E3: Energy+Environmental Economics

Clients call on E3 when they need rigorous analysis that withstands the test of third-party review and regulatory scrutiny.

Publications    |    Overview

Through rigorous and qualitative analysis, E3 consultants have published numerous refereed articles on electricity deregulation, procurement, risk management, transmission, renewable energy, pricing, rationing, integrated resource planning, value of service reliability, applied microeconomics, and applied finance.

These articles can be found in scholarly journals such as Energy Policy, The Energy Journal, Energy-The International Journal, Resource and Energy Economics, Energy Economics, Electricity Journal, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, OMEGA, Managerial and Decision Economics, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics.

This section includes a select list of publications by E3 staff and partners, organized by eight key practice areas.

The Path to 2050:
E3's Landmark Study of a Low-Carbon Future for California

In January 2012, an E3 team led by Chief Scientist Jim Williams, along with collaborators at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
published a landmark study of the energy future in the prestigious journal Science.

Using California as a case study, the paper provides a detailed assessment of the technology, infrastructure, and cost requirements to deeply reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. The study emphasizes the pivotal role of electricity in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Williams, J.H., A. DeBenedictis, R. Ghanadan, A. Mahone, J. Moore, W. Morrow, S. Price, M.S. Torn (2012)

The Technology Path to Deep Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts by 2050: The Pivotal Role of Electricity, Science, 335, 53-59.

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