Sample records for investment decision implications

  1. Management Forecast Quality and Capital Investment Decisions

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    Goodman, Theodore H.

    Corporate investment decisions require managers to forecast expected future cash flows from potential investments. Although these forecasts are a critical component of successful investing, they are not directly observable ...

  2. Information Environment and the Investment Decisions of Multinational Corporations

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    Shroff, Nemit

    This paper examines how the external information environment in which foreign subsidiaries operate affects the investment decisions of multinational corporations (MNCs). We hypothesize and find that the investment decisions ...

  3. Decisionmetrices : dynamic structural estimation of shipping investment decisions

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    Dikos, George

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation develops structural models for analyzing shipping investment decisions, namely ordering, scrapping and lay-up decisions in the tanker industry. We develop models, based on a microeconomic specification, ...

  4. Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through§ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 DOI: 10.2514/1.A32562 Although NASA has-term investment in the enabling technologies that will be required for these future systems. Given

  5. 1 INTRODUCTION The replacement investment decision is clearly a

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 INTRODUCTION The replacement investment decision is clearly a strategic objective of a company for the replacement decision largely depends on the company context. However, we can summarize the motivations leading over time and prove that the replacement policy at equal intervals is optimum. However, the linear

  6. Energy Management and the Conservation Investment Decision

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    DeLozier, T. C.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  7. What Factors Affect the Decision to Invest in a Fuel Ethanol Plant? A Structural Model of the Ethanol Investment Timing Game1

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    1 What Factors Affect the Decision to Invest in a Fuel Ethanol Plant? A Structural Model of the Ethanol Investment Timing Game1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Fujin Yi Abstract The decision to invest in building an ethanol plant that uses a particular feedstock is a dynamic decision that may be affected by economic

  8. Agricultural real estate investment decision aid: model development

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    McDonald, Roy Alan

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    realize depreciation tax savings in years where the real estate investment generates income. In years that a loss is experienced, no depreciation tax savings are realized. The seventh component of the NPV equation is the terminal value returns... In years where a negative cash flow margin exists, the investment is financially infeasible. This often occurs in the early years of an agricultural real estate investment when cash flows generated from the investment are not sufficient to make debt...

  9. Technology and Architecture: Informing Investment Decisions for the Future of Human Space Exploration

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Technology and Architecture: Informing Investment Decisions for the Future of Human Space AND ASTRONAUTICS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SEPTEMBER 2012 © 2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All rights reserved. Signature of Author

  10. Real Effects of Accounting Rules: Evidence from Multinational Firms' Investment Location and Profit Repatriation Decisions

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    Graham, John R.

    We analyze survey responses from nearly 600 tax executives to better understand corporate decisions about real investment location and profit repatriation. Our evidence indicates that avoiding financial accounting income ...

  11. Value of more sophistication : capital investment decision-making with competitive dynamics in the mining industry

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    Li, Yuanjian Carla

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In many mining markets, one of the central business planning decisions faced by firms is where, when, and by how much to expand their production capacity. Appropriate investment planning methodology is important to both ...

  12. e relevance of security analyst opinions for investment decisions

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    economics and enthusiastic about investments in particular. During the dot-com bubble (at that time I had never heard of bubbles, and simply thought I was an excellent stock-picker), I was already studying

  13. Optimal Partially Reversible Investment with Entry Decision and General Production Function

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    Pham, Huyęn

    of entry and exit times (as in Duckworth and Zervos 2000) or by focusing on the possibility of onlyOptimal Partially Reversible Investment with Entry Decision and General Production Function Xin GUO is to find an optimal entry and production decision to maximize its expected total net profit over

  14. Cybersecurity Games and Investments: A Decision Support Approach

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    Malacaria, Pasquale

    , points out that only 24% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are very confident in protecting" funded by EPSRC, Grants: EP/K005820/1, EP/K005790/1. #12;2 CISOs face in addressing cybersecurity approach that CISOs can follow. Therefore another dimension of the cybersecurity investment problem

  15. An Analysis of the Investment Decisions on the European Electricity Markets, over the 1945-2013 Period

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 An Analysis of the Investment Decisions on the European Electricity Markets, over the 1945 investment decisions by comparing the history of the European electricity markets with the successively of electricity markets in the European Union, more than twenty-five years ago, parts of a rationalization

  16. Assessment of wind power predictability as a decision factor in the investment phase of wind farms

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Assessment of wind power predictability as a decision factor in the investment phase of wind farms on market revenue of, respectively, the predictability and the capacity factor of a wind farm or a cluster of wind farms. This is done through a real-life case study in West Denmark, including wind farm production

  17. Decisions regarding how to secure and invest in our

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny:Revised Finding of No53197 This workDayton: ENERGY8 Deaerators3Decision

  18. Impact of European Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) on carbon emissions and investment decisions in the power sector

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    Feilhauer, Stephan M. (Stephan Marvin)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This masters thesis assesses the impact of a emissions trading on short-term carbon abatement and investment decisions in the power sector. Environmental benefits from carbon abatement due to emissions trading are quantified ...

  19. Evaluating the impact of government energy R&D investments through a multi-attribute utility-based decision tool

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    Gerst, Kacy J. (Kacy Jean)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Government agencies characteristically face dynamic policy and investment environments yet frequently rely on ad-hoc decision-making methods in response to complexities inherent in their operating landscape. Additionally, ...

  20. Utility of Choice: An Information Theoretic Approach to Investment Decision-making

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    M. Khoshnevisan; Sukanto Bhattacharya; Florentin Smarandache

    2002-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we have devised an alternative methodological approach for quantifying utility in terms of expected information content of the decision-maker's choice set. We have proposed an extension to the concept of utility by incorporating extrinsic utility; which we have defined as the utility derived from the element of choice afforded to the decision-maker by the availability of an object within his or her object set. We have subsequently applied this extended utility concept to the case of investor utility derived from a structured, financial product - an custom-made investment portfolio incorporating an endogenous capital-guarantee through inclusion of cash as a risk-free asset, based on the Black-Scholes derivative-pricing formulation.

  1. Analysis of energy-efficiency investment decisions by small and medium-sized manufacturers

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    Woodruff, M.G.; Roop, J.M.; Seely, H.E. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Muller, M.R. [Rutgers--the State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States); Jones, T.W. [Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, DC (United States); Dowd, J. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report highlights the results of a comprehensive analysis of investment decisions regarding energy-efficiency measures at small and medium-sized manufacturing plants. The analysis is based on the experiences of companies participating in the DOE Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program. The IAC program is a network of university-based centers that provides energy and waste assessments to small and medium-sized manufacturing plants. The purposes of this report are to do the following: (1) Examine what the data collected reveal about patterns of implementation of recommended energy- efficiency measures, (2) Evaluate how various factors, such as the type of industry, the characteristics of the manufacturing plants, or the cost of the measures, appear to effect implementation rates, (3) Examine reasons why recommended energy-saving measures are accepted or rejected.

  2. Modeling and Analysis in Support of Decision Making for Technological Investment

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    Lenhart, S

    2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Engineering design, resource allocation, military operations, and investment strategies share a major common trait, which is, to a large extent, independent of their different origins, specific features, and intended goals. The unifying trait is the fact that, in any of these endeavors, one has to make reasonable choices, at multiple levels of decision making, among various possible and sometimes competing prospective solutions to an important and consequential practical problem. While the specifics of the problem depend on application, context, additional constraints, etc., the ultimate--albeit imprecise--goal in all these activities is to ''optimize performance,'' which is to have maximal success/profit/return with minimal time/effort/investment. In general, the underlying system is ruled by complex and often unknown dynamics, and affected by various uncertainties, which are unknown as well; on the other hand, there are numerous levels of decision making, which result in a hierarchical structure in the decision process (tree) that is both asynchronous and non-deterministic. Usually, indifferent of the specific application, as one lowers the level of decision making, alternatives depend on fewer independent variables and models become more detailed and physics/engineering based. On the contrary, at higher levels, various components aggregate and decision making is based more on fuzzier criteria instead of readily quantifiable physics/engineering details. Moreover, decisions are strongly influenced by the educational and personal biases of the people who take them. In some instances, this may blur, if not totally obfuscate objective comparisons between various options. Therefore, a crucial point in decision-making is properly understanding and quantifying the tradeoffs, including all their future relevant consequences. Since the interaction between various choices is an intricate nonlinear process, the focus shifts from the dynamics itself to the overall performance and affordability. This is not unreasonable, since oftentimes major upgrades on some components have little impact, while minor upgrades of other components turn out to be critical. To illustrate the approach, we assume that one deals with only two levels. At the lower level, physical/engineering processes are described by continuous and/or discrete, analytic and/or computer models. These models are supposed to be deterministic (e.g. dynamics as ruled by well established physical laws), but their outcome may depend in an unpredictable way on: (i) small nonlinearities unaccounted for in the model development and/or (ii) factors that--at the specific level of modelization--may be treated as stochastic terms (weather conditions, human factors, political circumstances, fluctuations in the quality of carburant, wear and tear, etc.) To this extent, the outcomes of the model processes may be considered stochastic variables/fields with a certain probability distribution function (PDF). Upon many realizations of the model, one can get reliable information about the essential features of this PDF.

  3. Strategic Decision-Making with Information and Extraction Externalities: A Structural Model of the Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    of the Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game in Offshore Petroleum Production C.-Y. Cynthia Lin 1 Appendix: Monte's exploration decision as a fraction of a firm's average de- velopment cost is given by |·drill_cost| = 049's average devel- opment cost is given by |·drill_cost| = 049|| = -159. Thus, when a neighbor explores

  4. Economics of Identity and Access Management: Providing Decision Support for Investments

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    Pym, David J.

    : there is scarcity of resources and budget to address them all. Decision- makers (e.g., CIOs, CISOs) need- makers (e.g. Chief Information Officers -- CIOs, Chief Information Security Officers -- CISOs

  5. Government Leasing Policy and the Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game in Offshore Petroleum Production

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia; Leighty, Wayne

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    multi-stage investment timing decisions in oil explorationthe investment and production timing decisions in oil supplyoil production decisions rather than exploration and development investments,

  6. Decision Support for Systems Security Investment Yolanta Beresnevichiene, David Pym, Simon Shiu

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    Pym, David J.

    to the security of their confidential information. An organization's CISO must determine an appropriate policy of CISO, for example, has grown from being a technical job with responsibility for IT security operations with a characterization of the problem, as presented by the decision-maker (e.g., the client organization's CISO

  7. Developing governmental decision strategies for determining involvement in highly uncertain, large-scale capital investment projects

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    Golden, Robert J

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the project. Finally, in order to test the model's applicability in assisting governmental decision-makers to rationally allocate resources, the model has been empirically tested by a Westinghouse proposal (concerning offshore floating nuclear power... . Classification of Models . Models as a Frame of Reference The Contextual Matrix Development of the Matrix Model Methodology Exmployed to Utilize ~ ~ ~ ~ the 27 29 30 32 33 Matrix Framework . IV. WESTINGHOUSE'S OFFSHORE FLOATING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT...

  8. Energy efficiency in the US economy technical report four: Analysis of energy-efficiency investment decisions by small and medium-sized manufacturers

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    NONE

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report highlights the results of a comprehensive analysis of investment decisions regarding energy-efficiency measures at small and medium-sized manufacturing plants. The analysis is based primarily on the experiences of companies participating in the US Department of Energy`s Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) program.

  9. Essays on the Consumption and Investment Decisions of Households in the Presence of Housing and Human Capital

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    Betermier, Sebastien

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Wallace, N. (2001), A real options approach to housingList of Figures Investment options in housing in the reals investment options in housing in the real world. The agent

  10. Risk Aversion and CO2 Regulatory Uncertainty in Power Generation Investment: Policy and Modeling Implications

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    Fan, L; Hobbs, Benjamin F; Norman, C S

    the social cost of carbon abatement by as much as 50%? in this setting with risk neutral investors1. Delay can lead to investment in dirty technology in hopes that future policies will favor existing coal plants, or to support of lobbying efforts designed...

  11. Risk implications of the deployment of renewables for investments in electricity generation

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    Sisternes, Fernando J. de (Fernando José de Sisternes Jiménez)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores the potential risk implications that a large penetration of intermittent renewable electricity generation -such as wind and solar power- may have on the future electricity generation technology mix, ...

  12. Industrial Decision Making 

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    Elliott, R. N.; McKinney, V.; Shipley, A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and industrial investment decision-making. The paper will also address several important questions: • Why has industrial investment declined? • What is the outlook for industrial investment? • How can programs engage industry for future opportunities?...

  13. Managing carbon in a multiple use world: The implications of land-use decision context for carbon management

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    Neff, Jason

    Managing carbon in a multiple use world: The implications of land-use decision context for carbon, Boulder, 80309-0488, United States 1. Introduction Carbon management through changes in land, 2010). Human land-use change is the second largest contributor of increasing carbon dioxide

  14. Investments of uncertain cost

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I study irreversible investment decisions when projects take time to complete, and are subject to two types of uncertainty over the cost of completion. The first is technical uncertainty, i.e., uncertainty over the amount ...

  15. The Micro-implications of a disintegrating social contract : public pension funds and community investing in New York City

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    Salazar, Nicole A. (Nicole Antonia)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Public pension funds are increasingly investing in cities. On the one hand, this appears as a positive development, as an organization traditionally based on exclusionary membership shares its benefits with the larger ...

  16. Mapping ecosystem functions to the valuation of ecosystem services: implications of species–habitat associations for coastal land-use decisions

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    Sanchirico, James N.; Mumby, Peter

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the valuation of ecosystem services: implications ofecosystem service values and (2) to show how the valuationecosystem service values that, in turn, will impact coastal land-use decisions. While refining valuation

  17. Personnel changes at Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. November 30, 2010

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    ; Financials sector coverage), Gordon Gee (Energy sector coverage), and Don Anderson (Materials, gold, rails sponsors may wish to consider whether this investment update has any implications for the investment sector coverage). The investment committee going forward includes six investment professionals

  18. Transmission and Generation Investment in Electricity Markets

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    Grimm Veronika

    2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 4, 2015 ... The model incorporates investment decisions of the transmission operator and private firms in expectation of an energy-only market and ...

  19. Essays on taxation and investment

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    Edgerton, Jesse (Jesse James)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis consists of three essays that examine the impact of tax policy on firms' decisions to invest in productive capital. The first chapter uses newly-collected data on transaction prices of used construction machinery ...

  20. Corporate Investment Decisions Finance 549

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    Carter, John

    for adjusting for risk, the application of Monte Carlo analysis to assess risk, the effect of capital in a short write-up accompanying your quantitative analysis for the four cases assigned, you are required size 12, one inch margins all around) accompanied by your quantitative analysis. It is highly suggested

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

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    Herbelot, Olivier

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  2. Naturalistic Decision Making in Power Grid Operations: Implications for Dispatcher Training and Usability Testing

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    Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of the present study is on improved training approaches to accelerate learning and improved methods for analyzing effectiveness of tools within a high-fidelity power grid simulated environment. A theory-based model has been developed to document and understand the mental processes that an expert power system operator uses when making critical decisions. The theoretical foundation for the method is based on the concepts of situation awareness, the methods of cognitive task analysis, and the naturalistic decision making (NDM) approach of Recognition Primed Decision Making. The method has been systematically explored and refined as part of a capability demonstration of a high-fidelity real-time power system simulator under normal and emergency conditions. To examine NDM processes, we analyzed transcripts of operator-to-operator conversations during the simulated scenario to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. The results of the analysis indicate that the proposed framework can be used constructively to map or assess the Situation Awareness Level of the operators at each point in the scenario. We can also identify the mental models and mental simulations that the operators employ at different points in the scenario. This report documents the method, describes elements of the model, and provides appendices that document the simulation scenario and the associated mental models used by operators in the scenario.

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

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

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  4. Alternatives to conventional diesel fuel-some potential implications of California's TAC decision on diesel particulate.

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    Eberhardt, J. J.; Rote, D. M.; Saricks, C. L.; Stodolsky, F.

    1999-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Limitations on the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel in California could occur pursuant to the 1998 declaration by California's Air Resources Board (CARB) that the particulate matter component of diesel exhaust is a carcinogen, therefore a toxic air contaminant (TAC) subject to provisions of the state's Proposition 65. It is the declared intention of CARB not to ban or restrict diesel fuel, per se, at this time. Assuming no total ban, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) explored two feasible ''mid-course'' strategies. (1) Increased penetration of natural gas and greater gasoline use in the transportation fuels market, to the extent that some compression-ignition (CI) applications revert to spark-ignition (SI) engines. (2) New specifications requiring diesel fuel reformulation based on exhaust products of individual diesel fuel constituents. Each of these alternatives results in some degree of (conventional) diesel displacement. In the first case, diesel fuel is assumed admissible for ignition assistance as a pilot fuel in natural gas (NG)-powered heavy-duty vehicles, and gasoline demand in California increases by 32.2 million liters per day overall, about 21 percent above projected 2010 baseline demand. Natural gas demand increases by 13.6 million diesel liter equivalents per day, about 7 percent above projected (total) consumption level. In the second case, compression-ignition engines utilize substitutes for petroleum-based diesel having similar ignition and performance properties. For each case we estimated localized air emission plus generalized greenhouse gas and energy changes. Economic implications of vehicle and engine replacement were not evaluated.

  5. Sequential investment planning for complex oil development projects

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    Ayd?n, Cevat Onur

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we consider sequential real investment decisions for the development of discovered oil prospects. Following a decision analysis approach, we propose a methodology to explore the upside of a dynamic drilling ...

  6. Investment companies

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    Sauer, Edward F

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    stockholder challenged the management fee paid to F. Eberstadt & Co. , Inc. , manager and distributor of Chemical Fund. The court dismissed the case on the grounds that excessive fees had not been proved. This case, however, could hardly be considered a... Tax-Exempt Bond Funds. . . . . . . . Daily Pricing of Mutual Investment Company Shares. 56 57 59 59 60 iv Management Fees. . . . . Tax-Free Exchange Funds . 61 62 V. CONCLUSIONS 63 BIBLIOGRAPHY GLOSSARY OF TERMS Balanced fund...

  7. Implications

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh School footballHydrogenIT |HotImpact ofVisiting UsImplications of

  8. Investing in Math Education

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    Investing in Math Education 1663 Los Alamos science and technology magazine Latest Issue:January 2015 All Issues submit Investing in Math Education Making good on the Lab's...

  9. Project Finance and Investments

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    Plenary III: Project Finance and Investment Project Finance and Investments Chris Cassidy, National Business Renewable Energy Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  10. Merchant transmission investment

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    Joskow, Paul L.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  11. FirstChoice Investments

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    Peters, Richard

    FirstChoice Wholesale Investments Product Disclosure Statement Including FirstRate Wholesale Saver and FirstRate Wholesale Term Deposits This is a combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure in FirstChoice Wholesale Investments 1 3 How FirstChoice Wholesale Investments works 2 4 Risks of investing

  12. An Equilibrium Model of Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets

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    Bushnell, Jim B; Ishii, Jun

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electricity generation ?rm should invest in the new plant.plant stems from the value of its electricity generation.Electricity generation ?rms make two important sets of decisions: bids in the spot market and power plant

  13. Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty

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    Guillas, Serge

    decision as the opportunity cost of exercising the investment option increases as well. In this paper, weInvestment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui Karl Maribu 13 for microgrids to use small-scale distributed generation (DG) and combined heat and power (CHP) applications via

  14. Transportation Investment and

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    Levinson, David M.

    Transportation Investment and Economic Development: Has the TIED turned? David Levinson University Transportation Investments was Historically Concomitant with Land and Economic Development #12;Canals Railways Surfaced Roads Crude Oil Pipelines Gas Pipelines Telegraph 1825 1985 Proportion of Maximum Extent Growth

  15. Mapping ecosystem functions to the valuation of ecosystem services: implications of species–habitat associations for coastal land-use decisions

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    Sanchirico, James N.; Mumby, Peter

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ecosystem service values that, in turn, will impact coastal land-use decisions. While refining valuation methodsecosystem service values that, in turn, will impact coastal land-use decisions. While refining valuation methods

  16. FirstChoice Wholesale Investments

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    Peters, Richard

    FirstChoice Wholesale Investments Product Disclosure Statement Including FirstRate Wholesale Saver Colonial First State 1 2 Benefits of investing in FirstChoice Wholesale Investments 1 3 How FirstChoice Wholesale Investments works 2 4 Risks of investing 2 5 Fees and other costs 6 6 How managed investment

  17. Management decisions for cogeneration : a survey analysis

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    Radcliffe, Robert R.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study explores the underlying factors in the decision by private, private non-profit, and public sector facility owners to invest in cogeneration technology. It employs alpha factor analysis techniques to develop ...

