Evaluating Net-Zero Industrial Hubs in the United States: A Case Study of Houston
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This paper, part of the work from the Carbon Management Research Initiative of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, examines Houston as a potential net-zero hub location.

Will COVID Drive an Early Peak in Transportation Activity and Oil Demand?
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This study, which was cosponsored by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and the University of California, Davis Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), assesses potential drivers for discontinuous and permanent change in oil consumption arising out of the COVID pandemic.

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.

Doha skyline
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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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