Congestion pricing with cumulative prospect theory to quantify the travelers’ degree of satisfaction during their trips

Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 125, April 2021, 103042, A novel urban congestion pricing scheme considering travel cost perception and level of service https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2021.103042 Address equity issues from the perspective of travel perception difference in congestion pricing. Combine the concept of level of service (LOS) and demand management into a single pricing scheme. The perceived LOS is quantified by cumulative …

Fossil fuel risk bond programs underway in Oregon and Washington, now part of national legislation

Center for Sustainable Economy’s (CSE) work on fossil fuel risk bond programs (FFRB) – a signature ‘polluter pays’ project on fossil fuel infrastructure that was launched about 2 years ago — would provide a major deterrent for building new fossil fuel infrastructure as well as incentives to retire existing infrastructure early in any jurisdiction that adopts it.   2019 and 2020 brought …

The case for a national clean electricity standard that phases fossil fuels out of electricity by 2035

This popular and proven climate policy should be at the top of Congress’s to-do list. By Leah Stokes and Sam Ricketts  Feb 4, 2021, Vox.com https://www.vox.com/22265119/biden-climate-change-renewable-energy-clean-electricity-standard-congress https://www.fox5ny.com/news/congestion-pricing-back-in-play-for-new-york-city Last year, presidential candidate Joe Biden campaigned on a bold climate plan that included cleaning up America’s electricity system by 2035 with a federal Clean Electricity Standard (CES). A national CES, which would require utilities increase their share of …

USDOT Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion Pricing

By Alissa Walker@awalkerinLA, Curbed online, Feb 23, 2021, Secretary Pete Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion PricingQuick, before the traffic comes back. Photo: deberarr/Getty Images/iStockphoto Almost a year ago, transportation planners looked out at a city void of commuters, wondering about the fate of the congestion-pricing proposal that would have, under vastly different circumstances, also reduced the number of …

A regulatory roadmap for Vehicle Grid Integration

SEPA, Dec 2020 As EV deployment expands, Vehicle Grid Integration will be essential toproviding benefits for all customers while avoiding unintended consequences. While EV penetration is currently low in much of the country, we know that the day is coming (and in areas of high penetration, may have already arrived) when a more sophisticated approach such as VGI will be …

Updating the social cost of carbon

January-February 2021 Putting a high value on climate action indicates that the costs of the steps taken to cut carbon emissions are worth something in lives saved, better health, preservation of coasts and forests, agricultural productivity and property. Michael Greenstone, a University of Chicago economist who served as chief economist for Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, was a co-author of a …

Utility customers engage about 8 minutes per year with energy provider: automation is key to time-based pricing success

Nov. 16, 2020, by ecobee As North America transitions to a clean energy future, dynamic rates such as time-of-use (TOU) pricing are becoming an increasingly popular tool to manage demand. But as more regulators and utilities look to shape baseline loads with these programs, concerns about customer education, adoption, and satisfaction are front and center.  Currently, about 5% of U.S. residential customers are on …

A near-term to net zero alternative to the social cost of carbon for setting carbon prices, which have been proposed ranging from under US$0 per ton of CO2 to over US$2,000 per ton

Also see: http://www.rapidshift.net/central-value-in-ultimate-cost-of-carbon-is-about-100000-per-ton/ A simpler, more useful way to tax carbon. A new proposal for how carbon taxes can play well with other policies. By David Roberts @drvoxdavid@vox.com  Aug 17, 2020 For most of the 21st century, putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions (either a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system) has been seen as the serious person’s climate-change policy, preferred …