable particles and the most problematic types of defects using several nondestructive methods.

Ahmed, Salahuddin; Batishko, Charles R.; Flake, Matthew; Good, Morris S.; Mathews, Royce; Morra, Marino; Panetta, Paul D.; Pardini, Allan F.; Sandness, Gerald A.; Tucker, Brian J.; Weier, Dennis R.; Hockey, Ronald L.; Gray, Joseph N.; Saurwein, John J.; Bond, Leonard J.; Lowden, Richard A.; Miller, James H.

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition  

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Customer Acquisition to someone Customer Acquisition to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Customer Acquisition on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Balance of Systems Reducing Non-Hardware Costs Lowering Barriers Fostering Growth Customer Acquisition Photo of a woman, man, and child looking at a silver box on the outside of a home. The cost of acquiring customers and designing systems to fit their homes represents approximately 45% of all balance of systems costs in the U.S.

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Building Life Cycle Cost Programs | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Life Cycle Cost Programs Building Life Cycle Cost Programs Building Life Cycle Cost Programs October 8, 2013 - 2:14pm Addthis The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) Program to provide computational support for the analysis of capital investments in buildings. BLCC5 Program Register and download. BLCC 5.3-13 (for Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux). BLCC is programmed in Java with an XML file format. The user's guide is part of the BLCC Help system. BLCC version 5.3-13 contains the following modules: FEMP Analysis; Energy Project Federal Analysis; Financed Project Office of Management and Budget Analysis MILCON Analysis; Energy Project MILCON Analysis; Energy Conservation Investment Program Project MILCON Analysis; Non-Energy Project

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Wind Power Finance and Investment Workshop 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The workshop had 33 presentations by the leading industry experts in the wind finance and investment area. The workshop presented wind industry opportunities and advice to the financial community. The program also included two concurrent sessions, Wind 100, which offered wind energy novices a comprehensive introduction to wind energy fundamentals, and Transmission Policy and Regulations. Other workshop topics included: Bringing environmental and other issues into perspective; Policy impacts on wind financing; Technical/wind issues; Monetizing green attributes (Sale of green tags); Contractual issues; Debt issues; and Equity issues. There were approximately 230 attendees.

anon.

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Energy SunShot Initiative Search Search Help SunShot Initiative HOME ABOUT KEY ACTIVITIES FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITIES INFORMATION RESOURCES NEWS EVENTS EERE » SunShot Initiative Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on Digg Find More places to share EERE: SunShot Initiative Home Page on AddThis.com... SunShot U.S. Department of Energy The DOE SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the

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Federal Energy Management Program: Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Sustainable  

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Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Sustainable Buildings Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Sustainable Buildings To help facility managers make sound decisions, FEMP provides guidance and resources on applying life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of energy and water efficiency investments. Federal Requirements Life cycle cost (LCC) rules are promulgated in 10 CFR 436 A, Life Cycle Cost Methodology and Procedures and conforms to requirements in the National Energy Conservation Policy Act and subsequent energy conservation legislation as well as Executive Order 13423. The LCC guidance and materials provided here assume discount rates and energy price projections (TXT 17 KB) determined annually by FEMP and the Energy Information Administration. Building Life Cycle Cost Software FEMP's Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC) software can help you calculate life cycle costs, net savings, savings-to-investment ratio, internal rate of return, and payback period for Federal energy and water conservation projects funded by agencies or alternatively financed. BLCC also estimates emissions and emission reductions. An energy escalation rate calculator (EERC) computes an average escalation rate for energy savings performance contracts when payments are based on energy cost savings.

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U.S. Federal Investments in Energy R&D: 1961-2008  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper documents nearly a half century of U.S. federal government support for energy research and development (R&D). Data on energy R&D expenditures disaggregated by major program area are presented here for the first time for the period 1961-2008. This paper also documents U.S. federal government spending on key large scale energy R&D programs that were initiated in response to the oil crisis of the 1970s. Since 1961, the U.S. government has invested nearly $172 billion (in inflation adjusted 2005 US dollars) for the development of advanced energy technologies and for the necessary underlying basic science. Over this period, nearly 24% of the total federal investment in energy R&D occurred during the short seven-year span of 1974-1980. From 1977-1981, energy R&D investments briefly rose above 10% of all federal R&D; however, since the mid-1990s energy R&D has accounted for only about 1% of all federal R&D investments.

