The effects of a variety of climate actions taken on a smaller scale can be combined to produce powerful results, and can often be implemented quickly and at a relatively low cost. While feelings about a global climate strategy remain mixed, there has been growing optimism and enthusiasm for city- and state- level action to solve climate change.
As Climate Week 2014 draws near, all eyes are on New York City (NYC), the host of this year’s events. And given the recent release of New York’s progressive draft State Energy Plan, “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), it is perhaps the most appropriate place to hold such discussions about how to create and implement low-carbon solutions. The REV’s goals to modernize the state’s utility regulatory structure, promote a cleaner and more resilient grid, and control rising customer costs, have set New York on course to become a national leader in clean energy policy.
Earlier this summer, Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey gave a presentation at the Equilibrium Capital Forum, an annual conference that brings together influential figures to discuss investment opportunities in clean energy, green real estate, and natural resource management.
This post is a synopsis of Energy Innovation’s non-technical issue brief describing the research and findings from its latest study, “Natural Gas versus Coal: Is Natural Gas Batter for the Climate?,” which has been published in Electricity Journal.
This is the next edition in a monthly series of short answers to some of the questions we’re hearing from public utilities commissions, market operators, utilities, legislators, and other energy decision-makers. This month’s Q&A discusses the role of energy storage in handling more renewables on the grid, and the reliability concerns associated with replacing retiring coal plants with renewables.
These terrific interactive methane maps were created through a collaborative effort by the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach. These maps shows the all-too numerous methane leaks in our urban local natural gas distribution pipes. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 120 times stronger than carbon dioxide when first released, and is the primary […]
On July 8th, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) released an interim report that explores the possible pathways to decarbonize the global energy sector. DDPP is made up of 15 Country Research Teams, located in countries that represent 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Each team has been tasked with analyzing the options for […]
As part of the Risky Business Project, Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey was recently featured in a short video explaining the economic implications associated with shifting weather patterns. Hal begins by describing the normal distribution of summer temperatures, with most measured temperatures occurring near the average and fewer measured temperatures occurring as they move toward […]
This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan This is the next edition in a monthly […]
Last week, the Obama administration announced proposed regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants. The proposed rule calls for a 30 percent reduction in GHG emissions (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030. (Energy Innovation CEO, Hal Harvey, opines on the design and impact of the proposed rules in a Huffington Post guest blog.) […]