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Direct Air Capture and Storage

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This research review says direct air capture and storage may help limit global warming to 1.5C but needs technical innovation and regulatory reform.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: Wholesale Electricity Market Design For Rapid Decarbonization

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EI CEO Hal Harvey highlights a research paper series exploring how wholesale electricity markets, which serve 2/3 of the U.S., can be reformed to rapidly decarbonize the grid at lowest cost.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: Congress Finally Undertaking A More Serious Conversation On Climate Change

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EI CEO Hal Harvey testified at this week’s hearing of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, laying out federal policy action options.

Sea Level Rise: The Past As An Indicator Of The Future

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This research review details how past periods of rapid sea level rise could help predict how fast and far sea levels could rise under anthropogenic global warming.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: The Coal End Game

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New EI research shows that U.S. coal generation is at a “coal cost crossover” point where the all-in costs of building new renewables is less than the operating costs of nearly all existing coal-fired power plants.

Self-Driving Vehicles And The Environment

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This research review discusses work to determine the environmental and energy-related impacts of self-driving vehicles including fuel consumption and emissions.

Trending Topics – How Market Rules Are Holding Back Energy Storage

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EI’s Eric Gimon says outdated U.S. wholesale power market rules are preventing energy storage from reaching its full market potential.

Improving Risk Assessment Of Extreme Events Across Past, Present, And Future

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This research review discusses work to improve risk assessment of extreme weather events across past, present, and future

The Role Of Managed Retreat In Adapting To Sea Level Rise

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In the U.S. alone, 3 feet of sea level rise by 2100 threatens 4 million people with inundation, increasing to 13 million people with 6 feet of sea level rise. What policies can mitigate rising damages and population migration from sea level rise, and which role should managed retreat play in adapting to risk?

Trending Topics – Steel for Fuel: How Utilities Can Replace Fossil Fuel Expenses With Renewable Energy Earning Potential

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The “steel for fuel” strategy is an increasingly appealing method for hitting the sweet spot on risk, return and scale for utility customers and investors.