EU and US Approaches to Address Energy Poverty: Classifying and Evaluating Design Strategies

Posted on June 10th, 2024 by Tony Tran

Guaranteeing sufficient and affordable access to energy services is increasingly critical as climate change continues to accelerate, energy costs increase […]

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Research Commentary: U.S. Leadership in Scaling Capital for Multilateral Clean Energy Finance

Posted on June 4th, 2024 by Tony Tran

The global effort to accelerate the clean energy transition can only be successful if underpinned by an ambitious and concrete […]

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Research Commentary: Evaluating the Impact of the Connect the Grid Act for Texas

Posted on June 3rd, 2024 by Tony Tran

Winter Storm Uri in 2021 exposed some of the vulnerabilities of the ERCOT grid. While freezing temperatures resulting in generator […]

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Bridging the Divide: Assessing the Viability of International Cooperation on Border Carbon Adjustments

Posted on April 2nd, 2024 by Tony Tran

International cooperation on climate change and trade is intensifying, as highlighted by numerous initiatives launched at the multilateral, plurilateral, and […]

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Understanding the Future of Critical Raw Materials for the Energy Transition: SVAR Models for the U.S. Market

Posted on March 12th, 2024 by Tony Tran

We examine the impact of energy transition policies on the U.S. markets of three critical minerals used for batteries, namely […]

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A Supply Curve for Forest-Based CO2 Removal

Posted on March 5th, 2024 by Tony Tran

Forestation is viewed as an important means of removing CO2 from the atmosphere and thereby reducing net CO2 emissions. But […]

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Regulation of Access, Pricing, and Planning of High Voltage Transmission in the U.S.

Posted on February 22nd, 2024 by Tony Tran

The U.S. regulation of high-voltage transmission is highly complex and, as a result, generally poorly understood. The complexity is created […]

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Research Commentary: Strategic Sector Investments are Poised to Benefit Distressed US Counties

Posted on February 15th, 2024 by Tony Tran

Spurred in part by three significant pieces of federal legislation, since 2021, the United States has experienced an investment surge […]

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Research Commentary: Evaluating the Impact of the BIG WIRES Act

Posted on January 31st, 2024 by Tony Tran

Building interregional transmission is critical to a decarbonized and more resilient U.S. grid. However, according to the most recent DOE […]

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Designing Distribution Network Tariffs Under Increased Residential End-user Electrification: Can the US Learn Something from Europe?

Posted on January 23rd, 2024 by Tony Tran

As decarbonization policies lead to the electrification of the transportation, buildings, and other end-use sectors, it will be necessary to […]

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The Expansion of Incentive (Performance Based) Regulation of Electricity Distribution and Transmission in the United States

Posted on January 10th, 2024 by Tony Tran

I examine developments in the application of performance-based regulation (PBR) to electricity distribution and transmission in the United States. Applications […]

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