  18. Management decisions for cogeneration : executive summary

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    Radcliffe, Robert R.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes two interdependent studies which explore the underlying factors in the decision by private, private non-profit, and public sector facility owners to invest in cogeneration technology. They employ ...

  19. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid UnderUncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  20. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Financial Implications of Engineering Decisions

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    Aslan, Veysel

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    the risks and value can be linked to the characteristics of the insured portfolio of constructed assets. The results show that the supply side ? structural parameters are as important as the demand ? hazard frequency, and are in a highly nonlinear...

  2. Decision Support:Decision Support: Decision AnalysisDecision Analysis

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    Bohanec, Marko

    -Making under Risk · Expected Value · Sensitivity Analysis Decision Analysis Decision Analysis: Applied Decision Decision-Making Process Source: Decision Analysis ­ A Tool to Deal with Uncertainty, http Succeed Fail Decision Trees OR/MS · Multi-Criteria Optimisation · Risk Analysis and Simulation · Bayesian

  3. Patterns of transmission investment

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    Joskow, Paul L.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. Transmission Investment: A Primer

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    McGarvey, Joe

    2006-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    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)

  5. Technology Investment Roadmap 2012 -2017

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    Hickman, Mark

    Technology Investment Roadmap 2012 - 2017 20 February 2012 #12;2 Contents Introduction & Overview................................................................... 23 #12;3 Introduction & Overview This Technology Investment Roadmap (TIR) has been developed

  6. Investment Tax Credit

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    Vermont offers an investment tax credit for installations of renewable energy equipment on business properties. The credit is equal to 24% of the "Vermont-property portion" of the federal business...

  7. Residential Solar Investment Program

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    In March 2012, the CT Green Bank* unveiled its solar photovoltaic residential investment program with the ultimate goal to support 30 megawatts of residential solar photovoltaics (PV). HB 6838...

  8. Investing in Bonds

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    Johnson, Jason; Polk, Wade

    2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Bonds, which are issued by governments and corporations, can be an important part of one's investment portfolio. U.S. government bonds, municipal bonds, zero-coupon bonds and other types are described. Also learn strategies for coping with inflation...

  9. Apply option-thinking in long term infrastructure investment : the case of commercial real estate

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    Zhang, Na, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the last two decades the application of real options theory has dramatically altered the way researches model infrastructure investment decisions. Real options are the right, but not obligation to do something for a ...

  10. Uncertainty and the timing of an urban congestion relief investment. The no-land case

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    Saphores, JDM; Boarnet, M G

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    investment lag; real options. JEL codes: D61, D81, R42. I.stopping problem using real options (see Dixit and Pindyck [make a binding decision. The real options approach has been

  11. Uncertainty and the timing of an urban congestion relief investment - The no-land case

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    Saphores, Jean-Daniel M; Boarnet, Marlon G.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    investment lag; real options. JEL codes: D61, D81, R42. I.stopping problem using real options (see Dixit and Pindyck [make a binding decision. The real options approach has been

  12. Investing in Stocks

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    Johnson, Jason; Polk, Wade

    2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    over- shoot or undershoot the stock?s true value, eventually, prices fol- low earnings. The potential profit from a stock investment is unlimited, while potential loss is limited to the amount of the investment. Stock prices (and thus the value of your...?re part of an industry that doesn?t currently interest investors. Value companies may not see much earnings growth at all, but they own various assets that make them attractive to some investors. These assets may include real estate, new products or a...

  13. Clean Energy Investment Program (Florida)

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    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...

  14. Uncertainty, investment, and industry evolution

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    Caballero, Ricardo J.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the effects of aggregate and idiosyncratic uncertainty on the entry of firms, total investment, and prices in a competitive industry with irreversible investment. We first use standard dynamic programming methods ...

  15. Initial Decision and Risk Analysis

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    Engel, David W.

    2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. COMMISSION REPORT 20122013 INVESTMENT PLAN

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    , and diesel substitute fuels. State investment is necessary to fill the gap and fund the differential cost COMMISSION REPORT 20122013 INVESTMENT PLAN UPDATE FOR THE ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE FUEL the Energy Commission to adopt an investment plan that describes how funding will complement existing public

  17. Clean Energy Finance: Challenges and Opportunities of Early-Stage Energy Investing (Presentation)

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    Heap, D.; Pless, J.; Aieta, N.

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Characterized by a changing landscape and new opportunities, today's increasingly complex energy decision space will need innovative financing and investment models to appropriately assess risk and profitability. This report provides an overview of the current state of clean energy finance across the entire spectrum but with a focus on early stage investing, and it includes insights from investors across all investment classes. Further, this report aims to provide a roadmap with the mechanisms, limitations, and considerations involved in making successful investments by identifying risks, challenges, and opportunities in the clean energy sector.

  18. Interoperability Checklist for Decision-Makers

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    Melton, Ronald B.; Ambrosio, Ron

    2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In April 2007 the GridWise® Architecture Council published the Introduction to Interoperability and Decision-Maker’s Interoperability Checklist Version 1.0 as a tool to be used by policy makers and executives making smart grid policy or investment decisions. Subsequently there has been a significant amount of additional work on smart grid interoperability by the council and others. This paper summarizes the current efforts of the council to update the checklist to incorporate this subsequent work.

  19. Starting an Investment Club

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    Johnson, Jason; Thompson, Bill; Polk, Wade

    2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    (Partner?s Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, etc.) for each of the partnership?s members; this form shows each member?s pro- portional ownership in the club?s portfolio. Each member should receive a copy of the Schedule K-1 to include with his or her... earnings; evaluating growth stocks; and diversifying the portfolio. Investing regularly reinforces the concept of taking a long-term perspective and creates a genuine purpose for each meeting. Reinvesting all earnings allows the power of compounded growth...

  20. Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Rebates

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    Specific efficiency requirements for rebates are available at  the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Website in applications for Lighting and Lighting Control Rebates, Natural Gas and Water Heati...

  1. Decisions regarding how to secure and invest in our

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    of life or human health, loss of infrastructure functionality, loss of service, and degradation of public opinion and trust are consequences that should be considered. ...

  2. International Environmental Agreements with Mixed Strategies and Investment

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    Hong, Fuhai; Karp, Larry

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    By incurring the investment cost ?, a country reduces thewelfare, exclusive of investment costs. Because Myerson (that invest incur the investment cost, all countries have

  3. Technology Investment Agreements | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Guidance Policy Flash 2006-31 - Technology Investment Agreements Financial Assistance Letter 2006-03 - Guidance for Awarding Technology Investment Agreements Final Rule - Financial...

  4. Capital Investment Incentive (Nova Scotia, Canada)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Capital Investment Incentive (CII) is part of the Productivity Investment Program as outlined in the economic growth plan for Nova Scotia, jobsHere.

  5. California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative California Low Carbon Fuels Infrastructure Investment Initiative 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle...

  6. Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience,...

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    Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November...

  7. Better Buildings Alliance Solar Decision Guide

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Businesses considering implementing solar PV may encounter widespread geographic differences regarding utility incentive structures (buy-down incentives, performance based incentives, feed-in tariffs, etc.), utility policies (net metering, interconnection requirements), regulatory structures, and permitting requirements. They might also have uncertainty about how to assess the different ownership structures (PPA, lease, own, etc.). The Solar Decision Guide can help companies navigate this complex environment to determine if investing in solar makes financial sense and to identify the regions that offer the most promising returns on solar investment.

  8. Capital Investment Tax Credit (Florida)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Capital Investment Tax Credit is an annual credit, provided for up to twenty years, against the corporate income tax. Eligible projects are those in designated high-impact portions of the...

  9. Uncertainty and Energy Saving Investments

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    Murto, Pauli

    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 ...

  10. Fund Turnover and Investment Performance 

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    Adams, Andrew T; Lambert, E

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the level of share dealing activity of UK long-term institutional funds and, for UK pension funds, assess the impact of this dealing activity on investment performance. The analysis is carried out using annual ...

  11. CALIFORNIA INVESTMENT PLAN FOR THE

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    in the Investment Plan. Bonnie HolmesGen, American Lung Association Stephen Clarke, Applied Intellectual Capital Carla Din, Apollo Alliance Tom Frantz, Association of Irritated Residents Jay McKeeman, California

  12. Virginia Jobs Investment Program (Virginia)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  13. Rice Quality Factors: Implications For Management Decisions.

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    Grant, Warren R.; Rister, Edward, M.; Brorsen, B. Wade

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . These records accounted for 24, 26, and 27 percent, respectively, of Texas production during the years surveyed. The markets are located at Alvin, Danbury, Bay City, EI Campo, and Ganado. Data were available from two other markets but were not used because....27).4 3 The bid/acceptance market managers indicated this is the appropriate approach . 4 Tables B.1-B .38 are found in Appendix B. 4 HAltR1S Houston -------+--?-------+---~----~------~ ?/ Campo Danbury Ganado Bay City Figu!8 1. Location of the bid...

  14. Changing gear : driving corporate real estate financing decisions for the agile workplace

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    Hardy, Trevor J. F. (Trevor John Fraser), 1977-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Given the needs of corporations in the global business environment, corporate real estate investment decisions represent strategic choices that support a company's overall business strategy. This thesis clearly illustrates ...

  15. Venture Capitalists' Decision to Withdraw: The Role of Portfolio Configuration From a Real Options Lens

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    Li, Yong; Chi, Tailan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When does a venture capital firm withdraw from an investment project prior to its completion? This study offers a real options view on this decision by examining the contingent effects of portfolio configuration. We explore how project withdrawal...

  16. Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Maribu, Karl

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Industrial Decision Making

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    Elliott, R. N.; McKinney, V.; Shipley, A.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Domestic industrial investment has declined due to unfavorable energy prices, and external markets. Investment behavior has changed over the past few years, and will continue due to high labor costs, tight markets and an unstable U.S. economy...

  18. Investment in Corn-Ethanol Plants in the Midwestern United States: An Analysis Using Reduced-Form and Structural Models1

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    1 Investment in Corn-Ethanol Plants in the Midwestern United States: An Analysis Using Reduced-Form and Structural Models1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Karen E. Thome Abstract Ethanol has attracted considerable policy policy and strategic interactions affect decisions about when and where to invest in building new ethanol

  19. TRANSMISSION AND GENERATION INVESTMENT IN ...

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    2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 4, 2015 ... vs. multiple price zones (market splitting) and analyze different ... energy-only markets can lead to suboptimal locational decisions for ...

  20. CAPACITY INVESTMENT UNDER DEMAND UNCERTAINTY: THE ROLE OF IMPORTS IN THE U.S. CEMENT INDUSTRY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    CAPACITY INVESTMENT UNDER DEMAND UNCERTAINTY: THE ROLE OF IMPORTS IN THE U.S. CEMENT INDUSTRY Guy of Imports in the U.S. Cement Industry. Guy Meunier INRA Ecole Polytechnique Jean-Pierre Ponssard CNRS Ecole decisions. This paper examines the nature of this relationship in the U.S. cement industry. Firms

  1. The Relation Between Competition and Investment – Towards a Synthesis

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    Schmutzler, Armin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Keywords: competition, investment, cost reduction JEL: L13,= Q i M i (gross of investment costs). By assumption, and inprecise form of the investment cost functions, because, by

  2. Angel Investment Credit (New Mexico)

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    A taxpayer who files a New Mexico income tax return and who is a “qualified investor” may take a tax credit of up to $25,000 (25% of a qualified investment of not more than $100,000) for an...

  3. "Investment in knowledge pays the

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    Cortes, Jesus

    Annual Report #12;Annual Report #12;"Investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Abraham to information about the organisation. Our accounts are audited annually and can be viewed on our website: www to leading institutions in Europe in terms of selecting, hiring and consolidating research talent. Ikerbasque

  4. RISK AND INVESTMENT IN LIBERALIZED

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    RISK AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT IN LIBERALIZED ELECTRICITY MARKETS Jacob Lemming Department during the period 2000­2003. The papers are centered around the theme Financial Risk in a Liberalized at Risk Management To be included in: Modelling Prices in Competitive Electricity Markets, edited by Derek

  5. ENERGY INVESTMENTS UNDER CLIMATE POLICY: A COMPARISON OF GLOBAL MODELS

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    McCollum, David; Nagai, Yu; Riahi, Keywan; Marangoni, Giacomo; Calvin, Katherine V.; Pietzcker, Robert; Van Vliet, Jasper; van der Zwaan, Bob

    2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The levels of investment needed to mobilize an energy system transformation and mitigate climate change are not known with certainty. This paper aims to inform the ongoing dialogue and in so doing to guide public policy and strategic corporate decision making. Within the framework of the LIMITS integrated assessment model comparison exercise, we analyze a multi-IAM ensemble of long-term energy and greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. Our study provides insight into several critical but uncertain areas related to the future investment environment, for example in terms of where capital expenditures may need to flow regionally, into which sectors they might be concentrated, and what policies could be helpful in spurring these financial resources. We find that stringent climate policies consistent with a 2°C climate change target would require a considerable upscaling of investments into low-carbon energy and energy efficiency, reaching approximately $45 trillion (range: $30–$75 trillion) cumulative between 2010 and 2050, or about $1.1 trillion annually. This represents an increase of some $30 trillion ($10–$55 trillion), or $0.8 trillion per year, beyond what investments might otherwise be in a reference scenario that assumes the continuation of present and planned emissions-reducing policies throughout the world. In other words, a substantial "clean-energy investment gap" of some $800 billion/yr exists — notably on the same order of magnitude as present-day subsidies for fossil energy and electricity worldwide ($523 billion). Unless the gap is filled rather quickly, the 2°C target could potentially become out of reach.

  6. Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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...

  7. Fixed Capital Investment Tax Credit (Connecticut)

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    The Fixed Capital Investment Tax Credit allows a tax credit of 5% of the amount paid for any new fixed capital investment. Companies with fewer than 800 full-time employees may take a tax credit...

  8. IT investments and firm performance across economies

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    Sahu, Rakesh

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research has shown a positive relationship between IT investments and firm performance. But the results vary across firms and performance measures. Evidence indicates that IT resource allocations, in the form of investment ...

  9. Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Conservation Investments

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    Reid, M. W.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Alliance to Save Energy conducted case studies of conservation investment practices in five energy-intensive industries. A portion of the case studies focused on the economic evaluation of proposed conservation investments. The results suggested...

  10. Job Development Investment Grant (North Carolina)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  11. Jobs and Investment Tax Credit (Maine)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  12. Decision Making Based on a Nonparametric Shape-Preserving ...

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    2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 25, 2013 ... (1) provides a nonparametric approach to the sensitivity analysis of a ... illustrated by a portfolio investment decision problem. ... impact of the perturbation on the optimal value and solutions of the ...... nique Report, Georgia State University, Experimental Economics ... European Journal of Operational Re-.

  13. A study of compatibility in conjunction with implication based optimization and different forms of implications

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    Koh, T Pinn Ronnie

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research is a study of multilevel logic optimization based on a functional approach using ordered binary decision diagrams (OBDD). Compatibility relationships between internal nodes in a circuit are used in conjunction with implication based...

  14. australasian ethical investment: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    market "Traditional" investments in timberland and timber production: TIMOs and timber REIT "Innovative" investments: Flexible mechanisms (CDM, JI, Emmission...

  15. Organizational and Individual Decision Making Organizational and Individual Decision Making

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    Sadeh, Norman M.

    Organizational and Individual Decision Making Organizational and Individual Decision Making Citation: Kathleen M. Carley & Dean Behrens, 1999, "Organizational and Individual Decision Making." Ch. 18, Inc. #12;Organizational and Individual Decision Making Organizational and Individual Decision Making

  16. Decision making under uncertainty: An investigation into the application of formal decision-making methods to safety issue decisions

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    Bohn, M P [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As part of the NRC-sponsored program to study the implications of Generic Issue 57, Effects of Fire Protection System Actuation on Safety-Related Equipment,'' a subtask was performed to evaluate the applicability of formal decision analysis methods to generic issues cost/benefit-type decisions and to apply these methods to the GI-57 results. In this report, the numerical results obtained from the analysis of three plants (two PWRs and one BWR) as developed in the technical resolution program for GI-57 were studied. For each plant, these results included a calculation of the person-REM averted due to various accident scenarios and various proposed modifications to mitigate the accident scenarios identified. These results were recomputed to break out the benefit in terms of contributions due to random event scenarios, fire event scenarios, and seismic event scenarios. Furthermore, the benefits associated with risk (in terms of person-REM) averted from earthquakes at three different seismic ground motion levels were separately considered. Given this data, formal decision methodologies involving decision trees, value functions, and utility functions were applied to this basic data. It is shown that the formal decision methodology can be applied at several different levels. Examples are given in which the decision between several retrofits is changed from that resulting from a simple cost/benefit-ratio criterion by virtue of the decision-makinger's expressed (and assumed) preferences.

  17. Innovation investment area: Technology summary

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    Not Available

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Accelerating Investments in the Geothermal Sector, Indonesia...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    in the Geothermal Sector, Indonesia (Presentation) Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Paper: Accelerating Investments in the Geothermal...

  19. Energy Conservation Project Evaluation by Investment Equivalents

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    Larson, R. J.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    proposals, justify energy conservation projects, and choose between energy sensitive alternatives. Investment Equivalents are calculated and are used to evaluate energy savings proposals in sample problems....

  20. Alternative Ways of Financing Infrastructure Investment: Potential...

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    'Novel' Financing Models Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Alternative Ways of Financing Infrastructure Investment: Potential for 'Novel' Financing Models...

  1. Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules

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    Center for Energy and Innovative Technologies; NEC Laboratories America Inc.; Cardoso, Goncalo; Stadler, Michael; Bozchalui, Mohammed C.; Sharma, Ratnesh; Marnay, Chris; Barbosa-Povoa, Ana; Ferrao, Paulo

    2013-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. WE INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY. NOW LET US INVEST IN YOU. Leap Technology Program

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    Virginia Tech

    WE INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY. NOW LET US INVEST IN YOU. Leap Technology Program Fidelity Investments innovation, and effective deployment of leading-edge technologies. Our entry-level technology training, Quality Assurance, Mainframe Development and Technology Infrastructure and Engineering (TIE). Upon

  3. REAL 380 -REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT ANALYSIS Fall, 2013; MW 4:00 5:15, 320 Beatty Center

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    forecasting and risk analysis." Objectives REAL 380 is an advanced course focusing on real estate investment analysis and decision-making. By the end of the course the students will be vary familiar, students will learn the basics of ARGUS as an analytical tool for analysis. Prerequisite Junior standing

  4. SONOMA STATE ENTERPRISES, INC. INVESTMENT POLICY

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    Ravikumar, B.

    of the Corporation by achieving a maximum rate of return on assets consistent with prudent investment management. This policy, which emphasizes preservation of capital, should enhance "real" asset value. "Real" asset value that are financially sound and that have favorable prospects for earnings growth. Stock investments should

  5. SWOT Technology Investments September 19, 2008

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    Christian, Eric

    1 SWOT Technology Investments Overview September 19, 2008 Robert Bauer Earth Science Technology Office HyspIRI Technology Investment Overview October 22, 2008 Janice L. Buckner Earth Science Technology Office #12;2 ·Advances in Earth science are often enabled by advances in technology ·In many cases

  6. Scientific Innovation Through Integration Investing in Innovation

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    Scientific Innovation Through Integration Investing in Innovation: EMSL and the American Recovery transfer (FRET) in living cells. Transcriptional profiling using next-generation sequencing technology (RNA Act, EMSL users are benefitting from a $60 million investment in innovation that will further develop

  7. Regional Transit System: Return on Investment Assessment

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    Minnesota, University of

    Regional Transit System: Return on Investment Assessment May 2014 #12;1 Today's agenda Itasca transit options Enables strategic, efficient investment in long-term infrastructure, e.g., energy grid are seeking cities with good transit Transit can be a cost-efficient way to add capacity in corridors

  8. Corporate Governance & The UK Split Capital Investment Trust Crisis 

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    Adams, Andrew T; Angus, Robin

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of corporate governance issues. This paper draws on the results of a survey of investment trust directors and other investment professionals connected with the investment trust industry to examine the lessons to be learned from the crisis. The regulatory...

