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A Stochastic Equilibrium Economy with Irreversible Investment  

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their optimal choices and the markets clear. Key words. general equilibrium, capacity expansion, capital asset Value and Market Capitalization 7 Existence 3.1 Capacity Expansion with Irreversible Investment 8 for capacity expansion, (ii) agents who maximize expected total utility of consumption, of money holding

Haussmann, Ulrich

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Management Forecast Quality and Capital Investment Decisions  

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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 ...

Goodman, Theodore H.

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Cybersecurity Games and Investments: A Decision Support Approach  

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Cybersecurity Games and Investments: A Decision Support Approach Emmanouil Panaousis1 , Andrew or inefficient spending on cybersecurity. To this end, we first model the cybersecurity environment multi-objective, multi- ple choice Knapsack to determine the optimal cybersecurity investment. Our

Malacaria, Pasquale

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Decisionmetrices : dynamic structural estimation of shipping investment decisions  

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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, ...

Dikos, George

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

de Weck, Olivier L.

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1 INTRODUCTION The replacement investment decision is clearly a  

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Investments of uncertain cost  

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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 ...

Pindyck, Robert S.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Management and the Conservation Investment Decision  

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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...

DeLozier, T. C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

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Geothermal well-field and power-plant investment-decision analysis  

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Investment decisions pertaining to hydrothermal well fields and electric power plants are analyzed. Geothermal investment decision models were developed which, when coupled to a site-specific stochastic cash flow model, estimate the conditional probability of a positive decision to invest in the development of geothermal resource areas. Quantitative decision models have been developed for each major category of investor currently involved in the hydrothermal projects. These categories include: large, diversified energy resource corporations; independently operating resource firms; investor-owned electric utilities; municipal electric utilities; state-run resource agencies; and private third-party power plant investors. The geothermal cash flow, the investment decision analysis, and an example of model application for assessing the likely development of geothermal resource areas are described. The sensitivity of this investment behavior to federal incentives and research goals is also analyzed and discussed.

Cassel, T.A.V.; Amundsen, C.B.; Edelstein, R.H.; Blair, P.D.

1981-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Agricultural real estate investment decision aid: model development  

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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...

McDonald, Roy Alan

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Graham, John R.

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e relevance of security analyst opinions for investment decisions  

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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

Utrecht, Universiteit

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

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??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 (more)

Feilhauer, Stephan M. (Stephan Marvin)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Boyer, Edmond

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

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Assessment of wind power predictability as a decision factor in the investment phase of wind farms Antipolis, France. Abstract The ability to predict wind power production over the next few hours to days is prerequisites for the secure and economic operation of power systems with high wind power penetration. From

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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

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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, ...

Gerst, Kacy J. (Kacy Jean)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Feilhauer, Stephan M. (Stephan Marvin)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diffusion of irreversible energy technologies under uncertainty  

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This paper presents a model of technology diffusion is consistent with characteristics of participants in most energy markets. Whereas the models used most widely for empirical research are based on the assumption that the extended delays in adoption of cost-saving innovations are the result of either lack of knowledge about the new processes or heterogeneity across potential adopters, the model presented in this paper is based on the strategic behavior by firms. The strategic interdependence of the firms` decisions is rooted in spillover effects associated with an inability to exclude others from the learning-by-doing acquired when a firm implements a new technology. The model makes extensive use of recent developments in investment theory as it relates irreversible investments under uncertainty.

Cacallo, J.D.; Sutherland, R.J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.

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

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Modeling and Analysis in Support of Decision Making for Technological Investment  

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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.

Lenhart, S

2003-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

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THE ELECTRIC PROGRAM INVESTMENT CHARGE  

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THE ELECTRIC PROGRAM INVESTMENT CHARGE: PROPOSED 201214 TRIENNIAL INVESTMENT PLAN The California Energy Commission has prepared this triennial investment plan (2012 ­ 2014) for the new Electric, 2012, Phase 2 Decision 1205037. This decision established the Electric Program Investment Charge

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Uncertainty, investment, and industry evolution  

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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 ...

Caballero, Ricardo J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cognitive Limitations and Investment "Myopia"  

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Optimization of investment decisions in an uncertain and dynamically evolving environment is difficult due to the limitations of the decision makers cognitive capacity. Thus, actual investment decisions may deviate from ...

Chi, Tailan; Fan, Dashan

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

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

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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.... INTRODUCTION Statement of the Problem . Purpose of Study . Order of the Study: Scope and Limitations UNCERTAINTY'S EFFECT ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION Background Rationale for Private Sector Resource Allocation . Rationale for Public...

Golden, Robert J

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

NONE

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Betermier, Sebastien

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Empirical Investigation of Housing Investment under Uncertainty  

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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

Downing, Chris; Wallace, Nancy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Patent Protection, Market Uncertainty, and R&D Investment  

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

Toole, Andrew A; Czarnitzki, Dirk

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Ecological Society of America wwwwww..ffrroonnttiieerrssiinneeccoollooggyy..oorrgg Conservation decision making can involve irre-  

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, since extinction is irreversible. Accordingly, the decision to list or delist a taxon is of critical

Paiva, Paulo Cesar de

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Optimal irreversible stimulated emission  

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We studied the dynamics of an initially inverted atom in a semi-infinite waveguide, in the presence of a single propagating photon. We show that atomic relaxation is enhanced by a factor of 2, leading to maximal bunching in the output field. This optimal irreversible stimulated emission is a novel phenomenon that can be observed with state-of-the-art solid-state atoms and waveguides. When the atom interacts with two one-dimensional electromagnetic environments, the preferential emission in the stimulated field can be exploited to efficiently amplify a classical or a quantum state.

D Valente; Y Li; J P Poizat; J M Gerard; L C Kwek; M F Santos; A Auffeves

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsically irreversible heat engine  

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A class of heat engines based on an intrinsically irreversible heat transfer process is disclosed. In a typical embodiment the engine comprises a compressible fluid that is cyclically compressed and expanded while at the same time being driven in reciprocal motion by a positive displacement drive means. A second thermodynamic medium is maintained in imperfect thermal contact with the fluid and bears a broken thermodynamic symmetry with respect to the fluid. The second thermodynamic medium is a structure adapted to have a low fluid flow impedance with respect to the compressible fluid, and which is further adapted to be in only moderate thermal contact with the fluid. In operation, thermal energy is pumped along the second medium due to a phase lag between the cyclical heating and cooling of the fluid and the resulting heat conduction between the fluid and the medium. In a preferred embodiment the engine comprises an acoustical drive and a housing containing a gas which is driven at a resonant frequency so as to be maintained in a standing wave. Operation of the engine at acoustic frequencies improves the power density and coefficient of performance. The second thermodynamic medium can be coupled to suitable heat exchangers to utilize the engine as a simple refrigeration device having no mechanical moving parts. Alternatively, the engine is reversible in function so as to be utilizable as a prime mover by coupling it to suitable sources and sinks of heat. 11 figs.

Wheatley, J.C.; Swift, G.W.; Migliori, A.

1984-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsically irreversible heat engine  

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A class of heat engines based on an intrinsically irreversible heat transfer process is disclosed. In a typical embodiment the engine comprises a compressible fluid that is cyclically compressed and expanded while at the same time being driven in reciprocal motion by a positive displacement drive means. A second thermodynamic medium is maintained in imperfect thermal contact with the fluid and bears a broken thermodynamic symmetry with respect to the fluid. the second thermodynamic medium is a structure adapted to have a low fluid flow impedance with respect to the compressible fluid, and which is further adapted to be in only moderate thermal contact with the fluid. In operation, thermal energy is pumped along the second medium due to a phase lag between the cyclical heating and cooling of the fluid and the resulting heat conduction between the fluid and the medium. In a preferred embodiment the engine comprises an acoustical drive and a housing containing a gas which is driven at a resonant frequency so as to be maintained in a standing wave. Operation of the engine at acoustic frequencies improves the power density and coefficient of performance. The second thermodynamic medium can be coupled to suitable heat exchangers to utilize the engine as a simple refrigeration device having no mechanical moving parts. Alternatively, the engine is reversible in function so as to be utilizable as a prime mover by coupling it to suitable sources and sinks of heat.

Wheatley, John C. (Los Alamos, NM); Swift, Gregory W. (Los Alamos, NM); Migliori, Albert (Santa Fe, NM)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsically irreversible heat engine  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A class of heat engines based on an intrinsically irreversible heat transfer process is disclosed. In a typical embodiment the engine comprises a compressible fluid that is cyclically compressed and expanded while at the same time being driven in reciprocal motion by a positive displacement drive means. A second thermodynamic medium is maintained in imperfect thermal contact with the fluid and bears a broken thermodynamic symmetry with respect to the fluid. The second thermodynamic medium is a structure adapted to have a low fluid flow impedance with respect to the compressible fluid, and which is further adapted to be in only moderate thermal contact with the fluid. In operation, thermal energy is pumped along the second medium due to a phase lag between the cyclical heating and cooling of the fluid and the resulting heat conduction between the fluid and the medium. In a preferred embodiment the engine comprises an acoustical drive and a housing containing a gas which is driven at a resonant frequency so as to be maintained in a standing wave. Operation of the engine at acoustic frequencies improves the power density and coefficient of performance. The second thermodynamic medium can be coupled to suitable heat exchangers to utilize the engine as a simple refrigeration device having no mechanical moving parts. Alternatively, the engine is reversible in function so as to be utilizable as a prime mover by coupling it to suitable sources and sinks of heat.

Wheatley, J.C.; Swift, G.W.; Migliori, A.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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me to understand the geology of oil production. ShelbyGeology or economics? Testing models of irreversible investment using North Sea oil

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission and Generation Investment in Electricity Markets  

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

Grimm Veronika

2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Herbelot, Olivier

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental comparison between markets on dynamic permit trading and investment in  

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Experimental comparison between markets on dynamic permit trading and investment in irreversible international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development change and the environment. The Institute is funded by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection

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Sequential investment planning for complex oil development projects  

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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 ...

Ayd?n, Cevat Onur

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investment companies  

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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...

Sauer, Edward F

1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absorption media for irreversibly gettering thionyl chloride  

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Thionyl chloride is a hazardous and reactive chemical used as the liquid cathode in commercial primary batteries. Contrary to previous thinking, ASZM-TEDA.RTM. carbon (Calgon Corporation) reversibly absorbs thionyl chloride. Thus, several candidate materials were examined as irreversible getters for thionyl chloride. The capacity, rate and effect of temperature were also explored. A wide variety of likely materials were investigated through screening experiments focusing on the degree of heat generated by the reaction as well as the material absorption capacity and irreversibility, in order to help narrow the group of possible getter choices. More thorough, quantitative measurements were performed on promising materials. The best performing getter was a mixture of ZnO and ASZM-TEDA.RTM. carbon. In this example, the ZnO reacts with thionyl chloride to form ZnCl.sub.2 and SO.sub.2. The SO.sub.2 is then irreversibly gettered by ASZM-TEDA.RTM. carbon. This combination of ZnO and carbon has a high capacity, is irreversible and functions effectively above -20.degree. C.

Buffleben, George (Tracy, CA); Goods, Steven H. (Livermore, CA); Shepodd, Timothy (Livermore, CA); Wheeler, David R. (Albuquerque, NM); Whinnery, Jr., LeRoy (Danville, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics  

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Irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics Jos Uffink July 5, 2001 1 INTRODUCTION The second law of thermodynamics has a curious status. Many modern physicists regard it as an obsolete relic thermodynamics, in which the state does not con- tain velocity-like parameters, one may take R to be the identity

Seevinck, Michiel

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Particles, maps and Irreversible Thermodynamics { I  

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Particles, maps and Irreversible Thermodynamics { I E. G. D. Cohen The Rockefeller University New Thermodynamics from deterministic dynamics. We #12;nd that these models do not posses the crucial property of local thermodynamic equilibrium, since they rep- resent noninteracting particles systems. Hence

Rondoni, Lamberto

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Merchant transmission investment  

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

Joskow, Paul L.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Fluctuation, Dissipation and Irreversibility in Cosmology  

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We discuss the appearance of time-asymmetric behavior in physical processes in cosmology and in the dynamics of the Universe itself. We begin with an analysis of the nature and origin of irreversibility in well-known physical processes such as dispersion, diffusion, dissipation and mixing, and make the distinction between processes whose irreversibility arises from the stipulation of special initial conditions, and those arising from the system's interaction with a coarse-grained environment. We then study the irreversibility associated with quantum fluctuations in cosmological processes like particle creation and the `birth of the Universe'. We suggest that the backreaction effect of such quantum processes can be understood as the manifestation of a fluctuation-dissipation relation relating fluctuations of quantum fields to dissipations in the dynamics of spacetime. For the same reason it is shown that dissipation is bound to appear in the dynamics of minisuperspace cosmologies. This provides a natural course for the emergence of a cosmological and thermodynamic arrow of time and suggests a meaningful definition of gravitational entropy. We conclude with a discussion on the criteria for the choice of coarse-grainings and the stability of persistent physical structures. Invited Talk given at the Conference on The Physical Origin of Time-Asymmetry Huelva, Spain, Oct. 1991, Proceedings eds. J. J. Halliwell, J. Perez-Mercader and W. H. Zurek, Cambridge University Press, 1993

B. L. Hu

1993-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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FirstChoice Investments  

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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

Peters, Richard

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Optimal Capacity Investment, and Pricing Across International Markets Under Exchange Rate Uncertainty and Duopoly Competition.  

