The Energy Transition Will Pay Dividends

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 23:44:02 +0000

If we aggressively pursue the energy transition, every one of us will receive dividends as we invest in a brighter future. As is the case with many investments, the energy transition may be justified (and sold) based on the dividends alone. The fact that our offspring inherit a livable world might just be a side benefit. 

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New Jersey’s Plan To Cut Global Warming Emissions 80% By 2050

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:01:17 +0000

As I wrote earlier today, New Jersey has a legal requirement to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, based on 2006 levels

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Levelized Cost Of Carbon Abatement — New Tool For Investors And Policy Makers

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:06:10 +0000

Levelized Cost of Carbon AbatementA new research paper from the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy introduces a new tool called the levelized cost of carbon abatement that can help investors and policy makers get the most bang for their carbon reduction expenditures.

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US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:41:03 +0000

The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar a year to around 130 GW a year for the next 30 years. This article goes through the numbers. 

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Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2020 07:34:41 +0000

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump’s rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

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2035: Clean Grid 90%, Electrify 50%

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:15:34 +0000

For those deeply interested in our future energy system and how it will evolve, I highly recommend two in-depth papers published in the last year. Here I will show a similar vision step-by-step using some of the same assumptions and publicly available data using “back of the envelope calculations” (spreadsheets)

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Hellfire In California, Double Hurricane In Gulf — But Are Cheap Clean Energy & Electric Cars “Too Expensive”?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 08:50:56 +0000

We are in 2020. It is not 2040. It is not 2050. It is not 2100. And it is certainly not 2200! Humans, so far, are a brief blip on the timeline of Earth. Yet, we have a horrible problem assuming that everything will be fine and dandy for us forever simply because we’ve been here longer than we remember

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Machine Learning + CleanTech + Climate Risks, Part II — CleanTech Talk Podcast

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:59:55 +0000

In the second half of this CleanTech Talk interview, Michael Barnard sits down with Paul Werbos, Ph.D. Co-Director of the Center for Intelligent Optimization and Networks, to talk about all things climate change

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100% By 2035? 90% Might Be Better: Consider The Opportunity Costs

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:35:09 +0000

I would love to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. Such a goal is admirable for its audacity and for its ability to get people motivated. For that I applaud it. But when we get down to it, will it be smart policy? Could it be that 90% would provide greater carbon savings than 100%? 

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The Green Transition Virus

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2020 22:41:47 +0000

Global problems need global solutions. Voluntary agreements and unilateral acts only go so far. We need a strategy to make climate action spread — to make it so contagious it will “go viral,” start a chain reaction, trigger a “domino effect.”

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