Opportunities and Limits of CO2 Recycling in a Circular Carbon Economy: Techno-economics, Critical Infrastructure Needs, and Policy Priorities
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This report, part of the Carbon Management Research Initiative at Columbia University’s Center on Global Policy, examines 19 CO2 recycling pathways to understand the opportunities and the technical and economic limits of CO2 recycling products gaining market entry and reaching global scale.

Investing in the US Natural Gas Pipeline System to Support Net-Zero Targets
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Erin M. Blanton, Dr. Melissa C. Lott and Kirsten Nicole Smith examine how investment in the domestic natural gas pipeline network could help the US reach net-zero emission goals.

The Role of Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements in Supporting US Wind and Solar Deployment
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In a new student-led report, James Kobus, Ali Ibrahim Nasrallah, and Jim Guidera explore the drivers influencing the renewables PPA market and assess whether these procurement initiatives by nonutility corporations are likely to continue growing in the United States at a rapid enough pace to support power sector deep decarbonization goals.

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.

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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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Richard Nephew evaluates the sanctions put in place against Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, and Bahrain.

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A.J. Goulding, Mugwe Kiragu and David Nour Berro present a methodology to quantify potential permanent reductions in electricity demand triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In a new report, the Carbon Management Research Initiative, puts forward a levelized cost of carbon abatement, LCCA, an improved methodology for comparing technologies and policies based on the cost of carbon abatement.

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John Larsen, Noah Kaufman, Peter Marsters, Whitney Herndon, Hannah Kolus, and Ben King examine which policies are needed to complement an economy-wide carbon tax and further cut CO2 from the US energy system.

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A new report recommends the deployment of carbon removal technologies and climate policies needed to curb climate catastrophe.

 

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