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.
In this report, Shell shows the progress it has made towards becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, as they continue to supply the vital energy the world needs during a time of great volatility.…View Full Resource
The U.S. and China both confront similar physical and policy hurdles in transforming their power sectors, despite having distinct economic and institutional conditions. Both nations have made ambitious commitments to decarbonize their power generation, with the U.S. aiming for a zero-carbon power sector by 2035, and China targeting 39% non-fossil-based power generation by 2025 outlined in its 14th Five-Year-Plan. Both nations share opportunities and challenges in decarbonizing their power sector, including ensuring reliability, controlling and retiring coal-fired generation, promoting regional integration, improving system flexibility, and enhancing end-use energy efficiency.…View Full Resource
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
Advanced computing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) had an exciting 2022. For the second consecutive year, more than 300 projects advanced the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) mission across 12 funding areas.
NREL hosts supercomputing systems and visualization capabilities, providing EERE researchers and industry partners with the
necessary technology, tools, and expertise to tackle today’s toughest energy challenges. In collaboration with scientists and engineers, NREL HPC experts develop cross-cutting capabilities that provide the critical foundation for rapid-breakthrough science. Advanced visualization technology helps researchers explore and interact with data in new …
With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) by the US Congress, there are now incentives to drive the growth of the green energy sector. Providing a way to unlock investment opportunities by minimizing costs will benefit the industrial sector by helping them in various ways, such as becoming more environmentally sustainable and creating new revenue streams to fuel long-term growth.
In this white paper, we’ll cover a variety of topics on the subject, including what makes the Inflation Reduction Act different from previous government incentives, what the industrial sector faces with decarbonization, dive into what role AI will …View Full Resource
This report aims to assist the Commission and other stakeholders at this critical, early moment in gas distribution system transition planning. It draws on existing research and adds new data and analysis on several key topics, such as costs of the gas distribution system, the fragility of gas utility business models to competition from new electric technologies, the hurdles to substituting fuels like renewable natural gas (RNG) or hydrogen for fossil methane gas, and the benefits and pitfalls of pathways studies. This report also offers a synthesis of these and other factors in a scenario-based discussion of potential approaches to …View Full Resource
The U.S. and China made a rare joint declaration on climate change at the UNFCCC’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow last November. Although the statement contained little in the way of new commitments, other than China stating that it would start to address its methane emissions, the fact that such a joint statement could be made was a very positive signal of the two countries’ intention to coordinate on their climate actions and push each other to do more.
In response to the Joint Declaration, a group of climate experts from the United States and China have come together to …View Full Resource
US Solar Market Insight® is a quarterly publication of Wood Mackenzie and the SEIA®. Each quarter, we collect granular data on the US solar market from nearly 200 utilities, state agencies, installers, and manufacturers. This data provides the backbone of this US Solar Market Insight® report, in which we identify and analyze trends in US solar demand, manufacturing and pricing by state and market segment over the next five to ten years. All forecasts are from Wood Mackenzie, Limited; SEIA does not predict future pricing, bid terms, costs, deployment or supply. The report includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and …View Full Resource
This document provides a high-level summary of key themes identified in the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment’s (CLEE) 2022 convening series on offshore wind development in California.
These themes reflect the perspectives of those who will drive—and be most impacted by—offshore wind as the state embarks on the initial implementation phases of this new industry following the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) lease auction on December 6-7, 2022. This document represents CLEE’s impressions from conversations held in 2022, not official positions from any industry representatives, stakeholder groups, or federal, local, state, or tribal governments involved.…View Full Resource
At the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022, we circulated a cross sectional survey via social media platforms and through word of mouth. In total, 1,635 workers completed the survey. While responses revealed shared themes, such as the desire for employment stability, workers who participated in the survey were not a monolith. Workers expressed unique and individual views specific to their career and life experiences, oftentimes revealing contradictions that all humans possess. No one is perfectly consistent and respondents to this survey are no different in that regard. One recurring theme, however, emerged. Workers expressed gratitude for the opportunity …View Full Resource