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  1. Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs

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    Kreycik, C.; Couture, T. D.; Cory, K. S.

    2011-06-01

    Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are the most prevalent renewable energy policy used globally to date, and there are many benefits to the certainty offered in the marketplace to reduce development risks and associated financing costs and to grow the renewable energy industry. However, concerns over escalating costs in jurisdictions with FIT policies have led to increased attention on cost control in renewable energy policy design. In recent years, policy mechanisms for containing FIT costs have become more refined, allowing policymakers to exert greater control on policy outcomes and on the resulting costs to ratepayers. As policymakers and regulators in the United States begin to explore the use of FITs, careful consideration must be given to the ways in which policy design can be used to balance the policies' advantages while bounding its costs. This report explores mechanisms that policymakers have implemented to limit FIT policy costs. If designed clearly and transparently, such mechanisms can align policymaker and market expectations for project deployment. Three different policy tools are evaluated: (1) caps, (2) payment level adjustment mechanisms, and (3) auction-based designs. The report employs case studies to explore the strengths and weaknesses of these three cost containment tools. These tools are then evaluated with a set of criteria including predictability for policymakers and the marketplace and the potential for unintended consequences.

  2. Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs

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    Kreycik, Claire; Couture, Toby D.; Cory, Karlynn S.

    2011-06-01

    Feed-in tariffs (FITs) are the most prevalent policy used globally to reduce development risks, cut financing costs, and grow the renewable energy industry. However, concerns over escalating costs in jurisdictions with FIT policies have led to increased attention on cost control. Using case studies and market-focused analysis, this report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examines strengths and weaknesses of three cost-containment tools: (1) caps, (2) payment level adjustment mechanisms, and (3) auction-based designs. The report provides useful insights on containing costs for policymakers and regulators in the United States and other areas where FIT policies are in development.

  3. Policy on Cost Sharing Policy on Cost Sharing

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Cost Sharing 12/26/2014 Policy on Cost Sharing I. Purpose and Scope Northeastern University does not encourage cost sharing commitments in sponsored research, and generally will not commit for approval for cost sharing arrangements, and explains the requirements for how any such arrangements

  4. Policy on Cost Transfer Policy on Cost Transfer

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Cost Transfer 12/22/2014 Policy on Cost Transfer I. Purpose and Scope The University has posting of a cost to the general ledger, initiated by payroll charges, purchase orders or check requests (and the purchasing card). Cost Transfer means any subsequent transfer of the original charge

  5. INDIRECT COSTS OF RESEARCH University Policy No: FM5400

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    Victoria, University of

    1 INDIRECT COSTS OF RESEARCH University Policy No: FM5400 Classification: Financial Management recoveries towards the indirect costs associated with externally funded Research conducted at the University Costs of Research include, but are not limited to those costs associated with: the operation

  6. Financial Policy Manual 2111 UNALLOWABLE COSTS

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 2111 UNALLOWABLE COSTS Effective: August 1998 Last Revision PURPOSE: To establish policy for the accounting of costs which are unallowable charges against federally sponsored projects. POLICY: 1. The following costs are unallowable charges to sponsored projects as either

  7. Research Administration Policy Policy 50.1: Allowable Costs

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    Wang, Yu

    Research Administration Policy Policy 50.1: Allowable Costs Effective Date: July 1, 2012 Last with the federal requirements defined in 2 CFR 220 (OMB Circular A-21), Cost Principles for Educational from the beginning to the close of each research project. Circular A-21 provides that for a cost

  8. Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) Sharing Policy Introduction

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    Indiana University

    Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) Sharing Policy Introduction The school receives the majority (~95 to have annual gross research expenditures (direct + indirect costs) greater than $500,000. The percentage explanation. ICR Return to Large Centers with Additional Operational Costs (NEW 7/1/2013) Once research

  9. Cost Principles Policy Responsible Office: Cost Analysis Effective Date: November 1, 2013

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    Cost Principles Policy Responsible Office: Cost Analysis Effective Date: November 1, 2013 Last-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions and the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB)) identify cost accounting policies that must be followed to receive federal awards. These regulations

  10. Quantifying the cost uncertainty of climate stabilization policies

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    Franck, Travis Read

    2005-01-01

    Climate change researchers are often asked to evaluate potential economic effects of climate stabilization policies. Policy costs are particularly important because policymakers use a cost/benefit framework to analyze ...

  11. Cost Policy on Sponsored Agreements Page 12 of 12

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Cost Policy on Sponsored Agreements Page 12 of 12 Appendix A - Typical Direct and F&A (Indirect Costs) Direct Costs F&A Costs Compensation & Employee Benefits: Faculty, technicians, research, local postage costs (depending upon award), bulk mail services (depending upon award) and University

  12. Benefit-cost assessment of aviation environmental policies

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    Gilmore, Christopher K. (Christopher Kenneth)

    2012-01-01

    This thesis aids in the development of a framework in which to conduct global benefit-cost assessments of aviation policies. Current policy analysis tools, such as the aviation environmental portfolio management tool (APMT), ...

  13. LIMITS TO CBA IN UK AND EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

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    Bateman, Ian J.

    LIMITS TO CBA IN UK AND EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: RETROSPECTS & FUTURE PROSPECTS by R.K. Turner CSERGE Working Paper EDM 06-17 #12;Limits to CBA in UK and European Environmental Policy the contemporary debate and the now long standing role of CBA in UK and European environmental policy appraisal

  14. Modeling the Cost of Climate Policy: Distinguishing Between Alternative Cost Deftitions and Long-Run Cost Dynamics

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    Modeling the Cost of Climate Policy: Distinguishing Between Alternative Cost Deftitions and Long. There are alternative definitions of cost and the evolution of technologies and preferences is a complex and highly, some are more useful." To be more useful, The Energy Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1. CopyrightQ2003

  15. F&A Recovery Policy, eff. 1/2015 Policy: Recovery of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs on

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    Myers, Lawrence C.

    &A) Costs on Sponsored Projects Effective Date: January 2015 Revision Date: Policy Statement: This policy and administrative costs on sponsored projects, and when and how waivers of full F&A cost recovery may be considered and Administrative (F&A) Costs" ­ For the purpose of this policy and its application, facilities and administrative

  16. BIOMASS FOR HYDROGEN AND OTHER TRANSPORT FUELS -POTENTIALS, LIMITATIONS & COSTS

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    BIOMASS FOR HYDROGEN AND OTHER TRANSPORT FUELS - POTENTIALS, LIMITATIONS & COSTS Senior scientist - "Towards Hydrogen Society" ·biomass resources - potentials, limits ·biomass carbon cycle ·biomass for hydrogen - as compared to other H2- sources and to other biomass paths #12;BIOMASS - THE CARBON CYCLE

  17. POLICY ON INDIRECT COSTS RECOVERY FROM RESEARCH FUNDING AGENCIES NOT ACCREDITED BY SIRU

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    POLICY ON INDIRECT COSTS RECOVERY FROM RESEARCH FUNDING AGENCIES NOT ACCREDITED BY SIRU Effective of this policy is to appropriately recognize and recover the costs incurred by the University in supporting research grant activity. DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this policy: Direct costs means costs that can

  18. SUBJECT: Effective Date: Policy Number: Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) on

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    1 SUBJECT: Effective Date: Policy Number: Facilities and Administrative Costs (F&A) on Sponsored Programs (replaces Waiver of Facilities and Administrative Costs) 1-14-13 10.2.5 Supersedes: Page Of 1 project. II. POLICY It is the general policy of the University to recover full costs for all sponsored

  19. Financial Policy Manual 1106.7 PLANT ASSETS -INTERNAL USE SOFTWARE COSTS

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 1106.7 PLANT ASSETS - INTERNAL USE SOFTWARE COSTS Effective: July This policy applies to all schools and centers that incur software costs. POLICY 1. Internal-use software externally. 2. The external cost of purchased internal use software applications in excess of $5

  20. Solar panels are cost intensive, have limitations with respect to

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    Langendoen, Koen

    Solar panels are cost intensive, have limitations with respect to where they can be integrated of the window, integrated in the window frames, strip-shaped CIGS PV solar cells convert the light the CIGS PV solar cells in the form of strips at the edges of the window in the window frame. These solar

  1. Policy Name: Indirect Costs of Research Originating/Responsible Department: Vice-President (Research and International)

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    Dawson, Jeff W.

    Policy Name: Indirect Costs of Research Originating/Responsible Department: Vice: Associate Vice-President (Research Planning and Operations Policy: Indirect costs of research are real costs that benefit and support research. These costs must be included in budget requests to external sponsors

  2. Financial Policy Manual 1106.4 PLANT ASSETS PLANT CONSTRUCTION COSTS

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 1106.4 PLANT ASSETS ­ PLANT CONSTRUCTION COSTS Effective: December PURPOSE To properly account for the costs of construction of University plant. POLICY 1. The Office of the Comptroller is responsible for accounting for all costs of construction (new building construction, building

  3. Mandating green: On the design of renewable fuel policies and cost containment mechanisms

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    Mandating green: On the design of renewable fuel policies and cost containment mechanisms Gabriel E Energy Efficiency Center Sustainable Transportation Seminar, and the Berkeley Bioeconomy Conference. Lin

  4. Cost-Energy Dynamics: An Engineering - Economic Basis for Industrial Energy Conservation Policies 

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    Phung, D. L.; van Gool, W.

    1980-01-01

    This paper develops a theory called cost-energy dynamics that can be used to shape policies for industrial energy conservation. It is built on two hypotheses commonly observed in process engineering; namely, cost varies as positive power function...

  5. Suicide and Suicidal Attempts in the United States: Costs and Policy Implications

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    Snider, Barry B.

    .1%) of this cost. Adjustment for under-reporting increased the total cost to $93.5 billion or $298 per capita, 2Suicide and Suicidal Attempts in the United States: Costs and Policy Implications DONALD S. SHEPARD. SILVERMAN, MD The national cost of suicides and suicide attempts in the United States in 2013 was $58

  6. THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (INDIRECT) COSTS POLICY

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    Saldin, Dilano

    THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (INDIRECT) COSTS POLICY Facilities and Administrative (Indirect) costs are real costs that provide reimbursement for actual or contract. The costs result from shared services such as libraries, plant operation and maintenance, utility

  7. Financial Policy Manual 2116 RECOVERY OF FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (F&A) COSTS

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 2116 RECOVERY OF FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (F&A) COSTS Subject of Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Costs to Sponsored Projects DEFINITION: The total costs of a sponsored, supplies, materials, equipment and travel, and (b) F&A costs, e.g., depreciation of buildings and equipment

  8. Index Policies for a Multi-Class Queue with Convex Holding Cost and Abandonments

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    Ayesta, Urtzi

    Index Policies for a Multi-Class Queue with Convex Holding Cost and Abandonments M. Larra~naga1-dimensional birth-and-death process. For linear hold- ing cost, the index can be calculated in closed-form and turns of no abandonments and lin- ear holding cost, our index coincides with the cµ-rule, which is known to be optimal

  9. Asymptotically optimal index policies for an abandonment queue with convex holding cost

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    Ayesta, Urtzi

    Asymptotically optimal index policies for an abandonment queue with convex holding cost M. Larra-dimensional birth-and-death process. For linear holding cost, the index can be calculated in closed-form and turns of no abandonments and linear holding cost, our index coincides with the cµ-rule, which is known to be optimal

  10. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

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    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    clean_energy_policies/increase-wisconsin- rps.html Table 1. State RPS Policies as Modeled by RPS Cost

  11. Final Technical Report Power through Policy: "Best Practices" for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind

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    Rhoads-Weaver, Heather; Gagne, Matthew; Sahl, Kurt; Orrell, Alice; Banks, Jennifer

    2012-02-28

    Power through Policy: 'Best Practices' for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to identify distributed wind technology policy best practices and to help policymakers, utilities, advocates, and consumers examine their effectiveness using a pro forma model. Incorporating a customized feed from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool (Policy Tool) is designed to assist state, local, and utility officials in understanding the financial impacts of different policy options to help reduce the cost of distributed wind technologies. The project's final products include the Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool, found at www.windpolicytool.org, and its accompanying documentation: Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool Guidebook: User Instructions, Assumptions, and Case Studies. With only two initial user inputs required, the Policy Tool allows users to adjust and test a wide range of policy-related variables through a user-friendly dashboard interface with slider bars. The Policy Tool is populated with a variety of financial variables, including turbine costs, electricity rates, policies, and financial incentives; economic variables including discount and escalation rates; as well as technical variables that impact electricity production, such as turbine power curves and wind speed. The Policy Tool allows users to change many of the variables, including the policies, to gauge the expected impacts that various policy combinations could have on the cost of energy (COE), net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and the simple payback of distributed wind projects ranging in size from 2.4 kilowatts (kW) to 100 kW. The project conducted case studies to demonstrate how the Policy Tool can provide insights into 'what if' scenarios and also allow the current status of incentives to be examined or defended when necessary. The ranking of distributed wind state policy and economic environments summarized in the attached report, based on the Policy Tool's default COE results, highlights favorable market opportunities for distributed wind growth as well as market conditions ripe for improvement. Best practices for distributed wind state policies are identified through an evaluation of their effect on improving the bottom line of project investments. The case studies and state rankings were based on incentives, power curves, and turbine pricing as of 2010, and may not match the current results from the Policy Tool. The Policy Tool can be used to evaluate the ways that a variety of federal and state policies and incentives impact the economics of distributed wind (and subsequently its expected market growth). It also allows policymakers to determine the impact of policy options, addressing market challenges identified in the U.S. DOE's '20% Wind Energy by 2030' report and helping to meet COE targets. In providing a simple and easy-to-use policy comparison tool that estimates financial performance, the Policy Tool and guidebook are expected to enhance market expansion by the small wind industry by increasing and refining the understanding of distributed wind costs, policy best practices, and key market opportunities in all 50 states. This comprehensive overview and customized software to quickly calculate and compare policy scenarios represent a fundamental step in allowing policymakers to see how their decisions impact the bottom line for distributed wind consumers, while estimating the relative advantages of different options available in their policy toolboxes. Interested stakeholders have suggested numerous ways to enhance and expand the initial effort to develop an even more user-friendly Policy Tool and guidebook, including the enhancement and expansion of the current tool, and conducting further analysis. The report and the project's Guidebook include further details on possible next steps. NREL Report No. BK-5500-53127; DOE/GO-102011-3453.

  12. Primary aluminum production : climate policy, emissions and costs

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    Harnisch, Jochen.; Sue Wing, Ian.; Jacoby, Henry D.; Prinn, Ronald G.

    Climate policy regarding perfluorocarbons (PFCs) may have a significant influence on investment decisions in the production of primary aluminum. This work demonstrates an integrated analysis of the effectiveness and likely ...

  13. Cost-Share Policy for Wake Forest University, Reynolda Campus This policy will serve as a reference for faculty who are preparing a proposal that

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    Anderson, Paul R.

    7/1/09 Cost-Share Policy for Wake Forest University, Reynolda Campus Background This policy will serve as a reference for faculty who are preparing a proposal that includes funds for cost share, or matching. Cost share can be provided in the form of a cash match, third-party contributions, and in

  14. The Cost of Climate Policy in the United States

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    Morris, Jennifer F.

    2009-01-01

    We consider the cost of meeting emissions reduction targets consistent with a G8 proposal of a 50 percent global reduction in emissions by 2050, and an Obama Administration proposal of an 80 percent reduction over this ...

  15. Induced technical change and the cost of climate policy

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    Sue Wing, Ian.

    This paper investigates the potential for a carbon tax to induce R&D, and for the consequent induced technical change (ITC) to lower the macroeconomic cost of abating carbon emissions. ITC is modelled within a general ...

  16. The Cost of Climate Policy in the United States

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    Morris, Jennifer F.

    We consider the cost of meeting emissions reduction targets consistent with a G8 proposal of a 50 percent global reduction in emissions by 2050, and an Obama Administration proposal of an 80 percent reduction over this ...

  17. Travel policies and practices of Department of Energy grantees. [Travel costs for US DOE grantees

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    Not Available

    1981-09-30

    The fiscal year 1980 travel activities, particularly trips to annual conventions, of Department of Energy grantees were reviewed. DOE made 9987 grants during fiscal year 1980. Ten grantees, i.e., educational institutions, governmental entities, companies, etc. were selected for the travel review. Information is included on the cost and purpose of trips, applicable travel policies, cost reporting, and auditing of travel vouchers. The results showed that the 10 selected grantees made 1194 trips costing a total of $170,974, or about 1% of their grant funds. Grantees travel costs ranged from $331 to $46,512 and the number of trips ranged from 1 to 471. (LCL)

  18. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

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    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    or clean energy policies, unless RPS-specific costs areCost Impacts of a Vermont Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Economics of a Washington Energy Portfolio Standard: Effects on Ratepayers The Washington Clean Energy

  19. Optimum Transmission Policies for Battery Limited Energy Harvesting Nodes

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    Tutuncuoglu, Kaya

    2010-01-01

    Wireless networks with energy harvesting battery powered nodes are quickly emerging as a viable option for future wireless networks with extended lifetime. Equally important to their counterpart in the design of energy harvesting radios are the design principles that this new networking paradigm calls for. In particular, unlike wireless networks considered up to date, the energy replenishment process and the storage constraints of the rechargeable batteries need to be taken into account in designing efficient transmission strategies. In this work, we consider such transmission policies for rechargeable nodes, and identify the optimum solution for two related problems. Specifically, the transmission policy that maximizes the short term throughput, i.e., the amount of data transmitted in a finite time horizon is found. In addition, we show the relation of this optimization problem to another, namely, the minimization of the transmission completion time for a given amount of data, and solve that as well. The tra...

  20. The Costs and Limits of Availability for Replicated Services Department of Computer Science

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    Yu, Haifeng

    The Costs and Limits of Availability for Replicated Services Haifeng Yu Department of Computer of many services is increasingly lim- ited by availability rather than performance. A key approach to improving availability involves replicating the service across mul- tiple, wide-area sites. However

  1. Cost and U.S. public policy for new coal power plants with carbon capture and sequestration

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    Hamilton, Michael R.

    This paper provides a financial analysis for new supercritical pulverized coal plants with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) that compares the effects of two relevant climate policies. First, an updated cost estimate ...

  2. Computing (r, Q) Policy for an Inventory System with Limited Sharable Resource

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    Xie, Jinxing

    Computing (r, Q) Policy for an Inventory System with Limited Sharable Resource Xiaobo Zhao1 , Minmin Qiu2 , Jinxing Xie3 and Qiming He4 1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China. 2 IBM China Research Lab, Beijing 100193, China. 3 Department of Mathematical

  3. Policy Flash 2013-79 Professional and Consultant service cost (FAR 31.205-33)

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    Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Jason Taylor of the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office  of Policy, Office of Acquisition and Project Management...

  4. Financing end-use solar technologies in a restructured electricity industry: Comparing the cost of public policies

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    Jones, E.; Eto, J.

    1997-09-01

    Renewable energy technologies are capital intensive. Successful public policies for promoting renewable energy must address the significant resources needed to finance them. Public policies to support financing for renewable energy technologies must pay special attention to interactions with federal, state, and local taxes. These interactions are important because they can dramatically increase or decrease the effectiveness of a policy, and they determine the total cost of a policy to society as a whole. This report describes a comparative analysis of the cost of public policies to support financing for two end-use solar technologies: residential solar domestic hot water heating (SDHW) and residential rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. The analysis focuses on the cost of the technologies under five different ownership and financing scenarios. Four scenarios involve leasing the technologies to homeowners in return for a payment that is determined by the financing requirements of each form of ownership. For each scenario, the authors examine nine public policies that might be used to lower the cost of these technologies: investment tax credits (federal and state), production tax credits (federal and state), production incentives, low-interest loans, grants (taxable and two types of nontaxable), direct customer payments, property and sales tax reductions, and accelerated depreciation.

  5. The Full Costs of Urban Transport. Part I: Economic Efficiency in Bus Operations; Preliminary Intermodal Cost Comparison and Policy Implications

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    Peter Fisher; Philip Viton

    1974-01-01

    costs o f bus c o n s u m e r and i n a cost service. the Ino n a l planning c o n s u m e r and exploration costs be aContra Costa bus s m a l l e r and as p o l i c e , s h e r

  6. A Review of Recent RTO Benefit-Cost Studies: Toward MoreComprehensive Assessments of FERC Electricity RestructuringPolicies

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    Eto, Joseph H.; Lesieutre, Bernard C.

    2005-12-01

    During the past three years, government and private organizations have issued more than a dozen studies of the benefits and costs of Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs). Most of these studies have focused on benefits that can be readily estimated using traditional production-cost simulation techniques, which compare the cost of centralized dispatch under an RTO to dispatch in the absence of an RTO, and on costs associated with RTO start-up and operation. Taken as a whole, it is difficult to draw definitive conclusions from these studies because they have not examined potentially much larger benefits (and costs) resulting from the impacts of RTOs on reliability management, generation and transmission investment and operation, and wholesale electricity market operation. This report: (1) Describes the history of benefit-cost analysis of FERC electricity restructuring policies; (2)Reviews current practice by analyzing 11 RTO benefit-cost studies that were published between 2002 and 2004 and makes recommendations to improve the documentation of data and methods and the presentation of findings in future studies that focus primarily on estimating short-run economic impacts; and (3) Reviews important impacts of FERC policies that have been overlooked or incompletely treated by recent RTO benefit-cost studies and the challenges to crafting more comprehensive assessments of these impacts based on actual performance, including impacts on reliability management, generation and transmission investment and operation, and wholesale electricity market operation.

  7. The limits of public policy intervention in urban logistics: The case of Vicenza (Italy) and lessons for other European cities.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 The limits of public policy intervention in urban logistics: The case of Vicenza (Italy - University of Lyon Laetitia DABLANC, INRETS Abstract For over fifteen years, the subject of urban logistics logistics, local policy, regulations, urban distribution centres, competition 1. Introduction Freight

  8. Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Care Costs Background from NIH Grants Policy Statement: The following definition should be kept in mind when

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    Minnesota, University of

    Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Care Costs Background from NIH Grants Policy Statement: The following definition should be kept in mind when answering questions regarding research patient care costs. Research patient care costs are the costs of routine and ancillary services provided by hospitals

  9. K:\\Web\\WebMirror2\\ospa\\policiesandprocedures\\Allowability of B I start up costs Policy-1-12.doc SPA Procedure for Allowable B&I Clinical Trial Start-Up Costs

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    Thomas, David D.

    K:\\Web\\WebMirror2\\ospa\\policiesandprocedures\\Allowability of B I start up costs Policy-1-12.doc SPA Procedure for Allowable B&I Clinical Trial Start-Up Costs This internal procedure is intended to resolve issues relating to Business and Industry (B&I)-sponsored clinical trials that have start-up costs

  10. Policy Flash 2014-26 Acquisition Guide Chapter 70.31A - Costs...

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    Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Jason Taylor, of the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division at (202) 287-1560 or at Jason.Taylor@hq.doe.gov...

  11. Innovative Feed-In Tariff Designs that Limit Policy Costs | Open Energy

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  12. Global terrestrial uranium supply and its policy implications : a probabilistic projection of future uranium costs

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    Matthews, Isaac A

    2010-01-01

    An accurate outlook on long-term uranium resources is critical in forecasting uranium costresource relationships, and for energy policy planning as regards the development and deployment of nuclear fuel cycle alternatives. ...

  13. A retrospective investigation of energy efficiency standards: Policies may have accelerated long term declines in appliance costs

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    Van Buskirk, R. D.; Kantner, C. L. S.; Gerke, B. F.; Chu, S.

    2014-11-14

    We perform a retrospective investigation of multi-decade trends in price and life-cycle cost (LCC) for home appliances in periods with and without energy efficiency (EE) standards and labeling polices. In contrast to the classical picture of the impact of efficiency standards, the introduction and updating of appliance standards is not associated with a long-term increase in purchase price; rather, quality-adjusted prices undergo a continued or accelerated long-term decline. In addition, long term trends in appliance LCCs—which include operating costs—consistently show an accelerated long term decline with EE policies. We also show that the incremental price of efficiency improvements has declined faster than the baseline product price for selected products. These observations are inconsistent with a view of EE standards that supposes a perfectly competitive market with static supply costs. These results suggest that EE policies may be associated with other forces at play, such as innovation and learning-by-doing in appliance production and design, that can affect long term trends in quality-adjusted prices and LCCs.

  14. A retrospective investigation of energy efficiency standards: Policies may have accelerated long term declines in appliance costs

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    Van Buskirk, R. D.; Kantner, C. L. S.; Gerke, B. F.; Chu, S.