  9. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    not only the tangible investment costs such as the turnkeyDG unit minus the investment cost. As for Eq. (9), it is aplus the amortised investment cost per kWh e of the DG unit

  10. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    only the tangible investment costs, but also the opportunityDG unit minus the investment cost. As for Equation (9), itplus the amortised investment cost per kWh of the DG unit is

  11. Electricity Distribution Networks: Investment and Regulation, and Uncertain Demand

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    Jamasb, Tooraj; Marantes, Cristiano

    2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    " and describes a network investment assessment model developed as a tool to identify and assess the investment requirements of distribution networks. A broadening of the scope of network investments to include demand-related measures that can reduce the need...

  12. A Study to Determine the Incentives of Companies In Their Decisions to Either Sponsor or Not to Sponsor Professional Sports Teams

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    Rolling, David Mark

    2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    or local franchises. Small and large companies also displayed no apparent differences in their decisions to sponsor. The implications for professional sports teams and for both current and potential sponsors are considerable if administrators and decision...

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    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...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

  18. Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Invests More Than 55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies Energy Department Invests More Than 55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies August 15, 2014 -...

  19. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    option on natural gas generation, which increases in valueL ABORATORY Distributed Generation Investment by a MicrogridORMMES’06 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid

  20. Guangdong Nuclear Power and New Energy Industrial Investment...

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    Guangdong Nuclear Power and New Energy Industrial Investment Fund Management Company Jump to: navigation, search Name: Guangdong Nuclear Power and New Energy Industrial Investment...

  1. Federal Fuel Cell Tax Incentives: An Investment in Clean and...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Fuel Cell Tax Incentives: An Investment in Clean and Efficient Technologies Federal Fuel Cell Tax Incentives: An Investment in Clean and Efficient Technologies A brief created by...

  2. The Geothermal Technologies Office Invests $18 Million for Innovative...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    The Geothermal Technologies Office Invests 18 Million for Innovative Projects The Geothermal Technologies Office Invests 18 Million for Innovative Projects The McGuiness Hills...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

  6. American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar October 20, 2014 8:00AM EDT...

  7. Conservation Screening Curves to Compare Efficiency Investments to Power Plants

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    Koomey, J.G.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

  8. Energy Department Announces New Investment in Innovative Small...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Energy Department Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Modular Reactor Energy Department Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Modular Reactor December 12, 2013 -...

  9. Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014) Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) Kickoff Welcome and Overview: Familiarize SGIG selectees with Grant Award Process. Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG) Recipient Workshop:...

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

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Frequently Asked Questions Questions and Answers for the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program: Frequently Asked...

  13. Risk Analysis and Decision Making FY 2013 Milestone Report

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    Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.; Dale, Crystal; Jones, Edward; Thompson, J.

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Risk analysis and decision making is one of the critical objectives of CCSI, which seeks to use information from science-based models with quantified uncertainty to inform decision makers who are making large capital investments. The goal of this task is to develop tools and capabilities to facilitate the development of risk models tailored for carbon capture technologies, quantify the uncertainty of model predictions, and estimate the technical and financial risks associated with the system. This effort aims to reduce costs by identifying smarter demonstrations, which could accelerate development and deployment of the technology by several years.

  14. Measuring the Economic Impacts of Federal Investments in Research

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    Olson, S; Merrill, S

    2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Measuring the Economic Impacts of Federal Investments in Research evaluates approaches to measuring the returns on federal research investments. This report identifies new methodologies and metrics that can be developed and used for assessing returns on research across a wide range of fields (biomedical, information technology, energy, agriculture, environment, and other biological and physical sciences, etc.), while using one or more background papers that review current methodologies as a starting point for the discussion. It focuses on tools that are able to exploit available data in the relatively near term rather than on methodologies that may require substantial new data collection. Over the last several years, there has been a growing interest in policy circles in identifying the payoffs from federal agency research investments, especially in terms of economic growth, competitiveness, and jobs. The extraordinary increase in research expenditures under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and the President�������¢����������������s commitment to science and technology (S&T) funding increases going forward have heightened the need for measuring the impacts of research investments. Without a credible analysis of their outcomes, the recent and proposed increases in S&T funding may not be sustained, especially given competing claims for federal funding and pressures to reduce projected federal budget deficits. Motivated by these needs and requirements, Measuring the Economic Impacts of Federal Investments in Research reviews and discusses the use of quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate the returns on federal research and development (R&D) investments. Despite the job-focused mandate of the current ARRA reporting requirements, the impact of S&T funding extend well beyond employment. For instance, federal funding in energy research may lead to innovations that would reduce energy costs at the household level, energy imports at the national level, and greenhouse gas emissions at the global level. In principle, these benefits can be measured as a return on research investments, with appropriate consideration of time lags to research outcomes and attribution to private as well as public expenditure. With appropriate metrics, the same could be true for benefits to public health, environmental quality, and food productivity and security. Federal funding of research leads to the development of human capital that is deployed in a variety of occupations with economic and social impacts. Research also produces information that is used in formal (e.g., regulatory and judicial) and informal (e.g., firm and consumer) decision making processes. In addition to reviewing the range of work (by academics, consultants, and research agencies themselves) that has been done in measuring research outcomes and providing a forum to discuss their methods, this report also considers the different methodologies used across fields of research (e.g., agriculture and energy research) to identifies which are applicable to a range of federal S&T funding.

  15. Building Stakeholder Trust: Defensible Government Decisions - 13110

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    Franklin, Victor A. [Savannah River Remediation LLC, Bldg. 705-1C, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River Remediation LLC, Bldg. 705-1C, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Administrative decisions must be grounded in reasonable expectations, founded on sound principles, and bounded by societal norms. Without these first principles, attaining and retaining public trust is a Herculean task. Decisions made by governmental administrators must be both transparent and defensible: without the former the agency will lose the public's trust and support (possibly prompting a legal challenge to the decision) and without the latter the decision may fail to withstand judicial scrutiny. This presentation and accompanying paper delves into the process by which governmental decisions can achieve both defensibility and openness through building stakeholder trust with transparency. Achieving and maintaining stakeholder trust is crucial, especially in the environs of nuclear waste management. Proving confidence, stability, and security to the surrounding citizenry as well as those throughout the country is the goal of governmental nuclear waste remediation. Guiding administrative decision-making processes and maintaining a broad bandwidth of communication are of incalculable importance to all those charged with serving the public, but are especially essential to those whose decisional impacts will be felt for millennia. A strong, clear, and concise administrative record documenting discrete decisions and overarching policy choices is the strongest defense to a decisional challenge. However, this can be accomplished using transparency as the fundamental building block. This documentation allows the decision-makers to demonstrate the synthesis of legal and technical challenges and fortifies the ground from which challenges will be defended when necessary. Further, administrative actions which capture the public's interest and captivate that interest throughout the process will result in a better-informed, more deeply-involved, and more heavily-invested group of interested parties. Management of information, involvement, and investment on the front-end of the process reaps rewards far more efficiently than attempts to assuage and mitigate the concerns of those parties after the fact and there are a number of tools Savannah River Remediation (SRR) has deployed that render transparency an ally in this context. The makers, applicators, and beneficiaries of policies and decisions will all benefit from strong administrative records which document decisional choices in an open and transparent manner and from timely, up-front management of concerns of interested parties. The strongest defense to decisional challenges is an ability to demonstrate the basis of the decision and the reason(s) that the decision was chosen over other alternatives. Providing a sound basis for defending challenges rather than avoiding or fighting over them allows the deciding entity the greatest opportunity to produce value for its customer. Often, a transparent process that invites public participation and is open for public review and comment will thwart challenge genesis. An entity that has to devote resources to defending its choices obviously cannot utilize those resources to further its mission. (authors)

  16. Ghost towers : distressed condominium investing in Atlanta

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    Whalen, Faraji L

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Essays on international trade and investment

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    Tang, Heiwai

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation consists of three essays on international trade and investment. In the first essay, I study how cross-country differences in labor market institutions shape the pattern of international trade with a focus ...

  18. Model Investment Grade Audit and Project Proposal

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    Information and documents for conducting an investment grade audit to evaluate potential measures and presenting a project proposal for a set of bundled measures that deliver savings to pay for the project over the finance term.

  19. Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit (Corporate) | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    or equal to 5,000. Provider Montana Department of Revenue Commercial and net metering alternative energy investments of 5,000 or more are eligible for a tax credit of up to...

  20. Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit (Personal) | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    or equal to 5,000. Provider Montana Department of Revenue Commercial and net metering alternative energy investments of 5,000 or more are eligible for a tax credit of up to...

  1. Electricity reform abroad and US investment

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    NONE

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  2. Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency

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    Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  3. The new option view of investment

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    Dixit, Avinash K.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  4. 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 players, of interconnected market ecology. I getting Fundamental Empirical Models experience at Prediction

  5. 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

  6. A note on competitive investment under uncertainty

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper clarifies how uncertainty affects irreversible investment in a competitive market equilibrium. With free entry, irreversibility affects the distribution of future prices, and thereby creates an opportunity cost ...

  7. Linked Investment Program for Commercial Enterprises (Maine)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  8. AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF NET INVESTMENT IN

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    NOTES AN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF NET INVESTMENT IN GULF SHRIMP FISHING VESSELS1 The major capital to the Gulf shrimp fishery. The purpose of this study is to estimate an econometric model of annual real net

  9. Turkish residential real estate investment analysis

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    Ciller, Berk (Berk U.)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  10. INVESTMENT PLAN FOR THE ALTERNATIVE AND

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    and priorities for consideration in the Investment Plan: #12;Bonnie Holmes-Gen, American Lung Association Stephen Clarke, Applied Intellectual Capital Carla Din, Apollo Alliance Tom Frantz, Association of Irritated

  11. Clean energy investments in an uncertain future

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    Harrison, Jessica (Jessica Kit)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  12. Biomass energy : a real estate investment perspective

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    Foo, Chester Ren Jie

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A central consideration in real estate is how value is created in real estate development and investment deals. A biomass power plant is not only an asset which generates revenues, but from a real estate perspective, it ...

  13. Investment performance of life-science venture capital investment funds, persistence, and subsector analysis

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    Behrens, Jeffrey S

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Venture capital investment performance data and performance attribution are not typically published. Venture investors articulate (and sell to LPs) conflicting strategies; the popular business literature and culture is ...

  14. Strengthening the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority: A Policy Analysis of the Nigerian Excess Crude Account and the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Act

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    Ugwuibe, Cynthia

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Savings Authority Oil Investment Corporation of ReserveBrunei Iran Oil Oil Libyan Investment Authority Reserve Fundcurrent and future investments of oil windfalls. Since

  15. Robust Markov Decision Processes

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    2012-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Probability and Measure. Wiley Blackwell, 1995. [8] E. Delage and S. Mannor. Percentile optimization for Markov decision processes with parameter uncertainty

  16. www.mcgill.ca/investment-management BCom Honours in Investment Management

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    Barthelat, Francois

    will prepare you for careers on the buy-side, in financial asset management, or on the sell-side, working will have the opportunity to work as a research analyst at Desautels Capital Management while taking courseswww.mcgill.ca/investment-management BCom Honours in Investment Management The BCom Honours

  17. Implementing Motor Decision Plans

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    Elliott, R. N.

    The first step to reducing energy costs and increasing reliability in motors is to establish a motor plan. A motor plan allows decisions to be made in advance of motor failure, and increases the options available. By contrast, most motor decisions...

  18. University of Nebraska Lincoln Capital Project Planning Decision Flowchart

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    Farritor, Shane

    originator and CPC provides general sizing, implications, cost estimate, etc. for project. Consistency of continuing? Yes No1 Project proposal with costs estimates provided to Chancellor and Senior AdministrativeUniversity of Nebraska ­ Lincoln Capital Project Planning Decision Flowchart 1. Program Concept 2

  19. Critical infrastructure protection decision support system decision model : overview and quick-start user's guide.

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    Samsa, M.; Van Kuiken, J.; Jusko, M.; Decision and Information Sciences

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Critical Infrastructure Protection Decision Support System Decision Model (CIPDSS-DM) is a useful tool for comparing the effectiveness of alternative risk-mitigation strategies on the basis of CIPDSS consequence scenarios. The model is designed to assist analysts and policy makers in evaluating and selecting the most effective risk-mitigation strategies, as affected by the importance assigned to various impact measures and the likelihood of an incident. A typical CIPDSS-DM decision map plots the relative preference of alternative risk-mitigation options versus the annual probability of an undesired incident occurring once during the protective life of the investment, assumed to be 20 years. The model also enables other types of comparisons, including a decision map that isolates a selected impact variable and displays the relative preference for the options of interest--parameterized on the basis of the contribution of the isolated variable to total impact, as well as the likelihood of the incident. Satisfaction/regret analysis further assists the analyst or policy maker in evaluating the confidence with which one option can be selected over another.

  20. The impact of electricity market schemes on predictability being a decision factor in the wind farm

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The impact of electricity market schemes on predictability being a decision factor in the wind farm used criterion of capacity factor on the investment phase of a wind farm and on spatial planning, it is now recognized that accurate short-term forecasts of wind farms´ power output over the next few hours

  1. The impact of electricity market schemes on predictability being a decision factor in the wind farm

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    The impact of electricity market schemes on predictability being a decision factor in the wind farm of capacity factor on the investment phase of a wind farm and on spatial planning in an electricity market, it is now recognized that accurate short-term forecasts of wind farms´ power output over the next few hours

  2. EWO Mee'ng September 2012 Petrobras Refining Decision-Making Design

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    & Algorithm Thesis Prospectus Mathematical Modeling for Strategic and Investment Planning in the Oil-Refining Industry Brenno C. Menezes, Lincoln F. Moro Refining Op7miza7on PETROBRAS Petróleo SEWO Mee'ng ­ September 2012 Petrobras Refining Decision-Making Design Thesis Formulation

  3. A Screening Model to Explore Planning Decisions in Automotive Manufacturing Systems under Demand Uncertainty

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    In White assembly systems in the automotive industry by applying the developed screening model. It shows3 A Screening Model to Explore Planning Decisions in Automotive Manufacturing Systems under Demand engineering systems, as for automotive manufacturing, often require significant capital investment

  4. Essays in decision making

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    Chang, Tom Y., 1976-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores the impact of individual decision making on the functioning of firms and markets. The first chapter examines how deviations from strict rationality by individuals impact the market for consumer goods. ...

  5. UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS

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    Watson, Andrew

    UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS - A Research Project - Background to Our Research Energy to renovate their homes. We're interested in energy efficiency, but in all other efficient renova/ons can lower energy bills, improve comfort by reducing dra

  6. Innovation, renewable energy, and state investment: Case studies of leading clean energy funds

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    Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark; Milford, Lewis; Porter, Kevin; Clark, Roger

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and renewable energy investments, as well as clean energyState Investment: Case Studies of Leading Clean Energy Fundsfor renewable energy investments. These clean energy funds

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

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    Van Buskirk, Robert D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Long-range Clean Energy Investment Scenarios for Eritrea,to facilitate clean energy investments, and to accelerateEritrea's clean energy development is investment capital.

  8. Financial policies, investment, and the financial crisis

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    in repurchases and net equity issuance. · Decrease in capex, but not higher for unrated, small firms, constrained to the bank credit channel increase cash more ­ investment grade firms. · No evidence of a differential capex and debt issuance, capex changes · Conclusion #12;Data · We need quarterly data, so use CRSP

  9. INVEST IN YOUR BONES Living with Osteoporosis

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    INVEST IN YOUR BONES Living with Osteoporosis Leaflet 5 Living with osteoporosis can be done environment safe to avoid falls. Early detection of bone loss or osteoporosis is now possible with bone to be most effective in reducing bone loss during the five to ten years following menopause, when bone loss

  10. INVEST IN YOUR BONES Daily Activities

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    INVEST IN YOUR BONES Daily Activities Leaflet 3 Another osteoporosis prevention step to decrease lifestyle. Let's see how you can do that. If you have osteoporosis, follow carefully the activity program. Remember the following about osteoporosis: is largely preventable and treatable is a serious

  11. Kittiwakes strategically reduce investment in replacement clutches

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    Kittiwakes strategically reduce investment in replacement clutches Julien Gasparini1,*, Alexandre). In birds, egg production is lower in replacement clutches than in first clutches, but it is unknown whether the replacement clutch is produced) or from a strategic allocation of resources between the two breeding attempts

  12. Gelcasting Alumina Cores for Investment Casting

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    Janney, M A; Klug, F J

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    General Electric currently uses silica investment casting cores for making superalloy turbine blades. The silica core technology does not provide the degree of dimensional control needed for advanced turbine system manufacture. The sum of the various process variables in silica core manufacturing produces cores that have more variability than is allowed for in advanced, power-generation gas turbine airfoils.

  13. GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTMENT PAYS OFF AS

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    GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTMENT PAYS OFF AS SFU RESEARCH COMES OF AGE November 2013 of Canada allow us to provide the tools and support researchers need to stay at the cutting edge and transformative outputs that stimulate Canada's innovation ecosystem. As SFU nears its 50th anniversary in 2015

  14. Alternative Fuels Is US Investment in Hydrogen,

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    Bowen, James D.

    · In the early 1960's NASA used fuel cells in both Gemini and Apollo · Fuel cell powered vehicles first hit similar to a battery #12;How the Fuel Cell Works #12;Advantages · Offers a vehicle range similar to carsAlternative Fuels Is US Investment in Hydrogen, Electric Vehicles, and BioFuels Worth It?BioFuels

  15. MONGOLIA'S INVESTMENT PRIORITIES FROM A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    1 MONGOLIA'S INVESTMENT PRIORITIES FROM A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE SHAGDAR ENKHBAYAR, DAVID FOR MONGOLIA 17 4 RESULTS 25 5 CONCLUDING REMARKS 29 6 REFERENCES 30 ANNEX 1: SUMMARY OF THE MONGOLIA calibration 36 #12;3 ABSTRACT Mongolia is an economy remarkably rich in natural resources, at the outset

  16. Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments

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

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  17. Advanced Pattern Material for Investment Casting Applications

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    F. Douglas Neece Neil Chaudhry

    2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Cleveland Tool and Machine (CTM) of Cleveland, Ohio in conjunction with Harrington Product Development Center (HPDC) of Cincinnati, Ohio have developed an advanced, dimensionally accurate, temperature-stable, energy-efficient and cost-effective material and process to manufacture patterns for the investment casting industry. In the proposed technology, FOPAT (aFOam PATtern material) has been developed which is especially compatible with the investment casting process and offers the following advantages: increased dimensional accuracy; increased temperature stability; lower cost per pattern; less energy consumption per pattern; decreased cost of pattern making equipment; decreased tooling cost; increased casting yield. The present method for investment casting is "the lost wax" process, which is exactly that, the use of wax as a pattern material, which is then melted out or "lost" from the ceramic shell. The molten metal is then poured into the ceramic shell to produce a metal casting. This process goes back thousands of years and while there have been improvements in the wax and processing technology, the material is basically the same, wax. The proposed technology is based upon an established industrial process of "Reaction Injection Molding" (RIM) where two components react when mixed and then "molded" to form a part. The proposed technology has been modified and improved with the needs of investment casting in mind. A proprietary mix of components has been formulated which react and expand to form a foam-like product. The result is an investment casting pattern with smooth surface finish and excellent dimensional predictability along with the other key benefits listed above.

  18. Adult Female English Language Learners: Investment, Identity and Benefits 

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    Wharton, Anna

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    for investing in the English language. This study explores the self-recounted experiences of three adult female English language learners’ (ELLs) motivation for investing in English language learning, their identities and the benefits gained in a nonacademic...

  19. Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Tax Code

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    Metcalf, Gilbert E.

    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 ...

  20. Opportunities and challenges of investing in Indian real estate

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    Wadhwani, Kunal (Kunal P.)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  1. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

  2. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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

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

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    Inner Mongolia Guodian Energy Investment Co Ltd formerly Inner Mongolia Energy Power Investment Co Jump to: navigation, search Logo: eco-trend ltd Name: eco-trend ltd Address:...

