Article about Hawaii on Renew Economy

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article about enegry policy in Hawaii on the Renew Economy website. It is titled, “Hawaii says goodbye to coal, aloha to big batteries”. To read it, click here.

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August 2022 EEnergy Informer

The August 2022 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • Ukraine Stalemate Aggravates Energy Security Concerns
  • Prepare For More Energy Turbulence
  • Germany To Pivot Away From Russian Fossil Fuels
  • Frustrating Biden, The Supreme Court Defangs The EPA
  • Are We Moving Forward Or Backward On Climate?
  • You Can Get Sued For Greenwashing, No Kidding
  • EU Bans New ICE Sales In 2035
  • Offshore Wind Had Its Best Year In 2021
  • Solar + Battery Bundle At No Upfront Cost?
  • The Future Of Distribution Networks
  • Hawaii Says Goodbye To Coal
  • Growing Population Exacerbating Pressure On The Environment
  • Utilities Moving Towards Bidirectional Flows
  • EEnergy Informer In The News

You can request a sample issue of EEnergy Informer here.

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Article on the Ukraine War in Civiltà delle Macchine

Dr. Sioshansi has an article about the effects of the Ukraine War in the Italian magazine, Civiltà delle Macchine (Machine Civilization). It is in Italian. The magzine is available online here, and Dr. Sioshansi’s article begins on page 74.

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Dr. Sioshansi Quoted in The Economist

Dr. Sioshansi was quoted in the 25 June 2022 issue of The Economist Technical Quarterly on The Energy Transition:

“Demand management is a breakthrough long discussed and just as long deferred. Utilities that were heavily regulated monopolies or both saw little reason to ‘modify, adjust, manage, shape, shift or shed customers’ demand,’ Fereidoon Sioshansi writes in a recent book, Variable Generation, Flexible Demand. They just added capacity and passed on the costs. Providing customers with price signals did not live up to the promise market-minded reformers imagined for it. …”

“Acknowledging this is the key to the strategy Mr. Sioshansi champions: “we need to automate things, essentially bypassing customers.” New DER-enabled (distributed energy resources) smart grids are an excellent way of doing this.”

The Economist Technical Quarterly on The Energy Transition is available here.

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Routledge Handbook of Energy Transitions

Dr. Sioshansi has a chapter in the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Energy Transitions, edited by Kathleen Araújo. The book will be published in December.

The Handbook recognizes that considerable changes are underway or are being developed for the modes in which energy is sourced, delivered and utilized. Employing a socio-technical approach that accounts for economics and engineering as well as more cross-cutting factors, including innovation, policy and planning, as well as management, the volume considers contemporary ideas and practices that characterize the field. The book explores pressing issues including choices about infrastructure, the role of food systems and materials, sustainability and energy democracy. Disruption is a core theme throughout, with the authors examining topics such as digitalization, geopolitics, and COVID 19, along with regional similarities and differences. Overall, The Routledge Handbook of Energy Transitions advances the field of energy transitions by connecting ideas, taking stock of empirical insights and challenging how we think about the theory and practice of energy systems change.

Dr. Sioshansi has authored chapter 24, “The Emerging Demand-side Paradigm in the Power Sector.”

For more details, including pre-orders, click here.

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Article about Decarbonisation on Energize

Dr. Sioshansi has an article about decarbonisation on the Energize website. It is titled, “New MIT report: The road to decarbonisation: renewables plus storage”. To read it, click here.

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New Book – Energy Communities

A new book co-edited by Dr. Sioshansi will be published this month.

In the power sector, distributed as well as renewable energy sources are gaining market share. Simultaneously, the role of the end customer is changing from passive “load” to be served to one of an active participant in the market. By producing, storing and managing energy on their premises, citizens can start to assume responsibility for balancing the energy system. Energy communities may be an important means to support this process. This book explores whether and how energy communities can be part of the solution, serving to integrate customers as active participants in future electricity markets.

Read more about Energy Communities here. The publisher web page for it is here.

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July 2022 EEnergy Informer

The July 2022 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • Who Will Win The War Of Attrition?
  • Germany Goes Back To Coal To Avert Shortages
  • LNG Trade Flows Shifting
  • Killing Two Birds With A Single Stone
  • BNEF: No Gasoline Cars To Be Sold After 2038
  • Australia Conflicted On Climate
  • Decarbonization = Variable Renewables + Storage
  • Nukes Not Cheap Even If You Can Build One
  • US Renewables Rising
  • What Will The Delegates Be Deliberating At UN’s COP27 In Nov?
  • TotalEnergies Expands US Renewable Portfolio
  • Tesla Putting Powerwalls To Work
  • Readers Write
  • EEnergy Informer In The News

You can request a sample issue of EEnergy Informer here.

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Article on California in Energy Spectrum

Dr. Sioshansi has an article in the new issue of Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled “California Reaches 100% Renewable”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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Article about Electric Cars in California on CA Current

Dr. Sioshansi has a new article about electrification of transport in California on the CA Current website. It is titled, “Loopholes and Hurdles in CA’s Plan for Transportation Electrification”. To read it (registration required), click here.

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