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Utility Business Case for EVs

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January 5, 2012

In E3’s latest publication, we assess the utility business case for electric vehicles.  Electric vehicles, combined with natural gas fired generation, can result in lower costs to consumers, lower risk to utility shareholders, and lower greenhouse gas emissions than a business-as-usual, coal- and nuclear-dominated scenario.  However, utilities carbon price risk from electric vehicles (EVs) could outweigh the potential benefits of EVs, unless current policies are changed.  The article, Electric Vehicles and Gas-Fired Power: A strategic approach to mitigating rate increases and greenhouse gas price risk by Amber Mahone, Ben Haley, Ren Orans and Jim Williams, appears in the December 2011 edition of Public Utilities Fortnightly.

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