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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.

United States EPS 3.0 Update Adds GDP and Jobs Impacts, Improved Public Health Metrics, and More

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The United States Energy Policy Simulator 3.0 update includes the ability to model how policies will affect gross domestic product (GDP), jobs, and employee compensation, and also incorporates data on public health impacts per ton of pollutant.

“The Right Policy Can Turn Things Around”: Hal Harvey And John Doerr On The Countdown To Net Zero

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Energy Innovation’s CEO Hal Harvey joins acclaimed venture capitalist John Doerr to discuss the breakthroughs we need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, as part of the global launch of the Countdown initiative.

Climate Impacts Of Scaling Up Biofuels And Bioenergy

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Research demonstrates well-designed policies can help biofuels and bioenergy meet niche energy needs sustainably, while alternative technologies mature and deploy at scale.

Understanding California Wildfires: Climate Trends And Response Options

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Scientific studies demonstrate how climate change is shaping wildfire activity in California, but additional research also shows aggressive action to reduce elevated fuel availability may reduce risk.

Five Technological Pathways To Reach A 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future: Delivering Enormous Health And Job Benefits Without Increasing Customer Costs

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Energy Innovation analysis shows that reaching 100 percent clean electricity by 2035 would avoid 16,000 premature deaths and create massive economic productivity gains – getting to 100 percent in 2035 would avoid losing about 1.7 million workdays to poor health.