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The prospect for electric vehicles (EVs) as a climate change solution hinges on their widespread adoption across the political spectrum. In this paper, we use detailed county-level data on new vehicle registrations from 2012-2022 to measure the degree to which EV adoption is concentrated in the most leftleaning U.S. counties, and how this concentration has changed over time. The results point to a strong and enduring correlation between political ideology and U.S. EV adoption. During our time period about half of all EVs went to the 10% most Democratic counties, and about one-third went to the top 5%. There is …View Full Resource
While there is a growing interest in the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) as a promising option to help mitigate climate change, further international efforts are needed to accelerate the development and safety demonstration of the innovative technologies that are being considered for many of these SMRs. This publication presents the actions taken by the NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) and its expert group on SMRs to define the areas of future CSNI research and safety assessment work needed to support sound safety demonstrations for SMRs. The proposed activities address four areas: support for regulatory …View Full Resource
Read this resource for a summary of Our Energy Policy’s event on Developments in Nuclear Energy and Technology from September 27th, 2023, discussing the current state of nuclear technology and small modular reactors.…View Full Resource
Thermal batteries present the opportunity to reduce nearly all greenhouse gas emissions from industrial heat, a sizable portion of overall U.S. emissions, by drawing from increasingly abundant renewable electricity sources. Thermal batteries use simple components and storage materials to take clean electricity from grid and off-grid sources and convert it into continuous industrial heat, helping to balance the power grid in the process.
To better understand the potential benefits of and barriers to the use of this technology for decarbonization, the RTC created this report in partnership with The Brattle Group. The report finds that thermal batteries can be cost-competitive …View Full Resource
As the business sector gains a more sophisticated level of understanding around climate change, there has been an increased recognition that sustainability efforts must extend beyond a company’s direct operations. “Going to where the emissions are” is key to driving sustainability impact and meeting stakeholder expectations, producing tangible benefits for your business.
This white paper from Edison Energy lays out a framework for success, providing a strategic approach to help break down the challenges of supply chain engagement into manageable steps and practical initiatives that will drive impact.…
This report summarizes publicly available data on key trends in U.S. utility-scale solar sector with a focus on ground-mounted projects 5 MW.…View Full Resource
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Working Group on the Analysis and Management of Accidents (WGAMA) aims to contribute to the assessment of the prevention, mitigation and management of accidents, ultimately furthering reactor safety by improving the state of knowledge andknowledge management. This activity is pursued under the NEA Committee for the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) as a follow-on to the work of the former principal working group (PWG)-2 on coolant system behaviour and that of PWG-4 on the confinement of accidental radioactive releases.
The WGAMA activities relate to potential accident situations in nuclear power plants and mainly focus on …View Full Resource
Clean Energy Group offers two small-grant programs to help overcome the challenges to developing solar and battery storage projects at critical community-serving facilities.
The Technical Assistance Fund (TAF) helps environmental justice communities gain access to early-stage project development funding, expert guidance and advisory support, and the technical resources needed to develop community- led solar and energy storage projects that can serve as local resilience hubs during times of crisis.
The Resilient Power Leadership Initiative (RPLI) provides community-based organizations with funding support to build the internal capacity to advance resilient power solutions.
From 2014 through 2022, CEG’s resilient power funding programs …View Full Resource
This document is intended to be a resource for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office and other interested science and technology offices within DOE seeking to incorporate energy and environmental justice (EEJ) into their programs and portfolios. It provides background information on EEJ principles; how those principles apply to foundational research and technology development through deployment and commercialization; and tangible and immediate steps that can be taken to infuse EEJ into ongoing programmatic efforts.…View Full Resource
The objective of the Photovoltaic Stormwater Management Research and Testing (PVSMaRT) project was to develop and disseminate research-based, solar-specific resources for estimating stormwater runoff at ground-mounted PV facilities and detail stormwater management and water quality best practices. These resources and best practices are aimed at reducing the balance of system soft costs associated with stormwater infrastructure requirements and improving water quality outcomes through research-tested best practices.…View Full Resource