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Energy and Resources - Natural Gas 10 Items
Report or White Paper, 2012
This paper explores methods of quantifying natural gas
volatility by examining theoretical models as well as case studies of utility hedging strategies. Including these volatility risk premiums in the price of natural gas establishes a basis for even comparison with utility-scale wind contracts, which enables smarter decision analysis by regulatory agencies, utilities, and ratepayers.
Report or White Paper, 2011
This document provides an overview of Reinventing Fire’s electricity sector analysis with a focus on the methodologies and inputs of NREL’s ReEDS and RMI’s dispatch model. The document is divided into two main sections. The first section provides a high-level overview of the ReEDS model and details of RMI’s assumptions that served as ReEDS inputs. Please note: This section relies heavily on NREL’s forthcoming documentation, Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS). This document will be updated when NREL makes its updated ReEDS documentation available. NREL’s documentation provides a detailed explanation of the ReEDS objective function, approach, algorithms, and common assumptions, including important information regarding generation and demand resource inputs, such as renewable resource potential. RMI’s documentation details key inputs or variables that differ from those described in NREL’s own documentation of ReEDS. The second section documents RMI’s dispatch model.
In this invited testimony to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (SD-366, 0930-1130), Amory Lovins explained how innovation in business strategies, technologies, and policies can lead to energy independence, energy security, and prosperity. Lovins argued that the surest path to an energy policy that enhances security and prosperity is free-market economics: letting all ways to save or produce energy compete fairly, at honest prices, no matter which kind they are, what technology they use, where they are, how big they are, or who owns them. That would make the energy security, oil, climate, and most proliferation problems fade away, and would make our economy and democracy far stronger.
Journal or Magazine Article, 2005
In this article, which is an expanded version of the 2004 article, "How America Can Free Itself of Oil--Profitably," Amory Lovins points out that saving oil is cheaper than buying it, and that the United States can eliminate its oil dependence and revitalize its economy by adopting smart business strategies. Lovins argues that America can end oil dependence by redoubling the efficiency of using oil; save half of natural gas at an eighth of today’s market price, and then substitute it for nearly a third of the oil; and Replace the last fifth of U.S. oil with modern biofuels. These strategies will make America more competitive and result in a better energy policy for the country.
Book or Book Chapter, 2004
This independent, peer-reviewed synthesis for American business and military leaders charts a roadmap for getting the United States completely, attractively, and profitably off oil. Our strategy integrates four technological ways to displace oil: using oil twice as efficiently, then substituting biofuels, saved natural gas, and, optionally, hydrogen. This route for the transition beyond oil will expand customer choice and wealth, and will be led by business for profit.
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Journal or Magazine Article, 2001
In this annotated version of the article from Foreign Affairs
, the authors argue against drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for economic, security, and environmental reasons. For the complete article, see "Fool's Gold in Alaska,"
(RMI document ID E01-03).
Journal or Magazine Article, 2001
In this article from Foreign Affairs
the authors argue against drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for economic, security, and environmental reasons.
Journal or Magazine Article, 2000
This commentary in the Aspen Daily News
was written in response to an op-ed by then Colorado State Rep. Carl Miller (D). In a previous edition of the newspaper, Rep. Miller wrote an opinion titled: "Electricity from Coal is Essential, Affordable and Increasingly Clean." Sen. Miller's piece reflected on the booming economy, the state's rapid growth, and rising energy prices in Colorado (notably rising natural gas prices), and proposed that Coloradoans look at coal as the solution, especially for those with economic hardships.
This letter published in Science
magazine in 1998, argues that if energy end-use efficiency measures are undertaken, oil will become an uncompetitive energy resource. The letter was written in response to Richard Kerr's 1998 Science
article, "Big Oil Under the Caspian".
Book or Book Chapter, 1982
In this classic from 1982, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins argue that domestic energy infrastructure is vulnerable to disruption, by accident or malice, often even more so than imported oil. According to the authors, a resilient energy system is feasible, costs less, works better, is favored in the market, but is rejected by U.S. policy.