    2014-11-14

    We perform a retrospective investigation of multi-decade trends in price and life-cycle cost (LCC) for home appliances in periods with and without energy efficiency (EE) standards and labeling polices. In contrast to the classical picture of the impact of efficiency standards, the introduction and updating of appliance standards is not associated with a long-term increase in purchase price; rather, quality-adjusted prices undergo a continued or accelerated long-term decline. In addition, long term trends in appliance LCCs—which include operating costs—consistently show an accelerated long term decline with EE policies. We also show that the incremental price of efficiency improvements has declinedmore »faster than the baseline product price for selected products. These observations are inconsistent with a view of EE standards that supposes a perfectly competitive market with static supply costs. These results suggest that EE policies may be associated with other forces at play, such as innovation and learning-by-doing in appliance production and design, that can affect long term trends in quality-adjusted prices and LCCs.« less

  15. Impacts of motor vehicle operation on water quality - Clean-up Costs and Policies

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    Nixon, Hilary; Saphores, Jean-Daniel M

    2007-01-01

    preventing water pollution from motor vehicles would be muchgroundwater pollution; motor-vehicle transportation;the environmental costs of motor vehicle transportation in

  16. A chronological probabilistic production cost model to evaluate the reliability contribution of limited energy plants

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    Leung, Tommy (Tommy Chun Ting)

    2012-01-01

    The growth of renewables in power systems has reinvigorated research and regulatory interest in reliability analysis algorithms such as the Baleriaux/Booth convolution-based probabilistic production cost (PPC) model. ...

  17. Summary of Policy Changes for Senior Research Associates and Research Associates (Limited Term)

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    Toronto, University of

    to SRA and RAs and Principal Investigators later in the spring. Conflict of Interest: This new policy is based on the Conflict of Interest policy for Professional/Managerial employees. Intellectual Property to clarify eligibility for annual across-the-board and merit increases. The SRA salary range will now have

  18. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    13. Washington, D.C. : Renewable Energy Policy Project. (Commissioners. Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP). 2001.energy/clean_energy_policies/the-colorado-renewable-energy-

  19. Does the Social Cost of Carbon Matter?: Evidence from U.S. Policy

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    Hahn, Robert W.; Ritz, Robert A.

    2015-01-01

    H. 1960. “The Problem of Social Cost.” Journal of Law & Economics 3: 1–44. Ellerman, A. Denny, and Barbara K. Buchner. 2007. “The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: Origins, Allocation, and Early Results.” Review of Environmental Economics...

  20. The welfare costs of hybrid carbon policies in the European Union

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    Babiker, Mustafa H.M.; Viguier, Laurent L.; Reilly, John M.; Ellerman, A. Denny.; Criqui, Patrick.

    To what extent do the welfare costs associated with the implementation of the Burden Sharing Agreement in the European Union depend on sectoral allocation of emissions rights? What are the prospects for strategic climate ...

  1. Limiter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cohen, S.A.; Hosea, J.C.; Timberlake, J.R.

    1984-10-19

    A limiter with a specially contoured front face is provided. The front face of the limiter (the plasma-side face) is flat with a central indentation. In addition, the limiter shape is cylindrically symmetric so that the limiter can be rotated for greater heat distribution. This limiter shape accommodates the various power scrape-off distances lambda p, which depend on the parallel velocity, V/sub parallel/, of the impacting particles.

  2. Limiter

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Cohen, Samuel A. (Hopewell, NJ); Hosea, Joel C. (Princeton, NJ); Timberlake, John R. (Allentown, NJ)

    1986-01-01

    A limiter with a specially contoured front face accommodates the various power scrape-off distances .lambda..sub.p, which depend on the parallel velocity, V.sub..parallel., of the impacting particles. The front face of the limiter (the plasma-side face) is flat with a central indentation. In addition, the limiter shape is cylindrically symmetric so that the limiter can be rotated for greater heat distribution.

  3. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    projections of renewable technology cost, fossil fuel priceboth renewable technology costs and avoided fuel costs. Theof future renewable technology cost and performance would

  4. Cost-Energy Dynamics of Thermal Insulation: Potential Energy Savings and Policy Recommendations 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Phung, D. L.; Plaza, H.

    1980-01-01

    and manufacturing sectors are assessed. A hypothetical $10 billion insulation budget is determined to save 0.5 quad/yr of energy for the next 10 to 15 years, resulting in conservation energy costing less than $2/MMBtu. It is argued that public subsidies to energy...

  5. Energy Policy 34 (2006) 32183232 Beyond the learning curve: factors influencing cost reductions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kammen, Daniel M.

    2006-01-01

    in photovoltaics Gregory F. Nemetà Energy and Resources Group, University of California, 310 Barrows Hall 3050 in the most impor- tant factors--plant size, module efficiency, and the cost of silicon. Ways in which¨ bler et al., 1999) and since then it has become a powerful and widely used model for projecting

  6. Further Sensitivity Analysis of Hypothetical Policies to Limit Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    2013-01-01

    This analysis supplements the Annual Energy Outlook 2013 alternative cases which imposed hypothetical carbon dioxide emission fees on fossil fuel consumers. It offers further cases that examine the impacts of fees placed only on the emissions from electric power facilities, impacts of returning potential revenues to consumers, and two cap-and-trade policies.

  7. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    factors: wind power capital costs and natural gas prices.key assumptions – wind capital cost and the duration of PTC47 7.3.2 Wind Capital Cost

  8. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    to RPS generation requirements, wind cost assumptions arethe sudden leap in wind costs over the past several years,especially if higher wind costs persist. However, most, if

  9. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    resource types and generation costs are estimated externallystudy reports cost and renewable generation results for thestudy reports cost and renewable generation results for the

  10. Appendix C: Cost of Climate Policy and the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454)1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Appendix C: Cost of Climate Policy and the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act The American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R.2454) passed the House of Representatives after the completion version. H.R. 2454 is composed of five main titles. Title I deals with clean energy, setting up a combined

  11. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    of Alternative Fossil Fuel Price and Carbon Regulationtechnology cost, fossil fuel price uncertainty, andtechnology cost, fossil fuel price uncertainty, and

  12. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    impacts We converted other cost metrics to ¢/kWh retail ratePower System Operating Costs: Summary and Perspective onA. Bibliography of RPS Cost Studies Studies listed in

  13. policy

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia4) August 20123/%2A en46Afedkcp8/%2A4/%2A en NNSA Policy

  14. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    45 7.3 Renewable Energy Costand future renewable energy costs, while less volatile thanResource Data Renewable Energy Cost Characterization

  15. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    such as voluntary green power programs or RPS policies instates, government agency green power commitments, andcustomer- driven green power programs. Of these demand

  16. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    Role of Forward Natural Gas Prices. ” Energy Policy, 34 (6):Gas Crisis: Reducing Natural Gas Prices Through Increased56 8.3 Natural Gas Price

  17. Cost Sharing -1 -Approved: 01/07/2013 Cost Sharing

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hammack, Richard

    Cost Sharing - 1 - Approved: 01/07/2013 Cost Sharing Policy Type: Administrative Responsible Office and Purpose The purpose of this policy is to define VCU's cost-sharing policy for sponsored programs. The university will make a cost-sharing commitment only when required by the sponsor or by the competitive nature

  18. This report has undergone limited technical review and the content does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Environment Canada. Mention of trade names or commercial products

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    #12;NOTICE This report has undergone limited technical review and the content does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Environment Canada. Mention of trade names or commercial products does Abstract The impact of emissions from urban sources to ambient air pollution is not considered to be large

  19. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    on Average Retail Electricity Rates.. 14Projected RPS Electricity Rate Impacts by RPS CostRPS Targets and Retail Electricity Rate Impacts 16 Typical

  20. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    wholesale electricity price projections as a model output.in natural gas prices projections over the past severalprojections of renewable technology cost, fossil fuel price

  1. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Renewables Portfolio Standards: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff; Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark

    2007-01-01

    detailed wholesale electricity price projections as a modelelectricity bills, and renewable energy certificate (REC) prices. Developing a consistent set of metrics for comparing cost projections

  2. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    Energy Laboratory. Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP).13. Washington, D.C. : Renewable Energy Policy Project. (clean_energy_policies/increase-the-texas- renewable-energy-

  3. Page 1 of 1 This policy defines participant support costs and provides guidance for their use in sponsored programs.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hutcheon, James M.

    /19/2012 Applies to: University Revised: n/a Sources: Vice-President for Research & Economic Development, Office for their use in sponsored programs. II. Policy Statement Some extramural sponsors of research projects include receiving service or training at a workshop, conference, seminar, symposium, or other short

  4. Combining a renewable portfolio standard with a cap-and-trade policy : a general equilibrium analysis

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Morris Jennifer F. (Jennifer Faye)

    2009-01-01

    Most economists see incentive-based measures such a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax as cost effective policy instruments for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. In actuality, many efforts to address GHG emissions combine ...

  5. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    and future renewable energy costs, while less volatile thandifference between renewable energy costs and the cost ofto be the least-cost renewable energy source and, as noted

  6. UNEP Policy Series ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    1 UNEP Policy Series ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT Sustaining Forests: Sustaining forests: Investing in our ...........................................................................6 II. Threats to the world's forests: a complex policy problem ............................7 A. Market failures, financial mechanisms and costs of business ..................8 III. Innovative policy

  7. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    Role of Forward Natural Gas Prices. ” Energy Policy, 34 (6):Downward Pressure on Natural Gas Prices. Energy Policy, 35(most obviously, natural gas prices (and price expectations)

  8. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    in electricity sector generation costs. In addition, the5/MWh change in levelized generation costs. We find that thethe cost and potential of renewable generation technologies

  9. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    would stimulate wind technology cost reductions on theprojections of renewable technology costs, fossil fuel priceavailability. Renewable technology cost: Reflects changes to

  10. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    New Jersey “high technology cost” scenario, which exceedsthan-expected solar technology costs would probably causeAvailability Renew able Technology Cost Fossil Fuel Price

  11. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    Cost Studies en al ty CO2 Reduction Cost in 1st Peak Targetdo not represent the average costs of CO2 abatement over theestimated CO2 reductions. Since these are single-year costs,

  12. Attached is Policy Flash 2013-44 Acquisition Guide- Allowability...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Attached is Policy Flash 2013-44 Acquisition Guide- Allowability of Incurred Costs Attached is Policy Flash 2013-44 Acquisition Guide- Allowability of Incurred Costs Attached is...

  13. Multiperiod Portfolio Optimization with General Transaction Costs

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2013-07-17

    assets in the presence of general transaction costs such as proportional, market impact ... For proportional transaction costs, we find that a buy-and-hold policy is

  14. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    Notable is that current wind costs are in the $1600-2000/kWin place. As a result, the wind cost assumptions employed inespecially if higher wind costs persist. Natural Gas Price

  15. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    technology costs, fossil fuel price uncertainty, alternativeand performance assumptions. Fossil fuel price uncertainty:able Technology Cost Fossil Fuel Price Uncertainty Alternate

  16. Water Use in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): Geology of U.S. Stimulation Projects, Water Costs, and Alternative Water Use Policies

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

    Schroeder, Jenna N.

    2014-12-16

    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), geothermal energy generation in the United States is projected to more than triple by 2040 (EIA 2013). This addition, which translates to more than 5 GW of generation capacity, is anticipated because of technological advances and an increase in available sources through the continued development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGSs) and low-temperature resources (EIA 2013). Studies have shown that air emissions, water consumption, and land use for geothermal electricity generation have less of an impact than traditional fossil fuel?based electricity generation; however, the long-term sustainability of geothermal power plants can be affected by insufficient replacement of aboveground or belowground operational fluid losses resulting from normal operations (Schroeder et al. 2014). Thus, access to water is therefore critical for increased deployment of EGS technologies and, therefore, growth of the geothermal sector. This paper examines water issues relating to EGS development from a variety of perspectives. It starts by exploring the relationship between EGS site geology, stimulation protocols, and below ground water loss, which is one of the largest drivers of water consumption for EGS projects. It then examines the relative costs of different potential traditional and alternative water sources for EGS. Finally it summarizes specific state policies relevant to the use of alternative water sources for EGS, and finally explores the relationship between EGS site geology, stimulation protocols, and below ground water loss, which is one of the largest drivers of water consumption for EGS projects.

  17. Water Use in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): Geology of U.S. Stimulation Projects, Water Costs, and Alternative Water Use Policies

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

    Schroeder, Jenna N.

    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), geothermal energy generation in the United States is projected to more than triple by 2040 (EIA 2013). This addition, which translates to more than 5 GW of generation capacity, is anticipated because of technological advances and an increase in available sources through the continued development of enhanced geothermal systems (EGSs) and low-temperature resources (EIA 2013). Studies have shown that air emissions, water consumption, and land use for geothermal electricity generation have less of an impact than traditional fossil fuel?based electricity generation; however, the long-term sustainability of geothermal power plants can be affected by insufficient replacement of aboveground or belowground operational fluid losses resulting from normal operations (Schroeder et al. 2014). Thus, access to water is therefore critical for increased deployment of EGS technologies and, therefore, growth of the geothermal sector. This paper examines water issues relating to EGS development from a variety of perspectives. It starts by exploring the relationship between EGS site geology, stimulation protocols, and below ground water loss, which is one of the largest drivers of water consumption for EGS projects. It then examines the relative costs of different potential traditional and alternative water sources for EGS. Finally it summarizes specific state policies relevant to the use of alternative water sources for EGS, and finally explores the relationship between EGS site geology, stimulation protocols, and below ground water loss, which is one of the largest drivers of water consumption for EGS projects.

  18. Policy V.6.1.2 Responsible Official: Vice President

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Policy V.6.1.2 Responsible Official: Vice President for Research Effective Date: July 1, 2015 Cost Policy on Sponsored Agreements - Interim Policy Statement Direct, indirect and allowable costs shall and the University's cost accounting standards. Reason for the Policy This policy statement and the guidelines

  19. Assess Policy Retire Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hammack, Richard

    Assess Policy Need Retire Policy Revise Policy Evaluate Effectiveness Enforce Compliance Educate Employees Evaluate Risks to VCU Decide Course of Action Draft Policy Acquire Approval Communicate Policy Solicit Feedback Policy Lifecycle Page 1 of 3 #12;1. Assess need 2. Analyze impact on University

  20. 0-7803-8906-9/05/$20.00 2005 IEEE 2005 Electronic Components and Technology Conference Exploring the Limits of Low Cost, Organics-Compatible High-k Ceramic Thin-Films

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    the Limits of Low Cost, Organics-Compatible High-k Ceramic Thin-Films for Embedded Decoupling Applications to integrate them. Ceramic-polymer nanocomposite approach pursued by various research groups over the past today are investigating ceramic-based thin films (

  1. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    Work: How Many Jobs can the Clean Energy Industry Generate?Available at: http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/clean_energy_policies/increase-the-texas- renewable-energy-

  2. Effectiveness of State-Level Policies on Solar Market Development in Different State Contexts

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Steward, D.; Doris, E.; Krasko, V.; Hillman, D.

    2014-02-01

    In response to public interest in customer-sited distributed solar photovoltaics (PV), state and local policymakers have implemented policy initiatives with the goal of encouraging private investment and building a robust PV market. Policymakers face challenges, including limited budgets and incomplete information about the effectiveness of the various policy options in their specific situation, in crafting and executing policy that supports market development goals. Recent work investigated the effect of the order in which policies are implemented (referred to as 'policy stacking') and the presence of low-cost enabling policies, such as interconnection standards and net metering, can have on the success of states in promoting PV markets. Findings indicate that implementation of interconnection standards and policy related to the valuation of excess electricity (e.g., net metering), along with indicators of long term government support for a solar PV market (e.g., RPS) and a non-policy determinant (population), explain about 70% of the variation among states in new PV capacity. This paper builds on that research to determine the most effective policy strategies for different types of states, as determined by their physical, demographic and macroeconomic context. A number of researchers have investigated the effectiveness of state-level policy using various statistical methods to determine relationships between installed solar PV projects and policy initiatives. In this study, the grouping of states by non-policy factors adds dimension to these analyses by identifying how policies function in different non-policy environments.

  3. Weighing the Costs and Benefits of State Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of State-Level Policy Impact Projections

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chen, Cliff

    2009-01-01

    cost studies project retail electricity rate increases of nochanges in retail electricity rates, and (2) monthlydeployment on retail electricity rates and bills. Direct

  4. Environmental Planning and Policy in the Los Angeles Region: Openings and Opportunities

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    FitzSimmons, Margaret; Gottlieb, Robert

    1994-01-01

    of Federal environmental policy and regulation since thein decisions about environmental policy and its costs andand inadequately. Environmental policy and planning gridlock

  5. Startup Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    This chapter discusses startup costs for construction and environmental projects, and estimating guidance for startup costs.

  6. On mitigating emissions leakage under biofuel policies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rajagopal, D; Rajagopal, D

    2015-01-01

    that are applicable to biofuel policies and beyond. Thisso marginal land for biofuel crops is limited. EnergyIndirect emissions of biofuel policies Figure 1 provides a

  7. Cost Estimating, Analysis, and Standardization

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

    1984-11-02

    To establish policy and responsibilities for: (a) developing and reviewing project cost estimates; (b) preparing independent cost estimates and analysis; (c) standardizing cost estimating procedures; and (d) improving overall cost estimating and analytical techniques, cost data bases, cost and economic escalation models, and cost estimating systems. Cancels DOE O 5700.2B, dated 8-5-1983; DOE O 5700.8, dated 5-27-1981; and HQ 1130.1A, dated 12-30-1981. Canceled by DOE O 5700.2D, dated 6-12-1992

  8. Attached is Policy Flash 2013-44 Acquisition Guide- Allowability...

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

    44 Acquisition Guide- Allowability of Incurred Costs Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Michael Righi of the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy...

  9. Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Heeter, J.; Barbose, G.; Bird, L.; Weaver, S.; Flores-Espino, F.; Kuskova-Burns, K.; Wiser, R.

    2014-05-01

    Most renewable portfolio standards (RPS) have five or more years of implementation experience, enabling an assessment of their costs and benefits. Understanding RPS costs and benefits is essential for policymakers evaluating existing RPS policies, assessing the need for modifications, and considering new policies. This study provides an overview of methods used to estimate RPS compliance costs and benefits, based on available data and estimates issued by utilities and regulators. Over the 2010-2012 period, average incremental RPS compliance costs in the United States were equivalent to 0.8% of retail electricity rates, although substantial variation exists around this average, both from year-to-year and across states. The methods used by utilities and regulators to estimate incremental compliance costs vary considerably from state to state and a number of states are currently engaged in processes to refine and standardize their approaches to RPS cost calculation. The report finds that state assessments of RPS benefits have most commonly attempted to quantitatively assess avoided emissions and human health benefits, economic development impacts, and wholesale electricity price savings. Compared to the summary of RPS costs, the summary of RPS benefits is more limited, as relatively few states have undertaken detailed benefits estimates, and then only for a few types of potential policy impacts. In some cases, the same impacts may be captured in the assessment of incremental costs. For these reasons, and because methodologies and level of rigor vary widely, direct comparisons between the estimates of benefits and costs are challenging.

  10. Economics and Policies for Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the Western United States: A Marginal Cost Analysis of Potential Power Plant Deployment

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    : A Marginal Cost Analysis of Potential Power Plant Deployment by Gary Shu B.S., Electrical Engineering Analysis of Potential Power Plant Deployment by Gary Shu Submitted to the Engineering Systems Division from coal-fired power plants. CCS technology is currently in development and requires higher

  11. Policy Coversheet Policy Title: Green IT Policy

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    Lucy, David

    Policy Coversheet Policy Title: Green IT Policy Policy reference number: SEC/2011/2/0316 Committee/ Office- assigned reference number: (if applicable) Name of Committee/ Office which approved the policy: Information Technology Policy Committee (ITPC) Date of committee/ office approval: 27 January 2010 Expiry date

  12. Administration Policy Complete Policy Title

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Administration Policy Complete Policy Title: Financial Accountability Policy for Student Organizations that receive Fee Remittances from the University Policy Number: Approved by: Associate Vice Recent Approval: November 2013 Date of Original Approval: Supersedes/Amends Policy dated: Guidelines

  13. (Limiting the greenhouse effect)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Rayner, S.

    1991-01-07

    Traveler attended the Dahlem Research Conference organized by the Freien Universitat, Berlin. The subject of the conference was Limiting the Greenhouse Effect: Options for Controlling Atmospheric CO{sub 2} Accumulation. Like all Dahlem workshops, this was a meeting of scientific experts, although the disciplines represented were broader than usual, ranging across anthropology, economics, international relations, forestry, engineering, and atmospheric chemistry. Participation by scientists from developing countries was limited. The conference was divided into four multidisciplinary working groups. Traveler acted as moderator for Group 3 which examined the question What knowledge is required to tackle the principal social and institutional barriers to reducing CO{sub 2} emissions'' The working rapporteur was Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University. Other working groups examined the economic costs, benefits, and technical feasibility of options to reduce emissions per unit of energy service; the options for reducing energy use per unit of GNP; and the significant of linkage between strategies to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions and other goals. Draft reports of the working groups are appended. Overall, the conference identified a number of important research needs in all four areas. It may prove particularly important in bringing the social and institutional research needs relevant to climate change closer to the forefront of the scientific and policy communities than hitherto.

  14. Optimal Average Cost Manufacturing Flow Controllers

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    Veatch, Michael H.

    policy the differ- ential cost is C1 on attractive control switching boundaries. Index Terms Average costOptimal Average Cost Manufacturing Flow Controllers: Convexity and Differentiability Michael H and differentiability of the differential cost function are investigated. It is proven that under an optimal control

  15. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY Participant Support Costs

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    Weston, Ken

    FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY Policy on Participant Support Costs Effective: May 15, 2006 Purpose costs are separately accounted for, and expended for appropriate and intended objectives. Background in the conference, workshop or training activity. Participant supports costs are defined as direct costs for items

  16. Policy on University Policies Policy on University Policies

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on University Policies 10/16/2013 Policy on University Policies I. Purpose and Scope University policies promote the University's mission, enhance operational efficiency and University University policies. In order to promote accessibility to current policies, as well as consistency

  17. Operating Costs Estimates Cost Indices

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    Boisvert, Jeff

    cost projections · Chemical Engineering (CE) Plant Construction Cost Index ­ Base value = 100 in 1957.0 in 2Q 2001 · Engineering News Record (ENR) · Nelson Refinery (NR) Construction Cost Index Cost Indices available for estimation are based upon the past · These data must be updated using cost indexes . · Cost

  18. Administration Policy Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    Administration Policy Complete Policy Title: McMaster University Alcohol Policy Policy Number, 1998 Supersedes/Amends Policy dated: May 11, 1998 Responsible Executive: Vice-President (Administration policy and the written copy held by the policy owner, the written copy prevails. INTRODUCTION Mc

  19. Administration Policy Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    Administration Policy Complete Policy Title: Gifts and Awards Policy Policy Number: Approved by: President Date of Most Recent Approval: November 1, 2013 Date of Original Approval: Supersedes/Amends Policy DISCLAIMER: If there is a discrepancy between this electronic policy and the written copy held by the policy

  20. One Dog Policy

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    Hacker, Randi

    2009-08-19

    Broadcast Transcript: First the one child policy and now the one dog policy. First in Beijing and now in Guangzhou, the government is limiting the number of dogs in any household to one. And the regulation wasn't grandfathered in, meaning if you had...

  1. Financial Policy Manual ACCOUNTING POLICIES

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 ACCOUNTING POLICIES 1101 General Accounting Policy ­ University Financial Activity 1102 General Accounting Policy ­ Financial Resources 1103 Accounting System Maintenance ACCOUNTING - UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL ACTIVITY Effective: December 1986 Revised: May 2006 Last Reviewed: March

  2. On mitigating emissions leakage under biofuel policies

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rajagopal, D; Rajagopal, D

    2015-01-01

    gtap-bio framework. Climate Change Economics, 3( 03), 2012.Mustafa H. Babiker. Climate change policy, market structure,cost implications. Climate Change Economics, 3(03), 2012.

