ARTICLES, ISSUE BRIEFS, & REPORTS

EnergySource

Jun 10, 2024

Generative AI provides a toolkit for decarbonization

By Joseph Webster and Shaheer Hussam

Artificial intelligence models have long provided niche tools for energy a climate technologists. With the unique capabilities of generative AI, spanning applications in strategy, regulation, and finance, opportunities (and responsibilities) have emerged for all decarbonization stakeholders.

Artificial Intelligence Climate Change & Climate Action

Enabling net-zero solutions

Apr 24, 2024

Natural gas and the energy transition: Security, equity, and achieving net zero

By Phillip Cornell

A new report on the future of natural gas in the energy mix and financing in the context of the energy transition and energy security prerogatives.

Africa Central Asia

Issue Brief

Apr 23, 2024

The flaws in project-based carbon credit trading and the need for jurisdictional alternatives

By Byron Swift, Ken Berlin, George Frampton, and Frank Willey

This issue brief highlights several significant, and at times unresolvable, problems with the project-based approach to carbon credit trading, the purpose of which is to reduce deforestation and sequester carbon.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance
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Issue Brief

Apr 23, 2024

Navigating dominant narratives and data accuracy: Implications for energy security

By Sara Vakhshouri

Energy market shocks and uncertainties highlight the importance of understanding the interplay between data-driven narratives and market expectations within the energy sector. These narratives wield significant influence over market dynamics, impacting commodity pricing and investment trends.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Technology & Innovation

EnergySource

Mar 14, 2024

Hydrogen challenges in a post-45V world 

By Matthew Blieske and Joseph Webster

Despite the US Treasury’s guidance on the 45V tax credit to promote “qualified clean hydrogen” production, domestic investment in the hydrogen ecosystem has yet to ramp up. 45V will be impactful, but as long as technical, commercial, and regulatory challenges remain unaddressed, the industry will not reach its full potential.

Americas Energy & Environment

Issue Brief

Mar 5, 2024

Cleveland, Ohio: Promoting a local and just energy transition

By Peter Engelke, Joseph Webster, Maia Sparkman

The issue brief focuses on the decarbonization pathway of Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland’s history shows that a concerted, collaborative effort can accomplish major conservation and decarbonization goals.

Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Enabling net-zero solutions

Mar 4, 2024

Toward harmonizing transatlantic hydrogen policies: Understanding the gaps

By Joseph Webster and Pau Ruiz Guix

Clean hydrogen is becoming a critical tool for decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors. While the US and EU governments are supporting the growth of their respective hydrogen industries, they must identify gaps in transatlantic approaches to effectively build on each others’ efforts rather than create hinderances.

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Blog Post

Feb 22, 2024

How to finance net zero in developing economies: Beyond the existing investment framework

By Ken Berlin, Frank Willey

The IEA’s recent analysis concludes that the world is on a path to achieve only one-third of the necessary reductions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees C by 2030. The establishment of a new financing structure that catalyzes private investment in developing countries through innovative financing guarantees is crucial for achieving ambitious carbon reduction goals.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Enabling net-zero solutions

Dec 7, 2023

Partner perspective: Energy companies are essential to global climate solutions

By Mansoor Mohamed Al Hamed

The transformation of the energy system will happen with or without the oil and gas sector; Oil and gas companies must invest in low-carbon and renewables business outside their core operations.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

New Atlanticist

Dec 6, 2023

John Kerry unveils a ‘critical’ new US strategy to expand fusion energy

By Katherine Walla

“We need to pull ourselves together with every strength we have,” Kerry said on the first day of the Global Energy Forum.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

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