Policy Research

G7 Energy Ministers Achieve Breakthroughs on Unabated Coal Phaseout, Global Energy Storage, and Phasing Out…

Deputy Secretary Turk Leads U.S. Energy Delegation Advancing Clean Energy Transitions, IRA and BIL Success, and Solidarity with Ukraine  TURIN, ITALY — Energy and climate leaders met in Turin, Italy, April 28-30, for the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Climate, Energy and the Environment, where they reached consensus on a range of … [continued]

US offshore wind stakeholders are ready for a comeback in 2024 after suffering a series of blows last year.

What Does A Pathway Toward More Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets Look Like?

As a necessary step to remain on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, the world must achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Renewable energy targets have been variously contentious, in flux, and ambitious since the Paris Agreement. Moreover, within … [continued]

This map depicts where there is a greater than 50% chance of drought persistence, development, or improvement based on short- and long-range statistical and dynamical forecasts during March 16 through June 30, 2023. (Image credit: NOAA)

Biden-Harris Administration Delivers $147 Million from Investing in America Agenda for Drought Resiliency & Water…

DURANGO, Colorado — The Department of the Interior today announced a $147.6 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help communities prepare and respond to water reliability challenges due to drought and other water scarcity concerns. The funding will support 42 projects in ten states. “As communities across … [continued]

CEQ Codifies Solar Permitting Reforms, Creating a Win-Win for Clean Energy & the Environment

[Last week], the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released final rules making important amendments to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and implementing the 2023 Financial Responsibility Act. Over the last three years the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) submitted numerous comments to CEQ on the reforms needed to improve … [continued]

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Truck Manufacturers A More Carbon Intensive Investment Than Oil, Steel Or Cars — Study

Investors ‘in for a shock’ as scope 3 disclosure requirements kick in next year with truckmaker emissions 50% higher than what they report to investors. The only sector T&E could find with an average carbon intensity higher than truckmakers is coal mining European truckmakers’ emissions are 50% higher than what … [continued]

Zero-Emission Zones Are Helping Some Cities Fight Pollution

With growing urban populations and increases in cars, trucks and buses, cities are poised to experience more harmful pollution threatening people’s health and livelihoods. But some cities around the world are turning to an emerging solution called zero-emission zones (ZEZs). These are designated small areas of about 1.5 square miles to 11 square miles … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated image of a truck with a very large bubble of CO2 coming out of its exhaust.

EPA’s Final 2027–2032 Truck Rule Risks Leaving Communities Behind

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just finalized its Phase 3 greenhouse gas regulation as a part of the administration’s plan to decarbonize the transportation sector. The Phase 3 regulation will cut new greenhouse gas emissions from trucks in 2032 by 32 to 62 percent for vocational trucks (e.g., refuse, delivery vans, school and transit … [continued]