The OurEnergyLibrary aggregates and indexes publicly available fact sheets, journal articles, reports, studies, and other publications on U.S. energy topics. It is updated every week to include the most recent energy resources from academia, government, industry, non-profits, think tanks, and trade associations. Suggest a resource by emailing us at email@example.com.
We examine the impact of large-scale photovoltaic projects (LSPVPs) on residential home prices in six U.S. states that account for over 50% of the installed MW capacity of large-scale solar in the U.S. Our analysis of over 1,500 LSPVPs and over 1.8 million home transactions answers two questions: (1) what effect do LSPVPs have on home prices and (2) does the effect of LSPVP on home prices differ based on the prior land use on which LSPVPs are located, LSPVP size, or a home’s urbanicity? We find that homes within 0.5 mi of a LSPVP experience an average home price …View Full Resource
Female scientists and engineers pioneered the nuclear and radiological fields, with leaders and innovators such as Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Lise Meitner, among many others, establishing the foundation of modern nuclear science and technology. Women continue to make vital contributions to the sector, but their visibility and overall numbers in the sector remain limited, especially in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and leadership roles. The lack of diversity in the sector represents a loss of potential innovation and growth and a critical threat to the viability of the field.
This report features the first publicly available international data on gender …View Full Resource
This event summary highlights key comments made by industry experts at an OEP webinar in March 2023. Featuring panelists from the Energy Choice Coalition, Edison Electric Institute, and C3 Solutions in a discussion on competition in energy markets and issues of cost, reliability and resiliency.…View Full Resource
China has made a commitment to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. The power sector, which contributes about 40% of the country’s carbon emissions today, is at the heart of climate change solutions and the energy transition. Recognizing the significance of power decarbonization, China officially rolled out its concept of a New Power System in March 2021, and the concept was later reinforced in top-level Chinese climate policy. The fast-changing global energy landscape added complexity to the discussion of the New Power System. With the 2022 global energy crisis and the domestic power crunch …View Full Resource
The United States and other international donors have committed tens of billions of dollars to reconstruction and peacebuilding in conflict-affected environments in the Middle East, but there is frustratingly little to show for the effort in many states. After conflict stopped, those in power during wartime transitioned to privileged positions in peacetime, entrenching themselves and their interests in the new status quo. In the electricity sector, elites profit from infrastructure contracts, fuel imports, and informal systems of electricity provision.
In this report, Will Todman argues that renewable energy offers a different pathway with wide-reaching benefits. Based on over 175 interviews …View Full Resource
The Factbook aims to augment existing sources of information on US energy. It focuses on renewables, efficiency, natural gas,
distributed power and storage, as well as sustainable transportation. It fills important data gaps in certain areas (e.g., clean energy investment flows, contribution of distributed energy). It contains data through the end of 2022 wherever possible. It employs BloombergNEF data in most cases, augmented by the Energy Information Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and other sources where necessary. It contains the very latest information on …
Governments and market players across the globe are exploring technologies to achieve a low carbon future. Clean technologies will play a key role in shaping the transformation of the energy industry and supporting the decarbonization of all sectors of the economy. But as the energy system decarbonizes, it is becoming more complex and more interconnected.
S&P Global Commodity Insights has identified and summarized the top ten cleantech trends expected this year in technologies that reduce carbon emissions and confront climate change. This whitepaper provides a brief glimpse of the data, analysis, and insights across the cleantech spectrum.…View Full Resource
The benefits of electrifying New York State can’t be overstated. All-electric buildings are healthier, more energy-efficient, and more affordable for families and households. All-electric buildings are also crucial for cutting carbon pollution. To meet the state’s 2030 and 2050 emission reduction mandates, most buildings must use electric heat pumps for heating and cooling, and for hot water. Passing the All-Electric Buildings Act is the easiest, most doable first step toward decarbonization.
But the gas industry has a vested interest in making electrification seem as impractical and unnecessary as possible, in New York and across the country. They’re working overtime to …View Full Resource
Our analysis found that although the United States has sufficient production market forces to satiate a large share of domestic copper and lithium demand, undue barriers to entry restrict production far below this potential—and below the scale that would be needed to supply a global clean energy transition. Our study also revealed that for a net-zero emission, clean energy transition, the United States would be import-reliant for copper, cobalt, nickel and lithium by 74 percent, 99 percent, 98 percent and 100 percent, respectively, at current U.S. production levels. However, if major U.S. projects that are currently proposed for copper (such …View Full Resource
Climate change and the global response to it are fundamentally altering the business landscape everywhere. The rapidly transforming energy system is becoming a prominent driver of the new business landscape. This transition offers tremendous business opportunity—and risk.
This report provides the language and logic of system transformation to help leaders develop new corporate emergence strategies that adapt to far-reaching system transformations and capture their opportunities. This approach challenges and expands upon conventional corporate strategy that often focuses on competitive advantage, incremental efficiency, and cost-reduction. Emergence strategy is based on a systems understanding, is focused on transformational change, creates new and …View Full Resource