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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:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Policy and Global Affairs

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

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 fall 2014.

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.


 
Project Duration: 24 months    

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Meetings
 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

Reports

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