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Public regulation to facilitate implementation of access-to-energy projects

2016 Research Report | Energy

Author(s): ALESSI Pia, RANCI Pippo

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Currently, nearly 1.2 billion people, 17% of the world’s population, have no access to electricity and around 2.7 billion people, 38% of people on earth, are without clean cooking facilities. In accordance with the International Energy Agency, we define lack of access to electricity and to clean cooking facilities as a lack of access to […]

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Energy Poverty

2015 BOOK | Energy

Author(s): RANCI Pippo

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Among various indicators of deprivation that are used to measure world poverty, two refer to energy: 1.1 billion people have no access to electricity and 2.9 billion can only cook or warm their home by using an open fire commonly known as three stone fire. It is an issue of inequality, a danger to health, […]

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Standing still is moving backward for the ABC of the CBA

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): KEYAERTS Nico, MEEUS Leonardo, SCHITTEKATTE Tim

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Developments in both gas and electricity are fast moving with higher risks for stranded assets in Trans-European Networks. This puts increasingly higher demands on the CBA method that is used to select priority investments. Standing still in the development of that method would be going backward. The ABC of the CBA for so-called Projects of […]

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A preparatory study for the DTT auction in Greece : number of licenses and reserve price

2016 Other | Communications and Media

Author(s): BOHLIN Erik, PARCU Pier Luigi, SASSANO Antonio, STASI Maria Luisa

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In October 2015, the Greek Parliament voted on new legislation concerning, among other things, the digital terrestrial television broadcasting licensing procedure for private TV stations. The new framework aims to regulate the field, after years of private TV broadcasting on “temporary” licenses, which were issued 25 years ago. Under the new framework, the Greek regulatory […]

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The future of broadband policy : public targets and private investment

2016 Other | Communications and Media

Author(s): BRIGLAUER Wolfgang, CAMBINI Carlo, CAVE Martin, PARCU Pier Luigi, ROSSI MARIA Alessandra, SILVESTRI Virginia, VALLETTI Tommaso

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Internet and its connected innovative technologies are fostering the digital economy and society, one of the main objectives of the European Union and by consequence of the new European Commission. In fact, the deployment of New Generation Networks to ensure specific targets in terms of availability and adoption of fast and high quality Internet connections […]

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Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18 No 3 - The challenges of digitalization and the use of data

2016 Journal | Transport

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, KUPFER David

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The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global levels. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena emerge. Yet, the question about the right mixture between market, economic, technical and social regulation remains wide open in all the network industries.Selected academics and practitioners have been invited to […]

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Funding Sources: problem or solution? Case study on the construction of the Light Rail in Guadalajara

2016 Working paper | Transport

Author(s): SANDOVAL DÍAZ, Jorge Aristóteles

Editor(s): ARIAS MUNGUIA Eduardo, BERT Nadia

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Aligned with the goals of the Mexican National Development Plan, the state of Jalisco, one of the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico, is rapidly developing. To maintain a proper management of public debt, the government of Jalisco has sought a viable instrument to promote economic growth by generating infrastructure that have a direct impact and […]

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The potential of distributed energy resources to tackle climate change

2016 Policy Brief | Climate

Author(s): LABANDEIRA Xavier, MARCANTONINI Claudio

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Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are decentralised small-scale power generation sources located near end-user consumers that supply part or all of their electricity demand. DER are increasingly seen as key to the development of a sustainable low-carbon power system. DER technologies offer opportunities for the development of renewable energy but also pose challenges for their integration […]

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Summary of the 5th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures

2016 Workshop Paper | Transport

Editor(s): BERT Nadia, KUPFER David

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Selected academics and practitioners have gathered in Florence on June 24th 2016 to discuss the latest developments in the regulation of different network industries, namely transport, energy, communications and media and water distribution. The fifth edition of the Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures had a special focus on digitalization and the use of data, […]

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Network Industries Quarterly Vol. 18 No. 2 – Financing of infrastructures in Latin America

2016 Journal | Transport

Editor(s): FINGER Matthias, BERT Nadia, KUPFER David, BERNAL PONCE Arturo

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The goal of this issue of the Network Industries Quarterly is to identify the conditions for the capital and money markets to increase their participation in the infrastructure financing process. Furthermore, the chapters illustrate examples of different forms of infrastructure financing. The first article by Jorge Alcaraz and Adriana Castro provides an overview on foreign […]

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