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Utility 2.0: New policies needed for next-generation utility business models

On December 1, 2016, in Electricity & Natural Gas Markets, Policy Engineered, by Joe Nyangon
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A new publication, Utility 2.0: A Multi-Dimensional Review of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and Great Britain’s RIIO Utility Business Models, examines the trends and developments in the electricity market that are placing tremendous pressure on utilities and triggering changes in how electricity is produced, transmitted, and consumed.

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A technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure

On January 6, 2016, in Electric Utilities, Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Investment, by Joe Nyangon
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How can a technology enabled city with a smarter infrastructure (water, energy and travel) provide services efficiently? In this video Chris Kohlmann from the City of Dubuque, Iowa discusses how IBM Research and Watson technology enabled a Smarter City program. The City of Dubuque partnered with IBM Research to carry out a smarter water project, smarter electric including electric meters and smarter travel.

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China’s cap-and-trade decisions

On December 27, 2015, in Economic Logic & Value, by Joe Nyangon
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In the lead-up to the 2015 Paris climate change conference, policymakers stressed the need for creation of integrated carbon markets and called for linking new climate financing mechanisms with the United Nations-organized Green Climate Fund (GCF) based in South Korea. Both the U.S. and China have committed to accelerating the transition to low-carbon development internationally. […]

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Why the U.S. urgently needs to invest in a modern energy system

On December 27, 2015, in Electric Utilities, by Joe Nyangon
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In a speech commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2009, former U.S. secretary of state, Henry Kissinger recalled how the energy crisis of 1970s awakened the world “to a new challenge that would require both creative thinking and international cooperation.” He explained that as “global demand continues to grow, investment […]

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Mobilizing public and private capital for clean energy financing

On August 13, 2015, in Energy Finance, by Joe Nyangon
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The energy market in the United States is undergoing a dramatic transformation, driven by technological advancement, market dynamics, and better policies and laws—none of which was a decade ago. Venture capitalists made huge profits from the computing boom of the 1980s, the internet boom of the 1990s, and now think the next boom will happen […]

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