In the third in a three-part series, EI’s Dan Esposito and Eric Gimon outline lessons learned from the Texas Big Freeze, and policy prescriptions for regulators and government officials across the U.S. to prepare for extreme weather-related grid disasters.
In the second in a three-part series, EI’s Dan Esposito and Eric Gimon explain how ERCOT market design and operation failed to prepare for the Texas Big Freeze and exacerbated the crisis when it hit.
In the first in a three-part series, EI’s Dan Esposito and Eric Gimon explain why natural gas failures, poor planning, and lack of demand management were primary causes of the Texas Big Freeze and why durable solutions must look beyond fossil fuels.
EI modeling with RMI shows ambitious decarbonization of Colorado’s electricity, transportation, industry, building, and land-use sectors can help limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius while adding more than 20,000 new jobs and $3.5 billion in economic activity per year by 2030.
EI analysts outline how worsening economics have made running 80% of the U.S. coal fleet uneconomic compared to replacement with new local renewables, and how policymakers can plan for the transition.
All-Electric Car And Truck Sales By 2035 Would Save $2.7 Trillion, But Will Take Smart Policy To Drive Clean
EI’s Amanda Myers says without strong policy to reach 100 percent EV sales and 90 percent clean electricity targets, like strong national fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards, Americans will forgo the significant benefits of vehicle electrification and miss the chance to steer towards a better future.
EI’s Sara Baldwin says updates to building codes and processes to better support electrification are urgently needed and would cut emissions from the buildings sector, avoid dangerous climate change, and improve health and equity.
EI’s Sara Baldwin explains why focusing on electrification in just thirteen top industries could deliver deep emissions reductions, and how smart policies can jumpstart low-carbon technology adoption and reduce electric costs.
EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains a new study that finds electric trucks could be 50% cheaper than for diesel trucks by 2030, generating billions in savings and cutting harmful air pollution that disproportionately impacts low-income communities.
EI’s Mike O’Boyle says a clean electricity standard is an investment signal, setting a minimum requirement for how much utilities must spend on clean power that grows each year and a job creator in both Democratic and Republican states.