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??In this dissertation we investigate joint optimal capacity investment, pricing and production decisions for a multinational manufacturer who faces exchange rate uncertainties. We consider a (more)

Ahmed, Anas A.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Equilibrium Model of Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets  

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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

Bushnell, Jim B; Ishii, Jun

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transportation Investment and  

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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

Levinson, David M.

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Starting an Investment Club  

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An investment club is a group of people who learn about investments together and pool their money to purchase stocks or bonds. Learn how to start such a club, how to manage the tax aspects of joint investments, and how to benefit from club...

Johnson, Jason; Thompson, Bill; Polk, Wade

2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Engaging Non-IT Executives in IT Infrastructure Decisions  

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This case study describes how information technology (IT) managers from Insurance Co. successfully engaged non-IT executives in IT infrastructure investment decisions. This

Fonstad, Nils O.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uncertainty, Irreversibility, Precaution and the Social Cost of Carbon  

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Uncertainty, Irreversibility, Precaution and the Social Cost of Carbon Alan Ingham and Alistair, Irreversibility, Precaution and the Social Cost of Carbon Alan Ingham and Alistair Ulph Tyndall Centre for Climate International Seminar on the Social Cost of Carbon, London, 7th July 2003. #12;2 Summary In this paper we

Watson, Andrew

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FirstChoice Wholesale Investments  

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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

Peters, Richard

58

Conservation-dissipation formalism of irreversible thermodynamics  

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We propose a conservation-dissipation formalism (CDF) for coarse-grained descriptions of irreversible processes. This formalism is based on a stability criterion for non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The criterion ensures that non-equilibrium states tend to equilibrium in long time. As a systematic methodology, CDF provides a feasible procedure in choosing non-equilibrium state variables and determining their evolution equations. The equations derived in CDF have a unified elegant form. They are globally hyperbolic, allow a convenient definition of weak solutions, and are amenable to existing numerics. More importantly, CDF is a genuinely nonlinear formalism and works for systems far away from equilibrium. With this formalism, we formulate novel thermodynamics theories for heat conduction in rigid bodies and non-isothermal compressible Maxwell fluid flows as two typical examples. In these examples, the non-equilibrium variables are exactly the conjugate variables of the heat fluxes or stress tensors. The new theory generalizes Cattaneo's law or Maxwell's law in a regularized and nonlinear fashion.

Yi Zhu; Liu Hong; Zaibao Yang; Wen-An Yong

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

59

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid UnderUncertainty  

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

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

60

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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

Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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61

Patterns of transmission investment  

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

Joskow, Paul L.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

62

Management decisions for cogeneration : executive summary  

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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 ...

Radcliffe, Robert R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Management decisions for cogeneration : a survey analysis  

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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 ...

Radcliffe, Robert R.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Irreversible Thermodynamics and Smart Materials Systems Modelling. Example of  

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Irreversible Thermodynamics and Smart Materials Systems Modelling. Example of Magnetic Shape Memory mechanisms in smart materials. This procedure is applied to Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys actuators of complex active materials for smart systems. Keywords: Smart material systems, Actuator design

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

65

Statement of Investment Policies  

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.02 Investment and Risk Philosophy 1 Section 2--Roles and Responsibilities 3 2.01 Delegation of Responsibilities.02 Investment and Risk Philosophy DB Plan assets should be prudently managed to assist in managing funding.02 De-risking Glidepath 5 3.03 Fixed Income Transition 6 3.04 Fund Asset Mix and Benchmark 6 3.05 Asset

Martin, Jeff

66

Decision Support:Decision Support: Decision AnalysisDecision Analysis  

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-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

Bohanec, Marko

67

Technology Investment Roadmap 2012 -2017  

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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

Hickman, Mark

68

Investing in Bonds  

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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...

Johnson, Jason; Polk, Wade

2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

69

Investing in Stocks  

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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...

Johnson, Jason; Polk, Wade

2002-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

70

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

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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

Saphores, JDM; Boarnet, M G

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

71

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

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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

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

72

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

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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 ...

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

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

Capital appreciation potentials of Chinese residential market : identification of investment opportunities  

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The mission of our thesis is to assist residential real estate investors and developers in making more systematic investment decisions when selecting Chinese cities. In particular, our thesis has three major objectives, ...

Wang, Philip Gin Shun

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

74

Technology Investment Agreements | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

75

Applications of Irreversible Thermodynamics: Bulk and Interfacial Electronic, Ionic, Magnetic, and Thermal Transport  

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Irreversible thermodynamics is a widely-applicable toolset that extends thermodynamics to describe systems undergoing irreversible processes. It is particularly useful for describing macroscopic flow of system components, whether conserved (e...

Sears, Matthew

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

76

Irreversible adsorption of phenolic compounds by activated carbons  

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Studies were undertaken to determine the reasons why phenolic sorbates can be difficult to remove and recover from activated carbons. The chemical properties of the sorbate and the adsorbent surface, and the influences of changes in the adsorption and desorption conditions were investigated. Comparison of isotherms established after different contact times or at different temperatures indicated that phenolic compounds react on carbon surfaces. The reaction rate is a strong function of temperature. Regeneration of carbons by leaching with acetone recovered at least as much phenol as did regeneration with other solvents or with displacers. The physiochemical properties of adsorbents influences irreversible uptakes. Sorbates differed markedly in their tendencies to undergo irreversible adsorption. 64 refs., 47 figs., 32 tabs.

Grant, T.M.; King, C.J.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

Quantifying the Equilibrium and Irreversibility Properties of the Nucleotide Substitution Process  

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Quantifying the Equilibrium and Irreversibility Properties of the Nucleotide Substitution Process and Irreversibility Properties of the Nucleotide Substitution Process ­ p.1 #12;A Crash Course in Molecular Evolution AGTCCCTTT Quantifying the Equilibrium and Irreversibility Properties of the Nucleotide Substitution Process

Spang, Rainer

78

Patterns of Transmission Investment  

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long term performance contracts with a developer of an HVDC transmission link to expand interconnection capacity between TSOs with no or limited interconnections and with large sustained differences in prices. Merchant investments supported... truly separate AC networks. For example, by building HVDC inter-connectors between two separate networks, opportunities to increase trades of power from high price to low priced areas can be exploited. The HVDC link between the England and France...

Joskow, Paul

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

79

Investing in Math Education  

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80

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

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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.

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

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

SONOMA STATE ENTERPRISES, INC. INVESTMENT POLICY  

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is defined as protection of the investment principal from its loss of purchasing power over time. POLICY in mutual funds and reasonable investment in international securities. #12;REAL ESTATE SSE investments maySONOMA STATE ENTERPRISES, INC. INVESTMENT POLICY INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES The long range investment

Ravikumar, B.

82

Initial Decision and Risk Analysis  

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

Engel, David W.

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

83

Energy Return on Investment - Fuel Recycle  

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

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

2012-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

84

THREE ESSAYS ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATIES.  

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??In the past several decades, a significant, worldwide expansion in bilateral investment treaties (BITs) occurred and aimed to improve protection for foreign investors rights and (more)

Vashchilko, Tatiana

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Interoperability Checklist for Decision-Makers  

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In April 2007 the GridWise Architecture Council published the Introduction to Interoperability and Decision-Makers 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.

Melton, Ronald B.; Ambrosio, Ron

2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

86

Decisions regarding how to secure and invest in our  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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87

Ethanol plant investment in Canada: A structural model1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Fujin Yi  

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1 Ethanol plant investment in Canada: A structural model1 C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Fujin Yi Most of the fuel ethanol plants in Canada were built recently and either use corn or wheat as feedstock. It is important to determine what factors affect decisions about when and where to invest in building new ethanol

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

88

International Environmental Agreements with Mixed Strategies and Investment  

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

Hong, Fuhai; Karp, Larry

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - applying irreversible thermodynamics Sample...  

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Ecole Polytechnique, Centre de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 17 Reversible Simulation of Irreversible Computation Ming Li Lambda Paul Vit'anyi y Summary: bound of Lemma...

90

Irreversible Thermodynamics of the Universe: Constraints from Planck Data  

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The present work deals with irreversible Universal thermodynamics. The homogenous and isotropic flat model of the universe is chosen as open thermodynamical system and non-equilibrium thermodynamics comes into picture due to the mechanism of particle creation. For simplicity, entropy flow is considered only due to heat conduction. Further, due to Maxwell-Cattaneo modified Fourier law for non-equilibrium phenomenon, the temperature satisfies damped wave equation instead of heat conduction equation. Validity of generalized second law of thermodynamics (GSLT) has been investigated for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizon with cosmic substrutum as perfect fluid with constant or variable equation of state or interacting dark species. Finally, we have used three Planck data sets to constrain the thermal conductivity \\lambda and the coupling parameter b^2. These constraints must be satisfied in order for GSLT to hold for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizons.

Subhajit Saha; Atreyee Biswas; Subenoy Chakraborty

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

91

Irreversible work and inner friction in quantum thermodynamic processes  

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We discuss the thermodynamics of closed quantum systems driven out of equilibrium by a change in a control parameter and undergoing a unitary process. We compare the work actually done on the system with the one that would be performed along ideal adiabatic and isothermal transformations. The comparison with the latter leads to the introduction of irreversible work, while that with the former leads to the introduction of inner friction. We show that these two quantities can be treated on equal footing, as both can be linked with the heat exchanged in thermalization processes and both can be expressed as relative entropies. Furthermore, we show that a specific fluctuation relation for the entropy production associated with the inner friction exists, which allows the inner friction to be written in terms of its cumulants.

F. Plastina; A. Alecce; T. J. G. Apollaro; G. Falcone; G. Francica; F. Galve; N. Lo Gullo; R. Zambrini

2014-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

92

Decision Summaries  

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

ohadecision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - October 6, 2014 - October 10, 2014...

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

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

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

94

A Coherence Perspective of Bilateral Investment Treaties.  

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??Foreign investment is mainly protected through national laws. However the wide-spreading network of bilateral investment treaties aims to ensure a certain standard of protection. These (more)

Al-Louzi, Rawan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

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...

96

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.

97

Invest In Saskatchewan Program (Saskatchewan, Canada)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Invest in Saskatchewan Program encourages Saskatchewan people to invest in small and medium-sized businesses based in Saskatchewan through funds called Labour-sponsored Venture Capital...

98

Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States June...

99

Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information | Department...  

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

Recovery Act SGIG Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information BACKGROUND The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity...

100

Uncertainty and Energy Saving Investments  

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

Murto, Pauli

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101

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

102

Capital Investment Tax Credit (Florida)  

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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...

103

Modelling and control of multi-energy systems: an irreversible port-Hamiltonian approach Hector Ramireza  

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Modelling and control of multi-energy systems: an irreversible port-Hamiltonian approach Hector the formalism. Keywords: Irreversible thermodynamics, port-Hamiltonian system, control, multi-energy systems 1-mail: dsbarbar@udec.cl). Abstract In recent work a class of quasi port Hamiltonian system expressing the first

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

104

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.

105

Diffusion limited cluster aggregation with irreversible flexible bonds  

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Irreversible diffusion limited cluster aggregation (DLCA) of hard spheres was simulated using Brownian cluster dynamics. Bound spheres were allowed to move freely within a specified range, but no bond breaking was allowed. The structure and size distribution of the clusters was investigated before gelation. The pair correlation function and the static structure factor of the gels were determined as a function of the volume fraction and time. Bond flexibility led to local densification of the clusters and the gels, with a certain degree of order. At low volume fractions densification of the clusters occurred during their growth, but at higher volume fractions it occurred mainly after gelation. At very low volume fractions, the large scale structure (fractal dimension), size distribution and growth kinetics of the clusters was found to be close to that known for DLCA with rigid bonds. Restructuring of the gels continued for long times, indicating that aging processes in systems with strong attraction do not necessarily involve bond breaking. The mean square displacement of particles in the gels was determined. It is shown to be highly heterogeneous and to increase with decreasing volume fraction.

