This project delivers standardized, localized energy data and analysis that enables cities to lead clean energy innovation and integrate strategic energy analysis into their decision making.
In December 2015, renewable energy tax credits, including the wind power production tax credit and solar investment tax credits, were extended as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. This report explores how might renewable energy deployment change with these extensions and impact carbon dioxide emissions in the power sector.
State renewable portfolio standards currently exist in 29 state and Washington, D.C. Most policies will reach their terminal targets within the next decade. This second report provides the first national-level assessment of the potential benefits and impacts, following a proceeding assessment of renewable portfolio standard compliance costs.
This analysis examines three technology pathways for increasing the use of natural gas by cars. Natural gas can be burned directly in an internal combustion engine or serve as an energy source for hydrogen and electricity.
Grid modernization and technological advances are enabling resources, such as demand response and energy storage, to support a wider array of electric power system operations. This multi-national laboratory effort assesses the potential value of demand response and energy storage to electricity systems with different penetration levels of variable renewable resources and improves our understanding of associated markets and institutions.
The mission of Policy and Analysis is to provide consistent, objective, and credible analysis for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE's) activities and an understanding of the effect of various policies on EERE's core mission. This includes informing investment decisions through data and scenario analyses in order to maximize their effectiveness and return on investment for the taxpayer.
The Policy and Analysis team achieves its mission by delivering:
Why it Matters
- We inform EERE's corporate decisions and program implementation through data-driven, portfolio-based analysis of technology and policy to help drive cost-effective decisions.
- We provide the information to explain the impact of EERE's programs on the U.S. energy supply and demand, on job creation and the economy, on U.S. industrial competitiveness, on the local and global environment, and in other areas to drive future public and private funding.
- We work to increase the transparency, rigor, and utility of EERE's data and analysis to provide a credible context for technology investment.
- We provide analysis and promote understanding of how various policy options affect markets, business development, and clean energy deployment and adoption.