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      The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      The Renewable Energy Policy Paradox

      Jorge Blazquez, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Rolando Fuentes, Nora Nezamuddin

      One major avenue for policymakers to meet climate targets is by decarbonizing the power sector, one component of which is raising the share of renewable energy sources (renewables) in electricity generation. However, promoting renewables in liberalized power markets creates a…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Carlo Andrea Bollino Bollino, Carlo Andrea
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      8 September 2016
      Policy Instruments & Market Uncertainty: Exploring the Impact on Renewables Adoption
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Policy Instruments & Market Uncertainty: Exploring the Impact on Renewables Adoption

      Jorge Blazquez, Nora Nezamuddin

      Policymakers have a variety of financial tools to foster the deployment of renewables. Our study explores how these policy instruments impact a private investor’s behavior, and the resulting differences in the adoption of renewable technology as well as costs to…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      16 June 2016
      Comparing Renewables Support Policies: Quantifying the Trade-Offs
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Comparing Renewables Support Policies: Quantifying the Trade-Offs

      Jorge Blazquez, Nora Nezamuddin

      Policies to support wind energy development are most effective when they deliver power at the lowest cost per unit of added capacity and per unit of delivered electricity. Our analysis uses real Spanish onshore wind project data to identify which…

      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      24 December 2015
      Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Changing Competitive Landscape: Transition Policy’s Blind Spots

      Shahad Albardi, Jorge Blazquez, Amro Elshurafa, Nora Nezamuddin

      For the past two to three decades, and particularly in the wake of the Great Recession, clean energy transitions have been sold as a three-for-the-price-ofone policy: creating “green collar” jobs to get the unemployed back to work, using domestic resources…

      Shahad Albardi Albardi, Shahad
      Jorge Blazquez Blazquez, Jorge
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      6 October 2014