  3. POLICY: A:VPFA # / Purchasing Policy PROCEDURES

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    Martin, Jeff

    POLICY: A:VPFA # / Purchasing Policy PROCEDURES: APPENDIX: Approved: April 1, 2013 Revised: Cross References: Purchasing Policy Capital Projects and Renovations Policy Conflict of Interest Policy Sustainability Policy Green Procurement Policy 1 of 9 PROCEDURES: Purchasing Policy AUTHORITY: University

  4. MSU CAPITAL ASSET POLICY 1. CAPITALIZATION POLICY and USEFUL LIFE: MSU records as capital assets those

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    , museum and related items not meeting the above criteria are capitalized at cost or our best estimateMSU CAPITAL ASSET POLICY 1. CAPITALIZATION POLICY and USEFUL LIFE: MSU records as capital assets those assets that meet its formal capitalization policy. The capitalization policy is as follows: TYPE

  5. Policy on Retention and Disposition of University Records Policy on Retention and

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Retention and Disposition of University Records 06/01/2012 Policy on Retention and Disposition of University Records I. Purpose and Scope This policy and its implementing procedures will assist, as well as to optimize the use of storage space and minimize the cost of record retention. This policy

  6. G:\\Policies\\Genealogy Research Policy.doc 1 IIT Archives Genealogy Research Policy

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    Heller, Barbara

    G:\\Policies\\Genealogy Research Policy.doc 1 IIT Archives Genealogy Research Policy Effective April 14, 2010 I. The IIT Archives provides limited genealogical research services. Access to the IIT Archives' collections for the purpose of personal/family genealogy, either in person by the researcher him

  7. Sustainability Policy Statement of Intent

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    Lasenby, Joan

    Sustainability Policy Statement of Intent Trinity Hall Conference and Catering Department. · Ensure that sustainability criteria are included in specifications to suppliers. · Ensure that sustainability criteria are used in the award of contracts. · Consider whole life costs when assessing product

  8. A Framework for Comparative Assessments of Energy Efficiency Policy Measures

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    Blum, Helcio; Atkinson, Barbara; Lekov, Alex

    2011-05-24

    When policy makers propose new policies, there is a need to assess the costs and benefits of the proposed policy measures, to compare them to existing and alternative policies, and to rank them according to their effectiveness. In the case of equipment energy efficiency regulations, comparing the effects of a range of alternative policy measures requires evaluating their effects on consumers’ budgets, on national energy consumption and economics, and on the environment. Such an approach should be able to represent in a single framework the particularities of each policy measure and provide comparable results. This report presents an integrated methodological framework to assess prospectively the energy, economic, and environmental impacts of energy efficiency policy measures. The framework builds on the premise that the comparative assessment of energy efficiency policy measures should (a) rely on a common set of primary data and parameters, (b) follow a single functional approach to estimate the energy, economic, and emissions savings resulting from each assessed measure, and (c) present results through a set of comparable indicators. This framework elaborates on models that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has used in support of its rulemakings on mandatory energy efficiency standards. In addition to a rigorous analysis of the impacts of mandatory standards, DOE compares the projected results of alternative policy measures to those projected to be achieved by the standards. The framework extends such an approach to provide a broad, generic methodology, with no geographic or sectoral limitations, that is useful for evaluating any type of equipment energy efficiency market intervention. The report concludes with a demonstration of how to use the framework to compare the impacts estimated for twelve policy measures focusing on increasing the energy efficiency of gas furnaces in the United States.

  9. Trade Policy

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    Ashford, Nicholas A.

    2014-01-01

    In an otherwise insightful and thoughtful article, Sebastian Pfotenhauer (Trade Policy Is Science Policy,” Issues, Fall 2013) might better have entitled his contribution “Trade Policy Needs to Be Reconciled with Science ...

  10. Operating Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    This chapter is focused on capital costs for conventional construction and environmental restoration and waste management projects and examines operating cost estimates to verify that all elements of the project have been considered and properly estimated.

  11. Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India

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    Deshmukh, Ranjit

    2011-01-01

    learning and renewable energy costs: Implicationsfor US renewable energy policy”, Energy Policy, 34 (13), pp.Learning Investments for Renewable Energy Technology”, EMF/

  12. Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India

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    Deshmukh, Ranjit

    2011-01-01

    2006), “Technological learning and renewable energy costs:Implications for US renewable energy policy”, Energy Policy,Learning Investments for Renewable Energy Technology”, EMF/

  13. Mental health and high-cost health care utilization: New evidence from Axis II disorders

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    MacLean, JC; Xu, H; French, MT; Ettner, SL

    2014-01-01

    costs have gen- erated policy debates in the United States. For example, the average annual per capita

  14. Measuring it Right: Best Practices in the Selection and Implementation of Cost-Effectiveness Tests

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Presents the National Home Performance Council's cost-effectiveness tests, stakeholder concerns, public policy issues, and best practices.

  15. Cost analysis guidelines

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    Strait, R.S.

    1996-01-10

    The first phase of the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Management Program (Program)--management strategy selection--consists of several program elements: Technology Assessment, Engineering Analysis, Cost Analysis, and preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Cost Analysis will estimate the life-cycle costs associated with each of the long-term management strategy alternatives for depleted uranium hexafluoride (UF6). The scope of Cost Analysis will include all major expenditures, from the planning and design stages through decontamination and decommissioning. The costs will be estimated at a scoping or preconceptual design level and are intended to assist decision makers in comparing alternatives for further consideration. They will not be absolute costs or bid-document costs. The purpose of the Cost Analysis Guidelines is to establish a consistent approach to analyzing of cost alternatives for managing Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) stocks of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6). The component modules that make up the DUF6 management program differ substantially in operational maintenance, process-options, requirements for R and D, equipment, facilities, regulatory compliance, (O and M), and operations risk. To facilitate a consistent and equitable comparison of costs, the guidelines offer common definitions, assumptions or basis, and limitations integrated with a standard approach to the analysis. Further, the goal is to evaluate total net life-cycle costs and display them in a way that gives DOE the capability to evaluate a variety of overall DUF6 management strategies, including commercial potential. The cost estimates reflect the preconceptual level of the designs. They will be appropriate for distinguishing among management strategies.

  16. External Costs of Transport in the U.S.

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    Delucchi, Mark A.; McCubbin, Donald R.

    2010-01-01

    Freeman, A.M. (2000). "Water Pollution Policy," in Publicclimate change, noise, water pollution, and energy-securityand fewer estimates of water pollution costs than of other

  17. Climate policy implications for agricultural water demand

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    Chaturvedi, Vaibhav; Hejazi, Mohamad I.; Edmonds, James A.; Clarke, Leon E.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan; Wise, Marshall A.; Calvin, Katherine V.

    2013-03-28

    Energy, water and land are scarce resources, critical to humans. Developments in each affect the availability and cost of the others, and consequently human prosperity. Measures to limit greenhouse gas concentrations will inevitably exact dramatic changes on energy and land systems and in turn alter the character, magnitude and geographic distribution of human claims on water resources. We employ the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM), an integrated assessment model to explore the interactions of energy, land and water systems in the context of alternative policies to limit climate change to three alternative levels: 2.5 Wm-2 (445 ppm CO2-e), 3.5 Wm-2 (535 ppm CO2-e) and 4.5 Wm-2 (645 ppm CO2-e). We explore the effects of two alternative land-use emissions mitigation policy options—one which taxes terrestrial carbon emissions equally with fossil fuel and industrial emissions, and an alternative which only taxes fossil fuel and industrial emissions but places no penalty on land-use change emissions. We find that increasing populations and economic growth could be anticipated to almost triple demand for water for agricultural systems across the century even in the absence of climate policy. In general policies to mitigate climate change increase agricultural demands for water still further, though the largest changes occur in the second half of the century, under both policy regimes. The two policies examined profoundly affected both the sources and magnitudes of the increase in irrigation water demands. The largest increases in agricultural irrigation water demand occurred in scenarios where only fossil fuel emissions were priced (but not land-use change emission) and were primarily driven by rapid expansion in bioenergy production. In these scenarios water demands were large relative to present-day total available water, calling into question whether it would be physically possible to produce the associated biomass energy. We explored the potential of improved water delivery and irrigation system efficiencies. These could potentially reduce demands substantially. However, overall demands remained high under our fossil-fuel-only tax policy. In contrast, when all carbon was priced, increases in agricultural water demands were smaller than under the fossil-fuel-only policy and were driven primarily by increased demands for water by non-biomass crops such as rice. Finally we estimate the geospatial pattern of water demands and find that regions such as China, India and other countries in south and east Asia might be expected to experience greatest increases in water demands.?

  18. Price Stickiness: Empirical Evidence of the Menu Cost Channel

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    Anderson, Eric

    A leading explanation in the economic literature is that monetary policy has real effects on the economy because firms incur a cost when changing prices. Using a unique database of cost and retail price changes, we find ...

  19. Essays in monetary policy

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    Lakdawala, Aeimit Kirti

    2012-01-01

    Monetary Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.11.2.3 Optimal Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Monetary policy shocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  20. Cost and benefit of energy efficient buildings

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    Zhang, Wenying, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2006-01-01

    A common misconception among developers and policy-makers is that "sustainable buildings" may not be financially justified. However, this report strives to show that building green is cost-effective and does make financial ...

  1. Contracting with reading costs and renegotiation costs

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    Brennan, James R.

    2007-01-01

    Reading Costs, Competition, and ContractReading Costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. EquilibriumUnconscionability A?ect Reading Costs . . . . . . . . . .

  2. Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India

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    Deshmukh, Ranjit

    2011-01-01

    power policy. Solar power has tremendous potential in termslarge potential for cost reduction, especially in high solarlarge potential for cost reduction, especially in high solar

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

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    Barradale, Merrill Jones

    2010-01-01

    policy which imposes a cost on CO2 emissions). Although noCO2 emissions under potential climate change policy) is usually incorporated into investment decision- making by including a cost

  4. Trade-offs of different land and bioenergy policies on the path to achieving climate targets.

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    Calvin, Katherine V.; Wise, Marshall A.; Kyle, G. Page; Patel, Pralit L.; Clarke, Leon E.; Edmonds, James A.

    2014-04-16

    Many papers have shown that bioenergy and land-use are potentially important elements in a strategy to limit anthropogenic climate change. But, significant expansion of bioenergy production can have a large terrestrial footprint. In this paper, we test the implications for land use, the global energy system, carbon cycle, and carbon prices of meeting a specific climate target, using a single fossil fuel and industrial sector policy instrument—the carbon tax, but with five alternative bioenergy and land-use policy architectures. We find that the policies we examined have differing effects on the different segments of the economy. Comprehensive land policies can reduce land-use change emissions, increasing allowable emissions in the energy system, but have implications for the cost of food. Bioenergy taxes and constraints, on the other hand, have little effect on food prices, but can result in increased carbon and energy prices.

  5. INDEX POLICIES FOR DISCOUNTED BANDIT PROBLEMS WITH AVAILABILITY CONSTRAINTS

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    Dayanik, Savas

    down and repair is an option at some cost, and we derive the corresponding Whittle index policy. WeINDEX POLICIES FOR DISCOUNTED BANDIT PROBLEMS WITH AVAILABILITY CONSTRAINTS SAVAS DAYANIK, WARREN the non-existence of an optimal index policy and propose the so-called Whittle index policy after

  6. Transmission line capital costs

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

    1995-05-01

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

  7. Page 1 of 2 80.3 Consistent Treatment of Costs

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    Yang, Eui-Hyeok

    Page 1 of 2 80.3 Consistent Treatment of Costs Policy Name: CONSISTENT TREATMENT OF COSTS October 2008 1. Policy Statement OMB Circular A21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, section J, contains a list of items that are deemed unallowable as direct costs on federally sponsored

  8. Multi-group Support Vector Machines with measurement costs: a ...

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    2005-07-28

    ability (modelled through the margin maximization), but also costs associated with the features. This cost is not limited to an economical payment, but can also

  9. Three Essays on Impact Evaluation of Public Policies 

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    Sanchez, Gonzalo Eduardo

    2015-03-03

    This dissertation analyzes the impact of three public policies. Each essay attempts to identify the effects of a specific public policy using different methods. The first studies the effect of low-cost intervention on tax ...

  10. Feasibility of Achieving a Zero-Net-Energy, Zero-Net-Cost Homes

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    Al-Beaini, S.

    2010-01-01

    Incentive Program: Solar PV Costs and Incentive Factors, £0.20 /kWh)  to find PV cost  effective at £4/Wp  before Model for the Projection of PV Module Costs and Its  Policy 

  11. Energy and Cost Associated with Ventilating Office Buildings in a Tropical Climate

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    Rim, Donghyun; Schiavon, Stefano; Nazaroff, William W

    2015-01-01

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Energy and Cost Associated with VentilatingS, Nazaroff WW (2015) Energy and Cost Associated withcost on ventilation energy and cost; and 4) limitations and

  12. Electoral backlash against climate policy : a natural experiment on retrospective voting and local resistance to public policy

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    Stokes, Leah C

    2015-01-01

    Retrospective voting studies typically examine policies where the public has common interests. By contrast, climate policy has broad public support but concentrated opposition in communities where costs are imposed. This ...

  13. Use of Cost Estimating Relationships

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

    1997-03-28

    Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs) are an important tool in an estimator's kit, and in many cases, they are the only tool. Thus, it is important to understand their limitations and characteristics. This chapter discusses considerations of which the estimator must be aware so the Cost Estimating Relationships can be properly used.

  14. Cost Concepts for Climate Change Mitigation*

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    for Global Change Science (CGCS) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR of global environment and energy challenges, thereby contributing to informed debate about climate change in consumption, change in welfare, energy system cost, and area under marginal abatement cost (MAC) curve

  15. Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    2011-12-01

    Power through Policy: 'Best Practices' for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to identify distributed wind technology policy best practices and to help policymakers, utilities, advocates, and consumers examine their effectiveness using a pro forma model. Incorporating a customized feed from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool (Policy Tool) is designed to assist state, local, and utility officials in understanding the financial impacts of different policy options to help reduce the cost of distributed wind technologies. The Policy Tool can be used to evaluate the ways that a variety of federal and state policies and incentives impact the economics of distributed wind (and subsequently its expected market growth). It also allows policymakers to determine the impact of policy options, addressing market challenges identified in the U.S. DOE’s '20% Wind Energy by 2030' report and helping to meet COE targets.

  16. Administration Policy Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    Administration Policy Complete Policy Title: Office of Legal Services & Access to External Legal Responsible Executive: Vice-President (Administration) Enquiries: University Secretariat DISCLAIMER for retention of external counsel for University legal matters; and · the administrative and financial oversight

  17. English Language Policy 1 English Language Policy

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    English Language Policy 1 English Language Policy Abstract This Policy sets out the University their courses of study. Dates Policy approved Policy takes effect Policy is due for review (up to five years) 03/11/2010 22/11/2010 11/2015 Policy amendment approved Policy amendment takes effect 11/12/2014 19

  18. Ambient Corporation's Reply comments to DOE RFI: Addressing Policy...

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

    communications will play ineneabling utilities to deploy cost-effective long-term smart grid benefits. Ambient Corporation's Reply comments to DOE RFI: Addressing Policy and...

  19. POLICIES & PROCEDURES Legal Disclaimers for CSUN Internet

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    Cohen, Randy W.

    POLICIES & PROCEDURES Legal Disclaimers for CSUN Internet Sites/Terms and Conditions of Use Policy on California State University, Northridge Internet sites. POLICY/PROCEDURES: The following legal disclaimers and Conditions of Use CSUN Internet Sites Endorsements General Liability Limitation of Liability Disclaimer

  20. Renewable Energy Cost Modeling. A Toolkit for Establishing Cost-Based Incentives in the United States

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    Gifford, Jason S.; Grace, Robert C.; Rickerson, Wilson H.

    2011-05-01

    This report serves as a resource for policymakers who wish to learn more about levelized cost of energy (LCOE) calculations, including cost-based incentives. The report identifies key renewable energy cost modeling options, highlights the policy implications of choosing one approach over the other, and presents recommendations on the optimal characteristics of a model to calculate rates for cost-based incentives, FITs, or similar policies. These recommendations shaped the design of NREL's Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST), which is used by state policymakers, regulators, utilities, developers, and other stakeholders to assist with analyses of policy and renewable energy incentive payment structures. Authored by Jason S. Gifford and Robert C. Grace of Sustainable Energy Advantage LLC and Wilson H. Rickerson of Meister Consultants Group, Inc.

  1. Grid Limitations Presentation to the

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    Baldick, Ross

    generation: ­ Concentrate on "on-grid" applications, · National energy policy. #12;3 Overview of Generation% of total cost of electric power system, · Inter-connects almost all electric generation and demand in North of the electricity system. · Historically, utilities planned generation and transmission jointly to meet growing

  2. The productivity effects of truck size and weight policies: Final report

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    Middendorf, D.P.; Bronzini, M.S. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Center for Transportation Analysis

    1994-11-01

    While previous studies have indicated that increases in truck size and weight limits could improve motor carrier productivity, the question of whether or not freight shippers will also benefit has not been adequately addressed. It is generally assumed that competitive conditions in the motor carrier industry will result in cost savings being passed to shippers in the form of lower freight rates. Transportation costs, however, are only one component of shipper total logistics cost. Warehousing cost, inventory holding cost, order processing cost, and other categories of business logistics cost may also change as a result of the less frequent but larger shipments typically associated with the use of longer combination vehicles (LCVs). If switching from single trailer truckload shipments to LCVs causes shipper non-transport logistics costs to increase more than the savings available from lower freight rates, then productivity gains may be lost to the firm and the economy as a whole. This research was undertaken to determine the net effect of truck size and weight policy changes on shipper total logistics cost and how these effects might influence the demand for alternative tractor-trailer configurations.

  3. University Policy Process Policy Development Checklist

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    Rev. 5/09 University Policy Process Policy Development Checklist The University Policy Office (UPO) has designed the Policy Development Checklist to assist you develop or revise university policy. This document provides a basic framework to follow as you navigate through the policy process. Policy

  4. UNIVERSITY POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION Policy Statement

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    Goldman, Robert D.

    Page 1 UNIVERSITY POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLICATION Policy Statement All University Policies must be developed, approved and published in accordance with the standards outlined in this Policy and must be published on the University's central policy web page. Reason for Policy/Purpose This Policy is required

  5. Energy Policy

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The Energy Department is focusing on an all-of-the-above energy policy, investing in all sources of American energy.

  6. Calculator Policy

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    charlotb

    2015-06-10

    MA 15300Y Calculator Policy. ONLY a computer desktop calculator in scientific view is allowed on exams. If you have questions, please email the course ...

  7. Calculator Policy

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    charlotb

    2015-08-21

    MA 15300 Calculator Policy. ONLY a TI-30Xa scientific calculator is allowed on quizzes and exams. If you have questions, please email the course coordinator ...

  8. Policy Overview and Options for Maximizing the Role of Policy in Geothermal Electricity Development

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    Doris, E.; Kreycik, C.; Young, K.

    2009-09-01

    Geothermal electricity production capacity has grown over time because of multiple factors, including its renewable, baseload, and domestic attributes; volatile and high prices for competing technologies; and policy intervention. Overarching federal policies, namely the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), provided certainty to project investors in the 1980s, leading to a boom in geothermal development. In addition to market expansion through PURPA, research and development policies provided an investment of public dollars toward developing technologies and reducing costs over time to increase the market competitiveness of geothermal electricity. Together, these efforts are cited as the primary policy drivers for the currently installed capacity. Informing policy decisions depends on the combined impacts of policies at the federal and state level on geothermal development. Identifying high-impact suites of policies for different contexts, and the government levels best equipped to implement them, would provide a wealth of information to both policy makers and project developers.

  9. Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India

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    Deshmukh, Ranjit

    2011-01-01

    for Policy Makers Although solar costs are dropping rapidly,marketing. Effect on solar cost reduction Most countriesfor a steady decline in solar costs. Economies-of-scale or

  10. UCI ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES & PROCEDURES RESEARCH AND SPONSORED ACTIVITIES

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    of the unit making the commitment. Voluntarily waiving or reducing Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs Administration Manual dated June 23, 1986 and the policy entitled, "Commitment of University Resources as Cost.g., contributed project personnel effort) or cash. Cost sharing commitment means any cost sharing that is offered

  11. Comparison of financing costs for wind turbine and fossil powerplants

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    Kahn, E.

    1995-02-01

    This paper compares the financing costs of wind turbine powerplants with those of fossil powerplants. The goal of this examination is to determine the extent to which these costs differ and what the sources of such differences may be. The discussion is organized in the following fashion. Section 2 introduces basic terminology and concepts from finance, as they apply in the powerplant setting. Section 3 reviews available data from a variety of sources to estimate the magnitude of the variables identified in Section 2. In Section 4 we examine the effect of the production tax credit enacted in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 on the financing of wind turbine projects. Conclusions are offered in Section 5. In the past two years there have been only two wind turbine projects that have been financed, so the basis for broad conclusions is limited. Nonetheless, there appears to be a significant advantage in financing costs for conventional projects compared to wind turbines. The two sources of disadvantage to wind power are first, the cost of equity capital is significantly more expensive, and second, the capital structure of wind projects has a much greater fraction of expensive equity than conventional alternatives.

  12. Role of State Policy in Renewable Energy Development

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    Doris, E.; Busche, S.; Hockett, S.; McLaren, J.

    2009-07-01

    State policies can support renewable energy development by driving markets, providing certainty in the investment market, and incorporating the external benefits of the technologies into cost/benefit calculations. Using statistical analyses and policy design best practices, this paper quantifies the impact of state-level policies on renewable energy development in order to better understand the role of policy on development and inform policy makers on the policy mechanisms that provide maximum benefit. The results include the identification of connections between state policies and renewable energy development, as well as a discussion placing state policy efforts in context with other factors that influence the development of renewable energy (e.g. federal policy, resource availability, technology cost, public acceptance).

  13. DOES DUAL SOURCING LOWER PROCUREMENT COSTS? Thomas P. Lyonw

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    Lyon, Thomas P.

    DOES DUAL SOURCING LOWER PROCUREMENT COSTS?Ã Thomas P. Lyonw U.S. defense policy encourages the use of dual sourcing to reduce government procurement costs, but recent theoretical work raises doubts about procurement costs using a panel dataset of tactical missiles. I find dual sourcing is not driven by failures

  14. When a national cap-and-trade policy with a carve-out provision may be preferable to a national CO2 tax

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    Accordino, MH; Rajagopal, D; Rajagopal, D

    2015-01-01

    for renewable energy include the local economic benefitsrenewable energy policies raise the cost of national cap-and-trade policies without affecting national emissions and may benefit

  15. Estimating Specialty Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    Specialty costs are those nonstandard, unusual costs that are not typically estimated. Costs for research and development (R&D) projects involving new technologies, costs associated with future regulations, and specialty equipment costs are examples of specialty costs. This chapter discusses those factors that are significant contributors to project specialty costs and methods of estimating costs for specialty projects.

  16. The report finds that through strategic policy implementation, governments can

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    local economic development, increase energy security, and reduce the environmental impact of electricity a market for lower-cost solar photovoltaics (PV). The report discusses pathways for policy development generation (DG) solar PV. The sequencing order assessed begins with instigating low-cost policies that remove

  17. The US uranium industry: Regulatory and policy impediments

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    Drennen, T.E.; Glicken, J.

    1995-06-01

    The Energy Policy Act of 1992 required the DOE to develop recommendations and implement government programs to assist the domestic uranium industry in increasing export opportunities. In 1993, as part of that effort, the Office of Nuclear Energy identified several key factors that could (or have) significantly impact(ed) export opportunities for domestic uranium. This report addresses one of these factors: regulatory and policy impediments to the flow of uranium products between the US and other countries. It speaks primarily to the uranium market for civil nuclear power. Changes in the world political and economic order have changed US national security requirements, and the US uranium industry has found itself without the protected market it once enjoyed. An unlevel playing field for US uranium producers has resulted from a combination of geology, history, and a general US political philosophy of nonintervention that precludes the type of industrial policy practiced in other uranium-exporting countries. The US has also been hampered in its efforts to support the domestic uranium-producing industry by its own commitment to free and open global markets and by international agreements such as GATT and NAFTA. Several US policies, including the imposition of NRC fees and licensing costs and Harbor Maintenance fees, directly harm the competitiveness of the domestic uranium industry. Finally, requirements under US law, such as those in the 1979 Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, place very strict limits on the use of US-origin uranium, limitations not imposed by other uranium-producing countries. Export promotion and coordination are two areas in which the US can help the domestic uranium industry without violating existing trade agreements or other legal or policy constraints.

  18. Cost Sharing What is Cost Sharing?

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    California at San Diego, University of

    into COEUS x OPAFS establishes project related IFIS fund and index numbers x Department tracks cost sharing sharing using various data fields (bin, fund, PI, index, etc.) x Create a Bin Generate a bin where cost1 Cost Sharing What is Cost Sharing? x Cost sharing is a commitment to use university resources

  19. Evaluation of Global Onshore Wind Energy Potential and Generation Costs

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    Zhou, Yuyu; Luckow, Patrick; Smith, Steven J.; Clarke, Leon E.

    2012-06-20

    In this study, we develop an updated global estimate of onshore wind energy potential using reanalysis wind speed data, along with updated wind turbine technology performance and cost assumptions as well as explicit consideration of transmission distance in the calculation of transmission costs. We find that wind has the potential to supply a significant portion of world energy needs, although this potential varies substantially by region as well as with assumptions such as on what types of land can be used to site wind farms. Total global wind potential under central assumptions is estimated to be approximately 89 petawatt hours per year at less than 9 cents/kWh with substantial regional variations. One limitation of global wind analyses is that the resolution of current global wind speed reanalysis data can result in an underestimate of high wind areas. A sensitivity analysis of eight key parameters is presented. Wind potential is sensitive to a number of input parameters, particularly those related to land suitability and turbine density as well as cost and financing assumptions which have important policy implications. Transmission cost has a relatively small impact on total wind costs, changing the potential at a given cost by 20-30%. As a result of sensitivities studied here we suggest that further research intended to inform wind supply curve development focus not purely on physical science, such as better resolved wind maps, but also on these less well-defined factors, such as land-suitability, that will also have an impact on the long-term role of wind power.

