The thesis by Aemiro Melkamu Daniel provides attributes that demand flexibility contract providers can use to design compensation schemes and effectively market contracts for people willing to offer electricity demand flexibility. The thesis investigates concerns related to residential electricity demand flexibility (potential to reduce electricity consumption during peak load situations) in Sweden and household fuel choice in urban Ethiopia. Aemiro defended his thesis Friday April 3rd, 2020. (click on headline to learn more)
Paper I and paper II in the thesis respectively address household heterogeneity in valuing electricity demand flexibility attributes and in the use of choice decision rules for demand flexibility electricity contracts. Paper III examines the effect of disclosing pro-environmental information on preferences for load restrictions in Swedish households while the last paper explores the determinants of fuel choice in urban Ethiopia where households use one or more types of fuels to meet their energy demand.
On March 25th, an anthology where distinguished researchers and consequential stakeholders comment on what a green tax-switching policy could look like in practice, is set to be released. One of the researchers is CERE’s Bengt Kriström.
Three CERE professors’ comments on a debate article on possible technical solutions as plan B if the price on carbon falls through. “If it is absolutely necessary to use technical solutions, we could for example put up solar panels in order to irrigate Sahara and by doing so, sequestering carbon. It is quicker than building a Fuglesang-Hassler parasol at the Lagrangian point and in all probability considerably cheaper and with by far less negative environmental impact.
CERE’s Runar Brännlund debates the new targets for battling emission in Umeå municipality. He finds the targets redundant and even damaging for individuals and businesses in Umeå without any effect on global emissions. Read the debate article “Skadliga utsläppsmål för Umeå" (Damaging emission targets for Umeå). Published on the Västerbottens Kuriren web on March 13th, 2020 (only in Swedish).