Journal of Energy & Development. Autumn2012/Spring2013, Vol. 38 Issue 1/2, p147-166. 20p.
Photovoltaic power systems, Renewable energy sources, Government policy, Finance, Electricity, Public utilities -- United States, Decentralization of electric power plants, Solar energy laws, and Solar energy policy
The article focuses on the share of solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations in U.S. as of 2012, electricity producers and end consumers, and the government regulations set out in energy portfolio standards (EPS). The author discusses the need for individual households to become PV producers, calls for decentralization of power delivery system, and talks about the necessity of change in the EPS. He comments on the investments in installations producing energy from renewable energy sources.
Journal of Energy & Development. Autumn2006, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p69-91. 23p. 1 Chart, 4 Graphs.
Renewable energy sources, Economic development, Renewable natural resources, Power resources, Economic indicators, Economics, Costa Rica -- Economic conditions, Natural resources, and Electricity
The article discusses the development of renewable energy in Costa Rica. The author mentions that Costa Rica establishes industrial and economic growth with the use of inexpensive and available electricity. ICE, Costa Rica's public electricity institution generates energy while maintaining environmental safety. However, ICE reported that the renewable electricity will drop to 94% from 99% of electricity generation. According to Carlos Obregon from ICE, the main reason for the reduction is the lack of resources due to the restrictions applied to the company.
Journal of Energy & Development. Autumn2004, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p21-43. 23p. 19 Graphs.
Energy consumption, Electric industries, Power resources, Electric power production, Electricity, and Electric power
Focuses on Energy Information Administration's publication of the U.S. Department of Energy's "International Energy Outlook 2004," (IEO2004) the government's annual assessment of world energy markets with projections to 2025. IEO2004's indication of the growth of world energy consumption; IEO2004's prediction that electricity demand will increase rapidly in the developing world with coal remaining the predominant fuel for electric power generation.