A framework for evaluation of energy policy proposals

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Numerous energy policy proposals are being and advanced that vary along many dimensions, problem definition, disciplinary origination and , scope, scale, and comprehensiveness. This paper a framework that evaluates the wide range of energy and transcends the particular approach used in a proposal. Proposals, if they are to be successful, must examined within the context of the world energy system (WES), which is a complex, large-scale, integrated, open, system with sunk assets subject to uncertainty the response to incentives of consumers and producers. categories are proposed in order to classify energy . Using this categorization scheme and the concept of WES, generic limitations of various energy policies can be . They are the comprehensiveness, boundary, and problems. The result is that policymakers have a to classify, understand, and critique energy proposals, their ability to evaluate them, and analysts have a framework to guide their work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2008Nov 18 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008


Other2008 IEEE Energy 2030 Conference, ENERGY 2008
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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