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This report gives mid-year insights into the global electricity transition.
It analyses electricity data from 75 countries representing 90% of global electricity demand and includes projections for changes in the remaining countries. It compares the first six months of 2022 (H1-2022) to the same period in 2021 (H1-2021) to show how the electricity transition has progressed.
The world is in the middle of an energy crisis. With all the headlines, it might have been expected that coal and gas use would have increased in 2022. But that is not what happened, at least in the electricity sector. In fact, in …View Full Resource
A report from Clean Air Task Force finds that strong regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector would support up to 220,000 high-quality U.S.-based jobs.
The report analyzed the November 2021 EPA methane proposal and found it would create 92,000 direct, indirect, and induced jobs across the country. The report also concludes that if the agency strengthened leak detection and repair, pneumatic equipment replacement, and tank and compressor controls policies as described in CATF’s 65% methane reduction plan, 220,000 total jobs will be created.
The findings complement a recently released CATF report, Fossil Fumes, that found …View Full Resource
Clean energy has experienced explosive growth over the past decade. This rapid transition represents a crucial step in combating climate change — but it brings a host of new challenges to the electric power industry. The technologies being deployed as part of this transition — such as renewable energy and large-scale energy storage — are increasing the complexity of electric grid operations and changing power market dynamics. The grid was built for large, fossil-powered plants with constant, predictable energy outputs. As renewables proliferate, cases are emerging of unpredictable and weather-dependent wind and solar resources producing more power than the grid …View Full Resource
This paper analyses the current practice of variable RE market integration in a selected number of non-liberalized electricity markets and studies further regulatory options in systems not based on markets.…View Full Resource
This draft report sets forth the “DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap.” DOE will elicit stakeholder feedback through opportunities, such as workshops and listening sessions, and use this feedback to finalize the report and then develop updates as required by the BIL.
The foundation of this draft roadmap is based on prioritizing three key strategies to ensure that clean hydrogen is developed and adopted as an effective decarbonization tool and for maximum benefits for the United States. DOE will:(1) Target strategic, high-impact uses for clean hydrogen. This will ensure that clean hydrogen will be utilized in the highest … View Full Resource
The presence of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) entrained in end-use natural gas (NG) is an understudied source of human health risks. We performed trace gas analyses on 185 unburned NG samples collected from 159 unique residential NG stoves across seven geographic regions in California. Our analyses commonly detected 12 HAPs with significant variability across
region and gas utility. By applying previously reported NG and methane emission rates throughout California’s transmission,
storage, and distribution systems, we estimated statewide benzene emissions of 4,200 (95% CI: 1,800−9,700) kg yr−1 that are currently not included in any statewide inventories equal to the annual benzene …
A growing number of countries are embracing ambitious commitments to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the near-term. To prevent emissions and job leakage to countries with less stringent regulatory regimes, several Western governments are exploring trade mechanisms that would charge a fee or tax at the border on goods made more carbon intensively than their own. Growing interest across Group of Seven (G7) countries to explore this option creates opportunities to reach a common approach to climate and trade policy making.…View Full Resource
Ongoing energy transitions and decarbonisation efforts are poised to bring profound shifts in the sector’s employment, including massive new opportunities for job creation in clean energy. At the same time, traditional energy sectors will experience declining job opportunities. In most cases, this will require the development of both new programmes of education, certification and vocational training along with targeted upskilling or reskilling programmes for the existing workforce. Several governments, companies and industry organisations, among other stakeholders, are already developing robust educational and skills training programmes to meet the challenges of the workforce transition. Therefore, a review of existing skills and …View Full Resource
Climate change-fueled extreme weather and climate impacts take their toll on communities throughout the United States and on the companies that anchor them. Given the scale of threats facing communities and businesses, it is critical that private sector fully activate resources to address this challenge. In response, major companies are developing strategies to build resilience to climate impacts in the places where they operate, employ, and maintain supply chains.
This brief, An Emerging Blueprint for Companies: Strategies to Advance Local Climate Resilience, outlines how corporate resources, funding, and expertise can make a difference.
It identifies seven leadership strategies that companies …View Full Resource
Air quality associated public health co-benefit may emerge from climate and energy policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, the distribution of these co-benefits has not been carefully studied, despite the opportunity to tailor mitigation efforts so they achieve maximum benefits within socially and economically disadvantaged communities (DACs). Here, we quantify such health co-benefits from different long-term, low-carbon scenarios in California and their distribution in the context of social vulnerability. The magnitude and distribution of health benefits, including within impacted communities, is found to varies among scenarios which reduce economy wide GHG emissions by 80% in 2050 depending …View Full Resource