  4. Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean...

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    Invests Over 7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy Projects Energy Department Invests Over 7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy Projects November 14, 2013 - 10:00am Addthis...

  5. Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility tari?s, the electricity price may be revised only Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation

  6. Energy Returned On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Project objective: Determine the Energy Returned on Investment (EROI) for electric power production of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS).

  7. Incorporating uncertainty into electric utility projections and decisions

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    Hanson, D.A.

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper focuses on how electric utility companies can respond in their decision making to uncertain variables. Here we take a mean- variance type of approach. The mean'' value is an expected cost, on a discounted value basis. We assume that management has risk preferences incorporating a tradeoff between the mean and variance in the utility's net income. Decisions that utilities are faced with can be classified into two types: ex ante and ex post. The ex ante decisions need to be made prior to the uncertainty being revealed and the ex post decision can be postponed until after the uncertainty is revealed. Intuitively, we can say that the ex ante decisions provide a hedge against the uncertainties and the ex post decisions allow the negative outcomes of uncertain variables to be partially mitigated, dampening the losses. An example of an ex post decision is how the system is operated i.e., unit dispatch, and in some cases switching among types of fuels, say with different sulfur contents. For example, if gas prices go up, natural gas combined cycle units are likely to be dispatched at lower capacity factors. If SO{sub 2} emission allowance prices go up, a utility may seek to switch into a lower sulfur coal. Here we assume that regulated electric utilities do have some incentive to lower revenue requirements and hence an incentive to lower the electric rates needed for the utility to break even, thereby earning a fair return on invested capital. This paper presents the general approach first, including applications to capacity expansion and system dispatch. Then a case study is presented focusing on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments including SO{sub 2} emissions abatement and banking of allowances under uncertainty. It is concluded that the emission banking decisions should not be made in isolation but rather all the uncertainties in demand, fuel prices, technology performance etc., should be included in the uncertainty analysis affecting emission banking.

  8. Incorporating uncertainty into electric utility projections and decisions

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Hanson, D.A.

    1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper focuses on how electric utility companies can respond in their decision making to uncertain variables. Here we take a mean- variance type of approach. The ``mean`` value is an expected cost, on a discounted value basis. We assume that management has risk preferences incorporating a tradeoff between the mean and variance in the utility`s net income. Decisions that utilities are faced with can be classified into two types: ex ante and ex post. The ex ante decisions need to be made prior to the uncertainty being revealed and the ex post decision can be postponed until after the uncertainty is revealed. Intuitively, we can say that the ex ante decisions provide a hedge against the uncertainties and the ex post decisions allow the negative outcomes of uncertain variables to be partially mitigated, dampening the losses. An example of an ex post decision is how the system is operated i.e., unit dispatch, and in some cases switching among types of fuels, say with different sulfur contents. For example, if gas prices go up, natural gas combined cycle units are likely to be dispatched at lower capacity factors. If SO{sub 2} emission allowance prices go up, a utility may seek to switch into a lower sulfur coal. Here we assume that regulated electric utilities do have some incentive to lower revenue requirements and hence an incentive to lower the electric rates needed for the utility to break even, thereby earning a fair return on invested capital. This paper presents the general approach first, including applications to capacity expansion and system dispatch. Then a case study is presented focusing on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments including SO{sub 2} emissions abatement and banking of allowances under uncertainty. It is concluded that the emission banking decisions should not be made in isolation but rather all the uncertainties in demand, fuel prices, technology performance etc., should be included in the uncertainty analysis affecting emission banking.

  9. NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) Decadal Survey Technology Investments

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    Christian, Eric

    investments · Risks are retired before major dollars are invested: a cost-effective approach to technologyNASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) Decadal Survey Technology Investments January 7, 2009 #12;Overview: Earth Science Technology Office Science Driven, Competed, Actively Managed

  10. Reducing "Search Cost" and Risk in Energy-efficiency Investments

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    Reducing "Search Cost" and Risk in Energy-efficiency Investments: Two Success Stories Philip E "search Cost"and Risk in Energy-Eficiency Investments: Two Success Stories - 4.91 #12;Perspectives that the unsystematic risk associated with energy-efficiency investments is often very large, since the actual

  11. Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study

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    Leighty, Wayne

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DC t Total facilities investment cost of production (capitalaverage of facilities investment cost of production for allThe total “facilities investment cost” of oil production on

  12. The implications of consumer surplus levels for equitable pricing decisions

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    Christensen, Neal Alan

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    benefits, expressed as consumer surplus, derived by the campers as a result of participating in their present trip. The contingent valuation method was approved by the U. S, Water Resource Council in 1979 for use by government agencies as an acceptable... the individual demand function. This inverse demand function specified price as the dependent variable. In the proposed model a measure of a consumer' s surplus was used as an alternative to price. A Consumer's surplus was defined as the amount which...

  13. Technology investment decisions under uncertainty : a new modeling framework for the electric power sector

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    Santen, Nidhi

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Effectively balancing existing technology adoption and new technology development is critical for successfully managing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the fossil-dominated electric power generation sector. The long ...

  14. Externalities of public firm presence: Evidence from private firms' investment decisions

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    Badertscher, Brad

    Public firms provide a large amount of information through their disclosures. In addition, information intermediaries publicly analyze, discuss, and disseminate these disclosures. Thus, greater public firm presence in an ...

  15. Technology and architecture : informing investment decisions for the future of human space exploration

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    Battat, Jonathan Alexander

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NASA's detailed programmatic goals, system architectures, and mission designs for future human spaceflight beyond Earth orbit remain unspecified. Given this uncertainty, it is not clear exactly which technologies are ...

  16. The aftermath of primary power and its implications for independent transmission in PJM

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    Farrah, Elias G.; Elstein, S. Shamai

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in ''Primary Power'' will have fundamental ramifications for transmission investment in the far-reaching PJM footprint. This decision, which is pending on rehearing and will likely be appealed, will determine whether transmission projects that are entitled to regulated rate recovery under the PJM tariff can only be built by incumbent transmission owners and whether new independent transmission entities are limited to building transmission projects on a ''merchant'' basis. (author)

  17. Assessment and enhancement of decision-making models used for the pre-development stages of office developments in turkey 

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    Civan, Isilay

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    characteristics of the real estate and the inefficiency of the market it operates in, any aid in the investment decision process is believed to add to the quality of the end product. This being the case, most, if not all, of the development companies make office...

  18. Enabling effective product launch decisions

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    Akamphon, Sappinandana

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present work looks into the question of optimizing the performance of product launch decisions-in particular, the decisions of product development duration and manufacturing ramp-up. It presents an innovative model for ...

  19. Decision Support and Risk Management

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    and emergency management officials during the planning, incident management preparedness, and response phasesDecision Support and Risk Management CVMDM: Community Vaccination and Mass Dispensing Model What and the performance of prophylaxis supply logistics and PODs. Decision and Information Sciences Division Decision

  20. IBRD Operational Decision Framework

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    Greenwalt, R; Hibbard, W; Raber, E; Carlsen, T; Folks, K; MacQueen, D; Mancieri, S; Bunt, T; Richards, J; Hirabayashi-Dethier, J

    2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The IBRD Operational Decision Framework in this document is an expansion of an emerging general risk management framework under development by an interagency working group. It provides the level of detail necessary to develop a general Consequence Management Guidance Document for biological contamination remediation and restoration. It is the intent of this document to support both wide area and individual site remediation and restoration activities. This product was initiated as a portion of the IBRD Task 1 Systems Analysis to aid in identification of wide area remediation and restoration shortcomings and gaps. The draft interagency general risk management framework was used as the basis for the analysis. The initial Task 1 analysis document expanded the draft interagency framework to a higher level of resolution, building on both the logic structure and the accompanying text explanations. It was then employed in a qualitative manner to identify responsible agencies, data requirements, tool requirements, and current capabilities for each decision and task. This resulted in identifying shortcomings and gaps needing resolution. Several meetings of a joint LLNL/SNL working group reviewed and approved the initial content of this analysis. At the conclusion of Task 1, work continued on the expanded framework to generate this Operational Decision Framework which is consistent with the existing interagency general risk management framework. A large LLNL task group met repeatedly over a three-month period to develop the expanded framework, coordinate the framework with the biological remediation checklist, and synchronize the logic with the Consequence Management Plan table of contents. The expanded framework was briefed at a large table top exercise reviewing the interagency risk management framework. This exercise had representation from major US metropolitan areas as well as national agencies. This product received positive comments from the participants. Upon completion of the Operational Decision Framework, another joint LLNL/SNL working group conducted a day-long review. Identified modifications were made to the document, resulting in the included product.

  1. Derisking Renewable Energy Investment. A Framework to Support Policymakers in Selecting Public Instruments to Promote Renewable Energy Investment in Developing Countries

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    Waissbein, Oliver; Glemarec, Yannick; Bayraktar, Hande; Schmidt, Tobias S.

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This report introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers to quantitatively compare the impact of different public instruments to promote renewable energy. The report identifies the need to reduce the high financing costs for renewable energy in developing countries as an important task for policymakers acting today. The framework is structured in four stages: (i) risk environment, (ii) public instruments, (iii) levelised cost and (iv) evaluation. To illustrate how the framework can support decision-making in practice, the report presents findings from illustrative case studies in four developing countries. It then draws on these results to discuss possible directions for enhancing public interventions to scale-up renewable energy investment. UNDP is also releasing a financial tool for policymakers to accompany the framework. The financial tool is available for download on the UNDP website.

  2. China Innovation Investment Limited | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, click here.Telluric SurveyChelanVermont:ChicotConsultants Place:ChinaInvestment

  3. LDRD, investing in ourselves | Jefferson Lab

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9 5 - -/e),,s - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9LDRD, investing in

  4. Strategic Capital Investments LLC | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnualProperty Edit with formSoutheastern IL ElecStrategic Capital Investments LLC Jump to:

  5. Market conditions affecting energy efficiency investments

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    Seabright, J. [Agency for International Development, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Energy, Environment, and Technology; Smith, S.G.; Vierbicher, H.L. [Hagler Bailly Consulting, Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The global energy efficiency market is growing, due in part to energy sector and macroeconomic reforms and increased awareness of the environmental benefits of energy efficiency. Many countries have promoted open, competitive markets, thereby stimulating economic growth. They have reduced or removed subsidies on energy prices, and governments have initiated energy conservation programs that have spurred the wider adoption of energy efficiency technologies. The market outlook for energy efficiency is quite positive. The global market for end-use energy efficiency in the industrial, residential and commercial sectors is now estimated to total more than $34 billion per year. There is still enormous technical potential to implement energy conservation measures and to upgrade to the best available technologies for new investments. For many technologies, energy-efficient designs now represent less than 10--20% of new product sales. Thus, creating favorable market conditions should be a priority. There are a number of actions that can be taken to create favorable market conditions for investing in energy efficiency. Fostering a market-oriented energy sector will lead to energy prices that reflect the true cost of supply. Policy initiatives should address known market failures and should support energy efficiency initiatives. And market transformation for energy efficiency products and services can be facilitated by creating an institutional and legal structure that favors commercially-oriented entities.

  6. NREL Activities to Open Capital Market Investment and Bank Lending...

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    to Open Capital Market Investment and Bank Lending for Solar Deployment For NREL Finance Team Website Michael Mendelsohn and John Johsi U.S. Department of Energy Washington,...

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

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    Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize Investment in Climate Change Mitigation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Public Finance Mechanisms to Mobilize...

  8. Energy Department Invests $7 Million to Commercialize Fuel Cells...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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,...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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...

  11. Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    federal investments for the construction and commissioning of biorefineries: Emerald Biofuels: To build and operate an 82 million gallon per year refinery on the Gulf Coast to...

  12. Corporate Clean Energy Investment Trends in Brazil, China, India...

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    Jump to: navigation, search Name Corporate Clean Energy Investment Trends in Brazil, China, India and South Africa AgencyCompany Organization Carbon Disclosure Project...

  13. American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar will be attended by representatives in the financial sector, businesses, bankers, government and other nonprofit...

  14. Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices, Stores and other U.S. Buildings Energy Department Invests 6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices,...

  15. air force invests: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    MIT - DSpace Summary: A recent literature suggests that because investment expenditures are irreversible and can be delayed, they may be highly sensitive to uncertainty....

  16. Secretary Bodman in Illinois Highlights Scientific Research Investment...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Bodman in Illinois Highlights Scientific Research Investments to Advance America's Innovation April 11, 2007 - 12:36pm Addthis ROMEOVILLE, IL - U.S. Secretary of Energy...

  17. Application of Target Value Design to Energy Efficiency Investments

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    Lee, Hyun Woo

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Saving Perform Energy Audit Develop Options of EnergyEnergy Retrofit Perform Energy Audit Evaluate Proposals andan investment- grade energy audit. The consultant develops

  18. Greg Rutherford Executive Director Global Power & Utilities Investment...

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    Morgan Stanley Bankability of Electricity Transmission, Storage and Distribution Infrastructure Investment Opening Remarks Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to...

  19. An Empirical Investigation of Housing Investment under Uncertainty

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    Downing, Chris; Wallace, Nancy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    office space: Tests of a real options model with competitiveIrreversible investment, real options, and com- petition:Tufano, 2002, When are real options exercised: An empirical

  20. Valuation of Information Technology Investments as Real Options

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    Schwartz, Eduardo S.; Zozaya-Gorostiza, Carlos

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1999) A Case for Using Real Options Pricing Analysis toExpansion Using Real Options Analysis. MIS Quarterly. Vol.Investment Opportunities as Real Options: Getting Started on

  1. Patent Protection, Market Uncertainty, and R&D Investment

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    Toole, Andrew A; Czarnitzki, Dirk

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Laarni T. (2004) “Real Options, Irreversible Investment andSpecial Issue on Real Options, Forthcoming. Carruth, Alan,level application of the real options theory,” unpublished

  2. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L, editor. 11 th Annual Real Options Conference, Berkeley,from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find aDistributed Generation; Real Options; Optimal Investment;

  3. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    utility. Using the real options approach, we find naturalDistributed Generation; Real Options; Optimal Investment. 1.based microgrid via the real options approach to determine

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

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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...

  5. agreement investment scale: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    34 Patterns of Transmission Investment University of Cambridge - Dspace Summary: , the HVDC links between Quebec and New England, the HVDC link being constructed between Tasmania...

  6. Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency: A Resource of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (United States) Jump to: navigation, search Tool...

  7. Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient FAQs | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    These Questions and Answers have been provided by DOE to Smart Grid Investment Grant selectees. The information discussed within these documents applies specifically and only to...

  8. Wind Power Project Repowering: Financial Feasibility, Decision Drivers, and Supply Chain Effects

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    Lantz, E.; Leventhal, M.; Baring-Gould, I.

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As wind power facilities age, project owners are faced with plant end of life decisions. This report is intended to inform policymakers and the business community regarding the history, opportunities, and challenges associated with plant end of life actions, in particular repowering. Specifically, the report details the history of repowering, examines the plant age at which repowering becomes financially attractive, and estimates the incremental market investment and supply chain demand that might result from future U.S. repowering activities.

  9. ILLINOIS RAILROAD ENGINEERING A Quantitative Decision Support

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    between capital investment and delay cost Link (sub) properties Alternatives generator Capacity expansion alternatives (cost & additional capacity) Estimated future traffic (trains/day/OD) Budget Investment Selection: ­ Infrastructure ­ Equipment ­ Train dispatching, traffic mix ­ Human resources Network Capacity must be increased

  10. Lab grants Decision Sciences

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9 5 - -/e),,s -Labgrants Decision Sciences

  11. The Gulf Investment Framework, 20102025: Opportunities, Limitations, and Risks

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    Lřw, Erik

    ­ is likely to remain a key area to the global oil industry for decades to come. The Gulf Investment Framework1 The Gulf Investment Framework, 2010­2025: Opportunities, Limitations, and Risks An integrated in other parts of the world, and despite efforts to make Western economies less dependent on oil, the Gulf

  12. Effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Indian Economy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Indian Economy Sourangsu Banerji Visiting study the effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with respect to India and its economy. We try interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than

  13. The Production of Child Human Capital: Endowments, Investments and Fertility

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    The Production of Child Human Capital: Endowments, Investments and Fertility Anna Aizer Brown the human capital production function. Exploiting an exogenous source of investment, the launch of Head of the production of human capital also support an important role played by early human capital which is largely

  14. Three Investment Scenarios for Future Nuclear Reactors in Europe

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Three Investment Scenarios for Future Nuclear Reactors in Europe Bianka SHOAI TEHRANI CEA nuclear reactors within a few decades (2040), several events and drivers could question this possibility or detrimental to future nuclear reactors compared with other technologies and according to four main investment

  15. ECONOMYPIER CONTRIBUTES TO JOB GROWTH AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT

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    and creates jobs by investing in innovative, energy-related research development and demonstration projects on the statistical relationship between clean technology investment and creating clean technology jobs in California clean energy research as PIER does at- tract 4 times as much clean technology venture capital per capita

  16. Early Retirement Using Leveraged Investments Dean P. Foster

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    Foster, Dean P.

    Early Retirement Using Leveraged Investments Dean P. Foster Statistics Department University should invest for retirement, focusing on the risk/return tradeoff that must be made over time figures, we find that the optimal strategy while working is highly leveraged. While traditional retirement

  17. Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid Hao Wang, Jianwei Huang

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    Huang, Jianwei

    between the utility company and consumers for a better demand side management, and decen- tralized. In the second period, the operator coordinates the power supply and demand in the microgrid to minimize that the demand response saves 18% of the capital investment, and hybrid renewable energy investment reduces

  18. Research Investments in Large Indian Software Companies Pankaj Jalote

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    Jalote, Pankaj

    of the company can use to improve the business. Research is typically not a business or a profit center to bring out newer products in the market place. But why does a service company need investment in researchResearch Investments in Large Indian Software Companies Pankaj Jalote Professor, Department

  19. Needs for Risk Informing Environmental Cleanup Decision Making - 13613

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    Zhu, Ming; Moorer, Richard [U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585 (United States)] [U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the needs for risk informing decision making by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM). The mission of the DOE EM is to complete the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from the nation's five decades of nuclear weapons development and production and nuclear energy research. This work represents some of the most technically challenging and complex cleanup efforts in the world and is projected to require the investment of billions of dollars and several decades to complete. Quantitative assessments of health and environmental risks play an important role in work prioritization and cleanup decisions of these challenging environmental cleanup and closure projects. The risk assessments often involve evaluation of performance of integrated engineered barriers and natural systems over a period of hundreds to thousands of years, when subject to complex geo-environmental transformation processes resulting from remediation and disposal actions. The requirement of resource investments for the cleanup efforts and the associated technical challenges have subjected the EM program to continuous scrutiny by oversight entities. Recent DOE reviews recommended application of a risk-informed approach throughout the EM complex for improved targeting of resources. The idea behind this recommendation is that by using risk-informed approaches to prioritize work scope, the available resources can be best utilized to reduce environmental and health risks across the EM complex, while maintaining the momentum of the overall EM cleanup program at a sustainable level. In response to these recommendations, EM is re-examining its work portfolio and key decision making with risk insights for the major sites. This paper summarizes the review findings and recommendations from the DOE internal reviews, discusses the needs for risk informing the EM portfolio and makes an attempt to identify topics for R and D in integrated risk assessment that could assist in the EM prioritization efforts. (authors)

  20. The effect of direct foreign investment and gross domestic investment on Indian development

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    Parikh, Sushrut Jitendra

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    development. On the one hand, multinationals are viewed as agents of change. They provide valuable technology and resources unavailable in the developing country. They invest human and capital resources (DFI) that help local economies develop. On the other... hand, several theorists wrongly attribute the role of multinationals as increasing inequalities by retarding NIC development. These theorists contend that multinationals use their resources as a means to enhance the well-being of industrialized...

  1. Decision Summaries | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Appliances & Electronics Search link to facebook link to twitter Email Signup Sign up for updates Go Search form Search Appliances & Electronics You are here Home Decision...

