Jurgen_weiss0492
Biography
Testimony
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Personal Interests

Dr. Weiss, head of The Brattle Group’s climate change practice, specializes in issues broadly motivated by climate change concerns, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, the interaction between electricity, gas and transportation, and carbon pricing and the impact these changes have on existing assets, market structures, and long-term planning needs for electric utilities in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

His consulting and expert testimony experience have focused on the impact of changing regulatory and incentive frameworks for low-carbon technologies, on the economics of both renewable generation sources and existing generation assets, and on the design of efficient incentive mechanisms for renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and climate change measures.

Jürgen has advised clients and authored reports on the design of incentives for renewable energy, the impact of renewable energy on existing wholesale markets, the role energy storage might play in future energy systems characterized by an increasing share of renewable energy, the optimal choice of alternative approaches to lowering energy consumption and/or GHG emissions, and the implications of a changing energy system on wholesale market design. He has also been active in determining the value of electric power assets in a quickly changing market environment.

Jürgen has testified in U.S. state and federal courts, as well as in state regulatory proceedings on related issues, most recently on several long-term contracts for renewable power projects. He has served on advisory councils as diverse as one for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy in Saudi Arabia.

Representative Engagements
Report
Solar Energy Support in Germany: A Closer Look
July 30, 2014
Prepared for the Solar Energy Industries Association
Report
Policy Brief - EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan: Implications for States and the Electric Industry
June 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT, Part III: The Role of Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Combined Heat & Power
May 29, 2014
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC)
Report
A Market-based Regional Approach to Valuing and Reducing GHG Emissions from Power Sector
April 2014
Prepared for Great River Energy
Presentation
A Market-based Regional Approach to Implementing EPA’s GHG Emissions Regulation
February 5, 2014
Judy Chang, Jürgen Weiss, Yingxia Yang, Jon Brekke, and Will Kaul
Report
Exploring Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT Part II: Future Generation Scenarios for Texas
December 10, 2013
Prepared for The Texas Clean Energy Coalition
Presentation
Policies for Energy Provider-Delivered Energy Efficiency in North America
October 17, 2013
Presented to The World Bank, Washington, DC
Presentation
Partnering Natural Gas and Renewables in ERCOT
June 11, 2013
Prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition; sponsored by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
Report
The Importance of Long-Term Contracting for Facilitating Renewable Energy Project Development
May 7, 2013
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
A Learning Investment-Based Analysis of the Economic Potential for Offshore Wind: The Case of the United States
February 28, 2013
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
What is the role of cap-and-trade schemes in reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions?
February 7, 2013
Published in CommentVisions
Demonstrating cost effectiveness for offshore wind: What works and what does not?
December 2012
Presented at the Offren World Summit, London, UK
Report
Reforming Renewable Support in the United States: Lessons from National and International Experience
November 2012
Prepared for the Bipartisan Policy Center
Report
The Potential Impact of Solar PV on Electricity Markets in Texas
June 19, 2012
Prepared for the Solar Energy Industries Association and the Energy Foundation
Evaluating the Trade-Offs Between “Conventional” Electricity Storage and Thermal Storage
June 2012
Presented at the 5th Energy Storage Forum, Rome, Italy
Presentation
Energy Storage and RE: Opportunities and Challenges
June 2012
Presented at the Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, Brussels

"Energy Storage and RE: Opportunities and Challenges," by Jürgen Weiss, The Brattle Group, Inc., presented at the Grid-Scale Energy Storage Conference, Brussels, June 2012.

Presentation
Energy Storage Technology and Economics
January 2012
Presented at the World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi
Article
Gas Demand Response
2011
Published in Public Utilities Fornightly's Spark
Report
The Economic Impact of AB 32 on Localities: A Look at Chula Vista
December 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
The Economic Impact of AB 32 on Small Businesses: An Update
October 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Renewables and Storage – Does Size Matter?
March 11, 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Whacking the Mac: Why we should be skeptical about negative-cost carbon abatement
August 2009
Published by Watermark Economics LLC, reprinted by permission
Report
Waxman-Markey Unintended Consequences of the Auction Reserve Price
June 2009
Published by Watermark Economics LLC, reprinted by permission
Report
Waxman-Markey Math: What are the numbers and what might they mean?
May 2009
Published by Watermark Economics LLC, reprinted by permission
Report
Allocation of allowances would likely make cutting GHG emissions more costly
April 2009
Published by Watermark Economics, LLC
Report
The Current Waxman-Markey Discussion Draft: Trouble for RGGI and US Cap-and-Trade?
April 2009
Published by Watermark Economics LLC, reprinted by permission
Report
Freely-allocating GHG allowances: Reducing carbon market efficiency and creating windfall profits
April 2009
Published by Watermark Economics LLC, reprinted by permission
Report
Carbon Cap and Trade versus Tax: Getting beyond the basics
April 2009
Published by Watermark Economics, LLC
Report
What to Expect, and What Not to Expect, from Carbon Risk Disclosure
April 2009
Published by Watermark Economics LLC, reprinted by permission
Report
Whack the MAC: Why we should be skeptical about negative-cost carbon abatement and how to unlock the potential of conservation investments
February 2009
Published by Watermark Economics, LLC
Report
Modeling & Forecasting Carbon Prices
November 2008
Published by Watermark Economics, LLC
Report
Integrating Fuel Cells and RPS Markets: Recommendations and Strategies for Advancing Fuel Cells, Distributed Generation and RPS Markets
June 2006
Jürgen Weiss and Cameron Brooks
Published by Clean Energy Group Working Paper
Presentation
Economic Challenges to Developing DG under RPS
May 16, 2006
Presented at EUCI’s 2nd Annual Conference on Renewable Portfolio Standards East: Understanding Markets, Development And Technology
Presentation
Estimating the Value of Electricity Storage: Some Size, Location and Market Structure Issues
October 17, 2005
Jürgen Weiss and Thomas Jenkin
Prepared for EESAT Conference Proceedings
Report
New Economy Litigation: Claims to Intellectual Property and Human Capital in a Global Institutional Environment Changing at the Speed of Thought
September 2001
Mark Sarro, Kenneth D. Gartrell, and Jürgen Weiss
Published by International Society of New Institutional Economics
Report
Separate Marketing of Natural Gas by Joint Venture Producers in Australia
September 26, 1998
Prepared at the request of Optima Energy for Submission to the Upstream Issues Working Group Australian and New Zealand Minerals and Energy Council

A native of Stuttgart, Germany, Jürgen has lived and worked in Germany, France, and the United States and enjoys hopping between languages and cultures to learn from the differences. Because of his bi-continental background, Jürgen works from both the Cambridge and Rome offices and maintains a second home in Southern France, where he also tries to pursue his important hobbies of bicycling (in shouting distance of Mont Ventoux), enjoying wine and good food, hiking, canyoning, cooking, and photography.