  20. State and Local Clean Energy Policy Primer: Getting from Here to Clean Electricity with Policy (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2011-04-01

    This fact sheet proposes a framework for how states and localities can build policy portfolios by first setting the stage for clean energy in the market with low cost policies, and then growing the market with successive policies until the need for financial incentives can be reduced and eventually eliminated.

  1. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION POLICY

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    Goddard III, William A.

    CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION POLICY 12/3/03 Page 1 of 5 SUMMARY guidelines related to the funding and the estimating of costs. It also formalizes the review and approval construction project or major renovation with a project cost estimated to be $3 million or greater should

  2. POLICY FLASH

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    a new policy requiring a small business that merges or is acquired to recertify itself as small on all current contracts. The recertification does not affect the status of the...

  3. Debt Management Policy Approved by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees,

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    on future costs of capital and operating budgets. 2.1 Policy Scope This policy provides guidance there are three primary guidelines to consider: Affordability - Analysis of the cost of capital, cash flow of this policy is to establish a strategy for when and how the School will utilize debt financing for its capital

  4. Cost Sharing Basics Definitions

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    Cost Sharing Basics Definitions Some funding agencies require the grantee institution the project costs. Cost sharing is defined as project costs not borne by the sponsor. Cost sharing funds may resources or facilities. If the award is federal, only acceptable non-federal costs qualify as cost sharing

  5. UK Renewable Energy Policy Since Privatisation

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    Pollitt, Michael G.

    to have an open competition to select a CCS project. Government policies will always be tempered by the reality of the need to control costs (and to obey EU rules on competition), especially when those costs are shown to be high relative... a series of bidding rounds whereby renewable energy projects bid for an RPI-indexed per KWh price for initially 8 and later 15 years. Winning bids were selected by cost within each technology category. The result was a significant amount...

  6. Employee Replacement Costs

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    Dube, Arindrajit; Freeman, Eric; Reich, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Samuel Schenker, “The Costs of Hir- u ing Skilled Workers”,Employee Replacement Costs Arindrajit Dube, Eric Freeman andof employee replacement costs, using a panel survey of

  7. Gearing-up Governance for Sustainable Development: Patterns of Policy Appraisal in

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    Bateman, Ian J.

    The United Kingdom is an international leader in the application of environmental policy appraisal (EPA environmental impacts of different policy options. Critics maintain that it had a very limited impact on policy: environmental policy integration, environmental policy appraisal, integrated appraisal, regulatory impact

  8. Cost of stockouts in the microprocessor business and its impact in determining the optimal service level/

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    Sonnet, Maria Claudia

    2005-01-01

    In order to develop optimal inventory policies, it is essential to know the consequences of stockouts and the costs related to each kind of stockout; at Intel, however, such costs have not yet been quantified. The primary ...

  9. Uncertainty in Greenhouse Emissions and Costs of Atmospheric Stabilization

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    Webster, Mort D.

    We explore the uncertainty in projections of emissions, and costs of atmospheric stabilization applying the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis model, a computable general equilibrium model of the global economy. ...

  10. The Cost of Kyoto Protocol Targets: The Case of Japan

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    Paltsev, Sergey.

    This paper applies the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model to analysis of the cost of the Kyoto Protocol targets, with a special focus on Japan. The analysis demonstrates the implications of the use ...

  11. Report on Transmission Cost Allocation for RTOs and Others (Presentation)

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    Coles, L.

    2011-06-01

    Presented at the MARC 2011 Annual Conference, 6 June 2011, Rapid City, South Dakota. This presentation provides an overview of the latest research findings and policy developments pertaining to cost allocation and new variable generation resources on the power grid.

  12. Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    - Research vs. Operating Activities Appendix C - Types of Research Agreements #12;Research Accounts PolicyPolicies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title: Research Accounts Policy Policy Number, Interim V-P (Administration) Mo Elbestawi, V-P (Research and International Affairs) John Kelton, Dean & V

  13. POLICY TEMPLATE Policy on Administrative Student

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    Fletcher, Robin

    POLICY TEMPLATE Policy on Administrative Student Surveys Category: Leave this blank; a category will be assigned Approval: The University Secretary, on the advice of the Policy Advisory Subcommittee/Reason for Policy: This policy is intended to facilitate efficient, effective and high quality student survey

  14. Policy Flash 2014-13 AL 2014-03: Allowability of Contractor Litigation...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Policy Flash 2014-13 AL 2014-03: Allowability of Contractor Litigation Defense and Settlement Costs Policy Flash 2014-13 AL 2014-03: Allowability of Contractor Litigation Defense...

  15. Financial Policy Manual RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES 2601 Departmental Scope & Responsibility;Financial Policy Manual Page 1 2601 DEPARTMENTAL SCOPE & RESPONSIBILITY Subject: Risk Management & Insurance Effective: December 1986 Revised: May 2011 Last Reviewed: March 2014 Resp. Office: Risk Management

  16. Ties that Bind: Policies to Promote (Good) Patent Pools

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    Gilbert, Richard J

    2009-01-01

    durability of beneficial pools that combine complementaryabout limiting abuses by pools that are potentiallyAntitrustforPatent Pools:A Centuryof Policy Evolution, 3

  17. Policy Building Blocks: Helping Policymakers Determine Policy Staging for the Development of Distributed PV Markets: Preprint

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    Doris, E.

    2012-04-01

    There is a growing body of qualitative and a limited body of quantitative literature supporting the common assertion that policy drives development of clean energy resources. Recent work in this area indicates that the impact of policy depends on policy type, length of time in place, and economic and social contexts of implementation. This work aims to inform policymakers about the impact of different policy types and to assist in the staging of those policies to maximize individual policy effectiveness and development of the market. To do so, this paper provides a framework for policy development to support the market for distributed photovoltaic systems. Next steps include mathematical validation of the framework and development of specific policy pathways given state economic and resource contexts.

  18. Renewable Energy Cost Modeling: A Toolkit for Establishing Cost-Based Incentives in the United States; March 2010 -- March 2011

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    Gifford, J. S.; Grace, R. C.; Rickerson, W. H.

    2011-05-01

    This report is intended to serve as a resource for policymakers who wish to learn more about establishing cost-based incentives. The report will identify key renewable energy cost modeling options, highlight the policy implications of choosing one approach over the other, and present recommendations on the optimal characteristics of a model to calculate rates for cost-based incentives, feed-in tariffs (FITs), or similar policies. These recommendations will be utilized in designing the Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST). Three CREST models will be publicly available and capable of analyzing the cost of energy associated with solar, wind, and geothermal electricity generators. The CREST models will be developed for use by state policymakers, regulators, utilities, developers, and other stakeholders to assist them in current and future rate-setting processes for both FIT and other renewable energy incentive payment structures and policy analyses.

  19. Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool Guidebook

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    Not Available

    2011-11-01

    Power through Policy: 'Best Practices' for Cost-Effective Distributed Wind is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project to identify distributed wind technology policy best practices and to help policymakers, utilities, advocates, and consumers examine their effectiveness using a pro forma model. Incorporating a customized feed from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), the Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool (Policy Tool) is designed to assist state, local, and utility officials in understanding the financial impacts of different policy options to help reduce the cost of distributed wind technologies. The Policy Tool can be used to evaluate the ways that a variety of federal and state policies and incentives impact the economics of distributed wind (and subsequently its expected market growth). It also allows policymakers to determine the impact of policy options, addressing market challenges identified in the U.S. DOE's '20% Wind Energy by 2030' report and helping to meet COE targets.

  20. 2006 Update of Business Downtime Costs

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    Hinrichs, Mr. Doug [Sentech, Inc.; Goggin, Mr. Michael [Sentech, Inc.

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to assess the downtime cost of power outages to businesses in the commercial and industrial sectors, updating and improving upon studies that have already been published on this subject. The goal is to produce a study that, relative to existing studies, (1) applies to a wider set of business types (2) reflects more current downtime costs, (3) accounts for the time duration factor of power outages, and (4) includes data on the costs imposed by real outages in a well-defined market. This study examines power outage costs in 11 commercial subsectors and 5 industrial subsectors, using data on downtime costs that was collected in the 1990's. This study also assesses power outage costs for power outages of 20 minutes, 1 hour, and 4 hours duration. Finally, this study incorporates data on the costs of real power outages for two business subsectors. However, the current limited state of data availability on the topic of downtime costs means there is room to improve upon this study. Useful next steps would be to generate more recent data on downtime costs, data that covers outages shorter than 20 minutes duration and longer than 4 hours duration, and more data that is based on the costs caused by real-world outages. Nevertheless, with the limited data that is currently available, this study is able to generate a clear and detailed picture of the downtime costs that are faced by different types of businesses.

  1. Carbon Lock-in Through Capital Stock Inertia Associated with Weak Near-term Climate Policies

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    Bertram, Christoph; Johnson, Nils; Luderer, Gunnar; Riahi, Keywan; Isaac, Morna; Eom, Jiyong

    2015-01-01

    Stringent long-term climate targets necessitate a strict limit on cumulative emissions in this century for which sufficient policy signals are so far lacking. Based on an ensemble of ten energy-economy models, we explore how long-term transformation pathways depend on policies pursued during the next two decades. We find that weak GHG emission targets for 2030 lead, in that year alone, to excess carbon dioxide emissions of nearly half of the annual emissions in 2010, mainly through coal electricity generation. Furthermore, by consuming more of the long-term cumulative emissions budget in the first two decades, weak policy increases the likelihood of overshooting the budget and the urgency of reducing GHG emissions. Therefore, to be successful under weak policies, models must prematurely retire much of the additional coal capacity post-2030 and remove large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the latter half of the century. While increased energy efficiency lowers mitigation costs considerably, even with weak near-term policies, it does not substantially reduce the short term reliance on coal electricity. However, increased energy efficiency does allow the energy system more flexibility in mitigating emissions and, thus, makes the post-2030 transition easier.

  2. Prediction markets for cost and risk assessment

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    Aggarwal, Taroon

    2011-01-01

    Several temporal and political factors can sometimes limit the effectiveness of traditional methods of project tracking and cost estimation. A large organization is susceptible to internal and external risks that are ...

  3. INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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    Cotty, Peter J.

    practices, interventions, and policies can be better configured both to maximize health and nutrition is particularly problematic in low-income populations in the tropics that consume relatively large quantities. The presence of aflatoxins can also limit the growth of commercial markets and trade. As but one example

  4. Cost Model and Cost Estimating Software

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

    1997-03-28

    This chapter discusses a formalized methodology is basically a cost model, which forms the basis for estimating software.

  5. Costing of Joining Methods -Arc Welding Costs

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    Colton, Jonathan S.

    Costing of Joining Methods - Arc Welding Costs ver. 1 ME 6222: Manufacturing Processes and Systems.S. Colton © GIT 2009 5 #12;LaborLabor Di t ti f ldi· Direct time of welding ­ time to produce a length of weld ­ labor rate ­ multiplication gives labor cost per length · Set-up time, etc. · Personal time

  6. Limitations of integrated assessment models of climate change

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    Ackerman, Frank; DeCanio, Stephen J.; Howarth, Richard B.; Sheeran, Kristen

    2009-01-01

    cost-effective technologies into climate models that yieldcosts of climate policy depend heavily on how technology andTechnology forecasts: not so bright IAMs simulate the macroeconomic impacts of climate

  7. UNIVERSITY POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Policy Statement

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    Vertes, Akos

    UNIVERSITY POLICY ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Policy Statement The university is an Equal Employment, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law in any of its programs or activities. Reason for Policy/Purpose This policy is necessary to re-affirm the university's commitment and for compliance with Title VII

  8. Committee on Educational Policy MAJOR QUALIFICATION POLICY

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Committee on Educational Policy MAJOR QUALIFICATION POLICY CEP encourages all undergraduate to formalize these guidelines by implementing a policy that restricts qualification to one or more majors. CEP of the major qualifications policy on other undergraduate programs; · discuss the potential effects

  9. LIQUOR POLICY University Policy No.: AD2400

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    Victoria, University of

    Page 1 LIQUOR POLICY University Policy No.: AD2400 Classification: Administration Approving and Appendices: Procedures Associated with the University Liquor Policy Appendix ,,A - Licensed Establishments on University Property PURPOSE 1.00 The purpose of this policy is to: set out requirements regarding

  10. Policy #3012 Safety and Security Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

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    Policy #3012 ­ Safety and Security Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy #3012;Policy #3012 ­ Safety and Security Policy 2 C. DEFINITIONS Campus - The term "campus" means (1) any

  11. Utility Cost Analysis 

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    Horn, S.

    1984-01-01

    One of the first steps in setting up an energy management program in a commercial building is determining operating costs per energy consuming system through a utility cost analysis. This paper illustrates utility cost analysis methods used...

  12. Activity Based Costing

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

    1997-03-28

    Activity Based Costing (ABC) is method for developing cost estimates in which the project is subdivided into discrete, quantifiable activities or a work unit. This chapter outlines the Activity Based Costing method and discusses applicable uses of ABC.

  13. Feed-in Tariff Policy: Design, Implementation, and RPS Policy Interactions

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    Cory, K.; Couture, T.; Kreycik, C.

    2009-03-01

    Feed-in tariff (FIT) policies are implemented in more than 40 countries around the world and are cited as the primary reason for the success of the German and Spanish renewable energy markets. As a result of that success, FIT policy proposals are starting to gain traction in several U.S. states and municipalities. Experience from Europe is also beginning to demonstrate that properly designed FITs may be more cost-effective than renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which make use of competitive solicitations. This article explores the design and operation of feed-in tariff policies, including a FIT policy definition, payment-structure options, and payment differentiation. The article also touches on the potential interactions between FIT policies and RPS policies at the state level.

  14. Sharing Supermodular Costs

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    2010-06-23

    For a particular class of supermodular cost cooperative games that arises from a scheduling ... the costs collectively incurred by a group of cooperating agents.

  15. Climate Change Policy: What Do the Models Tell Us?

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    Very little. A plethora of integrated assessment models (IAMs) have been constructed and used to estimate the social cost of carbon (SCC) and evaluate alternative abatement policies. These models have crucial flaws that ...

  16. Mailing Address: Center for Energy and Environmental Policy

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    Delaware, University of

    justice, conservation and renewable energy options, integrated resource planning, and technology-Electric..................................................................................... 20 2. A Comparative Analysis of Solar and Non-Solar Energy Costs#12;ii Mailing Address: John Byrne Director Center for Energy and Environmental Policy University

  17. Domestic Audiences, Policy Feedback, and Sequential Decisions During Military Interventions 

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    Kuberski, Douglas Walter

    2011-02-22

    The literature on escalation situations and audience costs suggests that democratic executives tend to increase commitment to a foreign policy in response to negative feedback. However, real-world cases from international ...

  18. User Policy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home RoomPreservationBio-Inspired SolarAbout /Two0 - 19PortalStatusUserUser FacilityUser GuidePolicy

  19. Web Policies

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDidDevelopmentat LENA|UpcomingVisit12/10/15 WIPP Home|MonitoringPolicies

  20. Publication Policy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail.Theory ofDid youOxygen Generation | CenterPressthisPublication Policy Publication of

  1. User Policy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With WIPPfinalUnexpectedofWykoW03: Datathe use of JavaScriptPolicy

  2. User Policy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust,Field-effectWorking With WIPPfinalUnexpectedofWykoW03: Datathe use of JavaScriptPolicyUser

  3. State and Local Clean Energy Policy Primer: Getting from Here to Clean Electricity with Policy (Fact Sheet), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This fact sheet proposes a framework for how states and localities can build policy portfolios by first setting the stage for clean energy in the market with low cost policies, and then growing the market with successive policies until the need for financial incentives can be reduced and eventually eliminated.

  4. Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This report provides detailed analyses of the following policies to determine the impact they may have on ratepayers, businesses, and the state in terms of energy saved, clean energy generated, and the financial costs and benefits.

  5. Producing liquid fuels from coal: prospects and policy issues

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    James T. Bartis; Frank Camm; David S. Ortiz

    2008-07-01

    The increase in world oil prices since 2003 has prompted renewed interest in producing and using liquid fuels from unconventional resources, such as biomass, oil shale, and coal. This book focuses on issues and options associated with establishing a commercial coal-to-liquids (CTL) industry within the United States. It describes the technical status, costs, and performance of methods that are available for producing liquids from coal; the key energy and environmental policy issues associated with CTL development; the impediments to early commercial experience; and the efficacy of alternative federal incentives in promoting early commercial experience. Because coal is not the only near-term option for meeting liquid-fuel needs, this book also briefly reviews the benefits and limitations of other approaches, including the development of oil shale resources, the further development of biomass resources, and increasing dependence on imported petroleum. A companion document provides a detailed description of incentive packages that the federal government could offer to encourage private-sector investors to pursue early CTL production experience while reducing the probability of bad outcomes and limiting the costs that might be required to motivate those investors. (See Rand Technical Report TR586, Camm, Bartis, and Bushman, 2008.) 114 refs., 2 figs., 16 tabs., 3 apps.

  6. Cost Estimation Package

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

    1997-03-28

    This chapter focuses on the components (or elements) of the cost estimation package and their documentation.

  7. A chronicle of costs

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    Elioff, T.

    1994-04-01

    This report contains the history of all estimated costs associated with the superconducting super collider.

  8. Life Cycle Cost Estimate

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

    1997-03-28

    Life-cycle costs (LCCs) are all the anticipated costs associated with a project or program alternative throughout its life. This includes costs from pre-operations through operations or to the end of the alternative.This chapter discusses life cycle costs and the role they play in planning.

  9. Policy No. : FA CAP -001 Page 1 of 4

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    Bushman, Frederic

    of the cost of the capital project. FPOS forwards the form to School of Medicine Finance for verification of the of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Policy & Procedure Manual CAPITAL APPROVAL AND AUTHORIZATION FINANCIAL within the School of Medicine for the authorization of capital projects. II. POLICY STATEMENT

  10. UMBC Policy VIII-1.10.02 Page 1 of 4 UMBC Policy for Non-Capital and Sensitive Equipment

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    Suri, Manil

    : The University defines non-capital equipment, as equipment with an acquisition cost greater than or equal to $2UMBC Policy VIII-1.10.02 Page 1 of 4 UMBC Policy for Non-Capital and Sensitive Equipment UMBC #VIII-1.10.02 Purpose: To provide adequate internal control over non-capital equipment and help ensure

  11. Strategic Sequencing for State Distributed PV Policies: A Quantitative Analysis of Policy Impacts and Interactions

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    Doris, E.; Krasko, V.A.

    2012-10-01

    State and local policymakers show increasing interest in spurring the development of customer-sited distributed generation (DG), in particular solar photovoltaic (PV) markets. Prompted by that interest, this analysis examines the use of state policy as a tool to support the development of a robust private investment market. This analysis builds on previous studies that focus on government subsidies to reduce installation costs of individual projects and provides an evaluation of the impacts of policies on stimulating private market development.

  12. HEADQUARTERS POLICY FLASH

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Department's extendlcompete policies or when an option is exercised. 4. Advise Trudy Wood in the Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy (See e-mail address below) when...

  13. Compositional Policy Priors

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    Wingate, David

    2013-04-12

    This paper describes a probabilistic framework for incorporating structured inductive biases into reinforcement learning. These inductive biases arise from policy priors, probability distributions over optimal policies. ...

  14. Energy Policy 33 (2005) 24112412 Book review

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    2005-01-01

    will never run out of carbon fuels, but that the likely demand, available supplies, and the cost of renewable of thinking inherited from the 1970s. That era gave us two memorable phrases about energy: that nuclear powerEnergy Policy 33 (2005) 2411­2412 Book review P.R. Odell, Why carbon fuels will dominate the 21st

  15. Climate Mitigation Policy Implications for Global Irrigation Water Demand

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    Chaturvedi, Vaibhav; Hejazi, Mohamad I.; Edmonds, James A.; Clarke, Leon E.; Kyle, G. Page; Davies, Evan; Wise, Marshall A.

    2013-08-22

    Energy, water and land are scarce resources, critical to humans. Developments in each affect the availability and cost of the others, and consequently human prosperity. Measures to limit greenhouse gas concentrations will inevitably exact dramatic changes on energy and land systems and in turn alter the character, magnitude and geographic distribution of human claims on water resources. We employ the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM), an integrated assessment model to explore the interactions of energy, land and water systems in the context of alternative policies to limit climate change to three alternative levels: 2.5 Wm-2 (445 ppm CO2-e), 3.5 Wm-2 (535 ppm CO2-e) and 4.5 Wm-2 (645 ppm CO2-e). We explore the effects of alternative land-use emissions mitigation policy options—one which values terrestrial carbon emissions equally with fossil fuel and industrial emissions, and an alternative which places no penalty on land-use change emissions. We find that increasing populations and economic growth could be anticipated to lead to increased demand for water for agricultural systems (+200%), even in the absence of climate change. In general policies to mitigate climate change will increase agricultural demands for water, regardless of whether or not terrestrial carbon is valued or not. Burgeoning demands for water are driven by the demand for bioenergy in response to emissions mitigation policies. We also find that the policy matters. Increases in the demand for water when terrestrial carbon emissions go un-prices are vastly larger than when terrestrial system carbon emissions are prices at the same rate as fossil fuel and industrial emissions. Our estimates for increased water demands when terrestrial carbon systems go un-priced are larger than earlier studies. We find that the deployment of improved irrigation delivery systems could mitigate some of the increase in water demands, but cannot reverse the increases in water demands when terrestrial carbon emissions go un-priced. Finally we estimates that the geospatial pattern of water demands could stress some parts of the world, e.g. China, India and other countries in south and east Asia, earlier and more intensely than in other parts of the world, e.g. North America.

  16. Cap-and-Trade Climate Policies with Price-Regulated Industries

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    Cap-and-Trade Climate Policies with Price-Regulated Industries: How Costly are Free Allowances on recycled paper #12;Cap-and-Trade Climate Policies with Price-Regulated Industries: How Costly are Free Allowances? Bruno Lanz and Sebastian Rausch* Abstract We examine the impacts of alternative cap-and-trade

  17. Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title: Policy on Environmentally Green owner, the written copy prevails 1. OVERVIEW McMaster University advocates a practice of buying "green" goods and services. Environmentally responsible or "green" procurement is the selection of products

  18. Policy on Research Misconduct Policy on Research

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Research Misconduct 12/20/2013 Policy on Research Misconduct I. Purpose and Scope procedures for the inquiry and investigation of allegations of misconduct of research, with due care there are allegations of misconduct in research. This policy and accompanying procedures apply to all university

  19. Policy on Export Controls Export Control Policy

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Export Controls 8/5/2014 Export Control Policy I. Purpose and Scope Northeastern, the export of certain goods, information, technology and services is restricted for reasons relating to U.S. national security, economic interests, and foreign policy goals. The export laws and regulations address

  20. Policy Brief www.purdue.edu/globalpolicy Global Policy

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    Ginzel, Matthew

    . The only way around that limit would be to rapidly grow the E85 market, but for a number of reasons, that will be very difficult to do in the short run [3]. To be competitive with E10, E85 must be priced at 78% of E10 or less. If E10 retails for $3.50, E85 #12;Policy Brief www.purdue.edu/globalpolicy 2 would have

  1. Assessing the Energy Costs of Computing Devices in Developing Countries

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    Simha, Rahul

    Assessing the Energy Costs of Computing Devices in Developing Countries K. Gopinath1 and Rahul's consume signifi- cant power. While cost of ICT equipment has been a limiting factor in the past (and even difficult limiting factor. The resulting energy implications suggest that alternative devices might be more

  2. On Optimal Policies for Energy-Aware Servers Vincent J. Maccio

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Down, Doug

    On Optimal Policies for Energy-Aware Servers Vincent J. Maccio Department of Computing and Software costs and energy used by server farms increase, so does the desire to implement energy-aware policies server systems, when energy is a factor, optimal policies remain unknown for a number of metrics

  3. The Role of Non-CO2 GHGs in Climate Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    . Furthermore, we estimate the costs of the non-CO2 policies to be a small fraction of the Kyoto policy. Whether503 The Role of Non-CO2 GHGs in Climate Policy: Analysis Using the MIT IGSM John Reilly, Marcus comprehensive in term of greenhouse gases (GHGs), including only the non-CO2 GHGs, but is geographically

  4. Applied Probability Trust (4 February 2008) INDEX POLICIES FOR DISCOUNTED BANDIT PROBLEMS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Powell, Warren B.

    . Then it is assumed that arms may break down, but repair is an option at some cost, and the new Whittle index policyApplied Probability Trust (4 February 2008) INDEX POLICIES FOR DISCOUNTED BANDIT PROBLEMS/action-dependent probabilities. It is proven that no index policy can attain the maximum expected total discounted reward

  5. Economics, ethics, and climate policy

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Howarth, R.B.; Monahan, P.A.

