August 2022: A Review

 

This month in energy saw the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history. The legislation includes unprecedented funding for the American clean energy sector and impressive measures to lower consumer energy costs and reduce harmful emissions. August also saw the announcement of the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative, a coalition of organizations advancing nuclear hydrogen as a clean energy resource. 

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August's Energy Developments


President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Into Law
The historic legislation allocates approximately $370 billion to curb harmful

emissions and promote green technology. The bill marks the fulfillment of large

parts of a long-promised Democratic platform. Read more here and see below for

related OurEnergyPolicy materials.

 
 

Publications on Inflation Reduction Act

The Most Important Clean Energy Policy You’ve Never Heard About
Resource
September 13, 2022
Rocky Mountain Institute
Advanced Nuclear Energy Tax Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Resource
September 10, 2022
Nuclear Innovation Alliance
Inflation Reduction Act: Solar Energy and Energy Storage Provisions Summary
Resource
August 18, 2022
Solar Energies Industry Association
How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Drive Global Climate Action
Resource
August 17, 2022
Center for American Progress
Advanced Energy Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Resource
August 15, 2022
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
Learning How to Build Back Better through Clean Energy Policy Evaluation
Resource
August 15, 2022
Harvard Kennedy School
Retail Electricity Rates Under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Resource
August 10, 2022
Resources for the Future

Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative Promotes Alternative Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions

Zero-carbon fuels like hydrogen and ammonia present tremendous opportunities

to decarbonize our energy system. Nuclear technologies have the potential to

produce hydrogen in a clean, efficient manner, and at the potential scale required

to drive decarbonization in hard-to-abate energy sectors without the space

constraints of other means of hydrogen production.

Read more here and see below for related OurEnergyPolicy materials. 
 

Publications on Hydrogen

The Clash With Gas: Should it Stay or Should it Go?
Resource
August 23, 2022
Regulatory Assistance Project
MIGHTY: Model of International Green Hydrogen Trade
Resource
August 10, 2022
Harvard Kennedy School, Belford Center for Science and International Affairs
Hydrogen Production from Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy
Resource
July 30, 2022
Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative
The Economics of Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage
Resource
July 30, 2022
Global CCS Institute
Making Hydrogen Hubs a Success
Resource
July 30, 2022
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hydrogen Forecast to 2050
Resource
July 1, 2022
DNV
Fueling a Low-Carbon Future in Utah: The Role of Hydrogen
Resource
June 30, 2022
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
The Geopolitics of Hydrogen in the Indo-Pacific Region
Resource
June 30, 2022
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Houston As the Epicenter of a Global Clean-Hydrogen Hub
Resource
June 2, 2022
McKinsey & Company, Center for Houston's Future, Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Energy Transition Initiative
Hydrogen Market Pathways
Resource
June 2, 2022
International Energy Forum (IEF)
Fueling a Low-carbon Future in Utah: The Role of Hydrogen
Resource
June 1, 2022
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Global Hydrogen Trade to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Goal: Green Hydrogen Cost and Potential
Resource
May 25, 2022
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Innovation Trends in Electrolyzers for Hydrogen Production
Resource
May 10, 2022
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Global Hydrogen Trade to Meet the 1.5°C Climate Goal: Technology Review of Hydrogen Carriers
Resource
April 29, 2022
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
 
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April 9, 2021
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July 13, 2022
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March 24, 2021
Discussion
November 19, 2021

Publications on Nuclear Power

Comparing Government Financing of Reactor Exports: Considerations for US Policy Makers
Resource
August 22, 2022
Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
Nuclear Energy as a Keystone Clean Energy Resource
Resource
August 20, 2022
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
Hydrogen Production from Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy
Resource
July 30, 2022
Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative
Consent Based Siting for Federal Interim Nuclear Storage
Resource
July 12, 2022
OurEnergyPolicy
Advancing Nuclear Energy
Resource
July 6, 2022
Breakthrough Institute
Hydrogen Forecast to 2050
Resource
July 1, 2022
DNV
High-temperature Gas-cooled Reactors and Industrial Heat Applications
Resource
June 16, 2022
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Building a Framework for Post-Nuclear Accident Recovery Preparedness
Resource
May 18, 2022
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
Meeting Climate Change Targets: The Role of Nuclear Energy
Resource
May 12, 2022
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)