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A new national policy on climate change is under debate in the United States and is likely to result in a cap on greenhouse gas emissions for utilities. This and other developments will prompt utilities to undergo the largest changes in their history. Smart Power examines the many facets of this unprecedented transformation.
This enlightening book begins with a look back on the deregulatory efforts of the 1990s and their gradual replacement by concerns over climate change, promoting new technologies, and developing stable prices and supplies. In thorough but non-technical terms it explains the revolutionary changes that the Smart Grid is bringing to utility operations. It also examines the options for low-carbon emissions along with the real-world challenges the industry and its regulators must face as the industry retools and finances its new sources and systems.
Throughout the book, Peter Fox-Penner provides insights into the policy choices and regulatory reform needed to face these challenges. He not only weighs the costs and benefits of every option, but presents interviews with informed experts, including economists, utility CEOs, and engineers. He gives a brief history of the development of the current utility business model and examines possible new business models that are focused on energy efficiency.
Smart Power explains every aspect of the coming energy revolution for utilities in lively prose that will captivate even the most techno-phobic readers.
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Peter Fox-Penner, Ph.D., is a consulting executive and an internationally recognized authority on energy and electric power industry issues. He is a Professor of Practice in the Questrom School of Management and the Director of Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy.
"Few economist/engineers understand the electricity system as well as Peter Fox-Penner, and far fewer can explain it as lucidly. Whether or not you agree with every detail, his vision of the opportunities, risks, uncertainties, and tipping-points of this vast and crucial industry is powerful and provocative." (Amory B. Lovins Chairman and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute)
"...a thoughtful vision of the opportunities for the electric power industry to make use of new organizational and regulatory frameworks and new technologies so that it can successfully adapt to climate change, energy security and economic efficiency challenges ...." (Paul Joskow President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)
"If you're serious about policies that place energy efficiency on a level playing field with new energy supplies, and energy policy generally, this book is essential reading." (Art Rosenfeld former Commissioner of the California Energy Commission)
"Smart Power is the most advanced look at how climate policies will change our energy utilities, from power sources to operations to business models." (Joe Romm Editor of Climate Progress, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress)
"An excellent treatment of the critical issues facing the electricity industry." (Thomas R. Kuhn President of The Edison Electric Institute)
"Smart Power paints a sharp picture of the historic challenges facing the utility industry, its regulators and the nation at large. Peter Fox-Penner's urgent call for a bottoms-up solution relying on local, state and regional cooperation and creativity presages the work now ongoing across the country. Smart Power is an essential read for policy makers looking for workable solutions for the next decade and beyond." (Charles Gray Executive Director of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners)
"An absolutely terrific piece of work—remarkable scope and depth, while remaining accessible and pragmatic." (John Kwoka Finnegan Professor of Economics, Northeastern University)
"The thoroughness and authority of the book stand out, and as both a popular policy and business strategy book, Smart Power is a compelling read for a wide range of audiences." (IPL blog)
"Smart Power is a provocative and balanced thought piece that dissects the existing structure of the power industry to propose a new order." (Energy Law Journal)
"A valuable and insightful analysis of where the U.S. electric power industry is headed and what it must do to successfully transition to a low carbon environment. This book should be required reading for all industry regulators as they prepare to confront the challenges of this new paradigm." (Mark Crisson Chief Executive Officer of the American Public Power Association)
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Book Description Island Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111597267058
Book Description Island Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1597267058 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1654409