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Energy. Environment. Economics.  Three cornerstones that shape the electricity industry today.  E3 has operated at the nexus of energy, environment, and economics since its inception in 1989. Our analysis has informed debate on many of the key issues facing the electricity industry today. From regulated utilities to restructured markets, from distributed resources to high voltage transmission, we understand electricity economics. Our experts will help you chart your path through this dynamic landscape.

A growing number of auto-makers have introduced plug-in electric vehicles in California and other markets. Industry observers generally agree that ready availability of charging infrastructure is crucial to realize widespread consumer adoption. Utilities are well suited to facilitate vehicle electrification, but few have progressed beyond small-scale pilots. In a new paper Engaging Utilities and Regulators on Transportation Electrification Dr. Nancy Ryan and Luke Lavin of E3 present the case for increased utility engagement, demonstrating that electrification of passenger vehicles could benefit utility customers, shareholders, and vehicle drivers.

E3 presented the results of a new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction study for California's energy and environmental regulators at the UC Davis California Climate Policy Modeling Dialogue. The study was prepared for the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, the California Independent System Operator and the Office of Governor Brown. E3 evaluated the feasibility and cost of a range of potential 2030 GHG targets along the way to meeting the state's goal of reducing GHG emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. A PowerPoint report summarizing the scenario results, along with supporting data, are available here.

E3 in collaboration with a world class team has released a study, "Assessing the business case for rural solar microgrids in India: a case study approach", funded by a USTDA grant in support of Azure Power, a private solar power developer based in India. E3 was awarded the grant through a competitive process.
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