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 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.
This online data explorer supports the 90 percent by 2035 research by allowing anyone to see how the U.S. grid’s generation mix, cumulative clean energy additions, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions change over time in each of the country’s regional grid areas.
The United States Energy Policy Simulator 2.0 update includes the ability to model net-zero emissions, new policies, and new fuels like hydrogen.