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How Climate-Induced Risks Affect Power System Planning In The U.S. Southeast

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Given the long lifespans of power system investments, planning should start incorporating climate change effects. A new study provides a valuable example of an approach to more comprehensively integrate climate risks in long-term electricity planning. This work also illustrates an important win-win in that solar power is both an effective adaptation (helping to reduce summer peak) and carbon mitigation strategy, highlighting positive, no-regret investments.

Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 Interactive

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This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 report. Users can scroll to view interactive maps showing the specific locations of uneconomic coal plants and regions where new solar or new wind resources would be cheaper than existing coal.

Accelerating Electrified Transportation By 2035 Online Data Explorer

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This dynamic online data explorer supports the 2035 2.0 research by allowing anyone to explore how all-electric vehicle sales by 2035 impact vehicle cost, sales, and stock over time, as well as associated job creation and reductions in carbon emissions, and impacts on the power sector.

Mary Anne Hitt, Rekha Rao Join Energy Innovation’s Climate Imperative Project

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Mary Anne Hitt and Rekha Rao will join Energy Innovation’s Climate Imperative project, which aims to avoid the worst impacts of climate change through focused and effective policy design.  

Understanding Soil Carbon Science To Identify Strategies For Climate Mitigation And Adaptation

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Soil scientists disagree about whether soil carbon sequestration can effectively help decarbonize the atmosphere, but this debate does not undermine the substantive body of science supporting immediate, widespread adoption of practices protecting and restoring soil carbon.

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal Appointed To White House Office Of Domestic Climate Policy

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Statement from Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey on Sonia Aggarwal’s appointment to serve as a climate policy advisor in the Biden administration.

Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Context And Methodological Implications

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As teleworking is increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, research shows teleworking has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the level depends on context and, in some cases, can even increase emissions.

The Paris Agreement, Five Years Later: What Research Says About Future Directions

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The Paris Agreement’s five year anniversary was marked by governments enacting policy to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions, as well as the U.S. announcing it will re-enter the pact. But what exactly does the U.S. stand to gain by rejoining, and what can nations gain from renewed ambition?

Why Your Gas Stove Has to Go: Bruce Nilles on Achieving An All-Electric Future to Protect Health And The Climate

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In an interview with the Climate Curious podcast, Bruce Nilles explains why gas stoves are a hidden health threat, why building electrification is critical to avoiding the worst consequences of climate change, and how cities are leading the way.

Climate Policy Is Health Policy: Understanding Policy Effects On Health, Climate, And Jobs With A Powerful Online Modeling Tool

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Modeling using the updated Energy Policy Simulator with added public health capabilities finds a set of clean energy policies that achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 would save more than 45,000 lives while preventing 1.3 million asthma attacks, more than 25,000 hospital admissions, and almost 4.5 million lost workdays every year by 2050.