Dooley, James J.

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Initiative: Photovoltaics  

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Photovoltaics Photovoltaics The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aggressively supports development of low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) technologies through the SunShot Initiative, which seeks to make solar electricity cost-competitive with other sources of energy by 2020. Get the Adobe Flash Player to see this video. Text Alternative The DOE SunShot Program advances PV efforts by: Funding research and development in multiple photovoltaic technologies Awarding funds to PV projects with industry partners like solar companies, universities, and national laboratories through a competitive process. Learn more about ways DOE is advancing concentrating solar power R&D, reducing grid integration costs and technology risks, and reducing soft costs associated with solar installations.

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Case Study - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Investment Grant  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Investment Grant National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Smart Grid Investment Grant 1 Helping America's Electric Cooperatives Build a Smarter Grid to Streamline Operations and Improve Service Electric cooperatives play an important role in the U.S. energy infrastructure, delivering electricity to 44 million consumers across over 70% of the geography of the country every day. Implementing smart grid technology is seen by co-ops as a cost-effective way to improve reliability, streamline the restoration of electricity following outages and improve customer service. At the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), an Arlington, VA-based organization that provides services to more than 900 not- for-profit electric cooperatives nationwide, work is underway to study the impacts of smart grid

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Department of Energy to Invest Up To $30 Million to Accelerate Development  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Up To $30 Million to Accelerate Up To $30 Million to Accelerate Development and Deployment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Department of Energy to Invest Up To $30 Million to Accelerate Development and Deployment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology January 17, 2008 - 10:38am Addthis DOE also partners with the State of Michigan and industry to advance vehicle technologies DETROIT, MI -U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary Bud Albright today announced that DOE will invest up to $30 million for cost-shared development and demonstration projects supporting Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs); and that DOE will participate in a cooperative, pre-competitive research and development alliance - known as the U.S. Automotive Partnership for Advancing Research & Technologies - or USAutoPARTs. Both

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Department of Energy to Invest up to $12 Million to Support Early Stage  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

up to $12 Million to Support Early up to $12 Million to Support Early Stage Solar Technologies Department of Energy to Invest up to $12 Million to Support Early Stage Solar Technologies January 20, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will invest up to $12 million in total funding - $10 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - in four companies to support the development of early stage solar energy technologies and help them advance to full commercial scale. The goal of this effort is to help further expand a clean energy economy and make solar energy more cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity. "Expanding the solar power industry in the U.S. can create new jobs, reduce

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Financing and Technical Assistance for Energy Efficiency Investments in Federal, State,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Technical Assistance for Energy Efficiency Investments in Federal, State, and Technical Assistance for Energy Efficiency Investments in Federal, State, and Other Public Buildings Background There remains a very large potential for cost-effective eergy savings in federal, state, and local government buildings. While some progress has been made through the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), the federal government still spends nearly S4 billion to heat, cool, light, and power its roughly 500,000 buildings. The Federal government together with state and local governments spend more than $8 billion per year on energy in public buildings, with K-12 schools responsible for additional S6 billion in energy bills annually. Executive Order 13123 signed in 1999 requires federal agencies to reduce their energy use per square foot of floor area in buildings 30%/ by 2005 and 35% by 2010, relative to energy

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DOE to Invest More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power DOE to Invest More than $5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power November 29, 2007 - 4:45pm Addthis Additional $7.2 Million Available to Help National Labs Commercialize Proven Technologies WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Alexander Karsner today announced DOE will invest $5.2 million in funding to support the development of low-cost Concentrating Solar Power (CSP). As part of the Department's technology transfer efforts, DOE will also make available a Technology Commercialization Development Fund (TCDF) of up to $7.2 million to three of DOE's National Laboratories to support commercialization of clean energy technologies. Together, these projects will help advance President Bush's

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PAFC Cost Challenges  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

PAFC Cost Challenges Sridhar Kanuri Manager, PAFC Technology *Sridhar.Kanuri@utcpower.com 2 AGENDA Purecell 400 cost challenge Cost reduction opportunities Summary 3 PURECELL ...

