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.

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.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: The Toll Of Trump’s War On Clean Cars: Billions In Economic Damages

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The Trump Administration could declare war on clean cars by freezing existing federal fuel economy standards and eliminating California’s ability to set its own tailpipe emissions standards. These moves would constitute grievous harm to the environment, public health, and U.S. economy – but how much?

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: A Sober Challenge – And A Clear-Eyed Solution – On Climate Change Policy

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There is no way to seriously study climate change without having a very sobering moment: It is extremely difficult, but not impossible, to land this planet at a reasonable climate future – and solutions exist to meet the challenge.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – China Just Launched The World’s Largest Carbon Market. Here’s How It Can Succeed.

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China launched a national carbon market in December and it’s already going to be the world’s largest cap-and-trade system. Here are three ways policymakers can ensure it succeeds.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Real Deal In Abating Climate Change: Four Zeros

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Abating climate change requires committing to “four zeros” in the world’s energy-consuming economic sectors, starting with the top 24 GHG-emitting nations.

Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates – The Future Of Cars And Trucks

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Electric vehicles are accelerating faster than ever, but that doesn’t mean the death of internal combustion engines just yet. To truly cut transportation emissions, we need both EVs and more efficient internal combustion engines.

Hal Harvey’s Insights and Updates – Offshore wind: The next big thing in clean energy

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Offshore wind, in contrast to the widespread cost declines and capacity additions we’ve seen with onshore wind and solar PV, has historically been more of a ‘boutique’ resource—a great idea in theory, but still expensive and concentrated in certain parts of the world. That is now changing, as offshore wind becomes mainstream for three reasons: location, advancing technology, and declining price.

As Trump Withdraws From Paris, America and the World Double Down on Decarbonization

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Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement is an unmatched abdication of climate responsibility. This decision needs to be kept in perspective, though. Important reactions and trends will continue to add momentum to decarbonizing the world.