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This report offers the most comprehensive English-language analysis to date of China’s climate disclosure regime— the regulations, pressures, and informal norms that drive firms’ decisions around publicizing climate-relevant information about their businesses. The report begins by reviewing the climate disclosures of 39 of China’s largest carbon-emitting firms— its “carbon majors”— to provide a baseline survey of climate disclosure quality among large, emissions-intensive firms. The sample spans seven of China’s highest-emitting industrial sectors and includes both listed and unlisted firms. The Authors combine this review with an analysis of cross-national corporate climate disclosure quality datasets to map China’s climate disclosure regime.…View Full Resource
Read this resource for a summary of Our Energy Policy’s event on Decarbonizing the Transportation Industry from November 29th, 2023, discussing the need for various decarbonizing approaches and initiatives, including improving Electric Vehicle infrastructure.…View Full Resource
Some 418 million children worldwide receive at least one school meal per day. However, in developing countries, most school meals are prepared using rudimentary, polluting biomass stove-and-fuel combinations, with unknown costs to the health of students and personnel, school finances, and the local environment. Scant data on the scale of the problem has limited the sector’s visibility, resulting in few investments being designed to meet the clean cooking needs of schools. This report uses primary and secondary data to examine the issue in schools of low- and middle-income countries, with a strong focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, where the access deficit …View Full Resource
In recent decades, the U.S. has not been able to construct the volume of high-voltage backbone transmission facilities needed to support the country’s move to a ‘greener’ power system. The fact remains, though, that power generation infrastructure in the U.S. is changing fast with the growth of technologies including solar and wind power generation, as well as energy storage. Facilitating that change will require a grid that is able to reliably and cost-effectively deliver power to users. The inability to build backbone transmission infrastructure thwarts customer demands for a ‘greener’ power mix.
This report offers perspectives from a range of …
By 2050, the OES Roadmap targets have outlined that there is the potential for wave and tidal stream technologies (referred to collectively as ocean energy technologies) to contribute 300GW of renewable energy generation capacity to the global Net Zero transition. This installed capacity of ocean energy also has the capability to create 680,000 jobs, generate $340 billion in gross value added (GVA), and prevent over 500 million tonnes of carbon emissions.…View Full Resource
Energy investors are increasingly questioning the fate of new U.S. laws designed to accelerate cleantech deployment as the country enters a highly contentious 2024 national election cycle. The response by the U.S. financial sector to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the clean energy provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Chips Act has been extraordinary in scale yet lopsided in impact.
The future of sectors such as renewable power, batteries, electric vehicles, advanced nuclear, and low-carbon hydrogen or carbon capture and storage (CCUS) could hinge on what happens to the IRA and the clean energy provisions of the …
In this report, Strategen assesses the proposed resource plan set forth by Public Service Company of Colorado (“PSCo”) in Phase II of their 2021 Electric Resource Plan (“ERP”), also known as the 120-Day Report. In this plan, PSCo takes commendable strides towards decarbonization, proposing an 80% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and retiring all coal plants in the process. However, the proposed plan also includes over 600 MW of new natural gas combustion turbine (“CT”) peaker plants in operation by 2027, longterm investments that will restrict PSCo’s ability to eventually achieve a fully decarbonized system.
On October 30th, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released the National Transmission Needs Study to map out how the nation’s fractured electricity transmission system could be overhauled to accommodate the surge in new renewable generation and achieve decarbonization goals. The DOE identified several major obstacles to the energy transition, which would be addressed by expanding the grid. Two of the proposed solutions, in particular, could create potential lucrative opportunities for investors. …View Full Resource
The energy transition towards a more sustainable and renewable future is a pivotal global endeavor. Central to this shift for the United States is the critical role of domestically sourced lithium, a key mineral in the production of high-performance batteries essential for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems. This has driven the United States to invest heavily in a domestic supply chain for battery-grade lithium to enhance energy security, reduce supply chain vulnerabilities, and foster economic growth by tapping into local resources. The “Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area” in Imperial County, California has been identified as a potential …View Full Resource
Nuclear energy can play a vital role in helping the US—and the globe—meet mid-century climate goals. But any such role for nuclear depends on overcoming the significant if under-appreciated challenges posed by the current nuclear licensing process in the US. Put simply, getting a new nuclear project licensed is time-consuming and expensive. This report focuses on a singular element of the licensing process that has drawn particular scrutiny for the resources it demands: the so-called mandatory hearing.
Dating to a 1957 amendment to the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) of 1954, the mandatory hearing was put in place during the early …View Full Resource