    1992-11-01

    Are the costs of greenhouse gas emissions abatement justified by the perceived benefits of sustained climate stability Do people of the present generation have a moral right to impose climate risks on their descendants in generations to come This report examines these questions in light of the emergent facts of climate science and their socioeconomic implications. We consider alternative normative criteria for social decision-making with particular emphasis on cost-benefit analysis and the principle of sustainable development. While each framework yields important insights, we argue that the gross uncertainties associated with climate change and the distribution of impacts between present and future generations constrain the usefulness of cost-benefit criteria in evaluating climate policy. If one accepts the ethical proposition that it is morally wrong to impose catastrophic risks on unborn generations when reducing those risks would not noticeably diminish the quality of life of existing persons, a case can be made for concerted policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  6. Economics, ethics, and climate policy

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Howarth, R.B.; Monahan, P.A.

    1992-11-01

    Are the costs of greenhouse gas emissions abatement justified by the perceived benefits of sustained climate stability? Do people of the present generation have a moral right to impose climate risks on their descendants in generations to come? This report examines these questions in light of the emergent facts of climate science and their socioeconomic implications. We consider alternative normative criteria for social decision-making with particular emphasis on cost-benefit analysis and the principle of sustainable development. While each framework yields important insights, we argue that the gross uncertainties associated with climate change and the distribution of impacts between present and future generations constrain the usefulness of cost-benefit criteria in evaluating climate policy. If one accepts the ethical proposition that it is morally wrong to impose catastrophic risks on unborn generations when reducing those risks would not noticeably diminish the quality of life of existing persons, a case can be made for concerted policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  7. Successful Track Record with Diverse Policies (Fact Sheet)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    2013-05-01

    The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments, advisors, and analysts create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. Through its no-cost offerings, the Solutions Center enables countries to learn from and share policy best practices, data, and analysis tools, creating an international dialogue on clean energy policies that raises global awareness of emerging policy issues and innovations. As part of these efforts, the Solutions Center provides an indispensable service by connecting those seeking policy information and advice with a policy expert who can help them achieve their goals. The Solutions Center's Ask an Expert service matches policymakers with one of the more than 30 global experts selected as authoritative leaders on specific clean energy policy topics.

  8. Transportation Energy Futures Series: Non-Cost Barriers to Consumer Adoption of New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stephens, T.

    2013-03-01

    Consumer preferences are key to the adoption of new vehicle technologies. Barriers to consumer adoption include price and other obstacles, such as limited driving range and charging infrastructure; unfamiliarity with the technology and uncertainty about direct benefits; limited makes and models with the technology; reputation or perception of the technology; standardization issues; and regulations. For each of these non-cost barriers, this report estimates an effective cost and summarizes underlying influences on consumer preferences, approximate magnitude and relative severity, and assesses potential actions, based on a comprehensive literature review. While the report concludes that non-cost barriers are significant, effective cost and potential market share are very uncertain. Policies and programs including opportunities for drivers to test drive advanced vehicles, general public outreach and information programs, incentives for providing charging and fueling infrastructure, and development of technology standards were examined for their ability to address barriers, but little quantitative data exists on the effectiveness of these measures. This is one in a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency effort to pinpoint underexplored strategies for reducing GHGs and petroleum dependence related to transportation.

  9. Transportation Energy Futures Series. Non-Cost Barriers to Consumer Adoption of New Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stephens, Thomas

    2013-03-01

    Consumer preferences are key to the adoption of new vehicle technologies. Barriers to consumer adoption include price and other obstacles, such as limited driving range and charging infrastructure; unfamiliarity with the technology and uncertainty about direct benefits; limited makes and models with the technology; reputation or perception of the technology; standardization issues; and regulations. For each of these non-cost barriers, this report estimates an effective cost and summarizes underlying influences on consumer preferences, approximate magnitude and relative severity, and assesses potential actions, based on a comprehensive literature review. While the report concludes that non-cost barriers are significant, effective cost and potential market share are very uncertain. Policies and programs including opportunities for drivers to test drive advanced vehicles, general public outreach and information programs, incentives for providing charging and fueling infrastructure, and development of technology standards were examined for their ability to address barriers, but little quantitative data exists on the effectiveness of these measures. This is one in a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency effort to pinpoint underexplored strategies for reducing GHGs and petroleum dependence related to transportation. View all reports on the TEF Web page, http://www.eere.energy.gov/analysis/transportationenergyfutures/index.html.

  10. Energyenvironment policy modeling of endogenous technological change with personal vehicles

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    - producing activity (notably fossil fuel consumption) and the level of emissions. They define abatement cost-down modelers focus on estimating aggregate price­quan- tity relationships between the cost of emission to acquiring low-GHG technologies and top- down modelers suggesting price-based policies like taxes

  11. Direct/Indirect Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    This chapter provides recommended categories for direct and indirect elements developed by the Committee for Cost Methods Development (CCMD) and describes various estimating techniques for direct and indirect costs.

  12. Power Plant Cycling Costs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Kumar, N.; Besuner, P.; Lefton, S.; Agan, D.; Hilleman, D.

    2012-07-01

    This report provides a detailed review of the most up to date data available on power plant cycling costs. The primary objective of this report is to increase awareness of power plant cycling cost, the use of these costs in renewable integration studies and to stimulate debate between policymakers, system dispatchers, plant personnel and power utilities.

  13. Curbside Parking Time Limits

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arnott, Richard; Rowse, John

    2009-01-01

    2 is that resource cost per capita is maximized not in thethat case, resource costs per capita as a function of ? can> 0. Since garage costs per capita are independent of ? , a

  14. Curbside Parking Time Limits

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Arnott, Richard; Rowse, John

    2011-01-01

    2 is that resource cost per capita is maximized not in thethat case, resource costs per capita as a function of ? can> 0. Since garage costs per capita are independent of ? , a

  15. Cost Model for Digital Curation: Cost of Digital Migration

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kejser, Ulla Bøgvad; Nielsen, Anders Bo; Thirifays, Alex

    2009-01-01

    Steece, B. 2000. Software cost estimation with COCOMO II.Developing a Framework of Cost Elements for PreservingAshley, K. 1999. Digital archive costs: Facts and fallacies.

  16. Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Busche, S.; Doris, E.; Braccio, R.; Lippert, D.; Finch, P.; O'Toole, D.; Fetter, J.

    2010-04-01

    This report provides detailed analyses of 21 clean energy policy options considered by the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative working groups for recommendation to the 2010 Hawaii State Legislature. The report considers the impact each policy may have on ratepayers, businesses, and the state in terms of energy saved, clean energy generated, and the financial costs and benefits. The analyses provide insight into the possible impacts, both qualitative and quantitative, that these policies may have in Hawaii based on the experience with these policies elsewhere. As much as possible, the analyses incorporate Hawaii-specific context to reflect the many unique aspects of energy use in the State of Hawaii.

  17. FUEL CASK IMPACT LIMITER VULNERABILITIES

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Leduc, D; Jeffery England, J; Roy Rothermel, R

    2009-02-09

    Cylindrical fuel casks often have impact limiters surrounding just the ends of the cask shaft in a typical 'dumbbell' arrangement. The primary purpose of these impact limiters is to absorb energy to reduce loads on the cask structure during impacts associated with a severe accident. Impact limiters are also credited in many packages with protecting closure seals and maintaining lower peak temperatures during fire events. For this credit to be taken in safety analyses, the impact limiter attachment system must be shown to retain the impact limiter following Normal Conditions of Transport (NCT) and Hypothetical Accident Conditions (HAC) impacts. Large casks are often certified by analysis only because of the costs associated with testing. Therefore, some cask impact limiter attachment systems have not been tested in real impacts. A recent structural analysis of the T-3 Spent Fuel Containment Cask found problems with the design of the impact limiter attachment system. Assumptions in the original Safety Analysis for Packaging (SARP) concerning the loading in the attachment bolts were found to be inaccurate in certain drop orientations. This paper documents the lessons learned and their applicability to impact limiter attachment system designs.

  18. Decoupling Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Decoupling Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies for Utilities, Clean Energy Policies in States and Communities, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)...

  19. POLICY MEMORANDUM #1 Policy and Operating Procedures for Senior...

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

    MEMORANDUM 1 Policy and Operating Procedures for Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Management System POLICY MEMORANDUM 1 Policy and Operating Procedures for Senior...

  20. POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #38 EXCEPTION TO POLICY REGARDING...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    8 EXCEPTION TO POLICY REGARDING QUALITY STEP INCREASES POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM 38 EXCEPTION TO POLICY REGARDING QUALITY STEP INCREASES This has been rescinded and incorporated...

  1. Cost and Impacts of Policies | Department of Energy

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious Rank EERE:FinancingPetroleum Based Fuels|ProgramsLakeDepartment ofofCorrugated Membrane FuelDepartment ofand

  2. Post Award Auditing of Cost Reimbursable Subcontracts Policy | The Ames

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

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration wouldMass mapSpeeding access|Post-PolymerizationRequirements CURRENT DOE O

  3. ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE AND COST EFFECTIVENESS OF NINE SMALL WIND ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS FUNDED BY THE DOE SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kay, J.

    2009-01-01

    Energy Policy Research Marginal Cost Pricing Project, FirstEnergy Innovative Systems Projects, Solar Energy ResearchEnergy Innovative Systems Projects, Solar Energy Research

  4. Financial Policy Manual 2701 INTERNAL CONTROL POLICY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    George, Edward I.

    , budgets, schedules, job assignment and monitoring sheets, policy and procedure manuals, organization charts, job descriptions, employee training programs and various quality controls. C. Establish

  5. Financial Policy Manual INTERNAL CONTROL POLICIES

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    George, Edward I.

    , budgets, schedules, job assignment and monitoring sheets, policy and procedure manuals, organization charts, job descriptions, employee training programs and various quality controls. C. Establish

  6. Review: Knowledge and Environmental Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Little, Peter C.

    2012-01-01

    of environmental policy, environmental studies, politicalReview: Knowledge and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining theRobert. Knowledge and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining the

  7. Review: Knowledge and Environmental Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Little, Peter C.

    2012-01-01

    Review: Knowledge and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining theRobert. Knowledge and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining thepaperback. Knowledge and Environmental Policy continues the

  8. Review: Knowledge and Environmental Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Little, Peter C.

    2012-01-01

    and Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining the Boundaries ofand Environmental Policy: Re-Imagining the Boundaries ofKnowledge and Environmental Policy continues the complex and

  9. Residential Prosumers: Drivers and Policy Options

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    The rise of the solar photovoltaic "prosumers" has the potential to transform the 100-year-old centralized electric utility model into a more decentralized and interactive system. In some countries, it is now more cost-effective for households to produce their own power from PV than to purchase electricity from the grid. However, a prosumer "revolution" under which decentralized adoption of PV occurs on its own, in the absence of supportive policies or regulatory conditions, has not yet arrived. Self-consumption of solar PV is a growing trend globally, but its expansion remains within policy makers’ ability to control and develop.

  10. Environmental Cost Analysis 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Edge, D.

    2000-01-01

    Analysis David Edge Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission 131 ESL-IE-00-04-21 Proceedings from the Twenty-second National Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX, April 5-6, 2000 Tuas Natural Resource Conservation Cor...DDliuion Environmental Cost Analysis Presented By David Edge Determine the Costs c> Input co Output c> Hidden c> Capital (non recurring) Envirormenlal Cost Analy.;is "There has to be a measurable result ofimprovement and it should be tied to dollars...

  11. PHEV Battery Cost Assessment

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

    Program Modeling Advanced Li-ion Couples 13 Courtesy of Junbing Yang & K. Amine Graphite with LNMO and LMRNMC similar in cost and energy density LMRNMC shows synergy...

  12. Hydrogen and Infrastructure Costs

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

    FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Hydrogen and Infrastructure Costs Hydrogen Infrastructure Market Readiness Workshop Washington D.C. February 17, 2011 Fred Joseck U.S. Department of...

  13. SOFT COST GRAND CHALLENGE

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

    energycenter.org California Center for Sustainable Energy Soft Cost Grand Challenge May 22, 2014 Accelerating the transition to a sustainable world powered by clean energy 2...

  14. Apportioning Climate Change Costs

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Farber, Daniel A.

    2008-01-01

    Apportioning Climate Change Costs Daniel A. Farber* I. II.ON CLIMATE CHANGE FOUR QUESTIONS ABOUTof how to respond to climate change. Most public attention

  15. Master of Urban Affairs & Policy: Economic/ Community Development Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Huang, Haiying

    Master of Urban Affairs & Policy: Economic/ Community Development Policy Student Name Relations __________ URPA 5311 Social Policy Formation and Analysis __________ URPA 5312 Urban Economic Policy __________ Research and Analysis Courses (12 hours) URPA 5302 Foundations of Urban Research

  16. Sustainability policy and environmental policy John C. V. Pezzey

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Pezzey, Jack

    Sustainability policy and environmental policy John C. V. Pezzey Australian National University Economics and Environment Network Working Paper EEN0211 October 2002 #12;Sustainability Policy and Environmental Policy John C. V. Pezzey Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies Australian National

  17. General Equilibrium, Electricity Generation Technologies and the Cost of Carbon Abatement

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lanz, Bruno, 1980-

    Electricity generation is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, and a key determinant of abatement costs. Ex-ante assessments of carbon policies mainly rely on either of two modeling paradigms: (i) partial ...

  18. Financing investments in renewable energy: The role of policy design and restructuring

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wiser, R.; Pickle, S.

    1997-03-01

    The costs of electric power projects utilizing renewable energy technologies are highly sensitive to financing terms. Consequently, as the electricity industry is restructured and new renewables policies are created, it is important for policymakers to consider the impacts of renewables policy design on project financing. This report describes the power plant financing process and provides insights to policymakers on the important nexus between renewables policy design and finance. A cash-flow model is used to estimate the impact of various financing variables on renewable energy costs. Past and current renewable energy policies are then evaluated to demonstrate the influence of policy design on the financing process and on financing costs. The possible impacts of electricity restructuring on power plant financing are discussed and key design issues are identified for three specific renewable energy programs being considered in the restructuring process: (1) surcharge-funded policies; (2) renewables portfolio standards; and (3) green marketing programs. Finally, several policies that are intended to directly reduce financing costs and barriers are analyzed. The authors find that one of the key reasons that renewables policies are not more effective is that project development and financing processes are frequently ignored or misunderstood when designing and implementing renewable energy incentives. A policy that is carefully designed can reduce renewable energy costs dramatically by providing revenue certainty that will, in turn, reduce financing risk premiums.

  19. Energy-efficiency and environmental policies & income supplements in the UK: Their evolution and distributional impact in relation to domestic energy bills

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chawla, Mallika; Pollitt, Michael G.

    2012-12-14

    efficiency of houses; this research draws attention towards the need for definitive evidence on the ways in which energy suppliers charge policy costs from their domestic customers. This would facilitate in making the future policies more empirically grounded...

  20. Learning or Lock-in: Optimal Technology Policies to Support Mitigation$

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    Stock, Manfred

    sector (Nordhaus, 2009). In particular, there is concern that the social costs of technology to possible technology lock-ins? (ii) Is it likely for the social costs of innovation externalities to exceed the social costs of technology-specific instruments? (iii) In how far do policies with stronger technology

  1. Safety Policy LEAD IN PAINT POLICY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Powers, Robert

    Safety Policy (10/96) LEAD IN PAINT POLICY://ehs.unl.edu/) Purpose: Lead is a recognized health hazard, and consequently, regulations have been developed to assure protection from excessive exposure to lead. Paints and coatings manufactured prior to 1978 often contained

  2. Patent and Copyright Policy I. Patent Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Heller, Barbara

    K-1 04/2013 Appendix K Patent and Copyright Policy I. Patent Policy A. Functions of Patents Illinois Institute of Technology recognizes that patents on inventions arising from university research serve several important functions. A patent: 1. ensures that the potential scientific and social

  3. Food Safety Policy General Policy Statement

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Food Safety Policy General Policy Statement St. Anne's College has a commitment to food safety. The College takes all reasonable precaution and exercises all due diligence to ensure that food which and maintain these standards, the College: Designates managers who have a special responsibility for food

  4. Policy Title: Policy Number: Federal Student Aid

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Franco, John

    . All such officials shall further distribute the Code to their direct and indirect reports who havePolicy Title: Policy Number: Federal Student Aid Code of Conduct 1.3.3 Category: Administrative Office of the Bursar University of Cincinnati Federal Student Aid Code of Conduct, page 1 of 5 Background

  5. Impact of energy and environmental legislation on industry: problems of regulatory cost assessment

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Meier, P; Brown, S

    1980-01-01

    An examination is made of some of the problems of environmental impact assessment in the industrial sector, with particular attention to some important methodological problems frequently ignored. Some general problems of impact analysis are addressed in Section 2. This is followed in Section 3 by an overview of these major issues: the level of import substitutions, capital expenditures on pollution control, and a brief examination at how the industrial sector responded to post embargo energy price changes. Section 4 investigates marketplace responses to changes in manufacturing costs induced by regulatory requirements, from a general, theoretical microeconomics perspective. How industry responses can be estimated quantitatively for practical assessment purposes is taken up in Section 5, with a focus on the advantages and limitations of the two major modeling approaches (econometric and process models). These models allow investigations of the effects of different policies. (MCW)

  6. Water Resources Policy & Economics

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Buehrer, R. Michael

    Water Resources Policy & Economics FOR 4984 Selected Course Topics · Appropriative and riparian water institutions · Incentives for conservation · Water rights for in-stream environmental use · Surface water-groundwater management · Water quality regulations · Water markets · Economic and policy

  7. PROTECTION OF PRIVACY POLICY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Victoria, University of

    Page 1 PROTECTION OF PRIVACY POLICY University Policy No: GV0235 Classification: Governance Procedures for the Management of Personal Information University Information Security Classification other mechanism that produces records. 8.00 Surveillance Systems means an analog or digital video

  8. Office of Security Policy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Office of Security Policy is the central source within the Department of Energy for the development and analysis of safeguards and security policies and standards affecting facilities, nuclear materials, personnel, and classified information.

  9. Family Policy in Scotland 

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wasoff, Fran; Hill, Malcolm

    This briefing looks at the development of family policy in Scotland, considers the interplay between devolved and reserved matters, outlines the Departments of the Scottish Executive responsible for family policy, and considers the relationship...

  10. A Mechanism for Establishing Policies for Electronic Commerce

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Minsky, Naftaly

    a mechanism for establishing policies for electronic commerce in a unified and se­ cure manner. A commercial policy can be viewed as the embodiment of a contract between the principals involved in a certain type activities are \\Lambda Work supported in part by NSF grants No. CCR­9626577 not limited to simple exchange

  11. A Mechanism for Establishing Policies for Electronic Commerce

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Minsky, Naftaly

    for establishing policies for electronic commerce in a uni ed and se- cure manner. A commercial policy can be viewed as the embodiment of a contract between the principals involved in a certain type of commercial activities are Work supported in part by NSF grants No. CCR-9626577 not limited to simple exchange of funds

  12. UNIVERSITY POLICY APPROVAL PROCESS Definition of a University Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    UNIVERSITY POLICY APPROVAL PROCESS Definition of a University Policy Applies broadly, more than one compliance Promotes effectiveness/reduces risk. Roles Policy Manager (PM) Manages the policy review process Publishes policies and related information Notifies university community of new and revised policies

  13. University of Oxford Transgender Policy Purpose of this policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Henderson, Gideon

    University of Oxford Transgender Policy Purpose of this policy 1. The purpose of this policy the process of gender reassignment. The policy and associated guidance give more detail on how the Universitys Equality Policy applies to transgender people. 2. This policy also supports members of the University

  14. UC SANTA BARBARA POLICY AND PROCEDURE Policy Title

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    UC SANTA BARBARA POLICY AND PROCEDURE Policy Title Contact: Responsible Office(s) for administering the policy Issued: Month Year Supersedes: Policy/Procedure Title and its publication date Pages: Total POLICY context that needs to remain embedded in the policy rather than being presented in a transmittal letter

  15. Policy and Procedure Writing Tips University Policy Website

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Victoria, University of

    Policy and Procedure Writing Tips University Policy Website Policy and Procedure Writing Tips Updated May 2009 Page 1 of 2 · Differentiate between policies and procedures. o University Policies review and approval for policy issuance and revision. o University Procedures are the processes

  16. Costs Models in Design and Manufacturing of Sand Casting Products

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Perry, Nicolas; Bernard, Alain

    2010-01-01

    In the early phases of the product life cycle, the costs controls became a major decision tool in the competitiveness of the companies due to the world competition. After defining the problems related to this control difficulties, we will present an approach using a concept of cost entity related to the design and realization activities of the product. We will try to apply this approach to the fields of the sand casting foundry. This work will highlight the enterprise modelling difficulties (limits of a global cost modelling) and some specifics limitations of the tool used for this development. Finally we will discuss on the limits of a generic approach.

  17. Costs Models in Design and Manufacturing of Sand Casting Products

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Nicolas Perry; Magali Mauchand; Alain Bernard

    2010-11-26

    In the early phases of the product life cycle, the costs controls became a major decision tool in the competitiveness of the companies due to the world competition. After defining the problems related to this control difficulties, we will present an approach using a concept of cost entity related to the design and realization activities of the product. We will try to apply this approach to the fields of the sand casting foundry. This work will highlight the enterprise modelling difficulties (limits of a global cost modelling) and some specifics limitations of the tool used for this development. Finally we will discuss on the limits of a generic approach.

  18. New York University UNIVERSITY POLICIES

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Van Den Eijnden, Eric

    1 New York University UNIVERSITY POLICIES Title: Developing University Policies Effective Date President, Office of the President Responsible Officer: General Counsel Policy It is the policy of New York

  19. Security Policy: Radio Network Controller

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Security Policy: Radio Network Controller Encryption Module Controller (RNC EMC) Cryptographic, 2007 Security Policy: RNC EMC Page 1 of 22 #12;Security Policy: RNC EMC Page 2 of 22 #12;Table...........................................................14 7. IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION POLICY

  20. TEBC Policy Page 1 of 32 Yale University

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Post, David M.

    ................................................................................................ 19 A. Rebate Policy

  1. SUBSIDIARITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bateman, Ian J.

    SUBSIDIARITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: WHICH LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO WHAT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION? by Andrew Jordan CSERGE Working Paper GEC 99-13 #12;SUBSIDIARITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: WHICH integration `by stealth', the EU's involve- ment in various policy areas, including environmental protection

  2. Graduate college policy handbook

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Farritor, Shane

    Graduate college policy handbook #12;1 The Graduate College Governance Documents and Related Policy Zuckweiler - Alternate Representative, UNK Handbook Layout by Shannon Malousek #12;2 University of Nebraska Graduate College Policy Handbook Table of Contents University Graduate College Governance Documents I

  3. International Energy Policy in

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Delaware, University of

    of Energy Policies of the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China and Korea November 2013 #12;Mailing IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER: An Analysis of Energy Policies of the U.S., U.K., GermanyInternational Energy Policy in the Aftermath of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster An Analysis

  4. Market Entry Costs, Producer Heterogeneity, and Export Dynamics Sanghamitra Das

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    As the exchange rate, foreign demand, production costs and export promotion policies evolve, manufacturing firms-exporting. Thus, while history and expectations matter for a few marginal producers, most of the aggregate export response to a change in the exchange rate regime comes from volume adjustments among large incumbents

  5. Generation of policy-rich websites from declarative models

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Chang, Felix Sheng-Ho

    2009-01-01

    Protecting sensitive data stored behind online websites is a major challenge, but existing techniques are inadequate. Automated website builders typically offer very limited options for specifying custom access policies. ...

  6. RES.STP.001 Science Policy Bootcamp, January IAP 2010

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Bonvillian, William

    2010-01-01

    The careers of MIT scientists and engineers are significantly determined by public policy decisions made in Washington by the government. However, their access to information on how this system works is limited. Meanwhile, ...

  7. Measuring Constituent Policy Preferences in Congress, State Legislatures, and Cities

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    Tausanovitch, Chris

    Little is known about the American public’s policy preferences at the level of Congressional districts, state legislative districts, and local municipalities. In this article, we overcome the limited sample sizes that have ...

  8. Running Behavior and Its Energy Cost in Mice Selectively Bred for High Voluntary Locomotor Activity

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Saltzman, Wendy

    662 Running Behavior and Its Energy Cost in Mice Selectively Bred for High Voluntary Locomotor. This increase in time spent running impinged on high energy costs because the majority of running costs stemmed. 2006; Oufiero and Garland 2007). In these contexts, both the limits to performance and the energy costs

  9. Markovianizing Cost of Tripartite Quantum States

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Eyuri Wakakuwa; Akihito Soeda; Mio Murao

    2015-04-22

    We introduce and analyze a task that we call Markovianization, in which a tripartite quantum state is transformed to a quantum Markov chain by a randomizing operation on one of the three subsystems. We consider cases where the initial state is a tensor product of $n$ copies of a tripartite state $\\rho^{ABC}$, and is transformed to a quantum Markov chain conditioned by $B^n$ with a small error, by a random unitary operation on $A^n$. In an asymptotic limit of infinite copies and vanishingly small error, we analyze the Markovianizing cost, that is, the minimum cost of randomness per copy required for Markovianization. For tripartite pure states, we derive a single-letter formula for the Markovianizing costs. Counterintuitively, the Markovianizing cost is not a continuous function of states, and can be arbitrarily large even if the state is an approximate quantum Markov chain. Our results have an application for distributed quantum computation.

