U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders, including a decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement, at the White House in Washington on Jan. 20.
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Writing for Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff argues that to make serious progress, bipartisanship will be needed.

Energy Transition Face Sheet: Pathways to 100% Clean Electricity
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A new fact sheet lays out the steps to decarbonize the US economy at a reasonable cost and on an accelerated timeline by growing and rapidly decarbonizing the power sector, with recommendations for policymakers.

Massive containers hold spent nuclear fuel
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In a new report, Matt Bowen explains how the United States reached its current stalemate over nuclear waste disposal, and examines productive approaches in other countries and a few domestic ones that could guide US policy makers through options for improving the prospects for nuclear waste disposal going forward.

To Bring Emissions-Slashing Technologies to Market, the United States Needs Targeted Demand-Pull Innovation Policies
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Dr. Varun Sivaram, Dr. Matt Bowen, Dr. Noah Kaufman and Doug Rand explore targeted demand-pull measures the Biden administration can immediately use to create early markets for promising clean energy technologies.

USA and China
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In a new commentary, Aimee Barnes, Dr. Fan Dai, & Angela Luh take a close look at the Biden-Harris presidential platform with respect to climate action and China.

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Together with the NYU School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity, this report explains steps the federal government could take to facilitate the development of a future grid that is capable of supporting a reliable, affordable, and increasingly zero-carbon power sector.

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Climate change is a public health issue. The 2020 Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change published in The Lancet medical journal brings together experts from across the globe to track how climate change is affecting our health, including Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy Dr. Melissa C. Lott who examines the impacts of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector.

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In his latest column in Foreign Policy, Jason Bordoff examines what Biden's making climate change a top national security priority will mean for global energy markets and how the use of foreign policy tools—in areas as diverse as international trade, development assistance, multilateral finance, nonproliferation, and diplomacy—can give a boost to clean energy and U.S. firms and technologies.

Worker at port
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Noah Kaufman, John Larsen, Ben King, and Peter Marsters reintroduce output-based rebates as an alternative to border carbon adjustment, analyze US industries that could be compensated with OBRs, and estimate the costs of doing so.

The COVID Reset Latin America Needs
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The COVID-19 pandemic has done more than ravage Latin America’s economies; it has highlighted two pervasive and chronic structural weaknesses. Addressing them must be a key component of recovery efforts throughout the region.

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