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Transportation - Hybrid Vehicle & PHEV 25 Items

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Reinventing Fire Transportation Sector Methodology

Report or White Paper, 2011
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2011-16_RFtransportationsectormethodology

This document provides RMI's methodology for the analysis of the transportation sector in Reinventing Fire.

 

2010 Micropower Database (May)

Guide, 2010
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2010-06_MicropowerDatabase
2010 (May) Edition: The purpose of the micropower database is to present a clear, rigorous, and independent assessment of the global capacity and electrical output of micropower (all renewables, except large hydro, and cogeneration), showing its development over time and documenting all data and assumptions. With minor exceptions, this information is based on bottom-up, transaction-by-transaction equipment counts reported by the relevant suppliers and operators, cross-checked against assessments by reputable governmental and intergovernmental technical agencies. For most technologies, historic data from 1990 through 2008 or 2009 is available, as well as forecasts through 2013. Available information includes global annual capacity additions and output, global cumulative capacity, and capacity factor. The Micropower Database Methodology is also included here. The 2008 Micropower Database (RMI ID E05-04) is also available.

Note: A more recent version of The Micropower Database from September 2010 (RMI ID 2010-14) is now available. This update to the database incorporates recently released data that change the total installed micropower capacity by 2.9%.

 

Freeing America From Its Addiction to Oil

Journal or Magazine Article, 2010
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2010-01_FreeingAmericaAddictionOil
This article was originally published on CNN.com in 2010 and expands on Amory Lovins' TED talk from 2005. In the article Lovins describes the progress made since RMI's 2004 book, Winning the Oil Endgame.

 

2010 Micropower Database (September)

Guide, 2010
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2010-14_MicropowerDatabaseSeptember2010

2010 (September) Edition: The purpose of the micropower database is to present a clear, rigorous, and independent assessment of the global capacity and electrical output of micropower (all renewables, except large hydro, and cogeneration), showing its development over time and documenting all data and assumptions. With minor exceptions, this information is based on bottom-up, transaction-by-transaction equipment counts reported by the relevant suppliers and operators, cross-checked against assessments by reputable governmental and intergovernmental technical agencies. For most technologies, historic data from 1990 through 2008 or 2009 is available, as well as forecasts through 2013. Available information includes global annual capacity additions and output, global cumulative capacity, and capacity factor. The Micropower Database Methodology is also included here. The 2008 Micropower Database (RMI ID E05-04) and the 2010 (May) Edition (RMI ID 2010-06) are also available.

Note: This update to the database incorporates recently released data that change the total installed micropower capacity by 2.9%.

 

Project Get Ready: Menu for Community Plug-In Readiness

Report or White Paper, 2009
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2009-02_ProjectGetReadyMenu

Project Get Ready is an initiative that helps communities become electrified vehicle pioneers. This document outlines the actions communities should take to be ready for plug-in vehicles, and approximate costs of each action. This paper provides a summary of system wide costs, benefits, and jobs. It also describes the role of different actors such as utilities, businesses, and governments. A list of web resources is also provided.

 

Smart Garage Charrette PreRead Core

Report or White Paper, 2008
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2008-13_SmartGarageCharrettePreread

The Smart Garage Charrette Pre-Read Core gives the most important background on the Smart Garage vision (united vehicles, the grid, and buildings through vehicle electrification), technologies, modeling, and market analysis including hot topics as of October 2008.

 

2008 Micropower Database: How Distributed Renewables and Cogeneration are Beating Nuclear Power Stations — Supporting Data, Methodology, and Graphs

Guide, 2008
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/E05-04_MicropowerDatabase
2008 Edition: The purpose of the micropower database is to present a clear, rigorous, and independent assessment of the global capacity and electrical output of micropower (all renewables, except large hydro, and cogeneration), showing its development over time and documenting all data and assumptions. With minor exceptions, this information is based on bottom-up, transaction-by-transaction equipment counts reported by the relevant suppliers and operators, cross-checked against assessments by reputable governmental and intergovernmental technical agencies. For most technologies, historic data from 1990 through 2005 or 2006 is available, as well as forecasts through 2010. Available information includes global annual capacity additions and output, global cumulative capacity, and capacity factor. The Micropower Database Methodology is also included here. The 2010 Micropower Database (September) (2010-14) contains the most recent data.

 

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Environmentally Beneficial Load Building: Implications on California’s Revenue Adjustment Mechanism

Report or White Paper, 2008
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/T08-10_PHEVsLoadBuilding

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are poised to allow, for the first time, large-scale interaction between the transportation and electric utility sectors. Electricity is a more efficient vehicle fuel than are liquid fossil fuels, and it can reduce system-wide greenhouse-gas emissions by transferring energy demand and emissions from the transportation to the electric utility sector. Furthermore, PHEVs represent a new type of load for electric utilities that can ultimately result in increased utilization of renewable generation. Since PHEVs would be charged primarily at night when California’s wind resource is strong, PHEVs could further offset emissions by using power with a lower GHG emissions intensity than California’s average electricity mix. However, although PHEVs offer a way for reducing system-wide GHG emissions, mitigating utility rates, and possibly increasing revenues, these benefits cannot be fully realized under California’s existing regulatory structure. As the market penetration of PHEVs rises, so do electricity demand and GHG emissions from the electric utility sector. These trends conflict with regulatory requirements that require significant reductions in statewide GHG emissions and are designed to encourage energy efficiency. This tension creates an interesting problem for the electric utilities: what is the best way to reconcile the increase in electricity demand and subsequent increase in power-sector GHG emissions due to PHEV penetration in the utility sector under California’s regulatory structure? Here, we explore this issue and suggest policy and regulatory alternatives that the State could pursue to encourage electric utilities to invest in both end-use efficiency and PHEVs.

 

Getting Off Oil: Recent Leaps and Next Steps

Journal or Magazine Article, 2008
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/E08-02_GettingOffOilRecentLeaps
This article is a 2008 update on the progress of RMI's 2005 effort to implement Winning the Oil Endgame. In this article, Amory Lovins provides an update on recent progress in many of the sectors targeted in Winning the Oil Endgame. He also describes the steps required to implement the strategy fully in the auto industry.

 

Smart Garage Charrette Report

Report or White Paper, 2008
http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/Library/2008-14_SmartGarageCharetteReport
Bringing electrified vehicles, advanced net-zero buildings, and a smart renewable grid together in innovative ways to provide clean, cheap, and secure mobility and electricity: that is the vision of Smart Garage. But how to get there? This document tells us how, by defining the key players in the system, the top six barriers to the vision, and strategies to overcome the barriers.

 

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