  2. ForeignForeign DirectDirect InvestmentInvestment inin ArgentinaArgentina andand BrazilBrazil..

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    value chain. In Argentina this trend is even more pronounced. #12;Policy suggestions Although FDI mayForeignForeign DirectDirect InvestmentInvestment inin ArgentinaArgentina andand Brazil in MERCOSUR 1991-2004 (Argentina-Brazil) 2439 2555 2763 3490 5315 6522 8755 7291 23988 10418 2166 2149 1887

  3. Supercomputing and Energy in China: How Investment in HPC Affects Oil Security

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    WILSON, Jordan

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    these NOCs’ investments in international oil exploration andin China: How Investment in HPC Affects Oil Security Jordanoil compa- nies still apparently see foreign machines as preferable. Second, state investment

  4. Socially Responsible Investing : a comparative analysis of environmental, social, governance, reputational and labor factors

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    Balasubramaniam, Arun, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) aims to deliver competitive investment returns while fostering social good. It aims achieves its objective by including a firm's corporate social performance (CSP) in its investment d ...

  5. Opportunities and challenges of investing in emerging markets : a case study of Panama

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    Ganster, Marianne (Marianne Theresa)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many Real Estate investment firms are looking to the world's emerging economies in their real estate investment strategies to seek optimal returns in opaque or inefficient markets. Although these investments carry increased ...

  6. Contract, Renegotiation, and Hold Up: Results on the Technology of Trade and Investment

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    Buzard, Kristy; Watson, Joel

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    state, gross of any investment costs. In fact, we show thatnot including any sunk investment costs from Date 2 in thefrom trade (gross of investment cost) is B(a, ?) = 8a ? 2a 2

  7. Applying Fuzzy ID3 Decision Tree for Software Effort Estimation

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    Elyassami, Sanaa

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Web Effort Estimation is a process of predicting the efforts and cost in terms of money, schedule and staff for any software project system. Many estimation models have been proposed over the last three decades and it is believed that it is a must for the purpose of: Budgeting, risk analysis, project planning and control, and project improvement investment analysis. In this paper, we investigate the use of Fuzzy ID3 decision tree for software cost estimation; it is designed by integrating the principles of ID3 decision tree and the fuzzy set-theoretic concepts, enabling the model to handle uncertain and imprecise data when describing the software projects, which can improve greatly the accuracy of obtained estimates. MMRE and Pred are used as measures of prediction accuracy for this study. A series of experiments is reported using two different software projects datasets namely, Tukutuku and COCOMO'81 datasets. The results are compared with those produced by the crisp version of the ID3 decision tree.

  8. Barriers to household investment in residential energy conservation: preliminary assessment

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    Hoffman, W.L.

    1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A general assessment of the range of barriers which impede household investments in weatherization and other energy efficiency improvements for their homes is provided. The relationship of similar factors to households' interest in receiving a free energy audits examined. Rates of return that underly household investments in major conservation improvements are assessed. A special analysis of household knowledge of economically attractive investments is provided that compares high payback improvements specified by the energy audit with the list of needed or desirable conservation improvements identified by respondents. (LEW)

  9. Third party investing in energy programs

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    Rauch, R.J.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new energy industry--the recovery of energy from the industrial sector by means of conservation equipment--is just forming. Capital costs retard progress. This problem has given rise to third party leasing plans. The Alliance to Save Energy has embarked on a feasibility study, and a few preliminary findings are revealed in this paper. Leasing has IRS problems because of the tax classification of ''limited use properties.'' Useful life for tax purposes is also much shorter for general capital equipment than for conservation equipment. The Economic Recovery Act liberalized limited use and useful life rules, with new ''safe harbor'' lease arrangements. But broad interpretation of safe harbor has caused problems. Energy service contract--the second type of third party leasing--carries with it substantial specified risks. Share-the-savings leasing arrangements offer significant benefits to energy users, but all tax risks are shifted to the third party. In conclusion, several legal obstacles must be overcome before energy conservation investment by means of third party leasing can expand.

  10. U.S. Dept of Energy’s EECBG-SEP Technical Assistance Program Webcast ESPC Investment Grade Audit

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Learn what the investment grade audit is, what to expect from an investment grade audit, how to ensure IGA success.

  11. Oil and natural gas reserve prices, 1982-2002 : implications for depletion and investment cost

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    Adelman, Morris Albert

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A time series is estimated of in-ground prices - as distinct from wellhead prices ? of US oil and natural gas reserves for the period 1982-2002, using market purchase and sale transaction information. The prices are a ...

  12. Supplemental financing techniques: implications for electric utilities and the investing public

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    Sillin, J.O. (Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Washington, DC); Connellan, D.M.

    1982-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In a 1981 study for the Department of Energy, the authors of this article conducted an extensive survey and analysis of financing techniques that represent a divergence from the electric utility industry's historical approach to the raising of capital. On the basis of a lengthy series of interviews with utility-industry executives and members of the financial community, they sought to determine the reasons for the changes in the traditional pattern of the industry's capital-raising efforts, the significance of the changes, and the potential benefits and risks of the new and supplemental methods of financing. Their findings are summarized in this article. 6 figures.

  13. Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study

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    Leighty, Wayne

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and deductions for oil company investments in the area. 11979) Capital investment models of the oil and gas industry:total “facilities investment cost” of oil production on the

  14. Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $1 Billion Public-Private Investment...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    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...

  15. THE EFFECT OF INCREASING TRANSPORTATION COST ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

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    Gressler, Kimberly

    2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This study showed that certain influences in the global environment may have an impact on FDI’s regional or country choice of investment. The following research questions were explored. Are changes in FDI location choices due to elevated...

  16. Protecting the Investment in Heat Recovery with Boiler Economizers 

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    Roethe, L. A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  17. Investment in the Future Pays Off for New Mexico Legislature

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    New Mexico, University of

    Investment in the Future Pays Off for New Mexico Legislature August 22, 2011 | By Karen Wentworth of New Mexico from oil and gas. The economy was growing and the state legislature took a gamble on higher

  18. Alternative investment opportunities in real estate for individual investors

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    Harper, Jeffrey D. (Jeffrey David)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis will evaluate whether an unsatisfied need to access private commercial market real estate investment opportunities exists on the behalf of individual investors via their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) ...

  19. The Cost of Conserved Energy As An Investment Statistic

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    Meier, A. K.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The cost of conserved energy (CCE) is an investment statistic that simplifies comparison of conservation measures among themselves and against competing energy supplies. A formula for calculating the cost of conserved energy formula is presented. A...

  20. Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty

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    Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Cost of Natural Gas Generation, p Figure 6. Normalised NetCost of Natural Gas Generation, p Figure 7. Wait InvestCost of Natural Gas Generation (US$/kWh e ), C Figure 8.

  1. Alternative Energy Investment Tax Credit | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Amount 35% tax credit Provider Montana Department of Revenue Commercial and net metering alternative energy investments of 5,000 or more are eligible for a tax credit of up to...

  2. Lasting social impact : Community Development Venture Capital investing

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    Silberberg, Hattie Paige

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Community Development Venture Capital Funds (CDVC) funds are an emerging group of Community Development Financial Institutions, that make equity investments in businesses in economically distressed areas. As equity investors, ...

  3. Transmission Investment Timing and Sizing under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui

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    Guillas, Serge

    expansion, the lumpiness of investment projects, and the lack of economic incentives for private investors the monetary incentives available to merchant investors as analysing these incentives will help shed light

  4. EECBG Success Story: Another Door Opens: Marion Invests in Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Marion Invests in Energy Efficiency July 30, 2010 - 4:51pm Addthis City Hall in Marion, Ohio is getting a much needed renovation with energy efficiency upgrades, thanks to an...

  5. A two-method solution to the investment timing option

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    Laughton, David G.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the realm of derivative asset valuation, two types of methods are available for solving the investment timing option, each with a serious limitation for practical projects. Methods that use Monte Carlo simulation ...

  6. Uncertain Growth Cycles, Corporate Investment, and Dynamic Hedging

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    Yonce, Adam

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Chowdhry. Resources, real options, and corporate strategy.not exist in standard real option models: When invest- mentIn the theory of real options, uncertainty plays a crucial

  7. June 2, 2011 Dear SEP Grantees, Investing in America's clean...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    June 2, 2011 Dear SEP Grantees, Investing in America's clean energy future and creating good jobs for the nation's workers-that is the shared mission of all who contribute to the...

  8. Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act (Tennessee)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Tennessee Small Business Company Credit Act offers $120 million in gross premiums tax credits to insurance companies that invest in companies certified by the State of Tennessee as TNInvestcos....

  9. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The order establishes the requirements and responsibilities for DOE in meeting its statutory obligations for the review of covered transactions filed with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Admin Chg 1, dated 4-21-14.

  10. Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency Energy Department Invests Over 10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency June 11, 2014 - 6:20pm Addthis NEWS...

  11. Effective foreign investment in China : utilizing Taiwanese resources

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    Takeuchi, Isao, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is no doubt that China is expanding its market potential because of its high economic growth and its entry into the World Trade Organizations. This Chinese expansion owes a great deal to foreign direct investment from ...

  12. The Effects of Elite Decision Making

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    Johansen, Morgen S.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    focuses on two groups of decision makers, candidates running for office and public managers, and the effect of their decisions on the electorate and organization, respectively. The dissertation explores the impact of candidates' decisions regarding...

  13. MIDAS : minor incident decision analysis software

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    Horng, Tze-Chieh, 1964-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MIDAS is the minor incident decision analysis software that acts as an advisory tool for plant decision makers and operators to analyze the available decision alternatives for resolving minor incidents. The minor incidents ...

  14. Contributions to risk-informed decision making

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    Elliott, Michael A. (Michael Alfred)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Risk-informed decision-making (RIDM) is a formal process that assists stakeholders make decisions in the face of uncertainty. At MIT, a tool known as the Analytic Deliberative Decision Making Process (ADP) has been under ...

  15. Participation in crisis decision making

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    Marsico, Dale Joseph

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PARTICIPATION IN CRISIS DECISION MAKiNG A Thesis by DALE JOSEPH MARSICO Submitted to the Graduate Col. legs of Te-. :as A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement~ for the degree MASTFR OF ARTS December 1973 Na)or Sub...]ect: Political Science PARTICIPATION IN CRISIS DECISION MAI'1NG A Thesis by DARE JOSEPH YARSICO Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Corm'. ttee M mber) PQBIQ ()~~ December 1973 487889 ABSTRACT Participation in Crisis Decision Making. (De...

  16. Energy investment advisory series No. 3: Investment opportunities in the Persian Gulf energy sector

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    Hadgen, R.E.

    1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sometimes the greatest investment opportunities are in those areas where the least progress seems to be taking place. This report describes energy-based developments taking place in the Persian/Arabian Gulf. The 8 Gulf states are building their nations; each has large minority groups and swelling populations; their economies are built on one product (hydrocarbons). Large expatriate populations, being integrated into local societies and economies, have led to hostility and guarded access to contacts with the outside world. Gulf nations cannot benefit from any oil price rise as they did in the past, as their populations have grown too rapidly. Policies change daily and can be changed back to original ones as well as into new ones. Since the oil and gas industries are the primary source of government revenue, oil and gas are likely to remain longest under government control. A breakdown of energy-base investment potentials in the Middle East is tabulated: upstream oil, refining, domestic oil marketing, upstream gas, LNG, electricity, petrochemical.

  17. Decision Analysis for EGS | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Decision Analysis for EGS Decision Analysis for EGS Project objectives: DEVELOPMENT OF ANALYSIS TOOLS TO ASSESS: Uncertainties associated with exploration for EGS; Uncertainties...

  18. The limited partnership as an agricultural investment medium: a look at investors and their objectives

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    Abele, Teddy Merl

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . Profitability of Investment. Advantages of Limited Partnership Organization. . . . . . . . Investment Criteria. Investor Income Limited Partner's Age. Investment Portfolio Experience Investor Occupation. Investment Advisor Data Drawn from Certificates.... Limited Partner Profile. Suggestions for Future Research. 111 115 117 REFERENCES. 120 APPENDIX A: UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT. 122 APPENDIX B: A SIMPLE CERTIFICATE OF LIMITED PARTNERSHIP. . 133 viii APPENDIX C: PRIMARY QUESTIONNAIRE. Page...

  19. Three essays in decision making

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    Weaver, Ray, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation is composed of three essays about consumer judgment and decision making. In Essay 1, I develop a novel explanation for the well-known endowment effect - the tendency for owners to value goods more than ...

  20. Making Decisions with Enterprise Budgets

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    Smith, Jackie; McCorkle, Dean; Outlaw, Joe

    2000-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Enterprise budgets can help farmers and ranchers make better decisions about what products to produce and how to produce them economically. This publication tells how to create and use enterprise budgets and includes an example....

  1. A regional economic impact model for identifying the relationship between transportation investments and economic development

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    Freyre, German Eleodoro

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Allocation of Project Investment Calculation for Efficiency Savings Calculation of Mobility Savings Calculation of Safety Savings FHWA-47 Form Program Structure Basic Procedures Regional Impacts by the Amount Invested in an Urban Interstate System... Regional Impacts by the Amount Invested in an Urban Primary System Regional Impacts by the Amount Invested in an Rural Interstate System Regional Impacts by the Amount Invested in an Rural Primary System 15 17 18 20 . 23 27 56 58 95 96 97...

  2. Economic evaluation of distribution system smart grid investments

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Onen, Ahmet; Cheng, Danling; Broadwater, Robert P.; Cocks, George; Hamilton, Stephanie; Wang, Xiaoyu; Roark, Jeffrey; Scirbona, Charlie

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates economic benefits of smart grid automation investments. A system consisting of 7 substations and 14 feeders is used in the evaluation. Here benefits that can be quantified in terms of dollar savings are considered, termed “hard dollar” benefits. Smart Grid investment evaluations to be considered include investments in improved efficiency, more cost effective use of existing system capacity with automated switches, and coordinated control of capacitor banks and voltage regulators. These Smart Grid evaluations are sequentially ordered, resulting in a series of incremental hard dollar benefits. Hard dollar benefits come from improved efficiency, delaying large capital equipmentmore »investments, shortened storm restoration times, and reduced customer energy use. Analyses used in the evaluation involve hourly power flow analysis over multiple years and Monte Carlo simulations of switching operations during storms using a reconfiguration for restoration algorithm. The economic analysis uses the time varying value of the Locational Marginal Price. Algorithms used include reconfiguration for restoration involving either manual or automated switches and coordinated control involving two modes of control. Field validations of phase balancing and capacitor design results are presented. The evaluation shows that investments in automation can improve performance while at the same time lowering costs.« less

  3. Economic evaluation of distribution system smart grid investments

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Onen, Ahmet [Abdullah Gul Univ., Kayseri (Turkey); Cheng, Danling [Electrical Distribution Design, Inc., Blacksburg, VA (United States); Broadwater, Robert P. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States); Cocks, George [Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Spring Valley, NY (United States); Hamilton, Stephanie [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wang, Xiaoyu [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Roark, Jeffrey [Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Spring Valley, NY (United States); Scirbona, Charlie [Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Spring Valley, NY (United States)

    2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates economic benefits of smart grid automation investments. A system consisting of 7 substations and 14 feeders is used in the evaluation. Here benefits that can be quantified in terms of dollar savings are considered, termed “hard dollar” benefits. Smart Grid investment evaluations to be considered include investments in improved efficiency, more cost effective use of existing system capacity with automated switches, and coordinated control of capacitor banks and voltage regulators. These Smart Grid evaluations are sequentially ordered, resulting in a series of incremental hard dollar benefits. Hard dollar benefits come from improved efficiency, delaying large capital equipment investments, shortened storm restoration times, and reduced customer energy use. Analyses used in the evaluation involve hourly power flow analysis over multiple years and Monte Carlo simulations of switching operations during storms using a reconfiguration for restoration algorithm. The economic analysis uses the time varying value of the Locational Marginal Price. Algorithms used include reconfiguration for restoration involving either manual or automated switches and coordinated control involving two modes of control. Field validations of phase balancing and capacitor design results are presented. The evaluation shows that investments in automation can improve performance while at the same time lowering costs.

  4. Economic Policy and Resource Implications of Biofuel Feedstock Production

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    Adusumilli, Naveen

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Page 3-4 Net Biofuel Production From Biomass Feedstocks Taking Into Account The Net Energy Ratio Associated With Each Of The Biomass Feedstocks, Switchgrass And High Energy Sorghum In This Case....S. energy supply and the consequent impact on cost of production of biofuels, 4 4 expanding to a national analysis viewing the macro implications of the RFS related to biomass feedstock. The results are of value to decision and policy makers. 1...

  5. Optimal Investment Under Transaction Costs: A Threshold Rebalanced Portfolio Approach

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    Tunc, Sait

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study optimal investment in a financial market having a finite number of assets from a signal processing perspective. We investigate how an investor should distribute capital over these assets and when he should reallocate the distribution of the funds over these assets to maximize the cumulative wealth over any investment period. In particular, we introduce a portfolio selection algorithm that maximizes the expected cumulative wealth in i.i.d. two-asset discrete-time markets where the market levies proportional transaction costs in buying and selling stocks. We achieve this using "threshold rebalanced portfolios", where trading occurs only if the portfolio breaches certain thresholds. Under the assumption that the relative price sequences have log-normal distribution from the Black-Scholes model, we evaluate the expected wealth under proportional transaction costs and find the threshold rebalanced portfolio that achieves the maximal expected cumulative wealth over any investment period. Our derivations ca...

  6. Adult Female English Language Learners: Investment, Identity and Benefits

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    Wharton, Anna

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    appreciated. Third, I thank everyone who helped me throughout my research: Dr. Bonny Norton and Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester for their kind correspondences; the teams at iRIS and the IRB; Kerri Smith in the TLAC office; and the lovely people from... past surface motivation to investigating language investment and how a learner?s identity and learning experience interface, and the effect that each has on the other. Since the birth of Norton Peirce?s (1995) notion of investment, studies have...

  7. Space and Time: Wind in an Investment Planning Model

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    Neuhoff, Karsten; Ehrenmann, A; Butler, Lucy; Cust, J; Hoexter, Harriet; Keats, Kim; Kreczko, Adam; Sinden, Graham

    2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    in different regions. Given the stock of existing capacity and the new investment the model then solves for the cheapest way to dispatch the system to satisfy demand. This could also involve demand side response, which we currently model to be avail- able... , generation and wind data as described in the previous section. The model then calculates the forward looking least cost invest- ment and operation plan to serve demand. Figure 4 illustrates the resulting cumulative new build in each of the regions. 10...

  8. Systems Biology Group Decision Making

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    entities (e.g., molecular, cellular, organism, ecological) #12;OHIO STATE T . H . E UNIVERSITY Systems/analysis of perception, attention, choice, learning, optimality,... #12;OHIO STATE T . H . E UNIVERSITY Group decision making, evolution and ecology Current work: Modeling/analysis of coordinated motion, foraging, choice

  9. Decision making in the reactor control room

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    Nelson, W.R.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most important roles of the nuclear reactor operator is that of decision maker. This paper discusses a simple model of the decision process used by the reactor operator. Resources that must be available so that he can perform the decision process are presented. Decision aids which have been investigated at EG and G Idaho, Inc., as part of the LOFT Augmented Operator Capability Program are briefly discussed. Some general concepts of computerized decision aiding are developed, and the promises and pitfalls of such decision aids are explored. 7 refs., 1 fig.

  10. M.Sc. Finance M.Sc. Investment and Finance

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    Mottram, Nigel

    M.Sc. Finance M.Sc. Investment and Finance M.Sc. International Banking and Finance and M.Sc. International Accounting and Finance 2014-15 Introductory Meeting Information Welcome to the full-time postgraduate taught programmes for the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Strathclyde

  11. Trade and Foreign Investment in Business Services James R. Markusen

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sussex, University of

    Trade and Foreign Investment in Business Services James R. Markusen Bridget Strand Abstract At some conceptual level, trade in goods and services are not that much different. However, the speed at which trade are quite different from those for trade in goods prompts us to take a more careful look. The paper begins

  12. A software system for oilfield facility investment minimization

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    Ding, Z.X. [Coastal Corp., Houston, TX (United States); Startzman, R.A. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Minimizing investment in oilfield development is an important subject that has attracted a considerable amount of industry attention. One method to reduce investment involves the optimal placement and selection of production facilities. Because of the large amount of capital used in this process, saving a small percent of the total investment may represent a large monetary value. The literature reports algorithms using mathematical programming techniques that were designed to solve the proposed problem in a global optimal manner. Owing to the high-computational complexity and the lack of user-friendly interfaces for data entry and results display, mathematical programming techniques have not been given enough attention in practice. This paper describes an interactive, graphical software system that provides a global optimal solution to the problem of placement and selection of production facilities in oil-field development processes. This software system can be used as an investment minimization tool and a scenario-study simulator. The developed software system consists of five basic modules: (1) an interactive data-input unit, (2) a cost function generator, (3) an optimization unit, (4) a graphic-output display, and (5) a sensitivity-analysis unit.

