Category: Knowledge Centre

Electric Bus Performance Monitoring in Mexico: Report

This report “Analysis of Electric Bus Performance Monitoring in Mexico City” analyzes the performance and energy consumption of an electric articulated bus over a 10-month period in Mexico City. Making use of telematics equipment, the daily operation of the bus was monitored to evaluate the operational performance of the vehicle.

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Hydrogen Levy in UK: E3G Briefing

Hydrogen will have a role in the UK’s transition to net zero. However, independent analysis does not support its use to heat homes: it is inefficient, expensive and brings safety risks. The government should therefore fund its hydrogen revenue support mechanism through normal government spending, rather than unfairly charging consumers. E3G has previously urged the government to support green hydrogen produced from renewable electricity.

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Electrifying Indonesia’s road transport: IEEFA Report

In Indonesia, transport is the single largest final energy-consuming sector, using imported oil and accounting for roughly a quarter of energy emissions. Legacy carmakers command a predominant, if not near-absolute, status in Indonesia’s market, but their electric plans remain lackluster. Bold fuel economy standards and other active government policies are required to restrain demand for internal combustion engine fuel and make legacy automakers work toward more efficient EVs.

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European Electricity Review 2023: Ember Report

The European Electricity Review analyses full-year electricity generation and demand data for 2022 in all EU-27 countries to understand the region’s progress in transitioning from fossil fuels to clean electricity. It is the seventh annual report on the EU power sector published by Ember (previously as Sandbag). Our data is free and easily downloadable, and is available at annual and monthly granularity. We hope others also find the data useful for their own analysis.

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Solar PV Utilisation in ASEAN: Report

The study examines the use of Solar PV+ in ASEAN nations and its possible effects on the energy sector. The term “Solar PV+” itself designates a method or technology that expands the capabilities of conventional solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. This may entail integrating extra elements like energy storage devices, smart grid technology, or other renewable energy sources to increase the overall efficiency and efficacy of solar power generation.

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US Electric School Bus Initiative: Paper

This paper explains the ESB Initiative’s equity framework including key concepts and definitions and relevant equity intersections. It outlines the process the ESB Initiative used to develop the initial framework and plans for future iterations based on ongoing foundational equity research. The paper also summarizes how the ESB Initiative is translating the framework into action to achieve the equity objectives.

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Coal Cost Crossover and Renewables Uptake in US: Report

The latest Coal Cost Crossover research finds incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act accelerate this trend – 99 percent of all U.S. coal plants (209 out of 210) are now more expensive to run than replacement by new local solar, wind, or energy storage. Replacing coal plants with local wind and solar would also save enough to finance nearly 150 gigawatts of four-hour battery storage, over 60 percent of the coal fleet’s capacity, and generate $589 billion in new investment across the U.S.

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EU climate foreign policy in 2023: Briefing

The EU has a key role to play in driving the global climate transition. To do so, the EU needs a strong mandate for climate foreign policy that addresses the current polycrisis environment. The EU’s call for a global coal phase-out, coming out of the 2021 Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), paved the way for a global coal phase-down commitment at the climate conference COP26. However, this year’s climate diplomacy EU Foreign Affairs Council takes place in a different context.

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Financing a world scale hydrogen export project: Paper

It is anticipated that green hydrogen will require government support for the next 15-20 years and that green hydrogen export projects will have to compete, largely on delivered price, to supply the demand created by the importing government programmes.  Efficient project financing, both debt and equity, can play an important part in minimising the cost. This paper by Oxford Institute for Energy Studies considers a 1GW archetype project, using solar power to export green hydrogen in the form of green ammonia, and considers the key issues that will impact its ability to attract low-cost debt.

