To scale offshore wind, developers and policymakers need to understand what drives social acceptance and how to integrate community values. New research offers insight into the who and why of renewable energy support and opposition, and what specific actions could support a just transition.
Tag Archives: Power Sector Transformation
How Climate-Induced Risks Affect Power System Planning In The U.S. Southeast
Given the long lifespans of power system investments, planning should start incorporating climate change effects. A new study provides a valuable example of an approach to more comprehensively integrate climate risks in long-term electricity planning. This work also illustrates an important win-win in that solar power is both an effective adaptation (helping to reduce summer peak) and carbon mitigation strategy, highlighting positive, no-regret investments.
Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 Interactive
This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 report. Users can scroll to view interactive maps showing the specific locations of uneconomic coal plants and regions where new solar or new wind resources would be cheaper than existing coal.
Five Technological Pathways To Reach A 100 Percent Clean Electricity Future: Delivering Enormous Health And Job Benefits Without Increasing Customer Costs
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.
Southeast U.S. Wholesale Electricity Market/RTO Online Data Explorer
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.
COVID-19 Recovery, Climate Impacts, And Co-Benefits: Stimulus Policies That Can Multi-Solve
This research review outlines opportunities for climate-friendly stimulus packages to help economies recover and reduce emissions while promoting social and environmental co-benefits.
Coal Exit: Different Approaches To Determining Costs, Benefits, And Justice Implications
This research review details the costs, benefits, and justice implications of a rapid coal exit scenario and find it produces net societal benefits of $3.4 trillion, or 1.5 percent of global GDP.
Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: New Research Shows The U.S. Can Hit 90% Clean Energy By 2035
New modeling shows hitting 90 percent clean energy would create a sustained economic boost, injecting $1.7 trillion of private investment into the economy over 15 years, supporting 530,000 new net jobs per year, and cutting wholesale power prices 10 percent.
90 Percent Clean Electricity By 2035 Online Data Explorer
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.
What Rooftop Solar Tells Us About Who’s Participating (And Who Is Not) In The Clean Energy Transition
This research review details financial, racial, and partisan rates of rooftop solar adoption across the United States and recommendations to overcome these divides.