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Reports & Publications

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News

Ernest J. Moniz welcomes Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, to the launch of the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report. Visit the USEnergyJobs.org site.

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Op-Ed: Using DOE Loan Programs for Infrastructure Investment

An op-ed published in Bloomberg by Energy Futures Initiative principals Ernest J. Moniz, Joseph S. Hezir, and Melanie A. Kenderdine argues for the use of the Department of Energy loan programs to help finance critical energy infrastructure projects by leveraging its nearly $40 billion in loans and loan guarantee authority.

Read the op-ed here