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IRA Impact on US Utilities: Paper

Five actions utilities should assess and prioritize in order to prepare for IRA-related opportunities and challenges. Communication priorities with regulators, state energy offices, and customers related to the IRA. Key considerations for different types of utilities, depending on their corporate structure (investor-owned, cooperative, municipal utility) and lines of business

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Renewable Energy Innovation in Eastern Europe: Report

Targets should be integrated into Member States’ NECPs to ensure that the target sits within the heart of a Member State’s energy and climate planning but remains flexible to allow for new developments and new technologies. The attached document “Innovation in Eastern European Countries” by EUREC contains a brief look at the potential of renewables (and particularly innovative renewables) in some Member States – with a focus on Eastern Europe.

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Green Fiscal Stimulus in Vietnam and China: Paper

Using the case of two emerging economies, Indonesia and Vietnam, this paper investigates whether the stimulus plans align with a country’s sustainable energy and climate targets. This study finds that despite ambitious country targets for green energy transition, these countries may miss opportunities for a green future due to limited fiscal measures directed to green recovery. The pandemic has exacerbated public fiscal budgets that may further limit the capacity to fund green projects.

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US Offshore Wind Supply Chain Roadmap

The national offshore wind energy target of 30 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 referenced the potential benefits of establishing a domestic supply chain. NREL led the 30 GW by 2030: A Supply Chain Road Map for Offshore Wind in the United States project to create a road map that identifies challenges and solutions to developing a nationally focused offshore wind energy supply chain that has the potential to manufacture all major components domestically by 2030.

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Decarbonisation of European Heavy Duty Vehicles: Paper

The study finds that battery-electric trucks are the most cost-effective technology for meeting the HDV CO2 reduction targets. The cost-optimal technology market share to meet a 60% CO2 reduction target by 2030 involves transitioning to battery-electric technologies for most truck segments, without fully exploiting the CO2 reduction potential of diesel trucks. A CO2 reduction target of 100% by 2040 would allow only the registration of zero-emission trucks, such as battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell technologies.

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India’s Green Hydrogen Mission Document

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a detailed document of its National Green Hydrogen Mission. The overarching objective of the mission is to make India, a global hub for production, usage and export of green hydrogen and its derivatives. It also aims to make India a leader in technology and manufacturing of electrolysers and other enabling technologies for green hydrogen.

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Implementing The Inflation Reduction Act: Report Series

Energy Innovation Policy and Technology LLC® prepared a series of research notes to detail the IRA’s provisions across the electricity, buildings, and transportation sectors. The notes also describe how states and private actors can leverage these provisions to unlock economic, public health, and climate benefits, as well as how the U.S. can bridge the gap to meet its 2030 climate goals.

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ICCT’s European Vehicle Market Statistics 2022/23 Pocketbook

The ICCT’s European Vehicle Market Statistics 2022/23 Pocketbook provides an annual statistical portrait of the state of the EU car, van, truck, and bus markets in their transition to decarbonization. The report includes information from 2001 to 2021 on vehicle sales, fuel economy, greenhouse gases, and other air pollutants. This year’s analysis shows a continued decrease in vehicle sales in the EU market and a stagnation of the electric car market in early 2022 after a steep increase in previous years.

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Multilateral Electricity Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Report

This review is intended to form a ‘discussion paper’ for the 10th meeting of the UNESCAP Expert Working Group on Energy Connectivity, which will include a discussion on facilitating the transition from bilateral towards multilateral electricity trade across
Asia-Pacific. The review in this report is developed based on a case study approach. Regional electricity markets considered in this study are classified into three groups: mature, transition and emerging markets.

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Long-term energy scenarios: Report

The report provides a comparative analysis of 24 LTES and 36 scenario-based LT-LEDS from a total of 45 countries. It considers the institutional and governance framework in which LTES and scenario-based LT-LEDS publications are developed, including the level of institutional coordination, stakeholder consultation, type of publication, and highlights from these publications. Additionally, it assesses the coverage of energy transition elements included in the scenarios of these publications.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels in US: Report

In this report, Rhodium Group provides an overview of the current state of the industry and SAF technologies, followed by their estimates for the employment and economic benefits from scaling up SAF. It then discusses the challenges to scaling up SAF, as well as potential ways to help accelerate it.

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