Decomposition Analysis And Renewables In CO2 Emission Trends
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Economist working on U.S. climate and energy policy with a focus on electricity and natural gas markets. One strand of my work is focused on rate design and how to properly reflect the value of clean energy technologies in electricity prices and rates. Another related focus area is the intersection between U.S. electricity and pipeline capacity markets and how to improve the market design in wholesale gas and electricity markets to facilitate cost-efficient integration of clean energy technologies.

                       

Decomposition Analysis And Renewables In CO2 Emission Trends

The decline in carbon dioxide emissions in the United States between 2007 and 2013 is actually more complex than previously thought. During that period, carbon dioxide emissions from United States energy use decreased sharply and unexpectedly, after rising for nearly two decades. At the end of the six-year period, U.S. annual carbon dioxide emissions had fallen by 11 percent– a drop the nation hadn’t experienced since the 1979 oil crisis. Experts have typically attributed this decline to two factors: the...

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