October 7, 2011
In this NEPI Working Paper, Masahiko Aoki and Geoffrey Rothwell of Stanford University present an analysis of the organizational (industry and government) responses to the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, and make policy recommendations to address the systemic weaknesses that exacerbated the direct impacts of the earthquake and tsunami on the nuclear facility.
December 30, 2010
Gary Allison and John Williams identify and assess state laws, regulations and regulatory actions having the greatest potential to affect the rate at which renewable sources of electric energy are brought online.
November 4, 2010
November, 2010 – The National Energy Policy Institute and Resources for the Future publish the full report of their study: Toward a New National Energy Policy: Assessing the Options.
September 15, 2010
Xiaobing Liu assesses the energy savings, CO2 emissions reductions, reduction in peak electrical demand,
and utility cost reductions, from retrofitting all U.S. single-family homes that have space heating, space
cooling, and water heating equipment with state-of-the-art GHP systems.
July 15, 2010
Virginia McConnell (Resources for the Future) and Tom Turrentine (Center for Transportation Studies, University of California-Davis) assess the impact of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles on emissions and oil consumption, along with the cost-effectiveness, of several policies specifically targeted at encouraging the deployment of these vehicles.
June 23, 2010
John Deutch discusses the various economic and geo-political dimensions of U.S. energy security, and summarizes and critiques recent attempts to estimate the external economic costs of U.S. oil consumption that result from the vulnerability of the U.S. economy to oil price shocks, and from
potential U.S. market power.
Kenneth A. Small analyzes a variety of broad policies simultaneously aimed at reducing the use of oil for vehicle fuels and at reducing transportation sector emissions.
Alan J. Krupnick explores how changes in fuel price differential (between natural gas and diesel), first-cost differential, and interest rate may affect the economic potential of LNG trucks, and also examines the effects on oil consumption of imposing a mandatory penetration rate of LNG trucks in the heavy-duty fleet.
Karen Palmer, Richard Sweeney and Maura Allaire examine the costs and effectiveness of a series of federal portfolio standards designed to encourage the growth and deployment of clean energy technologies in the electric power generation sector.
Geoffrey Rothwell discusses the policies available to stimulate new nuclear plant development, the impacts of these policies on the costs of power generation, their cost-effectiveness at reducing GHG emissions, and the time at which new plants might become operational.