  10. University Policy Process Short Version

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rev. 5/09 University Policy Process Short Version Conduct Analysis Draft Documents Get Approvals. Identify policy owner 3. Assemble team 4. Engage Stakeholders 5. Draft policy 6. Submit proposed policy approves (or not) Do we need a policy? 11. Plan communication & training 12. UPO posts approved policy

  11. What does the 2°C Target Imply for a Global Climate Agreement in 2020? The LIMITS Study on Durban Action Platform Scenarios

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    Kriegler, Elmar; Tavoni, Massimo; Aboumahboub, Tino; Luderer, Gunnar; Calvin, Katherine V.; DeMaere, Gauthier; Krey, Volker; Riahi, Keywan; Rosler, Hilke; Schaeffer, Michiel; Van Vuuren, Detlef

    2013-11-01

    This paper provides a novel and comprehensive model?based assessment of possible outcomes of the Durban Platform negotiations with a focus on emissions reduction requirements, the consistency with the 2°C target and global economic impacts. The Durban Action scenarios investigated in the LIMITS study—all assuming the implementation of comprehensive global emission reductions after 2020, but assuming different 2020 emission reduction levels and different long?term stabilization targets—show that the probability of exceeding the 2°C limit increases with stabilization target from below one third for 450?470 ppm to 40?60% for 490?510 ppm in 2100. Global time?averaged economic costs of the Durban Action scenarios are limited across models, and are largely unaffected by the stringency of 2020 pledges. By contrast, the economic impact of delaying action beyond 2030 is much stronger on transitional costs. The main significance of short term action in the period 2010?2030 lies in preparing the ground for steep emissions reductions thereafter by inducing global emissions to peak and decline. The institutional challenges of all scenarios with fragmented near?term climate policy can be expected to be high as reflected in a steep rise of carbon prices and decarbonization rates until 2040. We conclude that an agreement on comprehensive emissions reductions to be implemented from 2020 onwards has particular significance for meeting long term climate policy objectives.

  12. INTERNET USE POLICY Updated 8/2011

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    INTERNET USE POLICY Updated 8/2011 Access to Internet Sites The Library offers access to the Internet as an integral part of its other information resources. In keeping with the principles of free unfiltered Internet access and does not limit patron access to information on the Internet based solely

  13. Georgia Tech Department of Housing Bicycle Policies

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    Li, Mo

    Georgia Tech Department of Housing Bicycle Policies Bicycle Storage There are several options for storage of bicycles in and around Housing buildings: Bicycle storage lockers are available, in limited. Some residence halls have bicycle storage rooms within the building. Ask your staff member if your

  14. Global warming policy: A coherent-sequential approach

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    Manicke, R.L.

    1996-12-31

    This paper addresses these two closely related themes: (1) the need for structuring and evaluating global climate policy sequentially and (2) the need to incorporate the analysis of real options which may contribute significantly to global climate policy. This paper is organized into four sections. The first section deals with benefit-cost analysis and capital budgeting as they are generally practiced and discusses the reasons why the traditional benefit-cost formulation is inadequate. The second section then discusses the case of one financial option, namely, the European Call Option and discusses some important results. The third section of the paper addresses some of the important results or principles derived in the literature on real options, and while most of the mathematics is not easily transferred nor relevant to the global climate policy, there are many principles that can be applied. In the fourth section the author discusses the implications of a real option environment for the policy process.

  15. Hydrogen refueling station costs in Shanghai

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    Weinert, Jonathan X.; Shaojun, Liu; Ogden, Joan M; Jianxin, Ma

    2007-01-01

    station and equipment costs Capital equipment costs Non-a function of capital cost and is therefore represented intechnology and therefore capital cost and maintenance cost

  16. Departmental Policies and Procedures for TAs and Limited-Term ...

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    saerens

    2008-12-08

    authority to change or delete it but you will not be able to do so since you will no longer be ... grades (which are two different processes) on-line using Banner will be ironed out closer ... Instead logout of the system and quit the web browser.

  17. AN ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY INTENSITY INDICATORS AND THEIR ROLE AS POLICY -MAKING TOOLS

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    AN ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY INTENSITY INDICATORS AND THEIR ROLE AS POLICY - MAKING TOOLS by Mallika as policy tools in the context of issues related to the development, interpretation and application trends in energy use, their role as climate change policy tools is limited, particularly

  18. Cost Transfer Procedures How And When To Make Cost Transfers

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    Hammack, Richard

    Cost Transfer Procedures How And When To Make Cost Transfers Effective February 9, 2003, cost elsewhere. Federal regulations require additional documentation to support cost transfers to sponsored program indexes. Costs may not be shifted to other research projects or from one budget period to the next

  19. Bayesian Policy Search with Policy Priors

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    Wingate, David

    We consider the problem of learning to act in partially observable, continuous-state-and-action worlds where we have abstract prior knowledge about the structure of the optimal policy in the form of a distribution over ...

  20. Demonstrating Innovative Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Energy

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    -volume industrial applications such as automobiles, wind energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure is limited because Low-Cost Carbon Fiber? · Energy Independence Increase the nation's investment in energy technologies

  1. Cost Estimating Guide

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

    2011-05-09

    This Guide provides uniform guidance and best practices that describe the methods and procedures that could be used in all programs and projects at DOE for preparing cost estimates. No cancellations.

  2. Vehicle Cost Calculator

    Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

    fuel cost and emissions with a conventional vehicle. Select FuelTechnology Electric Hybrid Electric Plug-in Hybrid Electric Natural Gas (CNG) Flex Fuel (E85) Biodiesel (B20)...

  3. Estimating Renewable Energy Costs

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Some renewable energy measures, such as daylighting, passive solar heating, and cooling load avoidance, do not add much to the cost of a building. However, renewable energy technologies typically...

  4. cost.f

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    SUBROUTINE COST (N,X,WSAVE) IMPLICIT DOUBLE PRECISION (A-H, O-Z) DIMENSION X(1) ,WSAVE(1) NM1 = N-1 NP1 = N+1 NS2 = N/2 IF (N-2) ...

  5. Transparent Cost Database | Transparent Cost Database

    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| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEt Al., 2013)OpenEnergyTrail Canyonsource History View NewTransparent Cost

  6. Ex-Post Costs and RIN Prices Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    particularly on the EPA's methods used to calculate costs of the policy on the US fuel market. We compare, as well as recommend the use of `stress tests' in RIAs to ensure that programs like the RFS2 are designed in ways that can manage high compliance cost scenarios. a Department of Agricultural and Resource

  7. Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policies with Energy-Economy Models

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    Mundaca, Luis; Neij, Lena; Worrell, Ernst; McNeil, Michael A.

    2010-08-01

    The growing complexities of energy systems, environmental problems and technology markets are driving and testing most energy-economy models to their limits. To further advance bottom-up models from a multidisciplinary energy efficiency policy evaluation perspective, we review and critically analyse bottom-up energy-economy models and corresponding evaluation studies on energy efficiency policies to induce technological change. We use the household sector as a case study. Our analysis focuses on decision frameworks for technology choice, type of evaluation being carried out, treatment of market and behavioural failures, evaluated policy instruments, and key determinants used to mimic policy instruments. Although the review confirms criticism related to energy-economy models (e.g. unrealistic representation of decision-making by consumers when choosing technologies), they provide valuable guidance for policy evaluation related to energy efficiency. Different areas to further advance models remain open, particularly related to modelling issues, techno-economic and environmental aspects, behavioural determinants, and policy considerations.

  8. Energy Harvesting Communications with Energy and Data Storage Limitations

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    Yener, Aylin

    Energy Harvesting Communications with Energy and Data Storage Limitations Burak Varan Aylin Yener time minimization problem with finite data and energy storage. The communication set up in [10] does limited energy and data storage. The data transmission policies allow the transmitter to drop some

  9. Policy #5340 Export Control Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

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    Policy #5340 ­ Export Control Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy # 5340 EXPORT CONTROL POLICY Responsible Oversight Executive: Vice President for Research Date of Current investigators (PIs) and other individuals involved in research collaborate to assess the application of export

  10. 1 Food Safety Policy July 2010 Food Safety Policy

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    Sussex, University of

    1 Food Safety Policy July 2010 Food Safety Policy Food Safety Policy 19.7.2010 19.7.2014 #12;2 Food 5. Organisational Responsibilities 6. The Legal References 7. Glossary of Terms #12;3 Food Safety Policy July 2010 Food Safety Policy 1. Introduction 1.1 The University has a duty to assess the risks

  11. Policy on Compliance in Athletics Policy on Compliance in

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Compliance in Athletics 07/1/2014 Policy on Compliance in Athletics I. Purpose and Scope conference rules, and university policies and procedures. This policy applies to student with athletics rules, policies and procedures, including NCAA rules and regulations. Other terms used herein

  12. UMBC POLICY ON LOST AND FOUND PROPERTY I. POLICY STATEMENT

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    Suri, Manil

    UMBC POLICY ON LOST AND FOUND PROPERTY I. POLICY STATEMENT The UMBC community will have access to a University Policy on Lost and Found Property. II. PURPOSE OF THE POLICY The purpose of the Lost and Found Property Policy is to provide procedures for the accountability and safekeeping of currency and tangible

  13. Disciplinary policy 1 Current Revision: 12/2012 Disciplinary policy

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    Hammack, Richard

    Disciplinary policy 1 Current Revision: 12/2012 Disciplinary policy Policy Type: Local Responsible Office: Office of Development and Alumni Relations Initial Policy Approved: 12/2012 Current Revision Approved: 12/2012 Policy Statement and Purpose All users must comply

  14. POLICY ON CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS University Policy No: AC1120

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    Victoria, University of

    1 POLICY ON CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS University Policy No: AC1120 Classification: Academic and Students relevant university policies and procedures, academic policies and regulations, university fees, courses and programs of study. The purpose of this policy is to outline requirements for publishing the University

  15. UMC CAMPUS POLICY/PROCEDURES FOR: "Campus Certificate Transfer Policy"

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    Minnesota, University of

    UMC CAMPUS POLICY/PROCEDURES FOR: "Campus Certificate Transfer Policy" [The following is the overseeing University policy and the UMC procedures related to the policy. Questions should be directed to the contact(s) listed below.] UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY LINK There is no additional

  16. CUNY CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY 1. General Statement of Policy.

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    Sun, Yi

    1 CUNY CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY 1. General Statement of Policy. It is the policy's credibility, objectivity, or fairness. Every individual to whom this Policy is applicable (each, a "Covered. Sections 2 and 3 of this Policy, which set forth the general standards of conduct and the rules regarding

  17. Page 1 of 2 Policy: Hot Works Policy

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Page 1 of 2 Policy: Hot Works Policy Responsible Party: Director, Safety and Risk Management value. The Safety and Risk Management Policy endorses programs, procedures and resources which assist in this promotion. This policy is an overarching document that outlines the policies set in place by Safety and Risk

  18. Policy on Professional Standards and Business Conduct Policy on Professional

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Professional Standards and Business Conduct 7/1/2014 Policy on Professional Standards requirements and university policies in all its activities. Faculty and staff have an obligation to perform. This policy applies to all Northeastern University faculty and staff. II. Definitions N/A III. Policy All

  19. Policy Name: Business Expense Policies Updated: September 1, 2014

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    1 Policy Name: Business Expense Policies Updated: September 1, 2014 Effective Date: April 1, 2011 Centers Policy Summary These Business Expense Policies provide specific requirements for Dartmouth College requests for reimbursement. These policies are necessary to ensure the proper use of Dartmouth resources

  20. Cost Model for Digital Curation: Cost of Digital Migration

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    Kejser, Ulla Bøgvad; Nielsen, Anders Bo; Thirifays, Alex

    2009-01-01

    Curation: Cost of Digital Migration Ulla Bøgvad Kejser, Thefocus especially on costing digital migration activities. Inof the OAIS Model digital migration includes both transfer (

  1. Cost Model for Digital Curation: Cost of Digital Migration

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    Kejser, Ulla Bøgvad; Nielsen, Anders Bo; Thirifays, Alex

    2009-01-01

    and Monitor Technology functions each consists of two costinfluence, the fewer costs. Monitor Technology depends onCost Critical Activities Monitor community Report on monitoring Monitor technology

  2. MFR PAPER 1152 An Empirical Study of Limited Entry

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    MFR PAPER 1152 An Empirical Study of Limited Entry in Alaska's Salmon Fisheries JAMES E. OWERS to a point where the marginal cost ofan additional unit of fishing effort just equals the revenue it produces both before and after passing limited entry legislation in 1973 strongly suggests that, first, limited

  3. Essays on energy and environmental policy

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    Novan, Kevin Michael

    2012-01-01

    Energy Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2.3 Simplethe Wind: Renewable Energy Policies and Air Pollu- tion3.4 Policy Evaluation . . . . . .

  4. QGESS: Capital Cost Scaling Methodology

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

    the tonnes of CO2 utilized. The costs of the process are to include infrastructure, raw materials, processing, byproduct disposal, and utilities costs, as well as any other costs....

  5. Cost-effective ecological restoration

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2015-01-01

    whether the cost-effectiveness index in the all seed mixesRestoration cost-effectiveness (index calculated as percentwith the highest cost-effectiveness index values were drill

  6. Factors Impacting Decommissioning Costs - 13576

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    Kim, Karen; McGrath, Richard [Electric Power Research Institute, 3420 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, California (United States)] [Electric Power Research Institute, 3420 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, California (United States)

    2013-07-01

    The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) studied United States experience with decommissioning cost estimates and the factors that impact the actual cost of decommissioning projects. This study gathered available estimated and actual decommissioning costs from eight nuclear power plants in the United States to understand the major components of decommissioning costs. Major costs categories for decommissioning a nuclear power plant are removal costs, radioactive waste costs, staffing costs, and other costs. The technical factors that impact the costs were analyzed based on the plants' decommissioning experiences. Detailed cost breakdowns by major projects and other cost categories from actual power plant decommissioning experiences will be presented. Such information will be useful in planning future decommissioning and designing new plants. (authors)

  7. Impacts of Land Use and Biofuels Policy on Climate: Temperature and Localized Impacts

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    Hallgren, Willow

    2012-08-06

    The impact on climate of future land use and energy policy scenarios is explored using two landuse frameworks: (i) Pure Cost Conversion Response (PCCR), or 'extensification', where the price of land is the only constraint ...

  8. Policy Flash 2014-39 Initiatives to Achieve Strategic Plan 2014...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    to Achieve Strategic Plan 2014-2018 Performance Goal Focused on Cost Savings Policy Flash 2014-39 Initiatives to Achieve Strategic Plan 2014-2018 Performance Goal Focused...

  9. Policy Flash 2013-40 Acquisition Guide Chapter 43.3 - Maintaining...

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

    Contract Management of Non-Management and Operating (M&O) Cost Reimburstment Contracts Policy Flash 2013-40 Acquisition Guide Chapter 43.3 - Maintaining Alignment of Project...

  10. Policy Flash 2014-37 Update to the Department of Energy Acquisition...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    and Measurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, Non-Management and Operating Contracts Policy Flash 2014-37 Update to the Department of Energy Acquisition Guide Chapter 16.2,...

  11. Russia's energy policy, 1992-2005

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    Milov, V.; Coburn, L.L.; Danchenko, I. [Inst. for Energy Policy, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2006-05-15

    A team comprising a former Russian policymaker and American analysts of the current Russian energy policy examines the course of that policy and its limitations during the post-Soviet period. In the process, they critically analyze key problems in Russia's oil, gas, coal, and electricity sectors that represent a potential drag on growth of the entire Russian economy and at the very least call into question the sustainability of further increases in exports to the West. The authors explore in considerable depth and detail both the factors underlying the recent increase in government intervention in the energy sector and the likely consequences for domestic production, consumption, resource security, and critical exports.

  12. Work Area Policy

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    2005-04-19

    POLICY X.X.X. Volume V, Information Technology. Chapter 6, Acceptable Safety Work Locations. Issuing Office: Department of Mathematics. Responsible ...

  13. NNSA POLICY LETTER

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

    NNSA POLICY LETTER Approved: 12-11-13 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Office of the Administrator NAP-26 CONTROLLED COPIES AVAILABLE AT:...

  14. Departmental Directives Program Policy

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

    2006-08-16

    The Policy provides formal and organized communication of the Department's expectations for performance of work within the DOE complex. Cancels DOE P 251.1

  15. Green Industrial Policy: Trade and Theory

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    Karp, Larry; Stevenson, Megan

    2012-01-01

    Policies in China,” Renewable Energy Policy Network for theStatus Report 2011,” Renewable Energy Policy Network for thesection summarizes renewable energy policies in Brazil, US,

  16. Personal Property Policy | Department of Energy

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

    Personal Property Policy Personal Property Policy Personal Property Policy The DOE Personal Property Policy Division is responsible for development and oversight of the...

  17. HOUSING POLICY Table of Contents

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    HOUSING POLICY Table of Contents Housing Policy Housing Rules and Regulations Appendix I contact: policies@aub.edu.lb. Last updated on: August 14, 2014 #12;HOUSING POLICY Section 1 - Policy Section 2 - Housing Purchase Plan (HPP) Section 3 - Procedure for the Implementation of the Housing

  18. Optimization Online - Sharing Supermodular Costs

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    Andreas S. Schulz

    2007-08-28

    Aug 28, 2007 ... Abstract: We study cooperative games with supermodular costs. We show that supermodular costs arise in a variety of situations: in particular, ...

  19. Preemptive scheduling with position costs

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    In most scheduling models presented in the literature [3, 10], the cost for ... Preemptive scheduling in order to minimize the total position costs also stems.

  20. OPTIONS - ALLOCATION FUNDS - TRANSACTION COSTS

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    Admin

    2009-03-25

    One first problem to overcome is the impact of transaction costs. ... They entail a reduction of transaction costs and improve the investor's economic welfare.

  1. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    of Buildings: Energy Policies in Europe – Examples of BestCEC. (2005). Integrated Energy Policy Report. CEC-100-2005-Heating  Region.  Energy Policy , 37 (6), 2113-2118. Li,

  2. FIXED PRICE RESIDUAL FUNDS POLICY Policy dated March 29, 1999

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    Weston, Ken

    FIXED PRICE RESIDUAL FUNDS POLICY Policy dated March 29, 1999 After completion of all deliverables in this process. May 1, 1999 Amendment to Policy · The first $75,000 of the residual balance will be transferred

  3. Risk Management Policy 1 Risk Management Policy (December, 2014)

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    Wapstra, Erik

    Risk Management Policy 1 Risk Management Policy (December, 2014) Risk Management Policy Responsible Governance Level Principle No. 2 - Risk Management Responsible Organisational Unit Audit & Risk CONTENTS 1 ........................................................................................................2 3.1 Effective Risk Management

  4. THE LANDAUER LIMIT AND THERMODYNAMICS OF

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    Baez, John

    THE LANDAUER LIMIT AND THERMODYNAMICS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS David H. Wolpert Santa Fe Institute1 v2 b) h 2R vv1 v2 c) h vv1 v2 R Thermodynamic cost to erase a bit - the minimal amount of entropy be thermodynamically reversible ... but if it is applied to known data, it is thermodynamically irreversible." #12;HEAT

  5. Low Cost, Durable Seal

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Roberts, George; Parsons, Jason; Friedman, Jake

    2010-12-17

    Seal durability is critical to achieving the 2010 DOE operational life goals for both stationary and transportation PEM fuel cell stacks. The seal material must be chemically and mechanically stable in an environment consisting of aggressive operating temperatures, humidified gases, and acidic membranes. The seal must also be producible at low cost. Currentlyused seal materials do not meet all these requirements. This project developed and demonstrated a high consistency hydrocarbon rubber seal material that was able to meet the DOE technical and cost targets. Significant emphasis was placed on characterization of the material and full scale molding demonstrations.

  6. Climate policy when the distant future matters: Catastrophic events with hyperbolic

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Karp, Larry S.

    eliminates the risk at a flow cost (caused by abatement efforts or a perpetual reduction of economic activity (MPE) to the optimal policy under time-consistent commitment. For some initial levels of risk discounting. This model provides a new way to analyze policy where low probability irreversible events

  7. Automakers' Short-Run Responses to Changing Gasoline Prices and the Implications for Energy Policy

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    Automakers' Short-Run Responses to Changing Gasoline Prices and the Implications for Energy Policy as if consumers respond to gasoline prices. We estimate a selection-corrected regression equation and exploit operating costs between vehicles. Keywords: automobile prices, gasoline prices, environmental policy JEL

  8. TITLE: FAX POLICY Employees of Columbia University Medical Center will protect the confidentiality of Protected

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    Columbia University

    Columbia University Medical Center's standard fax cover sheet that contains the following PHI statementTITLE: FAX POLICY POLICY: Employees of Columbia University Medical Center will protect (fax). PURPOSE : Fax machines provide a useful mechanism for rapidly and cost-effectively communication

  9. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for Hawaii: Policy, Economic, and Technical Questions

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for Hawaii: Policy, Economic, and Technical Questions This report presents analyses for the potential demand for LNG in Hawai`i, potential benefits and costs of LNG importation, and features of the regulatory structure, policy, and practices for LNG. The report was submitted

  10. Optimal Space Priority Policies for Shared Memory ATM Rajarshi Roy and Shivendra S. Panwar y

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Panwar, Shivendra S.

    is reduced to a subset of the entire policy set for each policy class. A numerical study based on value of the bu er spaces forcing the other lightly loaded queues to incur loss. To ensure e cient sharing the long run average cost that is incurred from the lost packets. Depending on the available control we

  11. Shifting the cost curve for subsea developments

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Solheim, B.J.; Hestad, E.

    1995-12-31

    A steadily increasing challenge in offshore oil and gas field developments in the Norwegian part of the North Sea is to design, construct, and install offshore installations that give an acceptable return of investment Deeper water, limited reservoirs and a low, fluctuating oil price make the task even more demanding. Saga Petroleum has recently faced this challenge with its last field development project. Attention in this paper is focused on the Vigdis subsea production system. However, the considerations and cost reduction elements are valid for offshore field developments in general. The main cost reductions are obtained by: Maximum use of industry capability; Application of new organization principles; Focus on functional requirements; Shortened project execution time; Technological development. In addition this paper presents thoughts on further cost reduction possibilities for future subsea field developments.

  12. State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA): State Policy and...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA): State Policy and the Pursuit of Renewable Energy Manufacturing Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: State Clean...

  13. ATLAS Data Preservation Policy

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    The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01

    The principal intent of this document is to describe the ATLAS policy ensuring that its data are maintained reliably in a form accessible to ATLAS members. A separate document describes the ATLAS policy for making its data available, and potentially useful, to scientists who are not members of ATLAS.

  14. POLICIES FOR ACHIEVING ENERGY

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    Delaware, University of

    TECHNOLOGIES TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING FINAL REPORT A Renewable Energy Applications for Delaware Yearly (READY) Project Center for Energy and Environmental Policy University of Delaware First Publication in July 2010 policy, sustainable development, political economy of energy, environment and development, environmental

  15. Sustainable Procurement Policy

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    Burton, Geoffrey R.

    and utilities in a way that achieves value for money on a whole life basis in terms of generating benefits University of Bath policies, namely :- · EnvironmentalPolicy · Carbon principles to be used. · ThePublicServices(SocialValue)Act2012

  16. Riverside County- Sustainable Building Policy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    In February 2009, the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors adopted Policy Number H-29, creating the Sustainable Building Policy. The Policy requires that all new county building projects...

  17. FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (F&A) COST AND IDC RATES The cost of conducting research consists of two broad types of costs direct costs and facilities and

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    Keinan, Alon

    FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE (F&A) COST AND IDC RATES The cost of conducting research consists of two broad types of costs ­ direct costs and facilities and administrative costs (F&A), also known as indirect costs. Direct

  18. Heliostat cost reduction study.

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    Jones, Scott A.; Lumia, Ronald. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM); Davenport, Roger (Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, CA); Thomas, Robert C. (Advanced Thermal Systems, Centennial, CO); Gorman, David (Advanced Thermal Systems, Larkspur, CO); Kolb, Gregory J.; Donnelly, Matthew W.