Sujin Babu; Jean-Christophe Gimel; Taco Nicolai

2008-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

106

Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty  

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

Siddiqui, Afzal; Maribu, Karl

2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

107

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

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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...

Li, Yong; Chi, Tailan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

The Impact of Delegating Decision Making to IT on the Sunk Cost Effect  

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In this research, we investigate the impact of delegating decision making to information technology (IT) on an important human decision bias - the sunk cost effect. To address our research question, we use a unique and very rich dataset provided by an auction website containing actual market transaction data for approximately 7,000 pay-per-bid auctions. We analyze direct buy decisions of auction participants who did not plan to exercise the direct buy option prior to the beginning of the auction, but who, after failing to win the auction, did buy the product directly because of their normatively irrelevant sunk investments. Not surprisingly, participants with a higher monetary investment have an increased likelihood of violating the assumption of rationality due to the sunk cost effect. Interestingly, after controlling for monetary investments, participants who delegate their decision making to IT and, consequently, have comparably lower behavioral investments (e.g., emotional attachment, effort, time) are le...

Herrmann, Philipp N; Rahman, Mohammad S

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

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

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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 ...

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

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

TRANSMISSION AND GENERATION INVESTMENT IN ...  

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

2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

111

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

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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

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

112

Performance Optimization of an Irreversible Heat Pump with Variable-temperature Heat Reservoirs  

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An irreversible cycle model of a heat pump operating between two variable-temperature heat reservoirs is established and used to analyze the performance of the heat pump affected by heat resistances, heat leakage and internal dissipation...

Huang, Y.; Sun, D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

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

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

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

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Angel Investment Credit (New Mexico)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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...

115

The Relation Between Competition and Investment Towards a Synthesis  

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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

Schmutzler, Armin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

ENERGY INVESTMENTS UNDER CLIMATE POLICY: A COMPARISON OF GLOBAL MODELS  

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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 2C 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 2C target could potentially become out of reach.

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

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Insufficient Incentives for Investment in Electricity Generation  

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In theory, competitive electricity markets can provide incentives for efficient investment in generating capacity. We show that if consumers and investors are risk averse, investment is efficient only if investors in generating capacity can sign...

Neuhoff, Karsten; de Vries, Laurens

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

118

Fixed Capital Investment Tax Credit (Connecticut)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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...

119

IT investments and firm performance across economies  

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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 ...

Sahu, Rakesh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Interested Parties - Organization for International Investment...  

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

Investment PI.pdf More Documents & Publications Interested Parties - Morgan Wright Interested Parties - Andrew Lundquist Interested Parties - National Governors...

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121

Change Investment Companies BSA Retirement Plan  

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Change Investment Companies BSA Retirement Plan: · Contact the Benefits Office at extension 7516 · Complete BSA Retirement Plan Allocation Form · If you do not have an account with the investment company you wish to add, you will need to complete the investment company application · The Benefits Office

Ohta, Shigemi

122

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

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

Director Global Power & Utilities Investment Banking Morgan Stanley Bankability of Electricity Transmission, Storage and Distribution Infrastructure Investment Opening...

123

Current Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Investing in Lower Carbon Electricity in China  

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www.electricitypolicy.org.uk Current Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Investing in Lower Carbon Electricity in China EPRG Working Paper EPRG0828 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 0862 Xi Liang, David Reiner and Karsten Neuhoff... such as wind power and solar photovoltaic (PV) power. Abstract E P R G W O R K IN G P A P E R Keywords Investment decisions, Institutions, Power sector, Lower-carbon electricity, China JEL Classification N75, L94, Q42, Q58, Q54 Contact x...

Lang, X; Reiner, David; Neuhoff, Karsten

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2000 Records of Decision  

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History Book Records of Decision Tribal Affairs 2000 Records of Decision Fourmile Hill Geothermal Development Project Power Purchase and Transmission Service Agreements -...

125

The Decision to Lever  

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2013. Ralph Goldsticker. Volatility Targeting May Miss theR. Shah. Understanding Low Volatility Strategies: Minimumfor the expected return and volatility of the fully-invested

Anderson, Robert M; Bianchi, Stephen W; Goldberg, Lisa R

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Accounting for and finance of generation investment  

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State-owned electricity companies typically set prices that are too low to finance new investment when needed, and which create additional problems where private investment is sought. The paper asks to what extent this can be attributed to historic... State-owned electricity supply industries (ESIs), particularly in developing countries, find it hard to finance investment from either internal funds or borrowing from the state, and thus are under increasing pressure to turn to the private sector...

Newbery, David

127

Innovation investment area: Technology summary  

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

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Development of foreign direct investment in Finland.  

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??During 1990 to 2009, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI henceforth) in Finland has fluctuated greatly. This paper focused on analyzing the overall development and basic characteristics (more)

Yanyan, Yan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Investments Possibilities in Lappeenranta for Russian Citizens.  

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??The purpose of the study is to get familiar with different types of investments, and find which of them are possible in Lappeenranta area and (more)

Akhundov, Kamran

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

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...

131

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...

132

Case Study - EPB Smart Grid Investment Grant  

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

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

133

Peristaltic pumping and irreversibility of a Stokesian viscoelastic fluid Joseph Teran,1  

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Peristaltic pumping and irreversibility of a Stokesian viscoelastic fluid Joseph Teran,1 Lisa Fauci, USA Received 28 January 2008; accepted 1 July 2008; published online 28 July 2008 Peristaltic pumping in the esophagus, intestine, oviduct, and ureter. While peristaltic pumping of a Newtonian fluid is well understood

Shelley, Michael

134

The Influence of Heat Transfer Irreversibilities on the Optimal Performance of Diabatic  

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The Influence of Heat Transfer Irreversibilities on the Optimal Performance of Diabatic is only slightly dependent on the heat transfer law considered. In the limit of an infinite number of trays even this column with resistance to transfer of heat becomes reversible. 1 #12;Keywords Diabatic

Salamon, Peter

135

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

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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

Virginia Tech

136

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

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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.

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

137

POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTRIC UTILITY INVESTMENT  

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PWP-052 POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTRIC UTILITY INVESTMENT: A CROSS-NATION ANALYSIS Mario-5180 www.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12;POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND ELECTRIC UTILITY INVESTMENT: A CROSS flows are surging to levels not witnessed since before the Great Depression, the evaluation of political

California at Berkeley. University of

138

Regional Transit System: Return on Investment Assessment  

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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

Minnesota, University of

139

Optimal Information Security Investment with Penetration Testing  

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gathering prior to investing into protection against so-identified threats. Penetration testing is alsoOptimal Information Security Investment with Penetration Testing Rainer B¨ohme and M´ark F´elegyh´azi International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California {rainer.boehme|mark}@icsi.berkeley.edu Abstract

Bencsáth, Boldizsár

140

SWOT Technology Investments September 19, 2008  

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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

Christian, Eric

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141

Managing IT investment for aircraft sustainment  

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for managing investment in aircraft spares. Case study 1: the process reference model, referredManaging IT investment for aircraft sustainment Michael MacDonnell, Department of Management in terms of both annual revenue and the scale and complexity of its value chain. Operations practices (and

de Weck, Olivier L.

142

unh foundation endowment report 1 Investment Philosophy  

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unh foundation endowment report fY 2012 | #12;1 Investment Philosophy 2 2012 Performance Summary 4. Careful management of the UNH Foundation endowment assets through the evaluation of the risk, reward beneficiaries, while also seeking long-term growth of principal. investment philosophY #12;2 UNH FoUNdatioN e

New Hampshire, University of

143

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

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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

Young, Paul Thomas

144

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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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

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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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

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Corporate Governance & The UK Split Capital Investment Trust Crisis  

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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...

Adams, Andrew T; Angus, Robin

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Department of Energy Recovery Act Investment in Biomass Technologies...  

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

Department of Energy Recovery Act Investment in Biomass Technologies Department of Energy Recovery Act Investment in Biomass Technologies The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

148

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...

149

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...

150

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

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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

151

Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Building Energy...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Energy Department Invests 6 Million to Increase Building Energy Code Compliance Rates Energy Department Invests 6 Million to Increase Building Energy Code Compliance Rates August...

152

Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy | Department of Energy  

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

Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy Addthis Description President Obama announces more than 8 billion in loan guarantees for two new...

153

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear...  

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

Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors October 31, 2014 - 12:20pm Addthis NEWS...

154

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

155

Conservation Screening Curves to Compare Efficiency Investments to Power Plants  

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

Koomey, J.G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

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:...

157

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthrough...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

158

Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competitio...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash...

159

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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...

160

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

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

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...

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161

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

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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...

162

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...

163

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

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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...

164

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

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

165

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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option on natural gas generation, which increases in valueL ABORATORY Distributed Generation Investment by a MicrogridORMMES06 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

167

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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

168

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...

169

Analysis on Irreversible Processes using the Phase-Field Variational Approach with the Entropy or Energy Functional  

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The variational approach usually used in phase field models (PFVA) is applied here to analyse complex irreversible processes such as thermoelectric (TE) effects and thermally driven mass transport (TDMT). Complex irreversible processes arise from the coupling effects between simple irreversible processes. Each simple irreversible process is assiciated with an entropy or energy density function. During complex irreversible processes with multiple fields present, this entropy or energy density function is assumed to be dependent on all independent field variables. Using the total entropy functionals, the TE effects and TDMT are analysed and important kinetic coefficients such as the Seebeck coefficient and the heat of transport are determined with straightforward physical contents. Using the total energy functionals, the linear irreversible processes are analysed with the Onsager approach and the nonlinear irreversible processes with PFVA. It is found both the Onsager's relations and the fluxes defined using PFVA guarantee the satisfaction of the first law of thermodynamics during the process of conversion of energies. To analyze the diffusion process under the influence of elasticity, PFVA is also modified to incorporate the reversible evolution of elastic fields. It is shown energies are conserved via both the irreversible diffusion process and the reversible evolution of the elastic fields. Finally, PFVA is generalized to study nonequilibrium thermodynamics using an extra kinetic contribution to the entropy density function. The analyses can be extended to a nonequilibrium thermodynamic system with multiple physical fields present. Thus, it is believed PFVA has the potential of not only significantly advancing our understanding of the thermodynamics of irreversible processes, but also making thermodynamics as a discipline and the study of it truly dynamic.

Peng Zhou

2014-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

170

Measuring the Economic Impacts of Federal Investments in Research  

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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.

Olson, S; Merrill, S

2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

171

Model for an irreversible bias current in the superconducting qubit measurement process  

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The superconducting charge-phase ''quantronium'' qubit is considered in order to develop a model for the measurement process used in the experiment of Vion et al. [Science 296, 886 (2002)]. For this model we propose a method for including the bias current in the readout process in a fundamentally irreversible way, which to first order is approximated by the Josephson junction tilted-washboard potential phenomenology. The decohering bias current is introduced in the form of a Lindblad operator and the Wigner function for the current-biased readout Josephson junction is derived and analyzed. During the readout current pulse used in the quantronium experiment we find that the coherence of the qubit initially prepared in a symmetric superposition state is lost at a time of 0.2 ns after the bias current pulse has been applied, a time scale that is much shorter than the experimental readout time. Additionally we look at the effect of Johnson-Nyquist noise with zero mean from the current source during the qubit manipulation and show that the decoherence due to the irreversible bias current description is an order of magnitude smaller than that found through adding noise to the reversible tilted-washboard potential model. Our irreversible bias current model is also applicable to persistent-current-based qubits where the state is measured according to its flux via a small-inductance direct-current superconducting quantum interference device.

Hutchinson, G. D.; Williams, D. A. [Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, Hitachi Europe Ltd., Cambridge CB3 OHE (United Kingdom); Holmes, C. A. [Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland 4072 (Australia); Stace, T. M. [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Spiller, T. P.; Barrett, S. D. [Quantum Information Processing Group, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QZ (United Kingdom); Milburn, G. J. [Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, Department of Physics, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland 4072 (Australia); Hasko, D. G. [Microelectronics Research Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)

2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

172

Turkish residential real estate investment analysis  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Ciller, Berk (Berk U.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Model Investment Grade Audit and Project Proposal  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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.

174

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

175

Clean energy investments in an uncertain future  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Harrison, Jessica (Jessica Kit)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Energy Conservation Project Evaluation by Investment Equivalents  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Using discounted cash flow techniques, a new parameter for the quick economic evaluation of energy conservation ideas is calculated. The meaning of the calculated value, an 'Investment Equivalent of Energy Saving', is: 'The maximum amount...

Larson, R. J.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Office leases & landlord investment in energy efficiency  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Meyer, Brian S. (Brian Stewart)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Electricity reform abroad and US investment  

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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.