  13. Profiles of foreign direct investment in US energy, 1992

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1994-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The report reviews the patterns of foreign ownership interest in US energy enterprises, exclusive of portfolio investment (<10% ownership of a US enterprise). It profiles the involvement of foreign-affiliated US companies in the following areas: domestic petroleum production (including natural gas), reserve holdings, refining and marketing activities, coal production, and uranium exploration and development.

  14. Foreign direct investment in the electricity sector: the Indian perspective

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    Sharma, A.K.; Vohra, Ekta

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    So far, India is losing out in the competition against other emerging economies to attract more foreign direct investment to its electricity sector. This is in large part because the Indian approach towards power sector reforms is more haphazard than the more orderly and sensitive growth model of Singapore and Latin American economies. (author)

  15. Invest in Your Bones Osteoporosis--The Silent Disease

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    Invest in Your Bones Osteoporosis--The Silent Disease Leaflet 2 Osteoporosis, a painful of State Health Services, 2008). Osteoporosis is preventable and/or treatable. Accordingly, osteoporosis of height, and chronic back pain. Hip fracture, the most serious consequence of osteoporosis, threatens one

  16. Essays in Competition and Investment in Electricity Market

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    Tang, Xin

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    of search costs is large and the counter-factual experiment shows that reduced search cost could reduce both market average price and price dispersion. The second paper uses a dynamic investment model to tackle three critical issues in renewable energy...

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

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    Guillas, Serge

    , 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 is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold

  18. Investment Model for Renewable Electricity Systems (IMRES): an

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    McCalley, James D.

    commitment and energy dispatch are taken jointly. The purpose of this model is to determine the minimum cost-016 AJointCenteroftheDepartmentofEconomics,MITEnergyInitiativeandMITSloanSchoolofManagement. #12;Investment electricity generation capacity mix in systems with a high penetration of intermittent renewable energy

  19. Conservation Screening Curves to Compare Efficiency Investments to Power Plants

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    methodology to compare supply and demand-side resources. The screening curve approach supplements with load curve approach supplements with load shape information the data contained in a supply curve of conservedLBL-27286 Conservation Screening Curves to Compare Efficiency Investments to Power Plants Jonathan

  20. The Return on Investment (ROI) for Forefront Identity Manager

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    Narasayya, Vivek

    The Return on Investment (ROI) for Forefront Identity Manager July 2009 2009 Edgile, Inc ­ All of services and systems grow · Complexity of systems and applications increase · Regulatory demands increase (e.g., breach disclosures laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA

  1. On the singularity of valuating IT security investments Thomas Neubauer

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    On the singularity of valuating IT security investments Thomas Neubauer Secure Business Austria identifies criteria for proper IT security evaluation methods from literature and evaluates some selected methods in order to show their applicability in practice. A focus of this evaluation lies

  2. Fostering Innovation and Investment In Ontario's Automotive Industry

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    Haykin, Simon

    Fostering Innovation and Investment In Ontario's Automotive Industry Presentation to The First Development and Trade - Ontario #12;Ontario Automotive Industry · The auto industry has been in Ontario Ontario-US MidWest automotive region: 1 in 6 vehicles built in NA · Approximately 133,000 workers

  3. The investment in, and adoption of, innovative science andtechnologyiscrucialtoimprovingthehealthofpopu-

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    Cai, Long

    , which will improve treatment outcomes6 . Emerging economies such as India, Mexico and Thailand have also to provide cost savings in drug development, to reduce health-care costs, to stimulate growth and investment of the potential products will all need to be addressed. However, how a developing country chooses to leverage

  4. Transmission and Generation Investment In a Competitive Electric Power Industry

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    .3 Transmission Property Rights and Congestion Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.4 How TransmissionPWP-030 Transmission and Generation Investment In a Competitive Electric Power Industry James of California Energy Institute 2539 Channing Way Berkeley, California 94720-5180 www.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12

  5. Electric Grid Investment Under a Contract Network Regime

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    California at Berkeley. University of

    property rights will be allocated to someone who increases or in any way modi#12;es the transmission Channing Way Berkeley, California 94720-5180 www.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12;Electric Grid Investment Under Channing Way, Berkeley CA 94720 January 5, 1996 Abstract As competitive reforms are introduced

  6. Evaluation of the Impact of EISA Federal Project Investments

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    Judd, Kathleen S.; Wendel, Emily M.; Morris, Scott L.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Halverson, Mark A.; Livingston, Olga V.; Loper, Susan A.

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The DOE's Federal Energy Management Program has been charged by Office of Management and Budget to conduct an evaluation on actual and verifiable energy savings and carbon emissions reductions from federal energy management investments made across the Federal government as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This study presents the findings from that evaluation.

  7. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The order establishes the requirements and responsibilities for DOE in meeting its statutory obligations for the review of covered transactions filed with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Admin Chg 1, dated 4-21-2014, cancels DOE O 142.5.

  8. Technical Report for "Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid"

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    Huang, Jianwei

    side management, and decen- tralized operations of power grid in the form of microgrids [1]. It and demand in the microgrid to minimize the social operational cost. We design a decentralized algorithm observatory, we numerically demonstrate that the demand response saves 18% of the capital investment

  9. The Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game in Offshore Petroleum Production: Preliminary results from an econometric model

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    irreversible investment using North Sea oil data. Economicfor each of the two investment stages in oil production. InOil production is a multi-stage process involving sequential investment

  10. Venture Capital Institutions and Venture Capitalists’ Investment Activities: An Empirical Study on China 

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    Guo, Di

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores institutions under which venture capital investment operates in China and whether and how these institutions affect venture capitalists’ (VCs) investment preferences, ex-ante project screening ...

  11. From growth equity to leveraged buyout : making private equity investments in China

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    Xiao, Le, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Private equity investments are divided into the five main categories: venture capital, mezzanine capital, growth equity, leveraged buyouts, and distressed investments. Currently in China, growth equity is the major type ...

  12. Tax Avoidance and Investment: Distinguishing the Effects of Capital Rationing and Overinvestment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mayberry, Michael 1985-

    2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    I examine the relation between tax avoidance and firm investment by drawing on two capital market imperfections, adverse selection and moral hazard, to provide a link between tax avoidance and investment. Firms experiencing capital rationing because...

  13. DOE Seeks to Invest up to $90 Million in Advanced Geothermal...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    DOE Seeks to Invest up to 90 Million in Advanced Geothermal Energy Technology and Research DOE Seeks to Invest up to 90 Million in Advanced Geothermal Energy Technology and...

  14. We're in the Global Clean Energy Race to Win: Federal Investment...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    We're in the Global Clean Energy Race to Win: Federal Investment in California Solar Energy Plant We're in the Global Clean Energy Race to Win: Federal Investment in California...

  15. Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General analysis, and public education in global environmental change. It seeks to provide leadership;1 Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General Equilibrium

  16. Corporate decision analysis : an engineering approach

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tang, Victor, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore corporate decisions and their solutions under uncertainty using engineering methods. Corporate decisions tend to be complex; they are interdisciplinary and defy programmable solutions. To address these challenges, ...

  17. |Research Focus Statistical decision theory and evolution

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    Maloney, Laurence T.

    |Research Focus Statistical decision theory and evolution Laurence T. Maloney Department recent articles by Geisler and Diehl use Bayesian statistical decision theory to model the co, an advantage that ultimately translates into `reproductive success'. The balance between predator and prey

  18. Investigating online decision-making styles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Park, Young A

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    As one of the factors influencing consumers purchase behavior, decision-making styles are crucial for understanding consumer shopping behavior and for developing successful marketing strategies. Decision-making styles have been mainly viewed as a...

  19. Evaluation of information bundles in engineering decisions 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bakir, Niyazi Onur

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation addresses the question of choosing the best information alternative in engineering decisions. The decision maker maximizes his expected utility under uncertainty where both the action he takes and the state of the environment...

  20. Systems analysis of major consumer energy decisions

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    Sisler, Nicholas Daniel

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    American consumers make a number of decisions that significantly impact their energy use. Some of the most important of these decisions were identified and analyzed for the purpose of including them in a Consumer Energy ...

  1. Watch What I Do, Not What I Say: The Unintended Consequences of the Homeland Investment Act

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Dhammika, Dharmapala

    This paper analyzes the impact on firm behavior of the Homeland Investment Act of 2004, which provided

  2. US energy research and development: Declining investment, increasing need, and the feasibility of expansion

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nemet, Gregory F; Kammen, D M

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    policy intermittency and uncertainty plays a role in discouraging R&D investments in the solar and wind energy

  3. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Decision Tool

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Provides an overview of the development of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program decision tool, purpose, and scope.

  4. Integration of Locational Decisions with the Household Activity Pattern Problem and Its Applications in Transportation Sustainability

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kang, Jee Eun

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimize investments in hydrogen infrastructure deployment,M. (2003). Initiating hydrogen infrastructures: preliminaryoptimize investments in hydrogen infrastructure deployment,

  5. Integration Of Locational Decisions with the Household Activity Pattern Problem and Its Applications in Transportation Sustainability

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kang, Jee E

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimize investments in hydrogen infrastructure deployment,M. (2003). Initiating hydrogen infrastructures: preliminaryoptimize investments in hydrogen infrastructure deployment,

  6. Essays on the Consumption and Investment Decisions of Households in the Presence of Housing and Human Capital

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Betermier, Sebastien

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    industries such as “recycling of metal waste and scrap” and “metal waste and scrap” have low labor productivity, whereas industries

  7. Strategic Decision-Making with Information and Extraction Externalities: A Structural Model of the Multi-Stage Investment Timing Game

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    these inefficient strategic interactions take place on U.S. federal lands in the Gulf of Mexico. In particular orn, Jam es Stock, Tom islav Vukina, Stephen Weinb erg, and M artin Weitzm an, am ong num erous others

  8. Abstract--Defining and making decisions about network investments has become a hard task in a competitive

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

    transmission expansion plan scenarios, ii) valuation of a project based on the design of a linear contract assignment process and to carry out the proposed expansion plan efficiently. To test the methodology we, the algorithms are classified according to the solution technique, usually mathematical programming and heuristic

  9. 4, 20352071, 2007 Open-GIS decision

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    HESSD 4, 2035­2071, 2007 Open-GIS decision aid system for the Bistrita River Basin M. C. Trifu et System Sciences Development of an Open-GIS decision aid system for ecological and economical management, France 2035 #12;HESSD 4, 2035­2071, 2007 Open-GIS decision aid system for the Bistrita River Basin M. C

  10. Sun Life Financial announces McLean Budden will become a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Sun Life Financial announces McLean Budden will become a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management Earlier today, Sun Life Financial announced that McLean Budden will become a subsidiary of MFS InvestmentLean Budden funds offered through Sun Life Financial's Core Investment Selection. There are no immediate

  11. Alternative Economic Criteria and Proactive Planning for Transmission Investment in Deregulated Power Systems

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Oren, Shmuel S.

    Alternative Economic Criteria and Proactive Planning for Transmission Investment in Deregulated as the economic objective of connecting load areas to remote cheap generation resources. This was done within for pricing and return on investments have increased the burden of economic justification for investment

  12. LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law I and

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Evans, Paul

    LLM Oil, Gas and Mining Law Module Information: Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law I and Oil, Gas and Mining Investment Law II Overview & Aims: This core module aims to introduce students to the political economy background as well as the international legal framework for transnational foreign investment

  13. Real Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zubelli, Jorge Passamani

    to the invest in an oil field. Like most commodities, oil prices tend to mean-revert, and as a direct result the value of investment in an oil field is also mean-reverting. Consequently, it would not be appropriateReal Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value October 1st, 2009 #12;Abstract

  14. Real Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Zubelli, Jorge Passamani

    is the valuation of the option to the invest in an oil field. Like most commodities, oil prices tend to mean-revert, and as a direct result the value of investment in an oil field is also mean-reverting. Consequently, it wouldReal Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value Sebastian Jaimungal , Max

  15. Investment Options TFLIC Guaranteed Pooled Fund seeks to provide maximum yield

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Meyers, Steven D.

    Management, Inc. Subadvisor(s): Eaton Vance Management. Transamerica Partners Large Value invests primarily for above-average growth in earnings. Advisor: Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. Subadvisor(s): Marsico: Galliard Capital Management Transamerica Partners Core Bond invests primarily in investment grade debt

  16. Profiles of foreign direct investment in U.S. energy 1993

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1995-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Profiles of Foreign Direct Investment in US Energy 1993 describes the role of foreign ownership in US energy resources. This report also looks at the investment patterns of US energy companies in other countries. 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 activities.

  17. Financial Investment The cost of completing a certificate program is a

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    Financial Investment The cost of completing a certificate program is a mere fraction of the cost of an advanced degree. Degrees can range from $25,000 to $50,000 or more. Given the return on investment, it investment you can make in your career. A UC Irvine Extension Certificate Can Add Thousands to Your Annual

  18. Enlightened self-interest : how the national economy, ideology, and anti-Americanism influence public opinion on foreign investment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lawrence, Joyce (Joyce Marie)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the benefits of economic globalization, popular opposition to foreign investment continues to influence policy debates. What explains opposition to foreign investment? Standard political economy theories suggest ...

  19. Implications of technological changes in vehicle routing interfaces for planners' constraint processing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Boyer, Edmond

    greatly decreases decision times and enhances performances. Keywords: vehicle routing, automation-20Jun2012 #12;3 vehicles) is now fully automated, leaving planners to concentrate on the functional1 Implications of technological changes in vehicle routing interfaces for planners' constraint

  20. Smarter finance for cleaner energy: open up master limited partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) to renewable energy investment

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    Mormann, Feliz; Reicher, Dan

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)—both well-established investment structures—should be opened up to renewable energy investment. MLPs and, more recently, REITs have a proven track record for promoting oil, gas, and other traditional energy sources. When extended to renewable energy projects these tools will help promote growth, move renewables closer to subsidy independence, and vastly broaden the base of investors in America’s energy economy. The extension of MLPs and REITs to renewables enjoys significant support from the investment and clean energy communities. In addition, MLPs for renewables also enjoy bipartisan political backing in Congress.

  1. Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Experimental Assessment of Decision Models

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Vedlitz, Arnold; Mintz, Alex; Redd, Steven B.; Liu, Xinsheng; Alston, Letitia T.

    2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    . The computerized Decision Board records key features of the decision-making process: (a) the sequence in which decision makers acquire the information, (b) the number of items that respondents view for every alternative along every dimension, and (c) the amount... Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Experimental Assessment of Decision Models March 31, 2003 ? March 31, 2005 This research was funded by the National Defense University Contract No. DABJ29-03-P-0084 INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE...

  2. Executive decision making processes and outcomes : structure and robustness

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    Chacon, Vince

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Uncertainty in the decision making environment complicates the decision making process because future events may change the effect of a particular decision or series of decisions. This thesis explores the possibility of ...

  3. Galp investe em cincia no Brasil Margarida Davim

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    Galp investe em ciência no Brasil Margarida Davim margarida.davim@sol.pt Lei brasileira obriga milhões de dó- lares. Universidades portuguesas são parceiras. A Galp Energia vai investir 140 milhões de dólares em investiga- ção e projectos científicos no Brasil até 2017. O investimento - cerca de 102

  4. Protecting the Investment in Heat Recovery with Boiler Economizers

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Roethe, L. A.

    bearing fuels. How ever, the exact reactions have been under study in continuing research. Cause of Cold-end Corrosion - the sulphur com pounds in the fuel are oxidized to sulphur dioxide (S02) during combustion. A small portion of the S02 is further... 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...

  5. Rapid prototyping: A paradigm shift in investment casting

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    Atwood, C.L.; Maguire, M.C.; Baldwin, M.D.; Pardo, B.T.

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The quest for fabricating complex metal parts rapidly and with minimal cost has brought rapid prototyping (RP) processes to the forefront of the investment casting industry. Relatively recent advances in DTM Corporation`s selective laser sintering (SLS) and 3D Systems stereolithography (SL) processes have had a significant impact on the overall quality of patterns produced using these rapid prototyping processes. Sandia National Laboratories uses patterns generated from rapid prototyping processes to reduce the cycle time and cost of fabricating prototype and small lot production parts in support of a program called FASTCAST. The SLS process is used to fabricate patterns from materials such as investment casting wax, polycarbonate, and a new material called TrueForm PM{trademark}. With the timely introduction of each of these materials, the quality of patterns fabricated has improved. The development and implementation of SL QuickCast{trademark} software has enabled this process to produce highly accurate patterns for use in investment casting. This paper focuses on the successes with these new pattern materials and the infrastructure required to cast rapid prototyping patterns successfully. In addition, a brief overview of other applications of rapid prototyping at Sandia will be discussed.

  6. Trends in U.S. Venture Capital Investments Related to Energy: 1980-2007

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    Dooley, James J.

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents trends in U.S. venture capital investments over the period 1980-2008. Particular attention is given to U.S. venture capital investments for “internet-specific”, biotechnology, and energy / industrial sectors over the period 1980-2007. During the early 1980s, U.S. venture capital investments in the energy / industrial area accounted for more than 20% of all venture capital investments. However subsequent periods of low energy prices and the emergence of fast growing new industries like computers (both hardware and software), biotechnology and the Internet quickly reduced the priority accorded to energy / industrial investments as by 2000 these investments accounted for only 1% of the $119 billion dollars invested that year by the U.S. venture capital community. The significant increase in the real price of oil that began in 2003-2004 correlates with renewed interest and increased investment by the venture capital community in energy / industrial investment opportunities. Venture capital investments in 2007 for the energy / industrial sector accounted for $3 billion or slightly more than 10% of all venture capital invested that year.

  7. areas final decision: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Ulm, Universitt 234 Multiattribute Decision Making by Sequential Resource Allocation Power Transmission, Distribution and Plants Websites Summary: Multiattribute Decision...

  8. Soot Nanostructure: Definition, Quantification, and Implications...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Soot Nanostructure: Definition, Quantification, and Implications Soot Nanostructure: Definition, Quantification, and Implications 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER)...

  9. Simulation of human decision making

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Sabina E. (Albuquerque, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for computer emulation of human decision making defines a plurality of concepts related to a domain and a plurality of situations related to the domain, where each situation is a combination of at least two of the concepts. Each concept and situation is represented in the computer as an oscillator output, and each situation and concept oscillator output is distinguishable from all other oscillator outputs. Information is input to the computer representative of detected concepts, and the computer compares the detected concepts with the stored situations to determine if a situation has occurred.

  10. Step decision rules for multistage stochastic programming

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    Julien Th ni

    2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 8, 2006 ... The second idea is to have each expert work with step decision rules. ... OR and Management Sciences (Supply Chain Management ). Citation: ...

  11. Examining Decision-Making Regarding Environmental Information

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    Marble, Julie Lynne; Medema, Heather Dawne; Hill, Susan Gardiner

    2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Eight participants were asked to view a computer-based multimedia presentation on an environmental phenomenon. Participants were asked to play a role as a senior aide to a national legislator. In this role, they were told that the legislator had asked them to review a multimedia presentation regarding the hypoxic zone phenomenon in the Gulf of Mexico. Their task in assuming the role of a senior aide was to decide how important a problem this issue was to the United States as a whole, and the proportion of the legislator’s research budget that should be devoted to study of the problem. The presentation was divided into 7 segments, each containing some new information not contained in the previous segments. After viewing each segment, participants were asked to indicate how close they were to making a decision and how certain they were that their current opinion would be their final decision. After indicating their current state of decision-making, participants were interviewed regarding the factors affecting their decision-making. Of interest was the process by which participants moved toward a decision. This experiment revealed a number of possible directions for future research. There appeared to be two approaches to decision-making: Some decision-makers moved steadily toward a decision, and occasionally reversed decisions after viewing information, while others abruptly reached a decision after a certain time period spent reviewing the information. Although the difference in estimates of distance to decisions did not differ statistically for these two groups, that difference was reflected in the participants’ estimates of confidence that their current opinion would be their final decision. The interviews revealed that the primary difference between these two groups was in their trade-offs between willingness to spend time in information search and the acquisition of new information. Participants who were less confident about their final decision, tended to be the same group of participants who moved slowly toward a decision. These participants also tended to indicate that acquisition of information was more critical than the amount of time spent on the information search. The second group tended to form a set of specific questions for which they desired specific answers. This group was more likely to demonstrate a significant reduction in their distance to a decision much earlier than the first group. In addition, this group tended to be very confident of their final decision and indicated that time spent in information search was more critical than obtaining new information. They indicated that the value of information obtained must remain high to justify the extensive time spent in information search.