    2007-06-01

    Power towers are capable of producing solar-generated electricity and hydrogen on a large scale. Heliostats are the most important cost element of a solar power tower plant. Since they constitute {approx} 50% of the capital cost of the plant it is important to reduce heliostat cost as much as possible to improve the economic performance of power towers. In this study we evaluate current heliostat technology and estimate a price of $126/m{sup 2} given year-2006 materials and labor costs for a deployment of {approx}600 MW of power towers per year. This 2006 price yields electricity at $0.067/kWh and hydrogen at $3.20/kg. We propose research and development that should ultimately lead to a price as low as $90/m{sup 2}, which equates to $0.056/kWh and $2.75/kg H{sup 2}. Approximately 30 heliostat and manufacturing experts from the United States, Europe, and Australia contributed to the content of this report during two separate workshops conducted at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility.

  19. Strategies to address transition costs in the electricity industry

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    Baxter, L.; Hadley, S.; Hirst, E.

    1996-07-01

    Transition costs are the potential monetary losses that electric- utility shareholders, ratepayers, or other parties might experience because of structural changes in the electricity industry. Regulators, policy analysts, utilities, and consumer groups have proposed a number of strategies to address transition costs, such as immediately opening retail electricity markets or delaying retail competition. This report has 3 objectives: identify a wide range of strategies available to regulators and utilities; systematically examine effects of strategies; and identify potentially promising strategies that may provide benefits to more than one set of stakeholders. The many individual strategies are grouped into 6 major categories: market actions, depreciation options, rate-making actions, utility cost reductions, tax measures, and other options. Of the 34 individual strategies, retail ratepayers have primary or secondary responsibility for paying transition costs in 19 of the strategies, shareholders in 12, wheeling customers in 11, taxpayers in 8, and nonutility suppliers in 4. Most of the strategies shift costs among different segments of the economy, although utility cost reductions can be used to offset transition costs. Most of the strategies require cooperation of other parties, including regulators, to be implemented successfully; financial stakeholders must be engages in negotiations that hold the promise of shared benefits. Only by rejecting ``winner-take-all`` strategies will the transition-cost issue be expeditiously resolved.

  20. Low-cost carriers in Japan : challenges and paths to success - using a corporate simulation model for empirical analysis

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    Shiotani, Sayaka

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyzes the causes behind the sluggishness of new airlines, low cost carriers (LCCs), in Japan. The object is to identify and to recommend innovative policy changes and ideas for the industry, by analyzing the ...

  1. Transaction Costs, Information Technology and Development

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    Singh, Nirvikar

    2004-01-01

    Transaction Costs, Information Technology and Development 1.Transaction Costs, Information Technology and DevelopmentTransaction Costs, Information Technology and Development *

  2. Transaction Costs, Information Technology and Development

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    Singh, Nirvikar

    2004-01-01

    Transaction Costs, Information Technology and Development 1.Transaction Costs, Information Technology and DevelopmentTransaction Costs, Information Technology and Development

  3. General Car Use Policies Ground Transportation Policy

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    Goodman, Robert M.

    contracts with several transportation companies which include shuttle services and private sedans. The complete listing of these companies is available at the RU travel website http is intended to cover all operating costs including depreciation, repairs, gasoline, insurance, towage

  4. MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING Service Cost

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    Jacobs, Lucia

    MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING Service Cost July 2013 1/4 Thera Kalmijn Chief Operating Officer 1608 Fourth] [Division Name] Re: CSS Service Cost for Fiscal Year 2013 - 2015 Please find the service cost for [Division [Division Name] implements into CSS. The service cost for [Division Name] will remain fixed throughout

  5. Robust Cost Colorings Takuro Fukunaga

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    Halldórsson, Magnús M.

    Robust Cost Colorings Takuro Fukunaga Magn´us M. Halld´orsson Hiroshi Nagamochi Abstract We consider graph coloring problems where the cost of a coloring is the sum of the costs of the colors, and the cost of a color is a monotone concave function of the total weight of the class. This models resource

  6. The Costs and Revenues of

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    The Costs and Revenues of Transformation to Continuous Cover Forestry Owen Davies & Gary Kerr March 2011 #12;2 | Costs and Revenues of CCF | Owen Davies & Gary Kerr | March 2011 Costs and Revenues of CCF The costs and revenues of transformation to continuous cover forestry: Modelling silvicultural options

  7. Allocable costs What are they?

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    Allocable costs What are they? The A-21 circular definition: a. A cost is allocable to a particular cost objective (i.e., a specific function, project, sponsored agreement, department, or the like) if the goods or services involved are chargeable or assignable to such cost objective in accordance

  8. Public utility regulation and national energy policy

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    Navarro, P.

    1980-09-01

    The linkage between Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulation, the deteriorating financial health of the electric utility industry, and implementation of national energy policy, particularly the reduction of foreign petroleum consumption in the utility sector is examined. The role of the Nation's utilities in the pursuit of national energy policy goals and postulates a linkage between PUC regulation, the poor financial health of the utility industry, and the current and prospective failure to displace foreign petroleum in the utility sector is discussed. A brief history of PUC regulation is provided. The concept of regulatory climate and how the financial community has developed a system of ranking regulatory climate in the various State jurisdictions are explained. The existing evidence on the hypothesis that the cost of capital to a utility increases and its availability is reduced as regulatory climate grows more unfavorable from an investor's point of view is analyzed. The implications of this cost of capital effect on the electric utilities and collaterally on national energy policy and electric ratepayers are explained. Finally various State, regional and Federal regulatory responses to problems associated with PUC regulation are examined.

  9. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    8 DATE: June 8, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management SUBJECT:...

  10. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    3 DATE: January 19, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management...

  11. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    1-48 DATE: March 9, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management...

  12. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    6 DATE: May 19, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management SUBJECT:...

  13. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    86 DATE: June 23, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management...

  14. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    93 DATE: July 25, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management...

  15. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    7 DATE: February 3, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management...

  16. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    9 DATE: February 9, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management...

  17. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    3 DATE: February 16, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance Management...

  18. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    2 DATE: May 9, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Acquisition and Assistance Management SUBJECT:...

  19. Policy Flash 2005-53

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    20 DATE: November 17, 2010 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance Management...

  20. Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    . The offering of such programs should reward sponsoring Faculties for their creativity, initiative and risk. · The University supports the spirit of enterprise and reasonable risk-taking that will increase the capabilities University labour agreements and purchasing policies, which are relevant to the provision of goods

  1. Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    organizations may be formed to address certain types of research problems; to plan for, manage and optimally of Research Institutes, Centres and Groups Policy Number (if applicable): Approved by: Senate Board of Research Groups, Centres and Institutes) Responsible Executive: Vice-President (Research and International

  2. Policies, Procedures and Guidelines Complete Policy Title

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    Thompson, Michael

    . The annual salary of the member on a reduced workload will be adjusted proportionally from the full-time salary. The equivalent full-time salary will be reviewed each year in accordance with the University salary policy. Salary payments will be made in twelve equal monthly installments throughout the year. ii

  3. Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending

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    Banaji,. Murad

    Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard Research Report 1 June 2013 Social Policy in Cold Climate POVERTY in the UK since 2007, particularly their impact on the distribution of wealth, poverty, income inequality, charting their approach and assessing their impact on the distribution of outcomes and on poverty

  4. Asymmetric Cache Coherency: Policy Modifications to Improve Multicore Performance

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    coherency policy, generated a 60% coherency cost reduction (reduction of latencies due to coherency messages-Sud Guy Gogniat, Lab-STICC, Universit´e de Bretagne-Sud Asymmetric coherency is a new optimisation method page or initial screen of a display along with the full citation. Copyrights for components

  5. Biofuels, Climate Policy, and the European Vehicle Fleet

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    ' Association, 2008). The likely reason for the strong penetra- tion of diesel vehicles is a fuel tax structure the cost and relative prices of fuels. Of particular interest are new renewable fuels mandates diesel imports. The overall outcome of proposed fuel policies on the European car market

  6. POLICY NUMBER 2006-13 June 23, 2006

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    § 38a-504a through § 38a-504g and § 38a-469. POLICY STATEMENT: The University of Connecticut Health IN CONNECTICUT PURPOSE: To ensure adherence to the Connecticut General Statutes § 38a-504a through § 38a-504g to routine costs (RC) of a Qualifying Cancer Clinical Trial as described in the Connecticut General Statutes

  7. Market Microstructure: A Survey of Microfoundations, Empirical Results, and Policy

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    Kearns, Michael

    on transactions costs and price impact. Building on these results, we proceed to an equilibrium analysis of policy Bruno Biais, Larry Glosten and Chester Spatt* Abstract We survey the literature analyzing the price formation and trading process, and the conse- quences of market organization for price discovery and welfare

  8. Examining the effectiveness of municipal solid waste management systems: An integrated cost-benefit analysis perspective with a financial cost modeling in Taiwan

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    Weng, Yu-Chi; Fujiwara, Takeshi

    2011-06-15

    In order to develop a sound material-cycle society, cost-effective municipal solid waste (MSW) management systems are required for the municipalities in the context of the integrated accounting system for MSW management. Firstly, this paper attempts to establish an integrated cost-benefit analysis (CBA) framework for evaluating the effectiveness of MSW management systems. In this paper, detailed cost/benefit items due to waste problems are particularly clarified. The stakeholders of MSW management systems, including the decision-makers of the municipalities and the citizens, are expected to reconsider the waste problems in depth and thus take wise actions with the aid of the proposed CBA framework. Secondly, focusing on the financial cost, this study develops a generalized methodology to evaluate the financial cost-effectiveness of MSW management systems, simultaneously considering the treatment technological levels and policy effects. The impacts of the influencing factors on the annual total and average financial MSW operation and maintenance (O and M) costs are analyzed in the Taiwanese case study with a demonstrative short-term future projection of the financial costs under scenario analysis. The established methodology would contribute to the evaluation of the current policy measures and to the modification of the policy design for the municipalities.

  9. Pareto Efficient Policy for Supervisory Power Management Control

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    Malikopoulos, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    n this paper we address the problem of online optimization of the supervisory power management control in parallel hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). We model HEV opera- tion as a controlled Markov chain using the long-run expected average cost per unit time criterion, and we show that the control policy yielding the Pareto optimal solution minimizes the average cost criterion online. The effectiveness of the proposed solution is validated through simulation and compared to the solution derived with dynamic programming using the average cost criterion.

  10. Bioenergy Chances and Limits German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

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    Roegner, Matthias

    clean renewable energy carrier; its oxidation for production of heat or electricity yields water (H2 O on the electrolysis of wa- ter. Large-scale production usually relies on costly high-pressure and high to have a promising future but is currently limited by costs that are about ten times higher than those

  11. Low-Cost Spectral Sensor Development Description.

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    Armijo, Kenneth Miguel; Yellowhair, Julius

    2014-11-01

    Solar spectral data for all parts of the US is limited due in part to the high cost of commercial spectrometers. Solar spectral information is necessary for accurate photovoltaic (PV) performance forecasting, especially for large utility-scale PV installations. A low-cost solar spectral sensor would address the obstacles and needs. In this report, a novel low-cost, discrete- band sensor device, comprised of five narrow-band sensors, is described. The hardware is comprised of commercial-off-the-shelf components to keep the cost low. Data processing algorithms were developed and are being refined for robustness. PV module short-circuit current ( I sc ) prediction methods were developed based on interaction-terms regression methodology and spectrum reconstruction methodology for computing I sc . The results suggest the computed spectrum using the reconstruction method agreed well with the measured spectrum from the wide-band spectrometer (RMS error of 38.2 W/m 2 -nm). Further analysis of computed I sc found a close correspondence of 0.05 A RMS error. The goal is for ubiquitous adoption of the low-cost spectral sensor in solar PV and other applications such as weather forecasting.

  12. Willingness-to-pay and policy-instrument choice for climate-change policy in the United States

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    Kotchen, Matthew J.

    of a national climate- change policy that are comparable with the costs of actual legislative efforts in the U.g., Metcalf and Weisbach, 2009; Nordhaus, 2010), citing the climate and energy benefits, ease on the prospect of GHG regulation under authority of the Clean Air Act, which called for specific standards

  13. INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY.doc INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY

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    Subramanian, Sriram

    - 1 ­ INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY.doc INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY Ratified by RCA Senate, February 2007 Contents Introduction 2 Policy Statement 3 Information Security at RCA 5 Annexes A. Applicable ­ INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY.doc Introduction Why Information Security? The access, availability

  14. Environmental Studies Major Continuation Policy What is the Continuation Policy?

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    MacCready, Parker

    Environmental Studies Major Continuation Policy What is the Continuation Policy? While (PoE) has set additional requirements of planning and grades for all students in the Environmental a Continuation Policy? For students: This policy helps ensure that students make satisfactory progress toward

  15. UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROCESS The Policy Cycle

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    Callender, Craig

    UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROCESS week 3 #12;The Policy Cycle Agenda Formulation Assessment Implementation Termination #12;How Can the Govt Affect Environmental Policy? Laws Market Services loss Many ways "in" to govt environmental policy #12;Consequences Incrementalism Some pluses, e

  16. Guidelines for Policy Briefs NTRES 4300 -Environmental Policy Processes

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    Kraft, Clifford E.

    Guidelines for Policy Briefs NTRES 4300 - Environmental Policy Processes Barbara Bedford and Cliff such briefs on your selected environmental policy topic: (a) a 1-2 page "advocacy" brief; and (b) a longer examples of environmental policy briefs to the course web site and discuss them in class sessions. ADVOCACY

  17. Main Campus Urban Forest and Landscape Management Policy Policy Statement

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    Main Campus Urban Forest and Landscape Management Policy Policy Statement: Clemson University and recreation. This Main Campus Urban Forest and Landscape Management Policy enables that commitment through procedures and requirements for achieving the purpose of this policy and its implementation ("Main Campus

  18. Data Protection Policy Page 1 DATA PROTECTION POLICY

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    Jordan, David

    Data Protection Policy Page 1 DATA PROTECTION POLICY POLICY STATEMENT The University intends to fully comply with all requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (,,Act) in so far as it affects the Universitys activities. SCOPE This Data Protection Policy: Covers the processing of all personal information

  19. Policy on Openness in Research POLICY ON OPENNESS IN

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Openness in Research 04/27/2014 POLICY ON OPENNESS IN RESEARCH I. Purpose and Scope and results. This policy applies to research conducted at Northeastern University by faculty, students, staff and visiting researchers. II. Policy The University will not undertake research with restrictions on openness

  20. Policy Writer's Checklist Updating your policy sections and exhibits

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    California at Davis, University of

    6/4/13 1 Policy Writer's Checklist Updating your policy sections and exhibits: Request the most recent word processing file from your unit policy coordinator (see http of the policy section. Think specifically about what information campus departments will need in order to use

  1. Financial Policy Manual 2351 TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT POLICY OVERVIEW

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 2351 ­ TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT POLICY ­ OVERVIEW Resp. Office/Revision: April 1, 2015 PURPOSE To provide a policy overview for the purchase and payment/reimbursement of travel and entertainment on behalf of the University. SCOPE This policy applies to all affiliates (faculty, staff, students

  2. Complete Policy Title: Expenditure Policy: General Trust Funds

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    Thompson, Michael

    Complete Policy Title: Expenditure Policy: General Trust Funds (Externally Restricted Endowments) Policy Number (if applicable): n/a Approved by: Board of Governors Date of Most Recent Approval: December 13, 2012 Date of Original Approval(s): March 19, 1998 Supersedes/Amends Policy dated: March 3, 2011

  3. University Policy Website Policy Development and Review Checklist

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    Victoria, University of

    University Policy Website Policy Development and Review Checklist Updated May 2009 Page 1 of 3 UNIVERSITY POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW CHECKLIST Purpose This checklist is designed to assist individuals developing and reviewing university policies and procedures. The questions below will not apply to every

  4. Policy on Non-Fraternization Policy on Non-Fraternization

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Non-Fraternization 8/1/2014 Policy on Non-Fraternization I. Purpose and Scope relationships where there is supervision, direction or control between the parties. This policy applies to all Employees, as defined herein. II. Definitions For purposes of this policy: "Supervisor" shall mean any

  5. Policy on Temporary Non Student Employees Policy on Temporary Non-

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Temporary Non Student Employees 10/29/2014 Policy on Temporary Non- Student Employees I-term project, job or assignment. This policy sets forth the hiring parameters for such temporary employees. II-term project, job, or assignment. Students cannot be hired as temporary employees. III. Policy Temporary

  6. Financial Policy Manual 2360 TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT POLICY TELEPHONE USAGE

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    George, Edward I.

    Financial Policy Manual Page 1 2360 ­ TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT POLICY ­ TELEPHONE USAGE Resp expenses incurred when traveling on behalf of the University. SCOPE This policy applies responsibilities of the employee, student or postdoc can be found in Policy #2352. RESPONSIBILITY OF APPROVERS

  7. 1 Public Policy and Public Administration PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC

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    Vertes, Akos

    1 Public Policy and Public Administration PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Through its Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences offers the Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Administration, and the Doctor of Philosophy in the field

  8. Policy on Pets on Campus Policy on Pets on Campus

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Pets on Campus 10/30/2014 Policy on Pets on Campus I. Purpose and Scope The presence. This policy addresses pets on all property owned and controlled by the university and applies to all students. Policy The University prohibits pets in university-owned or leased buildings, except as provided below

  9. Social Media Policy 1.0 Policy Statement

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    Daley, Monica A.

    Social Media Policy 1.0 Policy Statement 1.1 The College recognises that the internet provides to this policy, which outlines staff responsibilities when accessing and using social media websites. 1.3 This policy does not form part of any employee's contract of employment and may, after consultation

  10. Policy on Programs Involving Minors Policy on Programs Involving

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    Policy on Programs Involving Minors 6/4/2014 Policy on Programs Involving Minors I. Purpose in University-sponsored activities that take place off campus. This policy applies to University or facilities that are operated or sponsored by third parties. This policy provides program registration

  11. Policy Brief For more policy briefs, click here.

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    California at Davis, University of

    Policy Brief March 2014 For more policy briefs, click here. Sustainable Communities: Implementation@ucdavis.edu Gian-Claudia Sciara, sciara@ucdavis.edu Policy Forum Series: January to March 2014 Issue California, the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy and the National Center

  12. Climate policy and competitiveness: Policy guidance and quantitative evidence

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    Climate policy and competitiveness: Policy guidance and quantitative evidence Jared C. Carbone NicholasRivers July 2014 Abstract When considering adoption of a domestic climate change policy survey the literature on the quantitative impacts of unilateral climate change policy derived from

  13. Geothermal probabilistic cost study

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    Orren, L.H.; Ziman, G.M.; Jones, S.C.; Lee, T.K.; Noll, R.; Wilde, L.; Sadanand, V.

    1981-08-01

    A tool is presented to quantify the risks of geothermal projects, the Geothermal Probabilistic Cost Model (GPCM). The GPCM model is used to evaluate a geothermal reservoir for a binary-cycle electric plant at Heber, California. Three institutional aspects of the geothermal risk which can shift the risk among different agents are analyzed. The leasing of geothermal land, contracting between the producer and the user of the geothermal heat, and insurance against faulty performance are examined. (MHR)

  14. Policy #2010 Publications Policy and Graphic Guidelines 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

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    Policy #2010 ­ Publications Policy and Graphic Guidelines 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy #2010 PUBLICATIONS POLICY AND GRAPHIC GUIDELINES Responsible Oversight Executive: Assistant to Old Dominion University's publications policy and graphic guidelines supporting the University's brand

  15. Policy on establishing scholarships and fellowships Current Policy on scholarships and fellowships

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    Hammack, Richard

    Policy on establishing scholarships and fellowships Current Policy on scholarships and fellowships Policy Type: Local Responsible Office: Office of Development and Alumni Relations Initial Policy Approved: 05/2009 Revised Policy Approved: 01/2013 Policy Statement and Purpose

  16. Policy #1001 Development, Approval and Maintenance of University Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

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    Policy #1001 ­ Development, Approval and Maintenance of University Policy 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policy Policy #1001 DEVELOPMENT, APPROVAL AND MAINTENANCE OF UNIVERSITY POLICY Responsible 4, 2012 A. PURPOSE This policy defines the process for developing, reviewing, approving

  17. Controlling landfill closure costs

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    Millspaugh, M.P.; Ammerman, T.A. [Spectra Engineering, Latham, NY (United States)

    1995-05-01

    Landfill closure projects are significant undertakings typically costing well over $100,000/acre. Innovative designs, use of alternative grading and cover materials, and strong project management will substantially reduce the financial impact of a landfill closure project. This paper examines and evaluates the various elements of landfill closure projects and presents various measures which can be employed to reduce costs. Control measures evaluated include: the beneficial utilization of alternative materials such as coal ash, cement kiln dust, paper mill by-product, construction surplus soils, construction debris, and waste water treatment sludge; the appropriate application of Mandate Relief Variances to municipal landfill closures for reduced cover system requirements and reduced long-term post closure monitoring requirements; equivalent design opportunities; procurement of consulting and contractor services to maximize project value; long-term monitoring strategies; and grant loan programs. An analysis of closure costs under differing assumed closure designs based upon recently obtained bid data in New York State, is also provided as a means for presenting the potential savings which can be realized.

  18. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

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    find the cost-effective climate policy to include a combination of R&D subsidies and CO2 emission differentiated toward CO2-intensive sectors are more cost effective than constraints that generate uniform CO2 links between CO2 emissions associated with energy use, directed technical change and the economy. We

  19. Free Energy based Policy Gradients Evangelos A. Theodorou1, Jiri Najemnik2 , and Emo Todorov2

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    Todorov, Emanuel

    Free Energy based Policy Gradients Evangelos A. Theodorou1, Jiri Najemnik2 , and Emo Todorov2 spaces and continuous time for free energy-like cost functions. The derivation is based on successive, we derive PGs for cost functions that have the form of free energy. Free energy functions appear

  20. MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

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    , on balance increasing its role from present levels. The shale gas resource is a major contributor including the scale and cost of gas resources, the costs of competing technologies, the patternMIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change The Future of U.S. Natural Gas

  1. Choice of environmental policy in the presence of learning by doing

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    Available online 9 February 2006 Abstract Many clean energy technologies have experienced rapid cost penetration of clean energy technologies on a large scale today, despite their current high costs, in order classification: C60; D62 Keywords: Learning by doing; Renewable energy; Environmental policy; Spillover

  2. The Costs and Benefits of Compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards: Reviewing Experience to Date

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    Heeter, Jenny; Barbose, Galen; Bird, Lori; Weaver, Samantha; Flores, Francisco; Kuskova-Burns, Ksenia; Wiser, Ryan

    2014-03-12

    More than half of U.S. states have renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in place and have collectively deployed approximately 46,000 MW of new renewable energy capacity through year-end 2012. Most of these policies have five or more years of implementation experience, enabling an assessment of their costs and benefits. Understanding RPS benefits and costs is essential for policymakers evaluating existing RPS policies, assessing the need for modifications, and considering new policies. A key aspect of this study is the comprehensive review of existing RPS cost and benefit estimates, in addition to an examination of the variety of methods used to calculate such estimates. Based on available data and estimates reported by utilities and regulators, this study summarizes RPS costs to date. The study considers how those costs may evolve going forward, given scheduled increases in RPS targets and cost containment mechanisms incorporated into existing policies. The report also summarizes RPS benefits estimates, based on published studies for individual states, and discusses key methodological considerations.

  3. Understanding and Informing the Policy Environment: State-Level Renewable Fuels Standards

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    Brown, E.; Cory, K.; Arent, D.

    2007-01-01

    Renewable fuels standard (RFS) policies are becoming a popular public policy mechanism for developing the market for renewable fuels in the transportation sector. During the past decade, U.S. states and several countries began implementing these more market-based (less command and control) policies to support increased biofuels production and use. This paper presents an overview of current and proposed U.S. state-level policies, as well as selected electric sector policies and international fuel standard policies. Current U.S. state-level renewable fuel policies list drivers including an improved economy and environment, as well as fuel self-sufficiency. Best practices and experience from an evaluation of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) in the United States and international RFS policies can inform U.S. state-level policy by illustrating the importance of policy flexibility, binding targets, effective cost caps, and tradable permits. Understanding and building on the experiences from these previous policies can improve the policy mechanism and further develop a market for renewable fuels to meet the goals of improved economy, environment, and fuel self-sufficiency.

  4. The Climate Policy Dilemma

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    Climate policy poses a dilemma for environmental economists. The economic argument for stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement is far from clear. There is disagreement among both climate scientists and economists concerning ...

  5. The Climate Policy Dilemma

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    Pindyck, Robert S.

    Climate policy poses a dilemma for environmental economists. The economic argument for stringent GHG abatement is far from clear. There is disagreement among both climate scientists and economists over the likelihood of ...

  6. Policy Brief October 2014

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    California at Davis, University of

    Kleeman Contact: Mike Kleeman UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering mjkleeman@ucdavis.edu Issue California became a leader in climate change policy when it enacted Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32

  7. Hall Ammendment Policy

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Joint statement providing interim policy on processing proposals for leasing DOE real property using the authority in 42 U.S.C. 7256, commonly referred to as the "Hall Amendment."

