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1 Introduction
Pages 15-18

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... Accordingly, the Department of Energy's Offices of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Fossil Energy, and Nuclear Energy tasked the Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy and Board on Energy and Environmental Systems with examining what policies and actions could accelerate wide market adoption of increasingly clean electric power generation and end-use efficiency technologies.
From page 16...
... The committee will consider technologies for the generation, transmission, and storage of electric power and for energy efficiency such as renewable and advanced nuclear and fossil fuel sources, storage and transmission technologies, and building heating and lighting technologies. The study will consider market conditions that may advantage traditional technologies and disadvantage technologies with lower external costs to the environment, public health, and national security.
From page 17...
... STUDY APPROACH To gather evidence and augment its members' knowledge of the industry, technologies, regulation, financing, and economics of electric power, the committee conducted an extensive search of the relevant literature and convened three workshops to elicit the perspectives of industry leaders, academics, and senior government officials. In addition, the committee conducted several site visits and held numerous consultations with regulators, industry leaders, and investors in electric power and energy-efficiency technologies and companies.
From page 18...
... Finally, Chapter 7 describes how existing institutions, infrastructure, and policies favor incumbent over innovative and cleaner technologies, as well as the challenges investors and firms face in financing the innovation, development, and deployment of increasingly clean power generation and energy-efficiency technologies. The report also includes five appendixes: Appendix A contains biographical information on members of the Committee on Determinants of Market Adoption of Advanced Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Technologies; Appendix B details the underlying principles used to calculate the levelized cost of electricity; Appendix C describes recent developments in economic models used to estimate the effects of deployment on costs and technological improvement; Appendix D provides assessments of the technology readiness levels of a comprehensive suite of technologies; and Appendix E is a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations used in the report.

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