  12. Supply chain planning decisions under demand uncertainty

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    Huang, Yanfeng Anna

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sales and operational planning that incorporates unconstrained demand forecasts has been expected to improve long term corporate profitability. Companies are considering such unconstrained demand forecasts in their decisions ...

  13. 5(b)/9(c) Record of Decision

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Revised Policy on Determining Net Requirements of Pacific Northwest Utility Customers Under Sections 5(b)(1) and 9(c) of the Northwest Power Act Administrator's Record of Decision...

  14. Use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions.

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    Botterud, A.; Zhi, Z.; Wang, J.; Bessa, R.J.; Keko, H.; Mendes, J.; Sumaili, J.; Miranda, V. (Decision and Information Sciences); (INESC Porto)

    2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapid expansion of wind power gives rise to a number of challenges for power system operators and electricity market participants. The key operational challenge is to efficiently handle the uncertainty and variability of wind power when balancing supply and demand in ths system. In this report, we analyze how wind power forecasting can serve as an efficient tool toward this end. We discuss the current status of wind power forecasting in U.S. electricity markets and develop several methodologies and modeling tools for the use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions, from the perspectives of the system operator as well as the wind power producer. In particular, we focus on the use of probabilistic forecasts in operational decisions. Driven by increasing prices for fossil fuels and concerns about greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, wind power, as a renewable and clean source of energy, is rapidly being introduced into the existing electricity supply portfolio in many parts of the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has analyzed a scenario in which wind power meets 20% of the U.S. electricity demand by 2030, which means that the U.S. wind power capacity would have to reach more than 300 gigawatts (GW). The European Union is pursuing a target of 20/20/20, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, increase the amount of renewable energy to 20% of the energy supply, and improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020 as compared to 1990. Meanwhile, China is the leading country in terms of installed wind capacity, and had 45 GW of installed wind power capacity out of about 200 GW on a global level at the end of 2010. The rapid increase in the penetration of wind power into power systems introduces more variability and uncertainty in the electricity generation portfolio, and these factors are the key challenges when it comes to integrating wind power into the electric power grid. Wind power forecasting (WPF) is an important tool to help efficiently address this challenge, and significant efforts have been invested in developing more accurate wind power forecasts. In this report, we document our work on the use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions.

  15. Evidence-based Decision Making: Influences on Central-Office Administrators' Decision-Making Practices

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    Haecker, Bonnie Minnia

    2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    administrators across the state of Texas were surveyed to obtain information about their evidence-based decision-making practices and the factors that influenced them when making decisions about interventions for their districts. The purpose...

  16. Evaluation of Representative Smart Grid Investment Project Technologies: Demand Response

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    Fuller, Jason C.; Prakash Kumar, Nirupama; Bonebrake, Christopher A.

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is one of a series of reports estimating the benefits of deploying technologies similar to those implemented on the Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects. Four technical reports cover the various types of technologies deployed in the SGIG projects, distribution automation, demand response, energy storage, and renewables integration. A fifth report in the series examines the benefits of deploying these technologies on a national level. This technical report examines the impacts of a limited number of demand response technologies and implementations deployed in the SGIG projects.

  17. Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel

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    None

    2011-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. THE EFFECT OF INCREASING TRANSPORTATION COST ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT.

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    Gressler, Kimberly

    2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    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...-based. Using this information as a guide, assessment of location choice can be made. Investors find a location to benefit market factors or efficiency factors, and in light of this, transportation has developed and so has globalization. Globalization has...

  19. Investing in our Energy Future | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetter Report: I11IG002 InvestigationFuel830,Investing in a

  20. Investment-Grade Audit: Review Checklist | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't YourTransport(FactDepartment ofLetter Report: I11IG002 InvestigationFuel830,Investing in

  1. Longxing Wind Power Investment Co Ltd | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergyFarmsPower CoLongxing Wind Power Investment Co Ltd Jump

  2. Investing in Education | Y-12 National Security Complex

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes | NationalCurriculum Introduction toLucasInvestigatingInvesting

  3. Los Alamos National Security invests in Santa Fe Community College

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9 5LetLooking5invests in Santa Fe Community College

  4. Los Alamos National Security, LLC investing in Northern New Mexico

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh SchoolIn12electron 9 5LetLooking5invests in Santa FeLANS, LLC

  5. KlimaINVEST Management GmbH | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOf Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii |Island,KasVinodKiribati:KlimaINVEST Management

  6. Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetec AG|InformationInformation Station -Yinge Industrial Investment

  7. Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the.pdfBreaking ofOil & Gas » Methane HydrateEnergy Investments in Existing

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual Siteof Energy 2,AUDIT REPORTEnergy Offshore Place:WindOilCowal Wind EnergyDFSTW Investment

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  13. Smart Grid Investment Grant Topic Areas | Department of Energy

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  14. Smart Grid Investment Grants: Map of Projects | Department of Energy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

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  15. Innovative Investing for Energy Efficiency at Pennsylvania Schools |

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  17. Manipulating decision making of typical agents

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    V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

    2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and it can be either positive or negative depending on the relative attraction of the competing choices. The most efficient way of varying the decision makers choice is realized by influencing the attraction factor. This can be done in two ways. One method is to arrange in a special manner the payoff weights, which induces the required changes of the values of attraction factors. We show that a slight variation of the payoff weights can invert the sign of the attraction factors and reverse the decision preferences, even when the prospect utilities remain unchanged. The second method of influencing the decision makers choice is by providing information to decision makers. The methods of influencing decision making are illustrated by several experiments, whose outcomes are compared quantitatively with the predictions of our approach.

  18. Transportation Center Seminar "Flight Delays, Capacity Investment and Welfare under

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    Bustamante, Fabián E.

    in the air transportation system. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local airport agencies have projects sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration the conventional methods. The findings shed new insights into future decision making in aviation infrastructure

  19. Helping You Understand Financial Planning and Investments At a Glance

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    in the case of saving for retirement. As irrelevant as old age may seem right now, making one smart move today ­ and taking advantage of your employer-sponsored savings plan ­ could be the best decision you'll make in your expenses. As urgent as these financial demands may be, there are compelling reasons to save now: · Pay less

  20. COMMISSION DECISION of 9 December 2010

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    Brierley, Andrew

    COMMISSION DECISION of 9 December 2010 amending Decision C(2007) 2286 on the adoption of ERC Rules) (2010/767/EU) THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European 2007, the Commission adopted the rules for the submission of proposals to the European Research Council

  1. Decision Support for Choice of Security

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    Langseth, Helge

    Decision Support for Choice of Security Solution The Aspect-Oriented Risk Driven Development (AORDD decisions. (4) RDD annotation rules for security risk and security solution variable estimation. (5) The AORDD security solution trade-o¤ analysis and trade-o¤ tool BBN topology. (6) Rule set for how

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    Wang, Hai

    Under FEMA Grant EMW-2004-GR-0112 September 28, 2004 Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism by the United States Department of Homeland Security through the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis years proved invaluable as a decision-planning tool. Known as the science and technology of decision

  3. Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool

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    Firestone, Jeremy

    Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool: An innovative step towards community resilience Support Tool Pilot Internet-based scalable mapping server Emergency management geo-referenced information for all municipalities in Puerto Rico #12;Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST) What is a GIS

  4. Preferences, Information, and Group Decision Making

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    Espinoza, Alejandro

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study will examine how the structure of preferences of group members in a decision-making group, as well as the information they have, affects the collection and the processing of information by individual members of a decision making group...

  5. Preferences, Information, and Group Decision Making 

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    Espinoza, Alejandro

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This study will examine how the structure of preferences of group members in a decision-making group, as well as the information they have, affects the collection and the processing of information by individual members of a decision making group...

  6. Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems

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    Bargiela, Andrzej

    Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems Taha Osman, Andrzej Bargiela Department of application tasks on the currently avail- able computing nodes. Distributed Systems Reliability Due decision-support systems such as water distribution net- works, involving hundreds or even thousands

  7. Algorithmic Decision Theory and the Smart Grid

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    1 Algorithmic Decision Theory and the Smart Grid Fred Roberts Rutgers University #12;2 Algorithmic Conference on ADT ­ probably Belgium in Fall 2013. #12;9 ADT and Smart Grid ·Many of the following ideas and planning dating at least to World War II. ·But: algorithms to speed up and improve real-time decision

  8. President Obama Announces $3.4 Billion Investment to Spur Transition...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    energy grant awards to-date. Today's announcement includes: Empowering Consumers to Save Energy and Cut Utility Bills -- 1 billion. These investments will create the...

  9. Today's announcement is a direct investment in CCS-related infrastruct...

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    Today&8217;s announcement is a direct investment in CCS-related infrastructure among electric power and industrial facilities, academic institutions, and other organizations...

  10. Quantitative Methods for Strategic and Investment Planning in the Oil-Refining

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    by one refinery Refinery Opera*onal Planning - Simulate the Refining Scenarios Supply Chain Investments Planning - Test the refinery best scenarios

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

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    over 14 million in private cost share, the Energy Department's investment will help five companies in California, Colorado, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Oregon develop cost-effective...

  12. Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs & Working with Financial Institutions

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    PowerPoint presentation of a Techincal Assistance Program webinar entitled, Raising Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs & Working with Financial Institutions

  13. UTILITY INVESTMENT IN ON-SITE SOLAR: RISK AND RETURN ANALYSIS FOR CAPITALIZATION AND FINANCING

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    Kahn, E.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    lying determinants of energy project risk premiums lies in adeterminants of risk for energy technology projects.the elements of risk in energy projects. energy investments.

  14. Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    energy systems, and is a clean, renewable energy source. By investing in a small wind system, you can reduce pollution, avoid the high costs of extending utility power...

  15. Mexico’s Deteriorating Oil Outlook: Implications and Energy Options for the Future

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    Shields, David

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In Mexico, all investment in the oil and gas industry iswithout reducing investment in oil production. Attentionexploitation of oil fields and a lack of investment in

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

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    Barradale, Merrill Jones

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    decision-making. Projections about fuel prices criticallyrange of projections for future prices widened. Significant

  17. A Comparison of Graphical Techniques for Asymmetric Decision Problems

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    Bielza, Concha; Shenoy, Prakash P.

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compare four graphical techniques for representation and solution of asymmetric decision problems—decision trees, influence diagrams, valuation networks, and sequential decision diagrams. We solve a modified version of ...

  18. Transportation Energy Futures: Key Opportunities and Tools for Decision Makers (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project examines underexplored greenhouse gas-abatement and oil-savings opportunities by consolidating transportation energy knowledge, conducting advanced analysis, and exploring additional opportunities for sound strategic action. Led by NREL, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, the project's primary goal is to provide analysis to accompany DOE-EERE's long-term transportation energy planning by addressing high-priority questions, informing domestic decisions about transportation energy strategies, priorities, and investments. Research and analysis were conducted with an eye toward short-term actions that support long-term energy goals The project looks beyond technology to examine each key question in the context of the marketplace, consumer behavior, industry capabilities, and infrastructure. This updated fact sheet includes a new section on initial project findings.

  19. Rebalancing an Investment Portfolio in the Presence of Convex Transaction Costs

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    Mitchell, John E.

    Rebalancing an Investment Portfolio in the Presence of Convex Transaction Costs John E. Mitchell. Abstract: The inclusion of transaction costs is an essential element of any realistic portfolio transaction costs are incurred to rebalance an investment portfolio. In partic- ular, we consider linear

  20. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Optimization of Investments for Strategic

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    Patriksson, Michael

    Integration and Pulp Mill Biorefinery Projects under Uncertainty ELIN SVENSSON Heat and Power Technology of Investments for Strategic Process Integration and Pulp Mill Biorefinery Projects under Uncertainty ELIN OF TECHNOLOGY Göteborg, Sweden 2012 #12;iii Optimization of Investments for Strategic Process Integration

  1. WWW.THEEIR.COM THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT REVIEW 1 A RATING-BASED

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    Jeanblanc, Monique

    WWW.THEEIR.COM THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT REVIEW 1 A RATING-BASED MODEL FOR CREDIT DERIVATIVES not sustained by itself derivative-linked liabilities on oil and elec- tricitycontracts INVESTMENT REVIEW WWW.THEEIR.COM is a positive random function of the two vari- ables x and R, which

  2. Assessing and ordering investments in polluting fossil-fueled and zero-carbon capital

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , a process known as mothballing or early scrapping. Finally, the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is a misleading metric to assess investment in new capacities. Optimal LCOEs vary dramatically across technologies. Ranking technologies according to their LCOE would bring too little investment in renewable power, and too

  3. Assessing Early Investments in Low Carbon Technologies under Uncertainty: The Case of Carbon Capture and Storage

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    Assessing Early Investments in Low Carbon Technologies under Uncertainty: The Case of Carbon and Policy Program #12;2 #12;3 Assessing Early Investments in Low Carbon Technologies under Uncertainty: The Case of Carbon Capture and Storage By Eleanor Ereira Submitted to the Engineering Systems Division

  4. INVESTS IN SFU August 2011 | Communications, SFU VP-Research Office

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    , trade and investment between the two regions. The clean energy, health and life sciences, and new mediaFEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN SFU RESEARCH August 2011 | Communications, SFU VP-Research Office www will significantly improve energy efficiency, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and meet modern health and safety

  5. Do Generation Firms in Restructured Electricity Markets Have Incentives to Support Socially-Efficient Transmission Investments? *

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    transmission rights (FTRs) by generation firms. We investigate the way in which the allocation of FTRs may-Efficient Transmission Investments? * Enzo E. Sauma a, ** , Shmuel S. Oren b a Industrial and Systems Engineering that generation firms have in restructured electricity markets for supporting long-term transmission investments

  6. Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Nineties in France: A Panel Data Investigation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Nineties in France: A Panel Data Investigation by Jean Genehmigung des ifo Instituts. #12;Investment and the Cost of Capital in the Nineties in France: A Panel Data of Firms III. Data and Econometric Results IV. Conclusion I. Introduction It is a widespread belief among

  7. WORKING PAPER N 2008 -51 Human capital investment and long-term poverty

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    WORKING PAPER N° 2008 - 51 Human capital investment and long-term poverty reduction in rural Mexico SUPÉRIEURE halshs-00586227,version1-15Apr2011 #12;Human capital investment and long-term poverty reduction poor (World Bank, 2005). To address chronic poverty, the Mexican government has developed an overall

  8. Return on Investment for State Highway Projects 25th Annual Transportation Research Conference

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    Minnesota, University of

    Return on Investment for State Highway Projects 25th Annual Transportation Research Conference May ­ Maintain and repair existing roads and bridges · Grow the Economy by Making Your Transportation Investments;8 · Describes strategies states can use to achieve the greatest outcomes at the least cost with transportation

  9. The Intangible Costs and Benefits of Computer Investments: Evidence from the Financial Markets

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    The Intangible Costs and Benefits of Computer Investments: Evidence from the Financial Markets Erik for computer capital in firm-level productivity studies. Costly investments in software, training the intangible costs and benefits of computer capital and we present several new empirical results based

  10. CRISP Economic Workshop "Investing in Coral Reefs: Is it worth it?"

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 CRISP Economic Workshop "Investing in Coral Reefs: Is it worth it?" Noumea, New Caledonia hal-00549031,version1-21Dec2010 Author manuscript, published in ""Investing in Coral Reefs : coral reef, seagrass bed, mangrove forest, limestone forest and tropical rainforest, food-plain mire

  11. Do Private Firms Invest Dierently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    Do Private Firms Invest Dierently than Public Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry Erik and public rms using a unique dataset of onshore U.S. natural gas producers. In rm-level regressions we nd that investments by private rms are 68% less responsive to changes in natural gas prices, a measure that captures

  12. Framing bioremediation decision making as negotiation: Rationale & guidelineFraming bioremediation decision making as negotiation: Rationale & guidelines

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    Bjornstad, David J.; Wolfe, Amy K.

    2004-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Framing remediation decision making as negotiation: (1) social choice, not technology choice; (2) prompts decision makers to identify interested and affected parties, anticipate objections, effectively address and ameliorate objections, and avoid unacceptable decisions.

  13. Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen...

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    Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center...

  14. Cellular Decision Making and Biological Noise: From Microbes to Mammals

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    Balázsi, Gábor

    Cellular decision making is the process whereby cells assume different, functionally important and heritable fates without an associated genetic or environmental difference. Such stochastic cell fate decisions generate ...

  15. 15.060 Data, Models, and Decisions, Fall 2002

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    Freund, Robert Michael

    Introduces students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. Covers introductory probability, decision analysis, basic statistics, regression, simulation, linear and nonlinear optimization, ...

  16. Assessment of New Approaches in Geothermal Exploration Decision...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    approaches were investigated to develop a best-practices methodology for objective geothermal exploration decision making at a given location, including gono-go decision points...

  17. Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact...

  18. Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 Disposition Decision Analysis and...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 Disposition Decision Analysis and Timeline Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 3 Disposition Decision Analysis and Timeline This Report to Congress provides a...

  19. EIS-0236: Record of Decision | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    EIS-0236: Record of Decision EIS-0236: Record of Decision National Ignition Facility The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a separate agency within the Department of...

  20. Optimization Online - Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro ...

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    Nils Löhndorf

    2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 10, 2011 ... To demonstrate the efficiency of the solution approach, we fit an econometric ... Keywords: OR in Energy, Approximate Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Programming, Markov Decision Processes ... Classification Scheme

  1. Decision making process and factors routing

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    Sun, Yichen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research studies the decision-making process and the factors that affect truck routing. The data collection involved intercept interviews with truck drivers at three rest area and truck stops along major highways in ...

  2. Rock Slopes from Mechanics to Decision Making

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    Einstein, Herbert H.

    Rock slope instabilities are discussed in the context of decision making for risk assessment and management. Hence, the state of the slope and possible failure mechanism need to be defined first. This is done with geometrical ...

  3. Information, decision-making and health

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    Abaluck, Jason T

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis consists of three essays on information, decision-making and health. All three concern the relationship between the choices consumers would make if they were "fully informed" in an appropriate sense and the ...

  4. Enabling energy conservation through effective decision aids

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    Rajagopal, D; Attari, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    employ spreadsheet based or web-based calculators thatalso maintains a separate web-based calculator for comparingbe accomplished by linking any web-based decision aid to a

  5. Technology and public participation in environmental decisions

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    Yao, Basilia Wang

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has served as the main instrument for analyzing the environmental impacts of federal agency decisions and providing the public with opportunities to participate in ...

  6. Argonne National Decision and Information Sciences Division

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    Argonne National Laboratory Decision and Information Sciences Division Introducing EMTools conforms to expecta- tions. Argonne National Laboratory, developer of the successful Synchronization Matrix and exercise tool: EMTools. EMTools integrates the func- tionality of Argonne's previous-generation emergency

  7. Decision Models for Bulk Energy Transportation Networks

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    emissions prices? How would CO2 regulations impact coal, gas, electricity, & SO2 markets? 3. Disruptions1 Decision Models for Bulk Energy Transportation Networks Electrical Engineering Professor Jim Mc: · integrated fuel, electricity networks · environmental impacts · electricity commodity markets · behavior

  8. Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study

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    Leighty, Wayne

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    included because its heavy oil is not currently technicallya marginal field with mostly heavy oil that maybe should notdelaying investments in heavy oil development. If true, this

  9. Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro Storage Systems using ...

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    solar, or run-of-river. The European ... and generating companies are currently investing about 26 billion Euros into new pumped-hydro storage plants with a ...

