Información sectorial

DOE seeks stakeholder input, data for net metering cost-benefit study

The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that it will conduct a study of the costs and benefits of net metering to utilities, ratepayers, and the electrical grid as part of the agency's Grid Modernization Initiative. DOE said it expects to use the input to help inform a report to Congress.

The report is part of an agency effort started in 2015 to ensure the electric grid is resilient, reliable, affordable, flexible and sustainable. The initiative runs through 2025 and is seeking more than $7 billion in annual economic benefit. Public comments are due before Oct. 30, 2017.


Innovation, not subsidy, is transforming the energy market

Newspapers that had historically slated wind and solar power as “subsidy monkeys” joined clean energy supporters in celebrating what are by any standards remarkable cost reductions. A leader in The Times noted: “The cost of building offshore turbines has fallen by nearly two thirds [in five years], and the Government’s targets for expanding wind power output, originally set with a deadline of 2020, have been met four years early.”

China, India Best Bets for Green Investors, Morgan Stanley Says

Emerging markets including China and India could be the best bets for investors hoping to fight climate change and boost returns, according to a report Thursday.

Public-Private Partnerships for Smart Cities: Sharing Good Practices

IESE's Public-Private Sector Research Center and PPP for Cities, IESE's Specialist Center on PPP in Smart and Sustainable Cities, are producing a series of studies, with the support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and its International PPP Centre of Excellence.

La Cámara de Diputados aprueba la ley de generación distribuida; antes de fin de año podría ser sancionada en el Senado

En un voto prácticamente unánime, la Cámara de Diputados [imagen] otorgó media sanción al proyecto de ley que propone fomentar la generación y habilita a los usuarios residenciales y a las Pymes a producir su propia energía a partir de fuentes renovables y a vender excedentes a la empresa distribuidora.