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Project Title:

Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies
PIN: PGA-STEP-12-01        

Major Unit:

Policy and Global Affairs
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy
Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS

RSO: Beaton, Paul

Subject/Focus Area: Energy and Energy Conservation; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee of experts with industrial, financial, academic, and public policy backgrounds will undertake a consensus study to determine whether and how federal policies can accelerate the market adoption of advanced energy efficiency and low- or non-polluting energy technologies. As part of the study the committee will hold workshops, commission research, and prepare a report with recommendations. The committee will consider technologies for the generation, transmission, and storage of electric power and for energy efficiency such as renewable and advanced nuclear and fossil fuel sources, storage and transition technologies, and building heating and lighting technologies. The study will consider market conditions that may advantage traditional technologies and disadvantage technologies with lower external costs to the environment, public health,, and national security. It will focus on the post-R&D stages of the energy supply chain, including scaled-up deployment and widespread adoption. It may consider policy instruments such as subsidies, tax incentives, demonstration projects, loan guarantees and other financial instruments, procurement, and regulation. Although the focus will be on developing recommendations for consideration by Congress, the White House, Department of Energy, and other federal agencies, recommendations may also address actions by States and regional entities.

This project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The approximate start date for the project is November 1, 2012. A report is expected to be issued in the summer of 2016.

Note (09-12-2013): The Project Scope has been revised to focus on energy efficiency and clean energy technologies in the electricity sector (i.e., not encompassing transportation). The revised version is shown above. Also, the project will result in a single report at its conclusion. No interim report will be issued as originally planned.

Note (12-01-2014): The publication date for the report has been revised from fall 2014 to summer 2015.

Note (12-29-2015): The publication date for the report has been revised from summer 2015 to summer 2016.

Project Duration: 24 months    

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Committee Membership
Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 07/25/2013
 Meeting 2 - 09/30/2013
 Meeting 3 - 12/02/2013
 Meeting 4 - 01/21/2014
 Meeting 5 - 02/11/2014
 Meeting 6 - 02/28/2014
 Meeting 7 - 04/01/2014
 Meeting 8 - 04/08/2014
 Meeting 9 - 06/16/2014
 Meeting 10 - 07/21/2014
 Meeting 11 - 07/24/2014
 Meeting 12 - 09/12/2014
 Meeting 13 - 11/03/2014
 Meeting 14 - 11/10/2014
 Meeting 15 - 11/17/2014
 Meeting 16 - 11/24/2014
 Meeting 17 - 12/01/2014
 Meeting 18 - 12/15/2014
 Meeting 19 - 01/12/2015
 Meeting 20 - 01/14/2015
 Meeting 21 - 01/22/2015
 Meeting 22 - 01/30/2015


Reports having no URL can be seen
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The Power of Change: Innovation for Development and Deployment of Increasingly Clean Electric Power Technologies