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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Research demonstrates well-designed policies can help biofuels and bioenergy meet niche energy needs sustainably, while alternative technologies mature and deploy at scale.
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.
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.
This online data explorer allows anyone to view the economic, jobs, generation, and emissions benefits from creating a Southeast RTO in a dynamic format along with specific results for each of the seven states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) included in the regional model.
For the first time in history, Members of Congress have produced a comprehensive plan to decarbonize the entire U.S. economy, while bringing U.S. emissions to net zero by 2050. This brighter future is ours for the taking.