NONE

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

The new option view of investment  

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

Dixit, Avinash K.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

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

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181

Essays on international trade and investment  

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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 ...

Tang, Heiwai

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Biomass energy : a real estate investment perspective  

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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 ...

Foo, Chester Ren Jie

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enterprise Zone Real Property Investment Grant (Virginia)  

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

184

Risk Analysis and Decision Making FY 2013 Milestone Report  

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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.

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

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

Ugwuibe, Cynthia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Building Stakeholder Trust: Defensible Government Decisions - 13110  

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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)

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

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

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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

Barthelat, Francois

188

Risk-Informed Decisions  

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Laboratory's Risk-Informed Decisions division study the interaction between human and machines to determine how that relationship can be improved in order to enhance performance...

189

2008 Records of Decision  

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2006 Records of Decision  

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2007 Records of Decision  

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2002 Records of Decision  

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2003 Records of Decision  

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1995 Records of Decision  

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1996 Records of Decision  

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2005 Records of Decision  

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2012 Records of Decision  

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1997 Records of Decision  

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2010 Records of Decision  

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2013 Records of Decision  

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2001 Records of Decision  

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2009 Records of Decision  

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1999 Records of Decision  

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2004 Records of Decision  

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2011 Records of Decision  

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Irreversible Electroporation of Renal Cell Carcinoma: A First-in-Man Phase I Clinical Study  

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Purpose: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a newly developed nonthermal tissue-ablation technique in which high-voltage electrical pulses of microsecond duration are applied to induce irreversible permeabilisation of the cell membrane, presumably through nanoscale defects in the lipid bilayer, leading to apoptosis. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of ablating renal cell carcinoma (RCC) tissue by IRE. Methods: Six patients scheduled for curative resection of RCC were included. IRE was performed during anaesthesia immediately before the resection with electrographic synchronisation. Central haemodynamics were recorded before and 5 min after electroporation. Five-channel electrocardiography (ECG) was used for detailed analysis of ST waveforms. Blood sampling and 12-lead ECG were performed before, during, and at scheduled intervals after the intervention. Results: Analysis of ST waveforms and axis deviations showed no relevant changes during the entire study period. No changes in central haemodynamics were seen 5 min after IRE. Similarly, haematological, serum biochemical, and ECG variables showed no relevant differences during the investigation period. No changes in cardiac function after IRE therapy were found. One case of supraventricular extrasystole was encountered. Initial histopathologic examination showed no immediate adverse effects of IRE (observation of delayed effects will require a different study design). Conclusion: IRE seems to offer a feasible and safe technique by which to treat patients with kidney tumours and could offer some potential advantages over current thermal ablative techniques.

Pech, Maciej, E-mail: maciej.pech@med.ovgu.de [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Germany); Janitzky, Andreas; Wendler, Johann Jacob [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany); Strang, Christof [University of Magdeburg, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (Germany); Blaschke, Simon [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany); Dudeck, Oliver; Ricke, Jens [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Germany); Liehr, Uwe-Bernd [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New Method for Evaluating Irreversible Adsorption and Stationary Phase Bleed in Gas Chromatographic Capillary Columns  

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A novel method for the evaluation of gas chromatographic (GC) column inertness has been developed using a tandem GC approach. Typically column inertness is measured by analyte peak shape evaluation. In general, silica, glass, and metal surfaces are chemically reactive and can cause analyte adsorption, which typically is observed as chromatographic peak tailing. Adsorption processes produce broad, short chromatographic peaks that confound peak area determinations because a significant portion can reside in the noise. In addition, chromatographic surfaces and stationary phases can irreversibly adsorb certain analytes without obvious degradation of peak shape. The inertness measurements described in this work specifically determine the degree of irreversible adsorption behavior of specific target compounds at levels ranging from approximately 50 picograms to 1 nanogram on selected gas chromatographic columns. Chromatographic columns with 5% phenylmethylsiloxane, polyethylene glycol (wax), trifluoropropylsiloxane, and 78% cyanopropylsiloxane stationary phases were evaluated with a variety of phosphorus- and sulfur- containing compounds selected as test compounds due to their ease of adsorption and importance in trace analytical detection. In addition, the method was shown effective for characterizing column bleed.

Wright, Bob W.; Wright, Cherylyn W.

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

208

Simulation Supported Decision Making  

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.S. Navy Nuclear Program · Decades of dynamic operations of hundreds of nuclear power plants withoutSimulation Supported Decision Making Gene Allen Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division SI: TO PASS ON WHAT I KNOW on SIMULATION · CAREER FOCUS: HOW TO USE COMPUTERS TO DO HELP MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

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

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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.

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

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

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

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

212

Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments  

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

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

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

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

214

Forest and Carbon offset investments: problems and  

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and problems related to forest investments as C sinks 2. The two markets: ­The "regulated" market ­The voluntary market 3. Some final considerations 1. Mitigation options and problems related to forest (Bioenergy / biofuels) Mitigation options in the forest sector #12;2 Source: Schlamadinger, 2000 2. The two

Pettenella, Davide

215

Investments and forward utilities Marek Musiela  

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Investments and forward utilities Marek Musiela and Thaleia Zariphopoulou BNP Paribas, London proposes a new approach for portfolio allocation. The novel concept of forward dynamic utility is introduced. General classes of such utilities are constructed by combining the local variational util- ity

Zariphopoulou, Thaleia

216

Financial policies, investment, and the financial crisis  

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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

Lin, Xiaodong

217

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

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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

219

Kittiwakes strategically reduce investment in replacement clutches  

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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

Alvarez, Nadir

220

Reversible and irreversible processes in dispersive/dissipative optical media: Electro-magnetic free energy and heat production  

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We solve the problem addressed by Landau and Lifshitz in 1958, and Oughstun and Sherman of determining the dynamical losses in a purely dissipative dielectric media. We develop concrete notions of macroscopic free energy and losses as energy which is reversible and irreversible, respectively, in the medium-field interaction. We define the reversible and irreversible energies and outline the derivation of said quantities. We examine the implications of our definition and it's auxiliary quantity, the reversal field, for the single Lorentz oscillator model of a medium. We show that for this model the reversible energy reduces to the sum of the kinetic and potential energy, as found by Loudon. We note that in general, the sum of the kinetic and potential energies is greater than the reversible energy. We show that the reversible and irreversible energy have the characteristics classically defining free energy and heat.

C. Broadbent; G. Hovhannisyan; M. Clayton; J. Peatross; S. A. Glasgow

2002-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Opportunities and challenges of investing in Indian real estate  

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

Wadhwani, Kunal (Kunal P.)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

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

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Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar American Wind Energy Association Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar October 20, 2014 8:00AM EDT to October 21, 2014 5:00PM EDT...

225

Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Tax Code  

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

Metcalf, Gilbert E.

226

Electricity Distribution Networks: Investment and Regulation, and Uncertain Demand  

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Electricity distribution networks are capital intensive systems and timely investments are crucial for long-term reliability of their service. In coming years, in the UK, and elsewhere in Europe, many networks are in need of extensive investments...

Jamasb, Tooraj; Marantes, Cristiano

2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest...  

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Energy Department Announces 150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Energy Department Announces 150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean...

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Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment...  

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Energy Department Announces More Than 59 Million Investment in Solar Energy Department Announces More Than 59 Million Investment in Solar January 30, 2015 - 4:07pm Addthis Energy...

229

Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty  

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

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Energy Returned On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems  

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

231

Surface and bulk modified high capacity layered oxide cathodes with low irreversible capacity loss  

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The present invention includes compositions, surface and bulk modifications, and methods of making of (1-x)Li[Li.sub.1/3Mn.sub.2/3]O.sub.2.xLi[Mn.sub.0.5-yNi.sub.0.5-yCo.sub.2- y]O.sub.2 cathode materials having an O3 crystal structure with a x value between 0 and 1 and y value between 0 and 0.5, reducing the irreversible capacity loss in the first cycle by surface modification with oxides and bulk modification with cationic and anionic substitutions, and increasing the reversible capacity to close to the theoretical value of insertion/extraction of one lithium per transition metal ion (250-300 mAh/g).

Manthiram, Arumugam (Austin, TX); Wu, Yan (Austin, TX)

2010-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

232

Environment-Induced Effects on Quantum Chaos: Decoherence, Delocalization and Irreversibility  

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Decoherence in quantum systems which are classically chaotic is studied. It is well-known that a classically chaotic system when quantized loses many prominent chaotic traits. We show that interaction of the quantum system with an environment can under general circumstances quickly diminish quantum coherence and reenact some characteristic classical chaotic behavior. We use the Feynman-Vernon influence functional formalism to study the effect of an ohmic environment at high temperature on two classically-chaotic systems: The linear Arnold cat map (QCM) and the nonlinear quantum kicked rotor (QKR). Features of quantum chaos such as recurrence in QCM and diffusion suppression leading to localization in QKR are destroyed in a short time due to environment-induced decoherence. Decoherence also undermines localization and induces an apparent transition from reversible to irreversible dynamics in quantum chaotic systems.

B. L. Hu; K. Shiokawa

1995-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Intrinsic irreversibility and the validity of the kinetic description of chaotic systems  

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Irreversibility for a class of chaotic systems is seen to be an exact consequence of the dynamics through the use of a generalized spectral representation of the time evolution operator of probability densities. The generalized representation is valid for one-dimensional systems when the initial probability density satisfies certain physical conditions'' of smoothness. The formalism is first applied to the one-dimensional multi-Bernoulli map, which is a simple map displaying deterministic diffusion. The two-dimensional, invertible baker and multibaker transformations are then studied and the physical conditions determining which discrete spectral values are realized are seen to depend on the smoothness of both the density as well as the observable considered. The generalized representation is constructed using a resolvent formalism. The eigenstates of the diffusive systems are seen to be of a fractal nature.

Hasegawa, H.H.; Driebe, D.J. (Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States) International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, 1050 Brussels (Belgium))

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Universal Ideal Behavior and Macroscopic Work Relation of Linear Irreversible Stochastic Thermodynamics  

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We revisit the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (OU) process as the fundamental mathematical description of linear irreversible phenomena, with fluctuations, near an equilibrium. By identifying the underlying circulating dynamics in a stationary process as the natural generalization of classical conservative mechanics, a bridge between a family of OU processes with equilibrium fluctuations and thermodynamics is established through the celebrated Helmholtz theorem. The Helmholtz theorem provides an emergent macroscopic "equation of state" of the entire system, which exhibits a universal ideal thermodynamic behavior. Fluctuating macroscopic quantities are studied from the stochastic thermodynamic point of view and a non-equilibrium work relation is obtained in the macroscopic picture, which may facilitate experimental study and application of the equalities due to Jarzynski, Crooks, and Hatano and Sasa.

Ma, Yi-An

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Unexpected irreversible damage of an asymmetric bismuth silicate photorefractive spatial light modulator  

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Unexpected irreversible damage occurred repeatedly in the asymmetric bismuth silicate (BSO)photorefractive spatial light modulator under some operation modes, even though thepower of the write-light beam does not exceed the optical damage threshold. Accordingto the microscopic surface images and the Raman spectra of the BSO film, suddenrising of temperature in local areas caused by the drift of the photon-induced electronsis responsible for the damage; the damage exists not only on the surface but also insidethe BSO crystal. The damage is relative to the structure of the spatial lightmodulator, the operation mode, and the growth of the BSO crystal. The informationprovided by the damage is useful for optimizing the structure, the operation modes, and the performance of the photorefractive spatial light modulators.

Li Xiujian; Yang Jiankun; Yang Juncai; Chang Shengli; Liu Ju; Hu Wenhua

2007-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer-Aided Decision Support  

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intelligence technology to help teams achieve remarkable group collaboration and enhance organizational brainstorming and decision-making. The electronic decision analysis...

237

Time irreversibility in the quantum systems with infinite number of particles  

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The time irreversible evolution of quantum systems with infinite number of particles (QSINP) was studied within a newly constructed algebraic framework. The QSINP could be described by the quantum infinite lattice field. The *-Algebra R is the set of all dynamic variables of the QSINP, in which a special addition and multiplication operations were defined. The full pure state vector (FPSV) \\rho, the pure state vector {\\rho_f} and the equivalent relations within them are also well defined. The set of all pure state vectors, which are equivalent to the FPSV \\rho, is a Hilbert Space {H_\\rho}, if the addition, the inner product and the norm were defined in it. The set of all linear transformation {N_\\rho} on {H_\\rho} is isomorphic to R, and {{N_\\rho},{H_\\rho}} is the representation of R, associated with \\rho. The *-Algebra R has infinitely many non-equivalent irreducible GNS constructions (representations), associated with different nonequivalent FPSVs respectively. It is proved that, the dynamical motions of the QSINP is totally within the GNS construction associated with the initial pure state vector; However, the time reversal transformation makes the initial FPSV and its corresponding dynamical evolution into another non-equivalent GNS construction. Therefore, within the GNS construction associated with the FPSV, the dynamics of the QSINP is time irreversible. Finally, due to the Liouville operator has real continuous spectrum within the GNS construction, the longtime asymptotic solution of Liouville equation in the GNS construction could be treated by the formal scattering theory. The Master equation with dissipative term was obtained, which is formally irrelevant of the initial state and the corresponding GNS construction. This master equation could be regarded as the evolution equation of the QSINP on R.

