Tendencias en RI

New York City’s Aging Power Plants: Risks, Replacement Options and the Role of Energy Storage

This report shows that New Yorkers stand to benefit significantly from the deployment of energy storage. Storage appears to be the key ingredient for helping the city transition away from old, polluting fossil fuel power plants and towards a cleaner, more resilient power system.



Pathways for Off-Site Corporate PV Procurement

Corporations are using large-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) to meet their renewable energy and financial goals for electricity procurement. Corporate procurement of utility-scale solar has grown from <1% of annual installed utility-scale capacity in 2014 to 9% in 2016 (Shiao et al. 2017), and was 17% of utility-scale procurements in early 2017.


Energizing Finance

The reports – produced in partnership with the World Bank Group, the African Development BankClimate Policy InitiativeE3 Analytics and Practical Action Consulting – looks at: the amount and type of international and domestic finance flowing to these countries for energy access, including a deep dive into the domestic finance flowing in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Kenya; how effectively and quickly that finance is being disbursed for projects; and the finance needs and challenges of solar enterprise and other renewable energy businesses operating in these countries.


Smart Charging – Key to unlocking Electro-mobility’s potential

Smart charging can be defined as follows: “Smart charging of an EV is when the charging cycle can be altered by external events, allowing for adaptive charging habits, providing the EV with the ability to integrate into the whole power system in a grid- and user-friendly way”. Smart charging must facilitate the security (reliability) of supply while meeting the mobility constraints of the user.


Electrification of Heavy Duty Vehicles

On heavy duty, long haul transport, things are also beginning to move. With trucks, buses and coaches representing less than 5% of road vehicles in the EU, but producing about 25% of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU, the Commission has set out a strategy to address CO2 emissions from these Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) over the coming years.
The European Commission is preparing a monitoring and reporting system for emissions from HDVs (which did not previously exist) as well as plans to propose emission standards for 4 out of 17 HDV types in early 2018.