  8. ORISE: Policy Implementation

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

    Policy Implementation The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) assists the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science in the implementation of its program...

  9. Public Policy Seminar 

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    Wassoff, Fran

    Recent policy response to family breakdown has been to emphasise the importance of maintained contact between children and absent parents. Since 1995, with the Children (Scotland) Act, parents have had a responsibility to maintain contact...

  10. Housing policy in China

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    Gao, Lu, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01

    In the last three decades, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has managed to replace its welfare-based urban housing system with a market-based housing provision scheme. With such significant housing policy changes, the ...

  11. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Environmental Policy

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    Haase, Markus

    ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Environmental Policy February 2013 The University of Leeds is responsible to reflect best environmental practice, implement an environmental management system to pursue sustainability and continuous improvement and seek innovative ways of meeting environmental objectives. These include: To meet

  12. Electric Demand Cost Versus Labor Cost: A Case Study 

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    Agrawal, S.; Jensen, R.

    1998-01-01

    Electric Utility companies charge industrial clients for two things: demand and usage. Depending on type of business and hours operation, demand cost could be very high. Most of the operations scheduling in a plant is achieved considering labor cost...

  13. LIFE Cost of Electricity, Capital and Operating Costs

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    Anklam, T

    2011-04-14

    Successful commercialization of fusion energy requires economic viability as well as technical and scientific feasibility. To assess economic viability, we have conducted a pre-conceptual level evaluation of LIFE economics. Unit costs are estimated from a combination of bottom-up costs estimates, working with representative vendors, and scaled results from previous studies of fission and fusion plants. An integrated process model of a LIFE power plant was developed to integrate and optimize unit costs and calculate top level metrics such as cost of electricity and power plant capital cost. The scope of this activity was the entire power plant site. Separately, a development program to deliver the required specialized equipment has been assembled. Results show that LIFE power plant cost of electricity and plant capital cost compare favorably to estimates for new-build LWR's, coal and gas - particularly if indicative costs of carbon capture and sequestration are accounted for.

  14. COORDINATING EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

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    Bateman, Ian J.

    COORDINATING EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: SHIFTING FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE COORDINATION UNION ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: SHIFTING FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE COORDINATION? by Andrew Jordan1 , Adriaan;3 Abstract Environmental policy provides one of the oldest and most puzzling cases of policy coordination

  15. Risk Management Policy and Procedures

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    Risk Management Policy and Procedures #12;Risk Management Policy and Procedures Queen's University Belfast Updated January 2014 1. PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT 1.1 This Risk Management Policy (the policy explains the University's underlying approach to risk management, documents the roles and responsibilities

  16. Swansea University Sustainable Catering Policy

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    Sustainable Food Policy in 2010; this 2012 document updates the policy, reviews Campus Catering's performance within which Swansea University will increasingly provide healthy, local and more sustainable food to its in the development of our policies and procedures in respect of more sustainable food. The policy covers all food

  17. Pemex: Problems and Policy Options

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    Shields, David

    2006-01-01

    to US$70 billion) to finance oil industry projects, allowingOil Policy???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????5 Pemex Finances?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  18. POLICY SUMMARY BUSINESS ASSOCIATE CONTRACTS

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    POLICY SUMMARY BUSINESS ASSOCIATE CONTRACTS POLICY NUMBER 2003-04 To comply with HIPAA requirements PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY NUMBER 2003-07 To identify the mechanism by which appropriate staff receives policies related to security and privacy of protected health information. BREACHES OF PRIVACY & SECURITY

  19. UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA RETIREMENT POLICY

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    Oklahoma, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA RETIREMENT POLICY (Amended and Restated Effective: July 1, 2002) (Execution of all benefits under the University of Oklahoma Retirement Policy. Any conflict between the terms, modify or terminate the Policy at any time. #12;UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA RETIREMENT POLICY (Formerly

  20. Asilomar Declaration on Climate Policy

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    Sperling, Dan

    2007-01-01

    Board, California Department of Transportation, Energyon Transportation and Energy Policy at California’s Asilomar

  1. Comparative hydraulic and anatomic properties in palm trees (Washingtonia robusta) of varying heights: implications for hydraulic limitation to increased height growth

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    Renninger, Heidi J.; Phillips, Nathan; Hodel, Donald R.

    2009-01-01

    studies that suggest that hydraulic limitation may not onlyand Dawson 2007). The hydraulic limitation hypothesis isevidence that the hydraulic cost of increased frictional

  2. Cover Sheet for Budget Item Predicted Cost Actual Cost Notes

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    Cover Sheet for Budget Item Predicted Cost Actual Cost Notes Lodging $700.00 Three hotels: 1. $195, $154.00 was used for unintended transportations (taxi, train, bus, etc.) and lodging costs Meal Plan $1.70 10. Bus $1.70 11. Bus $2.83 12. Bus $4.53 13. Tram$3.28 = $96.11 These costs were paid

  3. The Outlook for CO2 Capture Costs

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    Common Measures of CCS Cost · Capital cost · Increased cost of electricity · Cost of CO2 avoided · Cost of CO2 captured E.S. Rubin, Carnegie Mellon Elements of Capital Cost Note: · Nomenclature and cost items construction Total Capital Requirement (TCR) E.S. Rubin, Carnegie Mellon Cost of Electricity (COE) COE ($/MWh

  4. Technical considerations in materials management policy development

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    Avci, H.; Goldberg, M.

    1996-05-01

    Under the Materials-in-Inventory (MIN) initiative, US DOE intends to develop policies to ensure that materials are managed and use efficiently, cost-effectively, and safely throughout DOE. The MIN initiative covers depleted uranium, scrap metals, chemicals, explosives, spent nuclear fuel, lead, alkali metals, etc.; by far the largest component is depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6). A technically defensible approach has been developed and is being used to select a long-term management strategy for DOE`s DUF6 inventory. The same approach can be adapted to management of other materials in inventory that have the potential to be reutilized.

  5. User cost in oil production

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    Adelman, Morris Albert

    1990-01-01

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

  6. Machine Learning with Operational Costs

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    Rudin, Cynthia

    This work proposes a way to align statistical modeling with decision making. We provide a method that propagates the uncertainty in predictive modeling to the uncertainty in operational cost, where operational cost is the ...

  7. Wind Integration Cost and Cost-Causation: Preprint

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    Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.; Holttinen, H.; Kiviluoma, J.; Estanqueiro, A.; Martin-Martinez, S.; Gomez-Lazaro, E.; Peneda, I.; Smith, C.

    2013-10-01

    The question of wind integration cost has received much attention in the past several years. The methodological challenges to calculating integration costs are discussed in this paper. There are other sources of integration cost unrelated to wind energy. A performance-based approach would be technology neutral, and would provide price signals for all technology types. However, it is difficult to correctly formulate such an approach. Determining what is and is not an integration cost is challenging. Another problem is the allocation of system costs to one source. Because of significant nonlinearities, this can prove to be impossible to determine in an accurate and objective way.

  8. Stochastic Dynamic Demand Inventory Models with Explicit Transportation Costs and Decisions 

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    Zhang, Liqing

    2011-07-01

    Peters August 2011 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering iii ABSTRACT Stochastic Dynamic Demand Inventory Models with Explicit Transportation Costs and Decisions. (August 2011) Liqing Zhang, B.S.; M.S., Tsinghua University, P.R. China Chair... An Illustration of (Q,~s, ~S) Policy ( m = ? s1n?Qn C ? + 1 ) . . . . . . . . 52 5 Optimal Policies for Special Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 6 Influence of Parameter K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 7 Influence...

  9. Fundamental Limits to Cellular Sensing

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    Pieter Rein ten Wolde; Nils B. Becker; Thomas E. Ouldridge; A. Mugler

    2015-05-25

    In recent years experiments have demonstrated that living cells can measure low chemical concentrations with high precision, and much progress has been made in understanding what sets the fundamental limit to the precision of chemical sensing. Chemical concentration measurements start with the binding of ligand molecules to receptor proteins, which is an inherently noisy process, especially at low concentrations. The signaling networks that transmit the information on the ligand concentration from the receptors into the cell have to filter this noise extrinsic to the cell as much as possible. These networks, however, are also stochastic in nature, which means that they will also add noise to the transmitted signal. In this review, we will first discuss how the diffusive transport and binding of ligand to the receptor sets the receptor correlation time, and then how downstream signaling pathways integrate the noise in the receptor state; we will discuss how the number of receptors, the receptor correlation time, and the effective integration time together set a fundamental limit on the precision of sensing. We then discuss how cells can remove the receptor noise while simultaneously suppressing the intrinsic noise in the signaling network. We describe why this mechanism of time integration requires three classes of resources---receptors and their integration time, readout molecules, energy---and how each resource class sets a fundamental sensing limit. We also briefly discuss the scheme of maximum-likelihood estimation, the role of receptor cooperativity, and how cellular copy protocols differ from canonical copy protocols typically considered in the computational literature, explaining why cellular sensing systems can never reach the Landauer limit on the optimal trade-off between accuracy and energetic cost.

  10. Policy modeling for industrial energy use

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    Worrell, Ernst; Park, Hi-Chun; Lee, Sang-Gon; Jung, Yonghun; Kato, Hiroyuki; Ramesohl, Stephan; Boyd, Gale; Eichhammer, Wolfgang; Nyboer, John; Jaccard, Mark; Nordqvist, Joakim; Boyd, Christopher; Klee, Howard; Anglani, Norma; Biermans, Gijs

    2003-03-01

    The international workshop on Policy Modeling for Industrial Energy Use was jointly organized by EETA (Professional Network for Engineering Economic Technology Analysis) and INEDIS (International Network for Energy Demand Analysis in the Industrial Sector). The workshop has helped to layout the needs and challenges to include policy more explicitly in energy-efficiency modeling. The current state-of-the-art models have a proven track record in forecasting future trends under conditions similar to those faced in the recent past. However, the future of energy policy in a climate-restrained world is likely to demand different and additional services to be provided by energy modelers. In this workshop some of the international models used to make energy consumption forecasts have been discussed as well as innovations to enable the modeling of policy scenarios. This was followed by the discussion of future challenges, new insights in the data needed to determine the inputs into energy model s, and methods to incorporate decision making and policy in the models. Based on the discussion the workshop participants came to the following conclusions and recommendations: Current energy models are already complex, and it is already difficult to collect the model inputs. Hence, new approaches should be transparent and not lead to extremely complex models that try to ''do everything''. The model structure will be determined by the questions that need to be answered. A good understanding of the decision making framework of policy makers and clear communication on the needs are essential to make any future energy modeling effort successful. There is a need to better understand the effects of policy on future energy use, emissions and the economy. To allow the inclusion of policy instruments in models, evaluation of programs and instruments is essential, and need to be included in the policy instrument design. Increased efforts are needed to better understand the effects of innovative (no n-monetary) policy instruments through evaluation and to develop approaches to model both conventional and innovative policies. The explicit modeling of barriers and decision making in the models seems a promising way to enable modeling of conventional and innovative policies. A modular modeling approach is essential to not only provide transparency, but also to use the available resources most effectively and efficiently. Many large models have been developed in the past, but have been abandoned after only brief periods of use. A development path based on modular building blocks needs the establishment of a flexible but uniform modeling framework. The leadership of international agencies and organizations is essential in the establishment of such a framework. A preference is given for ''softlinks'' between different modules and models, to increase transparency and reduce complexity. There is a strong need to improve the efficiency of data collection and interpretation efforts to produce reliable model inputs. The workshop participants support the need for the establishment of an (in-)formal exchanges of information, as well as modeling approaches. The development of an informal network of research institutes and universities to help build a common dataset and exchange ideas on specific areas is proposed. Starting with an exchange of students would be a relative low-cost way to start such collaboration. It would be essential to focus on specific topics. It is also essential to maintain means of regular exchange of ideas between researchers in the different focus points.

  11. Cost Effectiveness NW Energy Coalition

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    1 Action 8 Cost Effectiveness Manual Kim Drury NW Energy Coalition Context · Inconsistent consistent understanding and application of how cost effectiveness is calculated and when and how to apply Action Plan for Energy Efficiency published a comprehensive guide on cost effectiveness: best practices

  12. Check Estimates and Independent Costs

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

    1997-03-28

    Check estimates and independent cost estimates (ICEs) are tools that can be used to validate a cost estimate. Estimate validation entails an objective review of the estimate to ensure that estimate criteria and requirements have been met and well documented, defensible estimate has been developed. This chapter describes check estimates and their procedures and various types of independent cost estimates.

  13. Overlay Costs National Concrete Consortium

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    Overlay Costs National Concrete Consortium TTCC April 6, 2010 Savannah, Georgia Gary Fick Representing The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center #12;Overlay Cost Tech Brief · Developed to address common questions we have received during our implementation efforts #12;Overlay Cost Tech Brief

  14. Rural electrification, climate change, and local economies: Facilitating communication in development policy and practice on Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast

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    Casillas, Christian E.

    2012-01-01

    the need for energy providers to pay close  attention to may help encourage energy providers and policy makers to ongoing costs to the energy provider caused by the need for 

  15. The University of Texas at Austin ITS Rate Change Policies Office of the Chief Information Officer Written By: David Bistline

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    The University of Texas at Austin ITS Rate Change Policies Office of the Chief Information Officer: Draft/Community Input/Endorsed/Approved 2 The University of Texas at Austin 1.1. Direct labor costs

  16. Hay Harvesting Costs $$$$$ in Texas. 

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    Long, James T.; Taylor, Wayne D.

    1972-01-01

    would be approximately 34 cents. Labor cost was calculated at $1.50 per hour. Total operating cost, including labor and all equipmen! use, was 8.2 cents per bale and $5.73 per acre (a$ shown in Table 2). Assuming an average yieltl oi seventy 60.... averaged $5.73 per acre for each be 8.2 cents per bale. At a cost of 10 cents per baly cutting or $2.73 per ton. With an average of 70 for custom hauling, direct, out-of-pocket costs will be 18.2 cents per bale. I Table 3. Estimated Cost Per Ton and Per...

  17. Letting The Sun Shine On Solar Costs: An Empirical Investigation Of Photovoltaic Cost Trends In California

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    Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark; Cappers, Peter; Margolis, Robert

    2006-01-01

    Total Cost (CPUC) Module Cost Index (CEC, CPUC) CEC CPUC *an external index of worldwide module costs from Strategies

  18. Realistic costs of carbon capture

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    Al Juaied, Mohammed . Belfer Center for Science and International Affiaris); Whitmore, Adam )

    2009-07-01

    There is a growing interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a means of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However there are substantial uncertainties about the costs of CCS. Costs for pre-combustion capture with compression (i.e. excluding costs of transport and storage and any revenue from EOR associated with storage) are examined in this discussion paper for First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) plant and for more mature technologies, or Nth-of-a-Kind plant (NOAK). For FOAK plant using solid fuels the levelised cost of electricity on a 2008 basis is approximately 10 cents/kWh higher with capture than for conventional plants (with a range of 8-12 cents/kWh). Costs of abatement are found typically to be approximately US$150/tCO2 avoided (with a range of US$120-180/tCO2 avoided). For NOAK plants the additional cost of electricity with capture is approximately 2-5 cents/kWh, with costs of the range of US$35-70/tCO2 avoided. Costs of abatement with carbon capture for other fuels and technologies are also estimated for NOAK plants. The costs of abatement are calculated with reference to conventional SCPC plant for both emissions and costs of electricity. Estimates for both FOAK and NOAK are mainly based on cost data from 2008, which was at the end of a period of sustained escalation in the costs of power generation plant and other large capital projects. There are now indications of costs falling from these levels. This may reduce the costs of abatement and costs presented here may be 'peak of the market' estimates. If general cost levels return, for example, to those prevailing in 2005 to 2006 (by which time significant cost escalation had already occurred from previous levels), then costs of capture and compression for FOAK plants are expected to be US$110/tCO2 avoided (with a range of US$90-135/tCO2 avoided). For NOAK plants costs are expected to be US$25-50/tCO2. Based on these considerations a likely representative range of costs of abatement from CCS excluding transport and storage costs appears to be US$100-150/tCO2 for first-of-a-kind plants and perhaps US$30-50/tCO2 for nth-of-a-kind plants.The estimates for FOAK and NOAK costs appear to be broadly consistent in the light of estimates of the potential for cost reductions with increased experience. Cost reductions are expected from increasing scale, learning on individual components, and technological innovation including improved plant integration. Innovation and integration can both lower costs and increase net output with a given cost base. These factors are expected to reduce abatement costs by approximately 65% by 2030. The range of estimated costs for NOAK plants is within the range of plausible future carbon prices, implying that mature technology would be competitive with conventional fossil fuel plants at prevailing carbon prices.

  19. Lower Cost Energy Options 

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    Maze, M. E.

    1987-01-01

    , wh1ch means g01ng from 13.000 volts up to 39.000 volts and buy1ng the transformers, we can save nearly $180,000. The other th1ng I p01nted out before was the power factor penalty. By addIng capac1tors and ra1s1ng our power factor from 84% to 95...'s not as wIdely used, but revlta11zatlon rates are avaIlable. The last area 1s cogeneratIon. ThIs can be one of two thIngs. It can be an attractIve buy-back rate or av01ded cost rate, for cogenerated electrIcIty or 1t can be a r1der or rate where they w...

  20. Hydropower Baseline Cost Modeling

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    O'Connor, Patrick W.; Zhang, Qin Fen; DeNeale, Scott T.; Chalise, Dol Raj; Centurion, Emma E.

    2015-01-01

    Recent resource assessments conducted by the United States Department of Energy have identified significant opportunities for expanding hydropower generation through the addition of power to non-powered dams and on undeveloped stream-reaches. Additional interest exists in the powering of existing water resource infrastructure such as conduits and canals, upgrading and expanding existing hydropower facilities, and the construction new pumped storage hydropower. Understanding the potential future role of these hydropower resources in the nation’s energy system requires an assessment of the environmental and techno-economic issues associated with expanding hydropower generation. To facilitate these assessments, this report seeks to fill the current gaps in publically available hydropower cost-estimating tools that can support the national-scale evaluation of hydropower resources.

  1. Environmental Politics and Policy in Industrialized Countries

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    Javed, M. Tayyeb

    2003-01-01

    presents the environmental policies and their causes,to understand the environmental policy and politics in thesediscusses the environmental policy process, and concludes

  2. Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy

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    Mirza, Umar Karim

    2002-01-01

    Development and Environmental Policy By Natalia MirovitskayaDevelopment and Environmental Policy. Durham, NC: DukeDevelopment and Environmental Policy is a work by 25

  3. International industrial sector energy efficiency policies

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    Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst

    2000-01-01

    and Opportunities,” Energy Policy 26(11): 859-872. Hall,1999. “Incentives in Energy Policy – A Comparison BetweenVoluntary Agreements in Energy Policy – Implementation and

  4. Green Industrial Policy: Trade and Theory

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    Karp, Larry; Stevenson, Megan

    2012-01-01

    Chang, H. -J. (2006): “Industrial policy in East Asia -foreign in- vestment and industrial policy for developing409. Lin, J. (2010): “Industrial policy comes out of the

  5. Green Industrial Policy: Trade and Theory

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    Karp, Larry; Stevenson, Megan

    2012-01-01

    Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and ClimatePolicies in China,” Renewable Energy Policy Network for theStatus Report 2011,” Renewable Energy Policy Network for the

  6. Essays on energy and environmental policy

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    Novan, Kevin Michael

    2012-01-01

    1.2.2 Renewable Energy Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Valuing the Wind: Renewable Energy Policies and Air Pollu-current set of renewable energy policies. The second chapter

  7. On environmental lifecycle assessment for policy selection

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    Rajagopal, Deepak

    2010-01-01

    However, some renewable energy policies risk becomingare cited for renewable energy policies, namely, reducingto justify long-term policies supporting renewable energy.

  8. Economic Analyses of Three Energy Policy Problems

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    Accordino, Megan H.

    2015-01-01

    the effect of renewable energy policies operating under theoverlapping national renewable energy policies raise thea state- level renewable energy policy is able to further

  9. TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    POLICY FLASH 2011-56 DATE: March 16, 2011 TO: Procurement Directors FROM: Director, Policy Division Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy Office of Procurement and Assistance...

  10. Green Industrial Policy: Trade and Theory

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    Karp, Larry; Stevenson, Megan

    2012-01-01

    IPCC (2011): “Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources andEnergy Policies in China,” Renewable Energy Policy NetworkGlobal Status Report 2011,” Renewable Energy Policy Network

  11. The causes and consequences of tax policy

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    Weller, Nicholas William

    2008-01-01

    Contributions and Trade Policy Preferences. ” Economics &Institutional Determinants of Economic Policy Outcomes. ”Presidents, Parliaments and Policy, eds. Mathew D. McCubbins

  12. Essays on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

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    Mier y Teran, Alfredo

    2014-01-01

    Analysis, and Economic Policies Book Series in L. A.Structure and Monetary Policy, edition 1, vol 7, chapter 6,Mechanism of Monetary Policy. International Monetary Fund

  13. The Heroic Framing of US Foreign Policy

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    Shaw, Emily D.

    2010-01-01

    leaders affirm foreign policy as a moral issue,” Unitedemphasis of foreign policy. ” POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLYThe Press and Foreign Policy. Univ of California. Cohen,

  14. Essays in Open Economy Monetary Policy

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    Castro, Pedro

    2012-01-01

    Chile Endogenous Variables Policy Output Inflation InterestJournal of Com- parative Policy Analysis, vol. 10 (3), p.New Challenges for Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of

  15. Building Energy-Efficiency Best Practice Policies and Policy Packages

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    Levine, Mark

    2014-01-01

    83 3.6. Best Energy Policy Practices in the EuropeanEuropean Union) 3.6. Best Energy Policy Practices in thethat are among the best low energy commercial (public)

  16. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY -OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT Limited Submission Funding Opportunity

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    Chisholm, Rex L.

    , including areas as cognitive science and neuroscience, clean energy, and food security, as well as other information to support policy-making decisions and establishing spinoff companies, license agreements or other. LIMIT ON NUMBER OF PROPOSALS PER ORGANIZATION A single organization may submit a maximum of three

  17. Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis

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

    2008-03-01

    This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), provides a comprehensive set of cost data supporting a cost analysis for the relative economic comparison of options for use in the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Program. The report describes the AFCI cost basis development process, reference information on AFCI cost modules, a procedure for estimating fuel cycle costs, economic evaluation guidelines, and a discussion on the integration of cost data into economic computer models. This report contains reference cost data for 25 cost modules—23 fuel cycle cost modules and 2 reactor modules. The cost modules were developed in the areas of natural uranium mining and milling, conversion, enrichment, depleted uranium disposition, fuel fabrication, interim spent fuel storage, reprocessing, waste conditioning, spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packaging, long-term monitored retrievable storage, near surface disposal of low-level waste (LLW), geologic repository and other disposal concepts, and transportation processes for nuclear fuel, LLW, SNF, transuranic, and high-level waste.

  18. Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis

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

    2007-04-01

    This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), provides a comprehensive set of cost data supporting a cost analysis for the relative economic comparison of options for use in the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Program. The report describes the AFCI cost basis development process, reference information on AFCI cost modules, a procedure for estimating fuel cycle costs, economic evaluation guidelines, and a discussion on the integration of cost data into economic computer models. This report contains reference cost data for 26 cost modules—24 fuel cycle cost modules and 2 reactor modules. The cost modules were developed in the areas of natural uranium mining and milling, conversion, enrichment, depleted uranium disposition, fuel fabrication, interim spent fuel storage, reprocessing, waste conditioning, spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packaging, long-term monitored retrievable storage, near surface disposal of low-level waste (LLW), geologic repository and other disposal concepts, and transportation processes for nuclear fuel, LLW, SNF, and high-level waste.

  19. Advanced Fuel Cycle Cost Basis

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

    2009-12-01

    This report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), provides a comprehensive set of cost data supporting a cost analysis for the relative economic comparison of options for use in the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI) Program. The report describes the AFCI cost basis development process, reference information on AFCI cost modules, a procedure for estimating fuel cycle costs, economic evaluation guidelines, and a discussion on the integration of cost data into economic computer models. This report contains reference cost data for 25 cost modules—23 fuel cycle cost modules and 2 reactor modules. The cost modules were developed in the areas of natural uranium mining and milling, conversion, enrichment, depleted uranium disposition, fuel fabrication, interim spent fuel storage, reprocessing, waste conditioning, spent nuclear fuel (SNF) packaging, long-term monitored retrievable storage, near surface disposal of low-level waste (LLW), geologic repository and other disposal concepts, and transportation processes for nuclear fuel, LLW, SNF, transuranic, and high-level waste.

  20. G:\\library-management\\Policies\\Coll_Man_PolicySept08.doc 1 University of Sussex Library

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    Sussex, University of

    Archive · Geography Resource Centre · Music Library · Language Learning Centre · SPRU - Science a limited collection of maps and atlases, a much larger collection being held in the Geography Resource journal titles. The cost of information resources, including online resources, is over £1.5m annually