Different market segments have varying postal service needs, according to RAND Europe research conducted for the European Commission. All consumers value parcel services, reliability, and low levels of loss, but big businesses value letter services more than small or medium businesses or the public.
Coal-fired electricity generating units (EGUs) provide about 46 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., yet most of the existing coal-fired electricity fleet is 25–45 years old. Can the industry maintain the capability to design, construct, and operate coal-fired EGUs within reasonable cost, schedule, performance, environmental, and quality expectations?
Biomass is an increasingly important source of electricity, heat, and liquid fuel. One near-term option for using it to generate electricity is to cofire biomass in coal-fired electricity plants. Factors to consider are plant-site modifications, changes in operations, costs, and logistical issues with delivering biomass to the plant.
Public perceptions of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and other low-carbon electricity-generating technologies may affect the feasibility of their widespread deployment.
Israel must control future electricity demand. It can build a secure energy infrastructure in which natural gas provides up to 40 percent of electric power generation but only by taking measures to limit supply disruptions.
Israel must employ strategic alternatives to make the best use of domestic and imported natural gas. This report explores natural gas-utilization and supply-infrastructure strategies in the face of uncertainty.
Dramatic progress in renewable energy technology is needed if the United States desires to produce 25 percent of its electricity and motor vehicle fuel from renewable sources by 2025 without significantly increasing consumer costs.
December 5, 2006 News Release: RAND to Review Renewable Energy Study and Will Issue Corrected Version
Presents an analysis of a 90-day study to find ways to make the purchasing, contracting, and leasing activities of the Los Angeles World Airports, the Port of Los Angeles, and the Department of Water and Power more transparent and efficient
Critical infrastructures in the US will remain vulnerable to a variety of attacks, both physical and cyber, into the foreseeable future.
This paper presents two optimization models for hazardous waste capacity planning and treatment facility locations.
This paper traces the role economists played in getting data, analyzing data, and evaluating alternative rate structures.
The California Public Utilities Commission, in case number 9804, instituted a generic investigation into the structure of electric utility rates in California, and invited testimony from interested parties and expert witnesses. At the invitation of a...
Adjunct Staff, Core Member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty for the
2011-12 Academic Year
Ph.D. in economics, University of Heidelberg