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Ben Paulos is an analyst, strategist, writer, and advocate for clean energy. PaulosAnalysis clients have included government agencies, non-profits, foundations, research and consulting firms, trade associations, and media.
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Haven't read beyond the abstract yet, but this paper looks interesting for the post-NEM debate in California. #savesolar @AhmadFaruqui @BorensteinS
Designing Pareto optimal electricity retail rates when utility customers are prosumers
Just caught up w/this 2021 paper by Dev Millstein et al. @BerkeleyLabEMP on "the race between declining cost & declining value of #wind & @solar power" (as I put it in my seminars), breaking down historical value decline in US as penetration increases. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2021.05.0094
For all you (us) #energytwitter oldsters, @Lorde is a pop star.
She went to Antarctica and got mobilized on climate change. And named her smash album 'Solar Power' as a result.
And she even gets the irony of jet travel to save the planet.
Today in "trends I didn't expect to see": We can fit 50% more solar power on the same amount of land than we could 10 years ago. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=9676427
Utility-scale #solar is growing rapidly, raising concerns about land use. But the land density data people use now was published nearly a decade ago, and significantly overstates land needs. Our work is in the @IEEEorg Journal of Photovoltaics, at https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/land-requirements-utility-scale-pv 1/x
Regulators around the country are putting theory into practice as they incorporate equity into utility policy. See this big write-up in @pvmagazineusa on our recent report.
The @CityofBerkeley is hiring a new Green Building Program Manager to advance the City’s fossil-fuel free commitment. Enforce local codes and Berkeley’s Natural Gas Prohibition, and develop amendments for new code cycles. Apply by February 14. Details at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=3348124&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cnumber%3E0%2E0%3C%2Fnumber%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cnumber%3E0%2E0%3C%2Fnumber%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E
The land-use requirements for utility-scale solar PV are being exaggerated b/c everyone's working w/ old data. New study from @BerkeleyLabEMP finds that both MW & MWh-per-acre have risen substantially in recent years. https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/land-requirements-utility-scale-pv
A new report from @BerkeleyLabEMP - "Advancing Equity in Utility Regulation" - is now available for download. The report outlines systemic changes needed to advance equity in electric utility regulation
Catalyzing #EnergyStorage partnerships? ✅
Partnering w/ @ENERGY & the #nationallabs? ✅
…just a few topics that experts from around the nation will address at the National #EnergyStorageSummit, hosted by #BerkeleyLab!
Register for the virtual event ⬇