Yuping Huo

2013-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

238

UNDERSTANDING HOME RENOVATION DECISIONS  

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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

Watson, Andrew

239

Essays in decision making  

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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. ...

Chang, Tom Y., 1976-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investing in the EU Benelux as a Gateway  

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property law - Starting points - The Intellectual Property types · Protection (registration analysis International investment financing and Project finance 3 1 · Introduction: Origin, definition, whyInvesting in the EU Benelux as a Gateway Postgraduate Programme #12;Programme: Investing in the EU

Einmahl, Uwe

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241

Electric Grid Investment Under a Contract Network Regime  

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PWP-034 Electric Grid Investment Under a Contract Network Regime James Bushnell and Steven Stoft Channing Way Berkeley, California 94720-5180 www.ucei.berkeley.edu/ucei #12;Electric Grid Investment Under's transmission sector. This paper analyzes the incentives for grid investment which result from various proposed

California at Berkeley. University of

242

Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Conservation Investments  

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of investment capital as the principal reason for the abundance of cost effective The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit conservation projects awaiting funding. In coalition of business, labor, government, many firms the in-practice "hurdle rates... considered. Assume, for example, that natural gas prices are expected to escalate and oil prices are expected to remain constant. If these assumptions are not reflected in the quantitative assessment of IRR, the relatively greater attractiveness of gas...

Reid, M. W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Investing in Minority Banks | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankCombustion |Energy UsageAUDITVehicles »Exchange Visitors HistoryHybridInspectorInvesting in Minority

244

Entropy production in irreversible systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation Tnia Tom and Mrio J. de Oliveira  

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Entropy production in irreversible systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation Tânia Tomé and the entropy production in nonequilibrium interacting particle systems described by a Fokker-Planck equation equilibrium there will be no production of entropy. A non- equilibrium thermodynamic system in the stationary

de Oliveira, Mário José

245

Incorporating uncertainty into electric utility projections and decisions  

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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.

Hanson, D.A.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Incorporating uncertainty into electric utility projections and decisions  

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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.

Hanson, D.A.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Time Irreversibility of Cycle-by-Cycle Engine Combustion Variations J.B. Green, Jr., C.S. Daw, J.S. Armfield  

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- nism of combustion instability is residual gas. Specif- ically, residual fuel and air left from pastTime Irreversibility of Cycle-by-Cycle Engine Combustion Variations J.B. Green, Jr., C.S. Daw, J. The observation of time irreversibility in cycle- resolved combustion measurements indicates that this combustion

Tennessee, University of

248

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

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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 ...

Battat, Jonathan Alexander

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

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

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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 ...

Badertscher, Brad

250

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

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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 ...

Santen, Nidhi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

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

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, it is not clear exactly which technologies are necessary for enabling future exploration. The process Exploration by Jonathan Alexander Battat B.S. Mechanical Engineering Columbia University, 2009 M.Sc. Space Exploration by Jonathan Alexander Battat Submitted to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics on August

de Weck, Olivier L.

252

Investment decisions and emissions reductions: results from experiments in emissions trading .  

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??Emissions trading is an important regulatory tool in environmental policy making.Unfortunately the effectiveness of these regulations is difficult to measure in the field due to (more)

GANGADHARAN, LATA

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study  

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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

Leighty, Wayne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Irreversible Electroporation Adjacent to the Rectum: Evaluation of Pathological Effects in a Pig Model  

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To evaluate the effects of irreversible electroporation (IRE) on the rectum wall after IRE applied adjacent to the rectum. CT-guided IRE adjacent to the rectum wall was performed in 11 pigs; a total of 44 lesions were created. In five pigs, ablations were performed without a water-filled endorectal coil (group A); in six pigs, ablation was performed with the coil to avoid displacement of the rectum wall (group B). The pigs were killed after 7-15 days and the rectums were harvested for pathological evaluation. There was no evidence of perforation on gross postmortem examination. Perirectal muscle lesions were observed in 18 of 20 ablations in group A and in 21 of 24 ablations in group B. Inflammation and fibrosis of the muscularis propria was observed in ten of 18 lesions in group A and in ten of 21 lesions in group B. In group A, findings were limited to the external layer of the muscularis propria except for one lesion; in group B, findings were transmural in all cases. Transmural necrosis with marked suppurative mucosal inflammation was observed in seven of 21 lesions in group B and in no lesion in group A. IRE-ablation adjacent to the rectum may be uneventful if the rectum wall is mobile and able to contract. IRE-ablation of the rectum may be harmful if the rectum wall is fixed adjacent to the IRE-probe.

Schoellnast, Helmut [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Radiology (United States)] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Radiology (United States); Monette, Sebastien [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Comparative Pathology (United States)] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Comparative Pathology (United States); Ezell, Paula C. [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, Research Animal Resource Center (United States)] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, Rockefeller University, Research Animal Resource Center (United States); Single, Gordon [AngioDynamics Inc. (United States)] [AngioDynamics Inc. (United States); Maybody, Majid [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Radiology (United States)] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Radiology (United States); Weiser, Martin R.; Fong Yuman [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Surgery (United States)] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Surgery (United States); Solomon, Stephen B., E-mail: solomons@mskcc.org [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Radiology (United States)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Percutaneous Irreversible Electroporation Lung Ablation: Preliminary Results in a Porcine Model  

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Objective: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) uses direct electrical pulses to create permanent 'pores' in cell membranes to cause cell death. In contrast to conventional modalities, IRE has a nonthermal mechanism of action. Our objective was to study the histopathological and imaging features of IRE in normal swine lung. Materials and Methods: Eleven female swine were studied for hyperacute (8 h), acute (24 h), subacute (96 h), and chronic (3 week) effects of IRE ablation in lung. Paired unipolar IRE applicators were placed under computed tomography (CT) guidance. Some applicators were deliberately positioned near bronchovascular structures. IRE pulse delivery was synchronized with the cardiac rhythm only when ablation was performed within 2 cm of the heart. Contrast-enhanced CT scan was performed immediately before and after IRE and at 1 and 3 weeks after IRE ablation. Representative tissue was stained with hematoxylin and eosin for histopathology. Results: Twenty-five ablations were created: ten hyperacute, four acute, and three subacute ablations showed alveolar edema and necrosis with necrosis of bronchial, bronchiolar, and vascular epithelium. Bronchovascular architecture was maintained. Chronic ablations showed bronchiolitis obliterans and alveolar interstitial fibrosis. Immediate post-procedure CT images showed linear or patchy density along the applicator tract. At 1 week, there was consolidation that resolved partially or completely by 3 weeks. Pneumothorax requiring chest tube developed in two animals; no significant cardiac arrhythmias were noted. Conclusion: Our preliminary porcine study demonstrates the nonthermal and extracellular matrix sparing mechanism of action of IRE. IRE is a potential alternative to thermal ablative modalities.

Deodhar, Ajita [Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Therapies (United States); Monette, Sebastien [Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Laboratory of Comparative Pathology (United States); Single, Gordon W.; Hamilton, William C. [Angiodynamics, Inc (United States); Thornton, Raymond H.; Sofocleous, Constantinos T.; Maybody, Majid; Solomon, Stephen B., E-mail: solomons@mskcc.org [Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Interventional Radiology and Image-Guided Therapies (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

256

Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

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Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a...

Monroe, R. C.

257

Return on Investment | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary) "of Energy Power.pdf11-161-LNG |September 15,2015Department ofRequirementsEnergyJ u lReturn on Investment

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Energy Capital Investments | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 NoPublic Utilities Address:011-DNA Jump37. It is classifiedProject)EnerVault CorporationSolaireEnergreenInvestments

259

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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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.

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

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

260

THE EFFECT OF INCREASING TRANSPORTATION COST ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT.  

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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... on regional country choice of investment. Previous research has confirmed this. Specifically, research conducted in Mileski (2000) has proven that key events that have affected the international oil supply has shown shift in locations chosen for investment...

Gressler, Kimberly

2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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261

BPA invests in science education programs that transform lessons...  

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invests-in-science-education-programs-that-transform-lessons-into-real-world-actions Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us...

262

Application of Target Value Design to Energy Efficiency Investments  

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

Lee, Hyun Woo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Valuation of Information Technology Investments as Real Options  

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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

Schwartz, Eduardo S.; Zozaya-Gorostiza, Carlos

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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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;

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal Department of Energy to Invest 50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot...

267

Retrospective Benefit-Cost Evaluation of DOE Investment in Photovoltai...  

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

Retrospective Benefit-Cost Evaluation of DOE Investment in Photovoltaic Energy Systems solarpv.pdf More Documents & Publications SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book),...

268

Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to...  

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dependence on foreign oil, we need investments like these projects to spur innovation in bioenergy," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "By producing energy more efficiently...

269

Aligning Utility Incentives with Investment in Energy Efficiency...  

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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...

270

Department of Energy to Invest $60 Million to Develop Innovative...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

60 Million to Develop Innovative Concentrating Solar Power Technologies Department of Energy to Invest 60 Million to Develop Innovative Concentrating Solar Power Technologies...

271

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

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

272

Energy Department Announces New Investments to Train Next Generation...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

to Train Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Leaders, Advance University-Led Nuclear Innovation Energy Department Announces New Investments to Train Next Generation of Nuclear Energy...

273

Energy Department Invests $60 Million to Train Next Generation...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

60 Million to Train Next Generation Nuclear Energy Leaders, Pioneer Advanced Nuclear Technology Energy Department Invests 60 Million to Train Next Generation Nuclear Energy...

274

Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient FAQs | Department of Energy  

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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...

275

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

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

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...

276

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...

277

1995 Asia investment survey - coal, private power, and technology  

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An investment survey for Asia is presented. The market for fossil-fuel power plants and air pollution control are discussed.

Johnson, C.J.; Binsheng Li

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Case Study - Con Edison Smart Grid Investment Grant  

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

a tangible investment in infrastructure for customers, and quantify the savings. Transformer monitoring provides a good example. Con Edison is testing a system that enables...

279

Enabling effective product launch decisions  

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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 ...

Akamphon, Sappinandana

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Short- and Mid-term Effects of Irreversible Electroporation on Normal Renal Tissue: An Animal Model  

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Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel nonthermal tissue ablation technique by high current application leading to apoptosis without affecting extracellular matrix. Previous results of renal IRE shall be supplemented by functional MRI and differentiated histological analysis of renal parenchyma in a chronic treatment setting. Three swine were treated with two to three multifocal percutaneous IRE of the right kidney. MRI was performed before, 30 min (immediate-term), 7 days (short-term), and 28 days (mid-term) after IRE. A statistical analysis of the lesion surrounded renal parenchyma intensities was made to analyze functional differences depending on renal part, side and posttreatment time. Histological follow-up of cortex and medulla was performed after 28 days. A total of eight ablations were created. MRI showed no collateral damage of surrounded tissue. The highest visual contrast between lesions and normal parenchyma was obtained by T2-HR-SPIR-TSE-w sequence of DCE-MRI. Ablation zones showed inhomogeneous necroses with small perifocal edema in the short-term and sharp delimitable scars in the mid-term. MRI showed no significant differences between adjoined renal parenchyma around ablations and parenchyma of untreated kidney. Histological analysis demonstrated complete destruction of cortical glomeruli and tubules, while collecting ducts, renal calyxes, and pelvis of medulla were preserved. Adjoined kidney parenchyma around IRE lesions showed no qualitative differences to normal parenchyma of untreated kidney. This porcine IRE study reveals a multifocal renal ablation, while protecting surrounded renal parenchyma and collecting system over a mid-term period. That offers prevention of renal function ablating centrally located or multifocal renal masses.