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Bioeconomy Crop Initiative (Prince Edward Island)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Bioeconomy Crop Initiative is being offered by the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Flexibility Fund, a cost-sharing agreement between the Government of Canada and the...

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SUBCHAPTER All INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

GENERAL Initial Study/Proposed Negative Declaration for the 2013 Building Energy efficiency Systems, STS Coatings, February 6, 2012 NR ENVELOPE Prototype Building Costs ­ Air Barriers Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings GENERAL Department of Finance Standard Form

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SunShot Initiative: Project Highlights  

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Highlights More than 250 awardees are working to accomplish the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative goal of making solar cost-competitive with other forms of...

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Virginia Jobs Investment Program (Virginia) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Jobs Investment Program (Virginia) Jobs Investment Program (Virginia) Virginia Jobs Investment Program (Virginia) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Virginia Program Type Industry Recruitment/Support Training/Technical Assistance Workforce development Provider Virginia Department of Business Assistance The Virginia Jobs Investment Program provides cash grants to existing businesses which seek expansion or new facility locations. The company must create a minimum of 25 net new jobs within 12 months from the date of first hire and make a capital investment of at least $1,000,000. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program offers three programs to both new and

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Brazil-Forest Investment Program (FIP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Brazil-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Brazil-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Brazil-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Topics Background analysis, Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis Website http://www.climatefundsupdate. Program Start 2008 Country Brazil South America References Forest Investment Program (FIP)[1] Forest Investment Program[2] Brazil Specific Documents[3] Democratic Republic of Congo Specific Documents[4] Ghana Specific Documents[5] Indonesia Specific Documents[6] Laos Specific Documents[7] Mexico Specific Documents[8] Peru Specific Documents[9] Overview "The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the

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Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Applicability of Buy American Provision of Section 1605 of the Recovery Act Applicability of Buy American Provision of Section 1605 of the Recovery Act to Projects Under the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Applicability of Buy American Provision of Section 1605 of the Recovery Act to Projects Under the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program Q&A for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Applicability of Buy American Provision of Section 1605 of the Recovery Act to Projects Under the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program. Three questions are provided that must be answered in the affirmative in order for the Buy American provision to be applicable to the Recovery Act project.. Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Applicability of Buy American Provision of Section 1605 of the Recovery Act

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Clean Energy Investment Program (Florida) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Clean Energy Investment Program (Florida) Clean Energy Investment Program (Florida) Clean Energy Investment Program (Florida) < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Program Info Funding Source US Department of Energy - ARRA State Florida Program Type Bond Program Provider Florida Opportunity Fund The Florida Opportunity Fund's Clean Energy Investment Program is a direct investment program created to promote the adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy (EE/RE) products and technologies in Florida. The Fund will increase the availability of capital in Florida through both loan and equity investment instruments, and is designed to help Florida businesses and promote the adoption of commercialized clean energy technology. Fund

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Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Energy  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

in in 2000 This report presents an analysis of foreign direct investment in U.S. energy resources and companies in 2000. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is the ownership or control of 10 percent, or more, of a U.S. business (or asset) by a foreign entity. In this report a U.S. business with at least 10 percent foreign ownership is a "foreign- affiliated company" (FDI affiliate) and the foreign owner holding at least 10 percent ownership is the "parent." The report describes the role of foreign ownership in U.S. energy enterprises with respect to net investment (including net loans), energy operations, capital investment, and financial performance. Additionally, since energy investments are made in a global context, this report examines patterns of direct investment in foreign

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Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October 2013) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October 2013) Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October 2013) The Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program is structured as a public-private partnership to accelerate investments in grid modernization. The $3.4 billion in federal Recovery Act funds are matched on a one-to-one basis (at a minimum) with private sector resources-bringing the total investment in SGIG projects to $7.8 billion. DOE used a merit-based, competitive process to select and fund 99 projects that are now deploying smart grid technologies and systems across the power grid, from transmission system to end-use customer, in almost every U.S. state. The SGIG Program Progress Report II, which updates the SGIG Progress

