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      Can adoption of rooftop solar panels trigger a utility death spiral? A tale of two U.S. cities
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Can adoption of rooftop solar panels trigger a utility death spiral? A tale of two U.S. cities

      Energy Research and Social Science

      The growing penetration of distributed energy generation (DEG) is causing major changes in the electricity market. One key concern is that existing tariffs incentivize ‘free riding’ behavior by households, leading to a cycle of rising electricity prices and DEG adoption,…

      Iqbal Adjali, Patrick Bean, Rolando Fuentes, Frederic Murphy, Steven O. Kimbrough, Mohammed Muaafa

      2017
      Determinants of energy productivity in 39 countries: An empirical investigation

      Determinants of energy productivity in 39 countries: An empirical investigation

      Energy Economics

      This paper uses three types of analysis to investigate the drivers of energy productivity changes occurring in 39 countries during 1995–2009. We find that increases in sectoral energy productivity were the primary driver behind economy-wide energy productivity improvements. Structural economic…

      Tarek Atalla, Patrick Bean

      2017