Wendler, J. J., E-mail: johann.wendler@med.ovgu.de; Porsch, M.; Huehne, S.; Baumunk, D. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany); Buhtz, P. [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany)] [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany); Fischbach, F.; Pech, M. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany); Mahnkopf, D. [Institute of Medical Technology and Research (Germany)] [Institute of Medical Technology and Research (Germany); Kropf, S. [Institute of Biometry, University of Magdeburg (Germany)] [Institute of Biometry, University of Magdeburg (Germany); Roessner, A. [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany)] [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany); Ricke, J. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany); Schostak, M.; Liehr, U.-B. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Industrial Decision Making  

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-05-30 Proceedings from the Thirtieth Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 6-9, 2008. Figure 1. Average Monthly Industrial Energy Prices (2) - 5 10 15 20 25 J an- 0 0 Ju l -0 0 Ja n- 0 1 Ju l -0 1 Ja n - 02 Ju l -0 2 Ja n - 0 3 Ju l - 0 3... Ja n - 0 4 J u l-04 Ja n - 0 5 Jul - 0 5 J an- 0 6 Jul - 0 6 Ja n- 07 Jul - 0 7 Ener gy Pr ic e ($ /MB t u) Electricity Fuel Oil Natural Gas Coal External market forces also drive industrial investment cycles. In the organic chemical...

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

IBRD Operational Decision Framework  

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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.

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

283

Implementing Motor Decision Plans  

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Implementing Motor Decision Plans R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Associate American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Washington, DC Abstract The first step to reducing energy costs and increasing reliability in motors... when a motor fails and must either be replaced or repaired. This is represented visually in Figure 1. When purchasing a motor for a new application, time is usually available to consider various options. However, once a motor has failed...

Elliott, R. N.

284

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

285

TIPS 2013 PORTFOLIO MANAGERS COMPETITION To: Faculty Advisors of Student Managed Investment Portfolios  

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, a description of the team's investment philosophy, decisionmaking process, investment style, and a review address: 1. A description of your investment philosophy, decisionmaking process, investment such as a discussion of risk controls or why you believe your investment process will add value. In short, as in any

286

Three Investment Scenarios for Future Nuclear Reactors in Europe  

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

287

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 significant transaction costs related to searching for and analyzing information on prospective energy

288

Trade & Investment Barbados, 18-20 September 2005 1  

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Trade & Investment Barbados, 18-20 September 2005 1 This year marks a pivotal moment is a scaling up of investments in targeted sectors and regions. One vital lesson from the UN Millennium Project task forces is that sound, proven, cost-effective interventions indeed exist that can ameliorate

289

Investing in the EU Benelux as a Gateway  

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law - Starting points - The Intellectual Property types · Protection (registration) at the national Investing in the EU: Environmental aspects 3 1 · Introduction to Belgian regional environmental law International investment financing and Project finance 3 1 · Introduction: Origin, definition, why choose

Einmahl, Uwe

290

The Optimal Design of Investments in Biodiversity Conservation  

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The Optimal Design of Investments in Biodiversity Conservation q1 p1 Area Price q2 p2 qd qc Paul R to terrestrial biodiversity and financial investment in habitat conservation efforts has become a cornerstone the needs of biodiversity leads to ineffective conservation programmes and may even risk conservation

Gray, Matthew

291

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

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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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid Hao Wang, Jianwei Huang  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Huang, Jianwei

293

Research Investments in Large Indian Software Companies Pankaj Jalote  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Jalote, Pankaj

294

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

ILLINOIS RAILROAD ENGINEERING A Quantitative Decision Support  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Barkan, Christopher P.L.

296

ForeignForeign DirectDirect InvestmentInvestment inin ArgentinaArgentina andand BrazilBrazil..  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

297

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Ganster, Marianne (Marianne Theresa)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Buzard, Kristy; Watson, Joel

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

The contested legitimacy of investment arbitration and the human rights ordeal By Horatia Muir Watt  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

International Investment Protection and Human Rights, A. REINISCH & U. KRIEBAUM economy of international investment law and the way in which its arbitration; Marc Jacobs, "International Investment Agreements and Human Rights", INEF Research

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

300

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

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

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

The Effect of Uncertainty on Pollution Abatement Investments: Measuring Hurdle Rates for Swedish Industry  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Effect of Uncertainty on Pollution Abatement Investments: Measuring Hurdle Rates for Swedish Industry Abstract: We estimate hurdle rates for firms' investments in pollution abatement technology, using, oil price uncertainty, abatement investment, sulfur emissions, pulp and paper industry, energy

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

302

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

WILSON, Jordan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ignores the investment timing (called the investment flexibility). The investment flexibility is valuable because, by adjusting investment timing, the investor may possibly avoid investing in projects that results in large sunk... is defined as the discounted value of the difference between future revenue flow Rt and future cost flow Ct minus initial investment cost (sunk cost) I0. With finite time horizon and discrete time notation, standard NPV can...

Seo, Sangtaek

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

304

Needs for Risk Informing Environmental Cleanup Decision Making - 13613  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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)

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

305

E-Print Network 3.0 - agreement investment scale Sample Search...  

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79 0 1 & 2 -& 0 -* Forestry potential mitigation and Summary: of forestry-based carbon offset investments and markets Voluntary investments Types of standards and...

306

Intangible Value Page 1 The Intangible Benefits and Costs of Computer Investments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

as software and training and others are manifested in the shared learning, organizational design investments in software, training and organizational transformations that accompany computer investments can

307

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

Invests 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...

308

Third party investing in energy programs  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Rauch, R.J.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

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...

310

Latent effects decision analysis  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Latent effects on a system are broken down into components ranging from those far removed in time from the system under study (latent) to those which closely effect changes in the system. Each component is provided with weighted inputs either by a user or from outputs of other components. A non-linear mathematical process known as `soft aggregation` is performed on the inputs to each component to provide information relating to the component. This information is combined in decreasing order of latency to the system to provide a quantifiable measure of an attribute of a system (e.g., safety) or to test hypotheses (e.g., for forensic deduction or decisions about various system design options).

Cooper, J. Arlin (Albuquerque, NM); Werner, Paul W. (Albuquerque, NM)

2004-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

311

Energy Investment Advisory Series No. 2. Investment opportunities in Indochina`s energy sector  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Indochina is well positioned to join Asia`s recent record of impressive economic growth. Vietnam, with the largest population and its long coast, seems poised to be the first nation in Indochina to succeed. It, and to a lesser extent Laos and Cambodia, are well positioned to take advantage of future tends in energy and energy-related markets. Electricity, hydro, renewables and nuclear are discussed as well as oil and gas. Areas of the energy industry in which investment might be possible in each country are tabulated.

Hagen, R.E.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)); Wolfe, A.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); Wolfe, A.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

U.S. Dept of Energys 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.

315

A two-method solution to the investment timing option  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Laughton, David G.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

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

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

Over 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...

317

Uncertain Growth Cycles, Corporate Investment, and Dynamic Hedging  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Yonce, Adam

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Effective foreign investment in China : utilizing Taiwanese resources  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Lasting social impact : Community Development Venture Capital investing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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, ...

Silberberg, Hattie Paige

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

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....

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321

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States  

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

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.

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

322

Investment in the Future Pays Off for New Mexico Legislature  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

New Mexico, University of

323

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

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

Nearly 18 Million for Advanced Biofuels User Facility Department of Energy to Invest Nearly 18 Million for Advanced Biofuels User Facility March 31, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis...

324

The Cost of Conserved Energy As An Investment Statistic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Meier, A. K.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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.

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

New Methane Hydrate Research: Investing in Our Energy Future...  

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

Investing in Our Energy Future August 31, 2012 - 1:37pm Addthis Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside. If methane hydrate is either warmed...

327

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

Hadgen, R.E.

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Action Investment Energy Games Kim G. Larsen, Simon Laursen, and Jiri Srba  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of action investment energy games where we study the trade-off between investments limited by given budgets energy games where we study the trade-off between investments limited by given budgets and resourceAction Investment Energy Games Kim G. Larsen, Simon Laursen, and Jir´i Srba Aalborg University

Srba, Jiri

329

Modeling of Energy Production Decisions: An Alaska Oil Case Study  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Leighty, Wayne

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

MIDAS : minor incident decision analysis software  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Horng, Tze-Chieh, 1964-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Interactions between learning and decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We quantify the effects of learning and decision making on each other in three parts. In the first part, we look at how knowledge about decision making can influence learning. Let the decision cost be the amount spent by ...

Tulabandhula, Theja

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

The Effects of Elite Decision Making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Johansen, Morgen S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

333

Angiography in the Isolated Perfused Kidney: Radiological Evaluation of Vascular Protection in Tissue Ablation by Nonthermal Irreversible Electroporation  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Purpose: The nonthermal irreversible electroporation (NTIRE) is a novel nonthermal tissue ablation technique by local application of high-voltage current within microseconds leading to a delayed apoptosis. The purpose of this experimental study was the first angiographic evaluation of the acute damage of renal vascular structure in NTIRE. Methods: Results of conventional dynamic digital substraction angiography (DSA) and visualization of the terminal vascular bed of renal parenchyma by high-resolution X-ray in mammography technique were evaluated before, during, and after NTIRE of three isolated perfused porcine ex vivo kidneys. Results: In the dedicated investigation, no acute vascular destruction of the renal parenchyma and no dysfunction of the kidney perfusion model were observed during or after NTIRE. Conspicuous were concentric wave-like fluctuations of the DSA contrast agent simultaneous to the NTIRE pulses resulting from NTIRE pulse shock wave. Conclusion: The NTIRE offers an ablation method with no acute collateral vascular damage in angiographic evaluation.

Wendler, Johann Jakob, E-mail: johann.wendler@med.ovgu.de [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany); Pech, Maciej [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Germany); Blaschke, Simon; Porsch, Markus; Janitzky, Andreas; Ulrich, Matthias [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany); Dudeck, Oliver; Ricke, Jens [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Germany); Liehr, Uwe-Bernd [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

334

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...

335

Three essays in decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

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

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Participation in crisis decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

that included: departmental secretaries, under secretaries, military officers, and presidential staff. Actions that these indi- viduals pursued that were classified as participation in crisis decision making included: meeting attendance, presenting policy... positions, presenting alternative courses of action, and informing other decision makers of the nature oi a crisis. The data suggest that various patterns of participation occur in different types of crises, and that actors may tend to participate more...

Marsico, Dale Joseph

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Artificial Intelligence Decision and Information  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

(Sk+3000,000) EU(decline bet) = U(S k+1000,000) not that different Bottom Line: the utility U of money Intellige Decision: What Door to Open? Artificial Intelligence ­ p.3/26 Bottom Line Clear: decision about preference by a numerical utility function U. For outcomes A, B U(A) > U(B) A B U(A) = U(B) A B Artificial

Polani, Daniel

338

Optimal Investment Under Transaction Costs: A Threshold Rebalanced Portfolio Approach  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Tunc, Sait

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Adult Female English Language Learners: Investment, Identity and Benefits  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Wharton, Anna

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

340

Market-based Investment in Electricity Transmission Networks: Controllable Flow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in new lines, rather than small-scale network upgrades. Whereas market-based transmission investment may mitigate the problem of under- investment, it is unlikely to suffice alone and thus regulated projects by the designated transmission system... aims at transmission of bulk power to be less than small-scale AC network deepening projects; even if these AC projetcs are small scale, they may be large compared to the size of their market. The DC-interconnector projects in the USA are typically...

Brunekreeft, Gert

2004-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Space and Time: Wind in an Investment Planning Model  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

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

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

342

Investment Model for Renewable Electricity Systems (IMRES): an  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

McCalley, James D.

343

Conservation Screening Curves to Compare Efficiency Investments to Power Plants  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

344

Universal investment in markets with transaction costs February 10, 2004  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Universal investment in markets with transaction costs G. Iyengar February 10, 2004 Abstract time markets with proportional transaction costs. We do not make any distributional assumptions that the markets do not have transaction costs. Unfortunately, the policies designed for markets without costs do

Iyengar, Garud

345

On the singularity of valuating IT security investments Thomas Neubauer  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

346

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Mottram, Nigel

347

Conservation and Policy Using Carbon Investment to Grow  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and marketing incentives for investors. We argue that current approaches to carbon offsetting that rely largely to favor biodiversity-friendly carbon-offset schemes. Carbon-Offsetting Schemes Carbon-offsetting schemesConservation and Policy Using Carbon Investment to Grow the Biodiversity Bank SARAH A. BERKESSY

Burgman, Mark

348

www.nasa.gov Space Technology: Investments in our Future  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

in both ground and air transportation, super computers, solar- and wind-generated energy, the cameras in science and exploration while proving the capabilities and lowering the cost of other government agencies, firefighters and police safe, have all benefitted from our nation's investments in aerospace technology

349

Evaluation of the Impact of EISA Federal Project Investments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

350

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, 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

Guillas, Serge

351

Utility functions and optimal investment in non-dominated models  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Utility functions and optimal investment in non-dominated models Laurent DENIS Département de@univ-evry.fr Abstract: In this paper, we provide a framework in which we can set the problem of maximization of utility establish a duality theory for robust utility maximization in this framework. AMS 2000 subject

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

352

A software system for oilfield facility investment minimization  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

353

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States  

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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.