  10. Parallel object-oriented decision tree system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kamath; Chandrika (Dublin, CA), Cantu-Paz; Erick (Oakland, CA)

    2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A data mining decision tree system that uncovers patterns, associations, anomalies, and other statistically significant structures in data by reading and displaying data files, extracting relevant features for each of the objects, and using a method of recognizing patterns among the objects based upon object features through a decision tree that reads the data, sorts the data if necessary, determines the best manner to split the data into subsets according to some criterion, and splits the data.

  11. The Effect of Cues of Parental Investment on Attractiveness Ratings of Males: The Impact of Child Presence and Age 

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    Went, Hannah

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    According to evolutionary theories of mate choice, male parental investment is a desired characteristic of long term mates. Brase (2006) found that cues of a positive disposition towards parental investment increased ...

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

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Deschęnes, Olivier

    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 ...

  13. International Entry Decision for Design Firms 

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    Tohidi Vahdat, Amin

    2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    make the study of these transactions more complex. Table 1 – Illustrative Commercial Transactions Investment Characteristics Nonspecific Mixed Idiosyncratic F re q u en cy O cc as io n al Purchasing Standard Equipment Purchasing... Customized equipment Constructing a Plant R ec u rr en t Purchasing Standard Material Purchasing Customized Material Site-Specific Transfer of Intermediate Product Across Successive Stages When firms enter a new international market they assume...

  14. Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework

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    Engel, David W.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  15. Lighting Business Case -- A Report Analyzing Lighting Technology Opportunities with High Return on Investment Energy Savings for the Federal Sector

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    Jones, Carol C.; Richman, Eric E.

    2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document analyzes lighting technology opportunities with high return on investment energy savings for the Federal sector.

  16. Beginning of Construction for Purposes of the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit and Energy Investment Tax Credit

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Beginning of Construction for Purposes of the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit and Energy Investment Tax Credit

  17. Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.

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    Siirola, John; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Benz, Zachary O.; Stansbury, Melanie; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Galisteo Consulting); Warrender, Christina E.; Morrow, James Dan

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Participatory modeling has become an important tool in facilitating resource decision making and dispute resolution. Approaches to modeling that are commonly used in this context often do not adequately account for important human factors. Current techniques provide insights into how certain human activities and variables affect resource outcomes; however, they do not directly simulate the complex variables that shape how, why, and under what conditions different human agents behave in ways that affect resources and human interactions related to them. Current approaches also do not adequately reveal how the effects of individual decisions scale up to have systemic level effects in complex resource systems. This lack of integration prevents the development of more robust models to support decision making and dispute resolution processes. Development of integrated tools is further hampered by the fact that collection of primary data for decision-making modeling is costly and time consuming. This project seeks to develop a new approach to resource modeling that incorporates both technical and behavioral modeling techniques into a single decision-making architecture. The modeling platform is enhanced by use of traditional and advanced processes and tools for expedited data capture. Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a proof of concept for a new technical approach to resource modeling that combines the computational techniques of system dynamics and agent based modeling, (2) Develop an iterative, participatory modeling process supported with traditional and advance data capture techniques that may be utilized to facilitate decision making, dispute resolution, and collaborative learning processes, and (3) Examine potential applications of this technology and process. The development of this decision support architecture included both the engineering of the technology and the development of a participatory method to build and apply the technology. Stakeholder interaction with the model and associated data capture was facilitated through two very different modes of engagement, one a standard interface involving radio buttons, slider bars, graphs and plots, while the other utilized an immersive serious gaming interface. The decision support architecture developed through this project was piloted in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to examine how these tools might be utilized to promote enhanced understanding and decision-making in the context of complex water resource management issues. Potential applications of this architecture and its capacity to lead to enhanced understanding and decision-making was assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants who represented key stakeholders in the basin.

  18. Global Transition Dynamics: Unfolding the Full Social Implications of National Decision Pathways

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    health, political, and technical--of major societal development activi- ties and technology programs. Forcing functions, critical junctures, and pinch points could be identified so that scarce development realization of this next step in analysis technology will require several years of dedicated international

  19. A decision procedure for determination of convective precipitation with implications on cumulus cloud modification

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    Martens, James Donovan

    1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    temperature - 700-mb temperature level of maximum wind 700-mb dew-point depression 0. 5108 0. 4542 0. 3649 0. 3474 0. 2903 0. 2859 0. 2479 0. 2182 0. 2177 0. 2007 0. 1856 0. 1556 0. 1256 0. 0545 0. 0538 0. 0227 0. 0165 Table ld. Correlation... / 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 700. 6 de -point depr cero ('C. ) Fig. 3n. Frequency distributions for 700-mb dew-point depression. 38 April 30 ? June 17 J ne 18 ? J ly 30 April 30 ? July 30 e nv 5 a II C 0 1D\\ 130 155 180 205 230 255 280...

  20. Modeling Low Impact Development at the Small-Watershed Scale: Implications for the Decision Making Process

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    Seo, Mijin

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    and soluble phosphorus loadings according to the impact of the three types of land use changes (conversion to deforestation, urbanization, and agricultural land) using a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. Bhattarai et al. (2011) investigated water... higher peak flow and nitrogen and phosphorus loads than the other two designs because of high impervious surfaces and low open space and urban forests. Yang and Li (2011) evaluated the impact of two different urban planning types (high-density and low...

  1. Implications of Thermonuclear-Fusion Energy Systems

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    André Gsponer; Jean-pierre Hurni

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    militarytechnical reasons and implications of the very probable siting of ITER (the International Thermonuclear

  2. Summary of Decisions- August 5, 2013- August 9, 2013

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

  3. A Decision Theoretic Approach to Evaluate Radiation Detection Algorithms

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    Nobles, Mallory A.; Sego, Landon H.; Cooley, Scott K.; Gosink, Luke J.; Anderson, Richard M.; Hays, Spencer E.; Tardiff, Mark F.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are a variety of sensor systems deployed at U.S. border crossings and ports of entry that scan for illicit nuclear material. In this work, we develop a framework for comparing the performance of detection algorithms that interpret the output of these scans and determine when secondary screening is needed. We optimize each algorithm to minimize its risk, or expected loss. We measure an algorithm’s risk by considering its performance over a sample, the probability distribution of threat sources, and the consequence of detection errors. While it is common to optimize algorithms by fixing one error rate and minimizing another, our framework allows one to simultaneously consider multiple types of detection errors. Our framework is flexible and easily adapted to many different assumptions regarding the probability of a vehicle containing illicit material, and the relative consequences of a false positive and false negative errors. Our methods can therefore inform decision makers of the algorithm family and parameter values which best reduce the threat from illicit nuclear material, given their understanding of the environment at any point in time. To illustrate the applicability of our methods, in this paper, we compare the risk from two families of detection algorithms and discuss the policy implications of our results.

  4. Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the

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    distances to access resources in the case of a maritime, personnel casualty, or oil spill event. August 2012 speeds and quantities 2 #12;3 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·These tools and resources will enable better Theory ·These tools and resources will enable better decisions if we can surmount concomitant challenges

  5. Context Aware Decision System in a Smart Home: Knowledge Representation and Decision

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Context Aware Decision System in a Smart Home: Knowledge Representation and Decision Making Using representation, Reasoning under uncertainty 1 Introduction As the development of Smart Homes (SH) has gained.chahuara,francois.portet,michel.vacher}imag.fr Abstract. This research addresses the issue of building home automa- tion systems reactive to voice

  6. Engineered Geothermal Systems Energy Return On Energy Investment

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    Mansure, A J

    2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Return On Investment (EROI) is an important figure of merit for assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Too often comparisons of energy systems use â??efficiencyâ?ť when EROI would be more appropriate. For geothermal electric power generation, EROI is determined by the electricity delivered to the consumer compared to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Critical factors in determining the EROI of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) are examined in this work. These include the input energy embodied into the system. Embodied energy includes the energy contained in the materials, as well as, that consumed in each stage of manufacturing from mining the raw materials to assembling the finished system. Also critical are the system boundaries and value of the energy â?? heat is not as valuable as electrical energy. The EROI of an EGS depends upon a number of factors that are currently unknown, for example what will be typical EGS well productivity, as well as, reservoir depth, temperature, and temperature decline rate. Thus the approach developed is to consider these factors as parameters determining EROI as a function of number of wells needed. Since the energy needed to construct a geothermal well is a function of depth, results are provided as a function of well depth. Parametric determination of EGS EROI is calculated using existing information on EGS and US Department of Energy (DOE) targets and is compared to the â??minimumâ?ť EROI an energy production system should have to be an asset rather than a liability.

  7. Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Mansure, Chip

    EROI is a ratio of the energy delivered to the consumer to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility. EROI is important in assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Currently EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out-of-date, of uncertain methodology, or presented online with little supporting documentation. This data set is a collection of files documenting data used to calculate the Energy Return On Investment (EROI) of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and erratum to publications prior to the final report. Final report is available from the OSTI web site (http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/). Data in this collections includes the well designs used, input parameters for GETEM, a discussion of the energy needed to haul materials to the drill site, the baseline mud program, and a summary of the energy needed to drill each of the well designs. EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Whereas efficiency is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy extracted from the reservoir.

  8. Economic Model For a Return on Investment Analysis of United States Government High Performance Computing (HPC) Research and Development (R & D) Investment

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    Joseph, Earl C.; Conway, Steve; Dekate, Chirag

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigated how high-performance computing (HPC) investments can improve economic success and increase scientific innovation. This research focused on the common good and provided uses for DOE, other government agencies, industry, and academia. The study created two unique economic models and an innovation index: 1 A macroeconomic model that depicts the way HPC investments result in economic advancements in the form of ROI in revenue (GDP), profits (and cost savings), and jobs. 2 A macroeconomic model that depicts the way HPC investments result in basic and applied innovations, looking at variations by sector, industry, country, and organization size. ? A new innovation index that provides a means of measuring and comparing innovation levels. Key findings of the pilot study include: IDC collected the required data across a broad set of organizations, with enough detail to create these models and the innovation index. The research also developed an expansive list of HPC success stories.

  9. Naturalistic Decision Making for Power System Operators

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    Greitzer, Frank L.; Podmore, Robin; Robinson, Marck; Ey, Pamela

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivation – Investigations of large-scale outages in the North American interconnected electric system often attribute the causes to three T’s: Trees, Training and Tools. To document and understand the mental processes used by expert operators when making critical decisions, a naturalistic decision making (NDM) model was developed. Transcripts of conversations were analyzed to reveal and assess NDM-based performance criteria. Findings/Design – An item analysis indicated that the operators’ Situation Awareness Levels, mental models, and mental simulations can be mapped at different points in the training scenario. This may identify improved training methods or analytical/ visualization tools. Originality/Value – This study applies for the first time, the concepts of Recognition Primed Decision Making, Situation Awareness Levels and Cognitive Task Analysis to training of electric power system operators. Take away message – The NDM approach provides a viable framework for systematic training management to accelerate learning in simulator-based training scenarios for power system operators and teams.

  10. Natural Capital Management: An Evolutionary Paradigm for Sustainable Restoration Investment - 13455

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    Koetz, Maureen T. [Koetz and Duncan LLC, Suite 30J, 355 South End Avenue, New York, NY 10280 (United States)] [Koetz and Duncan LLC, Suite 30J, 355 South End Avenue, New York, NY 10280 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Unlike other forms of capital assets (built infrastructure, labor, financial capital), the supply of usable or accessible air, land, and water elements (termed Natural Capital Assets or NCA) available to enterprise processes is structurally shrinking due to increased demand and regulatory restriction. This supply/demand imbalance is affecting all forms of public and private enterprise (including Federal Facilities) in the form of encroachment, production limits, cost increases, and reduced competitiveness. Department of Energy (DOE) sites are comprised of significant stocks of NCA that function as both conserved capital (providing ecosystem services and other reserve capacity), and as natural infrastructure (supporting major Federal enterprise programs). The current rubric of 'Environmental Stewardship' provides an unduly constrained management paradigm that is focused largely on compliance process metrics, and lacks a value platform for quantifying, documenting, and sustainably re-deploying re-capitalized natural asset capacity and capability. By adopting value-based system concepts similar to built infrastructure accounting and information management, 'stewarded' natural assets relegated to liability- or compliance-focused outcomes become 're-capitalized' operational assets able to support new or expanded mission. This growing need for new accounting and management paradigms to capture natural capital value is achieving global recognition, most recently by the United Nations, world leaders, and international corporations at the Rio+20 Summit in June of 2012. Natural Capital Asset Management (NCAM){sup TM} is such an accounting framework tool. Using a quantification-based design, NCAM{sup TM} provides inventory, capacity and value data to owners or managers of natural assets such as the DOE that parallel comparable information systems currently used for facility assets. Applied to Environmental Management (EM) and other DOE program activities, the natural asset capacity and value generated by EM projects and other investment and operational programming can be recorded and then allocated to mission and/or ecosystem needs as part of overall site, complex, and Federal decision-making. NCAM{sup TM} can also document post-restoration asset capability and value for use in weighing loss mitigation and ecosystem damage claims arising from past operational activities. A prototype NCAM{sup TM} evaluation developed at the Savannah River Site (SRS) demonstrates use of this framework as an advanced paradigm for NCA accounting and decision-making for the larger DOE complex and other enterprise using natural capital in operations. Applying a quantified value paradigm, the framework catalogues the results of activities that sustain, restore, and modernize natural assets for enterprise-wide value beyond that of compliance milestones. Capturing and assigning recapitalization value using NCAM{sup TM} concepts and tools improves effective reuse of taxpayer-sustained assets, records ecosystem service value, enables mission and enterprise optimization, and assures the sustainability of shared natural capital assets in regional pools vital to both complex sites and local and regional economies. (authors)

  11. Dynamic modelling of generation capacity investment in electricity markets with high wind penetration 

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    Eager, Daniel

    2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability of liberalised electricity markets to trigger investment in the generation capacity required to maintain an acceptable level of security of supply risk has been - and will continue to be - a topic of much ...

  12. Does investment in the health sector promote or inhibit economic growth?

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    Reeves, Aaron; Basu, Sanjay; McKee, Martin; Meissner, Christopher; Stuckler, David

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    rate Interest rate Net exports (PPP, Real, per capita)Total domestic investment (PPP, Real, per capita) Country-rate Interest rate Net exports (PPP, Real, per capita) Total

  13. Foreign Direct Investment in Food Retailing: The Case of the People’s Republic of China 

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    Au-Yeung, Amelia Y.S.

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in food retailing has generated a considerable amount of attention in both the media and the business world throughout the 199Os, with a strong focus on Asian and Central and Eastern ...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Resource and Energy Investment Program is intended to provide debt or equity financing to large-scale businesses in either the resource or energy sectors of the Manitoba economy. All...

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

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    Barradale, Merrill Jones

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    a boom-bust cycle in wind power plant investment in the U.S.tax credit for wind turbine power plants is an ineffectivewind power and became comfortable with turbine technology and plant

  16. Agency and incentive contract in private investment of transport project : an exploration of fundamental relationships

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    Chiang, Risharng

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis codifies and relates critical incentive-design and financial-contracting issue to the unique principal-agent circumstances generated from private investment of transport infrastructure and provides a framework ...

  17. Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Energy Department Invests 3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs June 20,...

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

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    Margetts, David (David Lawrence)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    "USDA and DOE will invest up to 18.4 million, over three years, for 21 biomass research and development (R&D), and demonstration projects" 2007jointsolicitation.pdf More...

  20. Assessing and ordering investments in polluting fossil-fueled and zero-carbon

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) is a misleading metric to assess investment in new capacities. Optimal LCOEs vary dramatically across technologies. Ranking technologies according to their LCOE would bring

  1. The drivers of foreign direct investment in telecommunications among developing countries : the role of government

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    Cruz Alemán, Guillermo Alberto

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the late 1980s, globalization of the world's economies and technological development created the conditions for the expansion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in telecommunications. This tendency has been further ...

  2. Strategic investment in power generation under uncertainty : Electric Reliability Council of Texas

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    Chiyangwa, Diana Kudakwashe

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to develop a strategy for investment in power generation technologies in the future given the uncertainties in climate policy and fuel prices. First, such studies are commonly conducted using ...

  3. Liquid real estate investment fund in Latin America : analysis of worldwide best practices and portfolio proposal

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    Martinez, Andres (Martinez Sanchez Hidalgo)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This work was inspired by three factors: as real estate increasingly becomes a global investment option, investors around the world turn their attention to real estate emerging markets, such as the Latin American one, ...

  4. A generalized real options methodology for evaluating investments under uncertainty with application to air transportation

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    Miller, Bruno, 1974-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Real options analysis is being increasingly used as a tool to evaluate investments under uncertainty; however, traditional real options methodologies have some shortcomings that limit their utility, such as the use of the ...

  5. DOE Seeks to Invest up to $90 Million in Advanced Geothermal...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    90 Million in Advanced Geothermal Energy Technology and Research DOE Seeks to Invest up to 90 Million in Advanced Geothermal Energy Technology and Research June 18, 2008 - 1:29pm...

  6. Confronting Uncertainty and Missing Values in Species Conservation Investment with Environmental

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    Botea, Adi

    1 Confronting Uncertainty and Missing Values in Species Conservation Investment with Environmental: Environmental value transfer and species conservation Key words: environmental value transfer, uncertainty (Department of Environmental Heritage 2005). This results in an underinvestment of conservation dollars

  7. A hedge fund business plan : investment theory, operations, and capital raising for Broadgates Capital Management

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    Mills, Jeffrey David

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Launching a start-up hedge fund is a complex, multifaceted endeavor that requires an understanding of the interconnectivity between capital raising, investment strategy, regulation, and fund operations. The purpose of this ...

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

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    Hasanhodzic, Jasmina, 1979-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  9. Effects of federal risk management programs on investment, production, and contract design under uncertainty

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    Seo, Sangtaek

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    programs on investment, production, and contract design are investigated. The dissertation is comprised of three essays. The unifying theme of these essays is the economic analysis of crop insurance programs. The first essay examines the effects of revenue...

  10. Analysis Methodology for Large Organizations' Investments in Energy Retrofit of Buildings 

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    Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a formal methodology that supports large organizations' investments in energy retrofit of buildings. The methodology is a scalable modeling approach based on normative models and Bayesian calibration. Normative models are a light...

  11. Energy Department Announces New Investment in U.S. Small Modular...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    and ensure we continue to take an all-of-the-above approach to American energy production." This project represents a significant investment in first-of-a-kind...

  12. Program Details Investing in your education with the Master of Management -International Accounting and

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    Business Strategy Consolidated Financial Statements Accounting Systems Control & Auditing CorporateProgram Details Investing in your education with the Master of Management - International Accounting and Finance, will provide you with thorough business knowledge that will serve as a foundation

  13. The Relation Between Reporting Quality and Financing and Investment: Evidence from Changes in Financing Capacity

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    Balakrishnan, Karthik

    We use changes in the value of a firm's real estate assets as an exogenous change in a firm's financing capacity to examine (1) the relation between reporting quality and financing and investment conditional on this change, ...

  14. Long term infrastructure investments under uncertainty in the electric power sector using approximate dynamic programming techniques

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    Seelhof, Michael

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer model was developed to find optimal long-term investment strategies for the electric power sector under uncertainty with respect to future regulatory regimes and market conditions. The model is based on a ...

  15. An analysis of Sovereign Wealth Funds and international real estate investments

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    Sharma, Pulkit

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent times Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have become an important source of international real estate investments. A number of reports predict the swelling of SWF combined assets from its current figure of $3-4 trillion ...

  16. Tuition and Fees Your education is an investment that can lead to new professional opportunities, personal

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    Vertes, Akos

    Tuition and Fees Your education is an investment that can lead to new professional opportunities,485 per credit hour*** Cost of books is not included in the course tuition. Specific details

  17. Analysis Methodology for Large Organizations' Investments in Energy Retrofit of Buildings

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a formal methodology that supports large organizations' investments in energy retrofit of buildings. The methodology is a scalable modeling approach based on normative models and Bayesian calibration. Normative models are a light...

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

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    Barradale, Merrill Jones

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L.T. and P. Kraske (2003). “Renewable Energy Power PurchaseInvestments in Renewable Energy: The Role of Policy Design47. Wiser, R. (1997). “Renewable energy finance and project

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

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    Collins, Donovan (Donovan Scott)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

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

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    Barradale, Merrill Jones

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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