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In this business case, analysis conducted by The Markets Institute @ WWF—based on assumptions and data shared by stakeholders in the dairy industry—demonstrates that achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for large farms is possible with the right practices, incentives, and policies within five years. If businesses also step up to make investments and collaborate with dairy farmers in their supply chain, the potential to reach these goals can become even more tangible.…View Full Resource
This outlook from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Methanol Institute identifies challenges, offers policy recommendations and explores ways to produce renewable methanol at a reasonable cost.
Methanol is essential for the chemical industry and represents an emerging fuel for a wide range of uses. Although largely produced from fossil fuels, it can also be made from sustainable, renewable-based energy sources.
The need to mitigate climate change and eliminate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all kinds of energy use has prompted rising global interest in renewable methanol. The shift to such types – derived from biomass or synthesized …View Full Resource
Over the last 25 years, four major FERC orders, No. 888, 2000, 890 and 1000, each made incremental progress building regional transmission infrastructure, moving the industry away from its past balkanized structure with relatively weak connections between utility systems towards a more reliable and efficient system allowing for more regional exchange of power. As we look to the future, much more regional and inter-regional power exchange will be needed for national energy security, reliability, resilience, cost-effectiveness, and economic competitiveness. A decade after FERC Order No. 1000’s issuance, the nation faces new challenges and it is clear that neither the current …View Full Resource
Colstrip, Montana, is a small, isolated community that was established in the 1920s for the express purpose of mining coal. Later in the 20th century, the town became home to a large coal-fired power plant, which has since been the bedrock of the local economy. In 2020, however, two of the plant’s four units were retired, the future of the remaining two units is highly uncertain, and a history of groundwater contamination caused by coal ash poses additional challenges for future economic development. These issues, particularly the uncertainty over the plant’s future, have been exacerbated by the complex ownership structure …View Full Resource
Energy markets continued to evolve in 2020 as the global pandemic, presidential election, and growth of renewables all factored into energy prices. In our 2021 Energy Market Outlook, our experts explore the effects of these and other national and regional energy trends, including:
The potential effects of the Biden administration on energy markets
Planning for 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues
The near-term and long-term outlook for renewable energy
The report also includes regional analyses for California, Texas, the Midwest, New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic.…View Full Resource
This brief issues an update on the status of the Keystone XL pipeline.…View Full Resource
This report explains the role of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in environmental justice.…View Full Resource
Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations is among the most cost-effective and impactful actions that governments can take to achieve global climate goals. There is a major opportunity for countries looking to develop policies and regulations in this area to learn from the experience of jurisdictions that have already adopted methane-specific regulations in order to design frameworks that are adapted and tailored to local circumstances.
One of the aims of any new policy effort should be to improve measurement and reporting of emissions data, which can in turn lead to more efficient regulatory interventions. However, the current state …View Full Resource
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has worked with partner organizations in Puerto Rico on electricity sector transformation since 2015. We have participated as expert witnesses in cases before the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau, testified before the Puerto Rico Senate and U.S. Congress, and written numerous reports related to the long-term energy planning, contracting practices, and debt restructuring of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA). We have worked with environmental, community, business and labor organizations in Puerto Rico.
Deep reform of Puerto Rico’s antiquated, expensive and fossil fuel-dependent electrical system has been needed since long before …View Full Resource
New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) requires an unprecedented transformation of the State’s electricity grid to achieve 70% renewable generation by 2030, zero-emission electricity by 2040, and an 85% economy-wide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050. The CLCPA specifies minimum amounts of certain types of resources, including 6,000 MW of distributed solar resources by 2025, 3,000 MW of storage by 2030, and 9,000 MW of offshore wind (OSW) generation by 2035. Even greater quantities of various types of renewable generation are necessary to achieve the clean energy mandates for 2040 and 2050. Meeting …View Full Resource