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California Energy Study Outlines Ambitious Agenda to Maintain Global Leadership
The Energy Futures Initiative report “Optionality, Flexibility & Innovation: Pathways for Deep Decarbonization in California,’’ analyzes ways the state can meet its aggressive 2030 low-carbon energy goals and outlines the innovation agenda needed for midcentury deep decarbonization.
The report team, led by EFI founder and CEO Ernest J. Moniz, conducted a modeling-informed analysis that included a top-down assessment of California’s deep decarbonization, as well as multiple bottom-up models that approximated how various technologies can contribute to the reduction of emissions.
The 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report
The U.S. Energy & Employment Report provides a unique window on the people who meet the nation’s energy needs, and identifies important trends and skill sets for the 21st Century energy workforce. Energy Futures Initiative, a not-for-profit clean energy think tank led by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and the National Association of State Energy Officials, which represents the 56 governor-designated State and Territory energy officials, teamed up to produce the 2018 USEER and are again producing this report. Find out more at usenergyjobs.org.
Clean Energy Innovation Report Identifies Breakthrough Technologies
Research led by Energy Futures Initiative Chief Executive Officer and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Yergin provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in the U.S. clean energy innovation landscape.
Reports & Publications
The Energy Futures Initiative and the Africa50Infrastructure Investment Platform teamed up to produce a report on the opportunities and benefits of natural gas development in Africa.
Investing in Natural Gas for Africans: Doing Good and Doing Well, commissioned by Africa50, was produced by a team under the direction of EFI Principal Melanie Kenderdine and explores the scale of potential domestic demand by mid-century, along with the technologies that can help increase that demand and deliver the supply and infrastructure needs associated with such an expansion.
Promising Blockchain Applications for Energy: Separating the Signal from the Noise
This EFI report provides a critical examination of energy applications for blockchain technology, focusing on five key areas—distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, energy trading platforms, carbon registries, and transactions in emerging markets.
The 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report
EFI, in partnership with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), funded and produced the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), which was originated at the Department of Energy in 2016. The report offers unique data on the 6.5 million people employed in the Traditional and Energy Efficiency sectors. A supplement to the USEER details the breakdown of energy jobs in the 50 states and District of Columbia.
Advancing Large Scale Carbon Management:
Expansion of the 45Q Tax Credit
This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the opportunities associated with the expanded federal tax incentives for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and outlines implementation challenges facing CCUS project developers and policymakers.
Leveraging the DOE Loan Programs
This EFI report shows how a report on how the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office could deploy nearly $40 billion in available credit authority to help rebuild critical U.S. energy infrastructure.
The U.S. Nuclear Energy Enterprise:
A Key National Security Enabler
This paper examines the role the U.S. nuclear energy enterprise plays in national security imperatives and outlines immediate actions that the government should take to ensure the viability of that sector.