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Reports & Publications
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.
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.
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.