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In a report co-authored by Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute titled ‘Net Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions today for 2030’, findings reveal that climate finance policies and the development of carbon dioxide removal technologies need to grow rapidly within the next 10 years in order to curb climate change and hit net-zero targets.
The report unveils several additional key findings and recommendations to avoid climate catastrophe:
– With 2020 set to close the hottest decade on record, CO2 emissions need to drop by 50% to achieve net-zero climate goals by 2030…View Full Resource
With projections that DER capacity could reach 397 gigawatts in five years, utilities need to plan for a growing number of technical challenges within the grid. Anticipation of increased DER adoption, technology advancements and expanding clean energy goals are prompting reevaluation of current distribution planning practices, with a handful of states shifting towards “integrated distribution planning” (IDP). As other states and utilities follow, a deep understanding of IDP and the key challenges and considerations utilities, regulators and other stakeholders may face is valuable. Download this report to get what no others offer: the essentials to demystify IDP – from a …View Full Resource
The purpose of the report is to support city and other local officials in their response to the
events of 2020: the COVID-19 pandemic, a severe recession, a wave of social protest, and the
ongoing imperative to respond to climate change. We provide new insight to the cause and
confluence of these stressors, and suggest ways to blunt the short-term setbacks while
simultaneously strengthening the foundation for sustained and equitable climate action that
improves well-being for all. Our approach has a strong social equity component because the
events of 2020 underscore that equitable life opportunities is a necessary condition for…
Conversations around the future of the southeastern electricity sector are lighting up across the region, from stakeholder discussions on the North Carolina Energy Regulatory Process to RTO study bills and utility negotiations around a Southeast Energy Exchange Market. Stakeholders may come to the table with different perspectives and positions, but they share the common goals of reliability, affordability, and adaptability given new technologies, external threats, and shifting customer demands. Competition comes up a great deal in these conversations; too often the concept sends stakeholders into two distinct camps. And yet, competition is not a yes or
no question. Therefore, the …
This research brief outlines pathways to reaching 100% zero carbon power in the U.S. by 2035 without increasing customer costs.…View Full Resource
Tom Tanton, president of T2 & Associates, an energy and technology consulting firm, who is also director of Science and Technology at Energy and Environment Legal Institute, has produced a a state-by-state report on the capital cost associated with “electrification” for states and the nation. In particular, Tanton assesses the costs and results of attempts to transition the entire electric power grid in the United States in using renewable power in an attempt to eliminate emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels used to generate electricity.…View Full Resource
There are various market-based approaches to pricing carbon (e.g. carbon tax, cap and trade, and a clean energy standard). All of these can reduce emissions cost-effectively while driving clean energy innovation. This factsheet compares eleven carbon tax and cap-and-dividend proposals introduced in the 116th Congress (2019–2020).…View Full Resource
How do persistent cash flow shocks affect debt repayment across the distribution of households? Using individual data on natural gas shale royalty payments matched with credit bureau data for 215,639 consumers, we estimate that individuals repay 33 cents of debt per dollar of windfall, and that initially-subprime individuals repay approximately 5 times more debt than initially-prime individuals do. This difference in debt repayment is driven by changes to revolving debt balances. Finally, we show that debt repayment precedes durable goods consumption, particularly for households who were initially financially constrained. These results shed new light on how deleveraging affects household consumption.…View Full Resource
The 2020 edition of the bp Energy Outlook explores possible paths for the global energy transition, how global energy markets may evolve over the next thirty years and the key uncertainties that may shape them. Looking out to 2050 – a decade further than in previous editions – the Outlook is focused around three main scenarios.
In the main scenarios it considers, global energy demand continues to grow for at least part of the period to 2050. However, over this time, the structure of energy demand fundamentally shifts, with a declining role for fossil fuels offset by an increasing share …View Full Resource
This report summarizes proposed solutions from leading experts to address the primary barriers to increasing electric vehicle charging access for multi-unit dwellers in California to reduce emissions while also promoting equity.…View Full Resource