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

354

Profiles of foreign direct investment in US energy, 1992  

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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.

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1994-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

355

Foreign direct investment in the electricity sector: the Indian perspective  

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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)

Sharma, A.K.; Vohra, Ekta

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

356

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

357

Investment and Upgrade in Distributed Generation under Uncertainty  

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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 over which direct and sequential investment strategies dominate. Research Report No. 283, Department

Guillas, Serge

358

ECONOMYPIER CONTRIBUTES TO JOB GROWTH AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT  

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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 technologies that are sold in the marketplace. PIER staff interviewed representatives of 10 companies who

359

Technical Report for "Hybrid Renewable Energy Investment in Microgrid"  

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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

Huang, Jianwei

360

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

to Invest up to 18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and Demonstration Projects USDA, DOE to Invest up to 18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and...

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

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USDA, DOE to Invest up to 18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and Demonstration Projects USDA, DOE to Invest up to 18.4 million for Biomass Research, Development and...

362

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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...

363

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

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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 ...

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

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

Energy Savers [EERE]

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 Research...

365

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

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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 ...

Guo, Di

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Energy Department Announces New SunShot Investment in Solar Energy...  

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SunShot Investment in Solar Energy Grid Solutions Energy Department Announces New SunShot Investment in Solar Energy Grid Solutions December 7, 2012 - 9:58am Addthis NEWS MEDIA...

367

U-Launch Winner Secures $2.4M Investment for Building Energy...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

U-Launch Winner Secures 2.4M Investment for Building Energy Performance Software U-Launch Winner Secures 2.4M Investment for Building Energy Performance Software December 14,...

368

E-Print Network 3.0 - australasian ethical investment Sample...  

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Policy Title: Statement of Investment Policies... of the Plan 2 1.05 Investment and Risk Philosophy 2 1.06 Delegation of Responsibility and Administration 2... Volatility 6...

369

An Investigation of the Effect of Graphite Degradation on the Irreversible Capacity in Lithium-ion Cells  

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The effect of surface structural damage on graphitic anodes, commonly observed in tested Li-ion cells, was investigated. Similar surface structural disorder was artificially induced in Mag-10 synthetic graphite anodes using argon-ion sputtering. Raman microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) measurements confirmed that Ar-ion sputtered Mag-10 electrodes display similar degree of surface degradation as the anodes from tested Li-ion cells. Artificially modified Mag-10 anodes showed double the irreversible charge capacity during the first formation cycle, compared to fresh un-altered anodes. Impedance spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy on surface modified graphite anodes indicated the formation of a thicker and slightly more resistive SEI layer. Gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) analysis of solvent extracts from the electrodes detected the presence of new compounds with M{sub w} on the order of 1600 g mol{sup -1} for the surface modified electrode with no evidence of elevated M{sub w} species for the unmodified electrode. The structural disorder induced in the graphite during long-term cycling maybe responsible for the slow and continuous SEI layer reformation, and consequently, the loss of reversible capacity due to the shift of lithium inventory in cycled Li-ion cells.

Stevenson, Cynthia; Hardwick, Laurence J.; Marcinek, Marek; Beer, Leanne; Kerr, John B.; Kostecki, Robert

2008-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

370

MULTI-SCALE DIFFRACTION STUDY OF REVERSIBLE/IRREVERSIBLE DEFORMATION MECHANISMS IN THE NI-BASED SUPERALLOYS DURING FATIGUE  

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In this study, a nickel-based polycrystalline is subjected to cyclic loading. The subsequent fatigue damage has been investigated with in-situ neutron-diffraction, thermal characterization for a single-phase, transmission-electron microscopy (TEM) and polychromatic X-ray microdiffraction (PXM). Different stages of fatigue damage are observed including bulk hardening, softening, and eventual saturation evident in the diffraction patterns and the thermal-evolution features. An increase in dislocation density is responsible for hardening within the early cycles. The transition to saturation cycles is characterized by the anisotropy of the lattice-strain evolution. Inhomogeneity of the thermal response and irreversible compression of the lattice planes and statistical dislocation structures are observed in the final saturation fatigue cycles. Analysis of the PXM-Laue patterns reveals cyclically-deformed microstructure near the grain boundaries, which are composed of the lattice rotations and grain subdivisions. The PXM results are in good agreement with the TEM results. Combined simulation/experimental analysis allows determination of slip-system dependent dislocation density in individual grains.

Barabash, Rozaliya [ORNL; Huang, E-Wen [ORNL; Clausen, Bjorn [ORNL; Liu, W. [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Ice, Gene E [ORNL; Liaw, Peter K [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

The Role of Subtropical Irreversible PV Mixing in the Zonal Mean Circulation Response to Global Warming-like Thermal Forcing  

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The atmospheric circulation response to the global warming-like tropical upper tropospheric heating is revisited using a dry atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) in light of a new diagnostics based on the concept of finite-amplitude wave activity (FAWA) on equivalent latitude. For a given tropical heating profile, the linear Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin (WKB) wave refraction analysis sometimes gives a very different and even opposite prediction of the eddy momentum flux response to that of the actual full model simulation, exposing the limitation of the traditional linear approach in understanding the full dynamics of the atmospheric response under global warming. The implementation of the FAWA diagnostics reveals that in response to the upper tropospheric heating, effective diffusivity, a measure of the mixing efficiency, increases and advances upward and poleward in the subtropics and the resultant enhancement and the poleward encroachment of eddy potential vorticity mixing leads to a poleward displaced potential vorticity (PV) gradient peak in the upper troposphere. The anomalous eddy PV flux, in balance with the PV dissipation, gives rise to a poleward shift in the eddy-driven jet and eddy-driven mean meridional circulation. Sensitivity experiments show that these irreversible dissipation processes in the upper troposphere are robust, regardless of the width of the tropical heating.

Lu, Jian; Sun, Lantao; Wu, Yutian; Chen, Gang

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

372

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

373

Decision Support and Risk Management  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Information Sciences Division Decision Support and Risk Management Group #12;A U.S. Department of Energy to analyze many failure scenarios over the past 5 years. Restore's data library of applications was developed infrastructures. A new user with as little as 4­6 hours of training can use the tool to modify an existing data

374

ADVANCED DECISION ANALYSIS Winter 2011  

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ADVANCED DECISION ANALYSIS PH 444 Winter 2011 Course Instructor: Gordon Hazen, Ph.D. Professor a factored cost-effectiveness model · Construct a stochastic tree transition diagram for a medical treatment problem. · Convert a stochastic tree diagram to a discrete-time Markov chain transition diagram

Chisholm, Rex L.

375

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

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

Dhammika, Dharmapala

376

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

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efficiency requirements - Maximum emission limits Investment constraints: - Payback period is constrained Storage constraints: - Electricity stored is limited by battery

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Decision making in the reactor control room  

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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.

Nelson, W.R.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

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

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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.

NONE

1995-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

379

Financial Investment The cost of completing a certificate program is a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Barrett, Jeffrey A.

380

The Impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments on Listed United States Companies  

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The Impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments on Listed United States Companies Richard Schimbor in the United States. The debate regarding the impact of sovereign wealth fund investments on listed companies investments on listed companies. How important are sovereign wealth funds for financial markets in the United

Sadoulet, Elisabeth

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381

The impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund investments on the performance of listed companies  

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1 The impact of Sovereign Wealth Fund investments on the performance of listed companies Dinh Bao on the performance of listed companies Dinh Bao Ngoc1 In this study, we attempt to shed some light on the effects of those companies in which they invest. We collect both direct and indirect data on equity investments

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

382

The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina's Higher Education Page i Division of Research  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina's Higher Education Page i Division of Research August 2009 The Economic Return on Investment in South Carolina's Higher Education #12;The Economic Return of Investment in South Carolina's Higher Education Page i The Economic

Almor, Amit

383

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

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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

Northern British Columbia, University of

384

Real Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to the invest in an oil field. Like most commodities, oil prices tend to mean-revert, and as a direct resultReal Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value October 1st, 2009 #12;Abstract to invest in a project enjoy a long and dis- tinguished history. The classical work of McDonald and Siegel

Zubelli, Jorge Passamani

385

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Oren, Shmuel S.

386

A N-Assets Efficient Frontier Guideline for Investments Courses Eric Girard  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A N-Assets Efficient Frontier Guideline for Investments Courses Eric Girard Assistant Professor-2095 Fax: (812) 237-8129 December 13, 2003 #12;1 A N-Assets Efficient Frontier Guideline for Investments frontier for investments courses. Our step-by-step approach intends to substantially reduce or eliminate

387

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Evans, Paul

388

Real Option Pricing with Mean-Reverting Investment and Project Value  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Zubelli, Jorge Passamani

389

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

390

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Betermier, Sebastien

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-making process associated to the TEP must consider both cooperative behavior as well as non- cooperative overruns have increased. This has resulted in inevitable delays. Therefore, the transmission regulator, and Transelec. J. D. Molina and H. Rudnick are with the Electrical Engineering Department, Pontificia

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

392

The Security of International Investments: a Synthesis of Impacts on Public Policies and Domestic Law of Host States.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??The subject of this dissertation is the relationship between the protection of foreign investors' investments under international investment law and the domestic law of host (more)

Costanza, Livia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Lawrence, Joyce (Joyce Marie)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)both well-established investment structuresshould 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 Americas 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.

Mormann, Feliz; Reicher, Dan

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Investigating online decision-making styles  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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...

Park, Young A

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

396

P:\\DECISION\\0088.tba.wpd  

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

of a cited decision may be accessed by entering the case number of the decision in the search engine located at http:www.oha.doe.govsearch.htm. 2 A SWPF processes nuclear...

397

Optimal Decision Trees Kristin P. Bennett \\Lambda  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of all the decisions in the tree concurrently. Using Global Tree Optimization (GTO), we can optimize. Decisions are constructed recursively for each of the regions. This process is repeated until the points

Varela, Carlos

398

Systems analysis of major consumer energy decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Sisler, Nicholas Daniel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

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

400

|Research Focus Statistical decision theory and evolution  

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|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

Maloney, Laurence T.

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401

Corporate decision analysis : an engineering approach  

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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, ...

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

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Galp investe em cincia no Brasil Margarida Davim  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Galp investe em ciência no Brasil Margarida Davim margarida.davim@sol.pt Lei brasileira obriga dólares em investiga- ção e projectos científicos no Brasil até 2017. O investimento - cerca de 102 devem ser aplica- dos em «projectos de explora- ção e produção no Brasil» e está nos planos da empresa

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

403

Shenhua Guohua Energy 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpenWende New EnergyAnatoliaSciraShenhua Guohua Energy Investment Co

404

Rukminibai Estate Investment Pvt 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to: navigation, searchVirginiaRoosevelt Gardens is°andRubidoux,Rukminibai Estate Investment

405

Colexon Solar Invest AS Formerly Renewagy AS | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORT Americium/CuriumSunways JVGroupChoice Electric(CTI)TechnologiesInvest

406

DFSTW Investment Development 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORT Americium/CuriumSunways JVGroupChoiceCoronation PowerDFSTW Investment

407

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.

408

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

409

Simulation of human decision making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

410

Decision Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsruc DocumentationP-Series to UserProduct: CrudeOffice ofINL isSeparationsRelevant toDecision Science

411

Evaluation of Representative Smart Grid Investment Project Technologies: Demand Response  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

412

Energy Return on Investment from Recycling Nuclear Fuel  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

None

2011-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

413

Squirrel: A Community-Directed Approach to Investing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

, NY: Harper. Arnott, J. (2006). Leadership in design management: Are you using the right tools? Design Management Review, 17(4), 56-64, 87. Chiva, R., & Alegre, J. (2009). Investment in design and firm performance: The mediating role of design...). Structured planning in design: Information-age tools for product development. Design Issues, 17(1), 27-43. Petrie, A.. (2008, July). Developing products with a holistic process. Design Management Review, 19(3), 68-73, 90. Pfeffer, J. & Sutton, R. (2006...

Smith, Brian

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

414

Inner Mongolia Lianhe Wind Power Investment | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartmentAUDIT REPORTOpen EnergyBoard"Starting aLianhe Wind Power Investment Jump to:

415

Investing in Education | Y-12 National Security Complex  

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416

Investing in our Energy Future | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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417

BankInvest Technology AS | 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Office of InspectorConcentrating SolarElectricEnergyCT BiomassArnprior,AurantiaBanburyBankInvest Technology AS Jump to:

418

Hong Kong Taiyang Investment Group 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revision hasInformation Earth's Heat Jump to:PhotonHolyName Housing Cooperation JumpKong Taiyang Investment

419

Solving Multistage Asset Investment Problems by the Sample ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

present a new method for evaluating the quality of first stage decisions. Key words: Stochastic .... we can use control variables ua t := uab t ?uas ..... a scenario tree is generated with the total number of scenarios N = ?. T?1 t=1 Nt. Once.

