Electrification on the Path to Net Zero: A Comparison of Studies Examining Opportunities and Barriers in the United States
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Report

Rallying cries to “electrify everything” have captured the focus of many headlines and policy forums in recent years. However, there are important questions that remain unanswered about the electrify everything movement, including the technical, social, and political feasibility of the approach, as well as the affordability and equitability of implementation.

Tallying Updated NDCs to Gauge Emissions Reductions in 2030 and Progress toward Net Zero
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Report

This report, part of the energy systems modeling program at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, aims to assess the alignment between updated NDCs and current net-zero pledges for policy makers and industry leaders to gain insight into their own national and corporate decarbonization outlooks.

Clean Electricity Grants and Penalties: What ‘CEPP’ Does and How its Design Can Be Improved | Q&A with Dr. Harrison Fell and Dr. James Glynn
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Article

Dr. Harrison Fell and Dr. James Glynn answered questions related to the general structure of the Clean Electricity Performance Program and some potential incentive misalignment issues along with recommendations for correcting them.

Research

This review paper first determines how a combination of supply and demand data requirements and socio-economic, environmental and political issues, can challenge the results of a low-spatial resolution model. It also demonstrates the incompleteness of single region ESOMs that do not capture sufficient spatial detail.