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Mexico-Forest Investment Program (FIP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mexico-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Mexico-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Mexico-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Topics Background analysis, Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis Website http://www.climatefundsupdate. Program Start 2008 Country Mexico Central America References Forest Investment Program (FIP)[1] Forest Investment Program[2] Brazil Specific Documents[3] Democratic Republic of Congo Specific Documents[4] Ghana Specific Documents[5] Indonesia Specific Documents[6] Laos Specific Documents[7] Mexico Specific Documents[8] Peru Specific Documents[9] Overview "The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the

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Indonesia-Forest Investment Program (FIP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Indonesia-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Indonesia-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Indonesia-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Topics Background analysis, Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis Website http://www.climatefundsupdate. Program Start 2008 Country Indonesia South-Eastern Asia References Forest Investment Program (FIP)[1] Forest Investment Program[2] Brazil Specific Documents[3] Democratic Republic of Congo Specific Documents[4] Ghana Specific Documents[5] Indonesia Specific Documents[6] Laos Specific Documents[7] Mexico Specific Documents[8] Peru Specific Documents[9] Overview "The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the

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Laos-Forest Investment Program (FIP) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Laos-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Laos-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Jump to: navigation, search Name Laos-Forest Investment Program (FIP) Agency/Company /Organization World Bank Sector Land Topics Background analysis, Finance, Implementation, Low emission development planning, Market analysis Website http://www.climatefundsupdate. Program Start 2008 Country Laos South-Eastern Asia References Forest Investment Program (FIP)[1] Forest Investment Program[2] Brazil Specific Documents[3] Democratic Republic of Congo Specific Documents[4] Ghana Specific Documents[5] Indonesia Specific Documents[6] Laos Specific Documents[7] Mexico Specific Documents[8] Peru Specific Documents[9] Overview "The Forest Investment Program (FIP) is a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), which is one of two funds within the framework of the

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Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (Indiana) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (Indiana) Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (Indiana) Hoosier Business Investment Tax Credit (Indiana) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fuel Distributor Industrial Installer/Contractor Retail Supplier Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Indiana Program Type Corporate Tax Incentive Provider Indiana Economic Development Corporation The Hoosier Business Investment (HBI) Tax Credit provides incentive to businesses to support jobs creation, capital investment and to improve the standard of living for Indiana residents. The non-refundable corporate income tax credits are calculated as a percentage of the eligible capital investment to support the project. The credit may be certified annually,

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Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting of Jobs Created/Retained in SIPRIS Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting of Jobs Created/Retained in SIPRIS Questions and answers related to the reporting of jobs in the SmartGrid Integrated Project Reporting Information System (SIPRIS), both for the intial report and subsequent reports. Projects reporting jobs are part of the Smart Grid Investment Grant Project under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting of Jobs Created/Retained in SIPRIS More Documents & Publications Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Reporting Webinar Recovery Act Recipient Reporting on FederalReporting.gov

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Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October 2013) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October 2013) Smart Grid Investment Grant Program - Progress Report (October 2013) The Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Program is structured as a public-private partnership to accelerate investments in grid modernization. The $3.4 billion in federal Recovery Act funds are matched on a one-to-one basis (at a minimum) with private sector resources-bringing the total investment in SGIG projects to $7.8 billion. DOE used a merit-based, competitive process to select and fund 99 projects that are now deploying smart grid technologies and systems across the power grid, from transmission system to end-use customer, in almost every U.S. state. The SGIG Program Progress Report II, which updates the SGIG Progress

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Lateral Capacity Exchange and Its Impact on Capacity Investment Decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the problem of capacity exchange between two rms in anticipation of the mismatch between demand and capacity and its impact on rms capacity investment decisions. For given capacity investment levels of the two rms, we demonstrate how capacity price may be determined and how much capacity should be exchanged when either ma