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Many countries are now initiating massive recovery packages to manage the economic consequences of the pandemic. It has been argued that these stimulus packages should be used to address our most important long-term crisis – climate change. In a new research paper, the authors present measures that would be beneficial from both the pandemic and climate perspective.
The planet is warming, yet we continue to burn fossil fuels to produce even more heat. Rather than simply generate new heat, climate adaptation requires us to move, store, and concentrate existing heat.
There has been a lot of recent attention paid to carbon border adjustments. But they can be a zero-sum game if not carefully designed.
Storage still remains a challenge for renewable energy. Creating renewable hydrogen—through electrolysis—could be the answer.
President Trump has gone to great lengths to undo the regulatory protections put in place by his predecessor but will these rollbacks hold up?
For water-stressed regions like San Diego, water and energy are deeply interrelated commodities. Not only is water used in virtually all phases of energy production and generation, but water extraction and delivery can also be staggeringly energy-intensive.
Under the global pandemic, prices of natural gas have fallen. Post-COVID-19 recovery should increase the demand, but a soft market is expected to continue—providing an unprecedented opportunity for natural gas importers.
The relevant question in America today is not whether a carbon price will be enacted, but when.
Philadelphians hope that the new owner of the former PES Refinery, Hilco, will make good on its promise to repurpose the site as a logistics hub.
Addressing the COVID crisis and climate change shouldn’t be viewed as an either/or proposition. As countries intensify their climate commitments they can simultaneously put in place tools for post-COVID economic recovery.