2005-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

420

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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421

Vehicle Investment and Operating Costs and Savings for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies  

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To help estimate costs of implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation strategies for vehicles, the table below provides the initial investment, operating costs, and operating savings for each strategy.

422

E-Print Network 3.0 - accord invest navigator Sample Search Results  

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- Bionica Human Computing Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 35 History of an Accountability Database, Oregon Invests Thayne Dutson, Gwil Evans, Carole...

423

E-Print Network 3.0 - air force invests Sample Search Results  

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John Mitchell, and Nicholas Bambos Summary: to be a negative externality much like air pollution (9). As such, investment in information security causes... . When a player...

424

The international law framework for foreign investment protection: an analysis of African treaty practice.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Traditionally, African states have played an active and relevant role in the formulation and development of international investment law. Generally, the contribution of African states (more)

Lebero, Richard Karugarama

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Property rights, negotiating power and foreign investment: An international and comparative law study on Africa.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Property rights are crucial in shaping foreign investment and its socio?economic outcomes. Their allocation, protection and regulation influence the way the risks, costs and benefits (more)

Cotula, Lorenzo

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

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

427

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

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

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

428

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

generation and combined heat and power, Trigen Energypower generation combined heat and power, EnvironmentalInvestment Costs for Combined Heat and Power Systems Nicole

Kranz, Nicole; Worrell, Ernst

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

The effect of trade liberalisation and foreign direct investment in Mexico.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis analyses how trade liberalisation and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) have impacted on Mexicos economy. Time series econometric estimations techniques and estimations of a (more)

Vasquez Galan, Belem Iliana

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Financial liberalisation and its Impact on savings mobilisation and Investment: A case of Zambia.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This study considers the impact of financial liberalisation policy on savings and investment in Zambia for the period 1964 to 1996. It examines the relationship (more)

Kumwenda, Judith C. Makulu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

An energy return on investment for a geothermal power plant on the Texas Gulf Coast.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??This thesis examines the energy return on investment (EROI) of a model 3 MW hybrid gas-geothermal plant on the Texas Gulf Coast. The model plant (more)

Kampa, Kyle Benjamin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

E-Print Network 3.0 - assets investment timing Sample Search...  

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of asset classes as permitted by Schedule C of its Constitution (attached... Investment Philosophy - Maximising Return 2.1 A number of ... Source: Rambaut, Andrew - School of...

433

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...

434

Examining Decision-Making Regarding Environmental Information  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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 legislators 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.

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

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Supply chain planning decisions under demand uncertainty  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Huang, Yanfeng Anna

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Step decision rules for multistage stochastic programming  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Julien Th ni

2006-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

437

Use of wind power forecasting in operational decisions.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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

438

Characterizing and responding to uncertainty in climate change  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Irreversible abatement investment under cost uncertainties:about other firms investment cost. Third, if the regulatorIn addition, while making investment costs heterogeneous

Lemoine, Derek Mark

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

440

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Botswana East Timor Mexico Saudi Arabia Oil Oil State OilFund of Mexico Public Investment Fund Oil Oil Trinidad &New Land Grant Mexico Permanent Fund) Savings* Oil and other

Ugwuibe, Cynthia

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Firestone, Jeremy

442

Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Scott Proper  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

681 Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes Scott Proper Oregon State University]. On the Cite as: Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes, Scott Proper and Prasad Tadepalli, Sierra and Castelfranchi (eds.), May, 10­15, 2009, Bu- dapest, Hungary, pp. XXX-XXX. Copyright c 2009

443

Advanced Review Judgment and decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and social factors that shape and complement the cognitive processes of decision making. The decision shifted its emphasis from predicting choices, which can be successful without theoretical insight, to understanding the processes shaping them. Those processes are often revealed through biases that suggest non

Fischhoff, Baruch

444

Reliable Distributed Computing for Decision Support Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Bargiela, Andrzej

445

Decision Support for Choice of Security  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Langseth, Helge

446

Protecting the Investment in Heat Recovery with Boiler Economizers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

economizer ($45,000) R = Repayment-time of investment (Months) W= Q(ht - hf) 30,000 (1196-188) 30.24 mm Btu/Hr generated H'= G (tl-t2 )SxEC 36,000 (475-300)x .27 x .98 1.667 mm Btu/Hr recovered F = H/W x 100 100 (1.667)/30.24 . 5.52% fuel saved C... = (.85~ +;40b)/2= (.85x8.33+.40x12.5)/2 $6.04/mm Btu generated FB= CTW' = 6.04 x 5000 x 30.24 = $913,248/Year FS= FB x F = 913248 x .0552 = $50,411/Year R = 12 X CI/FS 12 x 45,000/50,411 = 10.7 months ,"I'IINO-' OIL '.n/GIlL' GAS ??.OOl...

Roethe, L. A.

447

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

No 49-2013 Assessing and ordering investments in polluting fossil-fueled and zero-carbon capital in polluting fossil-fueled and zero-carbon capital Abstract Climate change mitigation requires to replace Series hal-00866442,version1-30Sep2013 #12;Assessing and ordering investments in polluting fossil-fueled

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

448

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Minnesota, University of

449

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

450

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

varies across markets. In the presence of uncertain demand, capacity choices are shown theoreticallyCAPACITY INVESTMENT UNDER DEMAND UNCERTAINTY: THE ROLE OF IMPORTS IN THE U.S. CEMENT INDUSTRY Guy://www.economie.polytechnique.edu/ mailto:chantal.poujouly@polytechnique.edu #12;Capacity Investment under Demand Uncertainty: The Role

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

451

http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae/WorkingGroup_FDI.htm The Promise of Investment Liberalization  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and provide a benchmark of environmental protection. · International agreements, whether at the WTOhttp://ase.tufts.edu/gdae/WorkingGroup_FDI.htm #12;The Promise of Investment Liberalization cases FDI wiped out locally competing firms thereby "crowding out" domestic investment

452

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Lin, Xiaodong

453

Investment and valuation under backward and forward dynamic exponential utilities in a  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Investment and valuation under backward and forward dynamic exponential utilities in a stochastic utilities that are generated for- ward in time. We discuss the associated value functions, optimal invest into a partial equilib- rium one that can be solved by the so called utility-based pricing approach. The optimal

Zariphopoulou, Thaleia

454

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

WORKING PAPER N 2008 - 51 Human capital investment and long-term poverty reduction in rural Mexico SUPRIEURE 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

Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

455

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Jeanblanc, Monique

456

Investment Timing and Capacity Choice for Small-Scale Wind PowerUnder Uncertainty  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This paper presents a method for evaluation of investments in small-scale wind power under uncertainty. It is assumed that the price of electricity is uncertain and that an owner of a property with wind resources has a deferrable opportunity to invest in one wind power turbine within a capacity range. The model evaluates investment in a set of projects with different capacity. It is assumed that the owner substitutes own electricity load with electricity from the wind mill and sells excess electricity back to the grid on an hourly basis. The problem for the owner is to find the price levels at which it is optimal to invest, and in which capacity to invest. The results suggests it is optimal to wait for significantly higher prices than the net present value break-even. Optimal scale and timing depend on the expected price growth rate and the uncertainty in the future prices.

Fleten, Stein-Erik; Maribu, Karl Magnus

2004-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

457

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Deschnes, Olivier

458

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Went, Hannah

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Enriching Sustainable Transport Decisions: Inputs from Operations Research and the Management Sciences  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

to decision processes involving sustainable transportused to enrich sustainable transport decision processes andthe process of making decisions about sustainable transport

Wellar, Barry; Garrison, William

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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.

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2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

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

462

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

E-Print Network [OSTI]

efficiency requirements - Maximum emission limits Investment constraints: - Payback period is constrained Storage constraints: - Electricity stored is limited by battery

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

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

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

Jones, Carol C.; Richman, Eric E.

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

464

Interactive computer simulation of dairy farm systems as a method for making energy management decisions  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

To facilitate management decisions an analytical model was developed to predict energy and labor requirements and costs for milking and feed handling systems. The Dairy Farm Simulation Model was based on detailed time and motion studies, and energy audits of 21 dairy farms in Michigan. Data included labor hours and energy consumption per month for each operation required for milking and feed handling and charges based on Detroit Edison electrical rate schedules. The result of optimizing the electrical rate charges for simulated milking systems is indicated by the Time-of-Day Rate Schedule which provides the lowest cost to farm operators willing to adjust milking times. Simulation of mobile and stationary feeding systems for six herd sizes includes calculations of capital investment and operating costs in addition to labor and energy cost. Results indicate that mobile systems required a lower investment cost while stationary systems realize lower energy costs. Labor requirements per cow decreased as herd size increased for mobile systems, but remained the same for stationary systems regardless of herd size. The energy required to operate each system, based on the number of oil barrel equivalents, indicates the stationary system required less energy for herd sizes up to and including 150 cows, while mobile systems indicate a lower energy requirement for herd sizes greater than 150 cows. In general, no single system emerged as the best, rather it depended on the operator's personal preference.

Hewett, E.J. III

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision...  

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

Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Using a non-parametric...

466

DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain...  

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

Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators December 23, 2009 -...

467

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

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

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...

468

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...

469

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...

470

DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making through...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Decision Making through the Integration of Program and Project Management with National Environmental Policy Act Compliance DOE Secretarial Memorandum on Improved Decision Making...

471

Unstructured Direct Elicitation of Decision Rules  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We investigate the feasibility of unstructured direct-elicitation (UDE) of decision rules consumers use to form consideration sets. With incentives to think hard and answer truthfully, tested formats ask respondents to ...

Ding, Min

472

Experiments on decision making and auctions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995). The basic premise behind Case-Based Decision Theory (henceforth CBDT) is that a DM uses her past experience to help evaluate current choices, rather than constructing beliefs about certain states of the world...

Watson, Elizabeth Ann

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

473

Decision making process and factors routing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

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

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Algorithmic Decision Theory and the Smart Grid  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

professionals #12;8 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·First International Conference on ADT, Venice 2009. ·Second are borrowed from a presentation by Gil Bindewald of the Dept. of Energy to the SIAM Science Policy Committee

475

Optimization Online - Optimizing Trading Decisions for Hydro ...  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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

Nils Lhndorf

2011-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

476

Technology and public participation in environmental decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

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 ...

Yao, Basilia Wang

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Parallel object-oriented decision tree system  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

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.

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

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

478

Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data  

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

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.

Mansure, Chip

479

Engineered Geothermal Systems Energy Return On Energy Investment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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 ??efficiency? 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 ?? 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 ??minimum? EROI an energy production system should have to be an asset rather than a liability.

Mansure, A J

2012-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework  

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

Engel, David W.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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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.

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

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

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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.

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

Collins, Donovan (Donovan Scott)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Chiang, Risharng

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Eager, Daniel

2012-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Mills, Jeffrey David

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Foreign direct investment, intra-organizational proximity, and technological capability : the case of China's automobile industry  

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This dissertation consists of three self-contained essays, each of which examines part of the causal link among inward/outward foreign direct investment (FDI), intra-organizational proximity, and in-house technology ...

Nam, Kyung-min

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Margetts, David (David Lawrence)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tuition and Fees Your education is an investment that can lead to new professional opportunities, personal  

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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

Vertes, Akos

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

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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...

Heo, Y.; Augenbroe, G.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

Barradale, Merrill Jones

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-term contracts for new investments in power generation capacity : pain or gain?  

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In recent years, a debate has ensued regarding the role of long-term power purchase agreements for securing investments in power generation capacity in organized wholesale markets. This thesis illuminates the issues ...

Sakhrani, Vivek A. (Vivek Ashok)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Low Carbon Electricity Investment: The Limitations of Traditional Approaches and a Radical Alternative  

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certificates and feed-in tariffs. We then summarise alternate mechanisms and propose a new approach, aimed at harnessing the potential interest and capital of electricity consumers, large and small, directly in funding low carbon electricity investments...

Laing, Tim; Grubb, Michael

495

An analysis of Sovereign Wealth Funds and international real estate investments  

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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 ...

Sharma, Pulkit

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Chiyangwa, Diana Kudakwashe

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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, ...

Martinez, Andres (Martinez Sanchez Hidalgo)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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

Hasanhodzic, Jasmina, 1979-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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 ...

Miller, Bruno, 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long term infrastructure investments under uncertainty in the electric power sector using approximate dynamic programming techniques  

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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 ...

Seelhof, Michael

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z