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A Critical Decade for Climate Policy: Tools and Initiatives to Track Our Progress
The last five years have seen significant advancements in policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, monitoring and evaluating policy progress over the next decade is vital to ensure that the expected greenhouse gas emissions reductions are fully realized. Analyzing the effectiveness of policies being implemented and developed, as well as related risks and uncertainties, can also help build political momentum and spread learning.
How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 and Boost the Economy
By adopting well-designed vehicle performance standards and fuel fees, the U.S., China, and the E.U. could reduce their combined annual CO2 emissions by more than 1 Gt in 2030. Their cumulative reductions from 2010 through 2030 would total almost 10 Gt--and at a cumulative net savings of $800 billion to $1.5 trillion over the same period.
“How Vehicle Standards and Fuel Fees Can Cut CO2 Emissions and Boost the Economy” explains which vehicle and fuel policies are most effective. Coauthored by experts at the International Council on Clean Transportation, it is the second installment of the “Policies That Work” series.
Study by LBL shows much higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated
A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates. The new research shows that the potential is about 20 times--and, in places, up to 30 times--greater than the current government estimate of 102 gigawatts. This landmark finding may have significant impact on India’s renewable energy strategy as it attempts to cope with a massive and chronic shortage of electricity.
The Life and Death of Urban Highways: New report from ITDP and EMBARQ questions role of highways in cities
As cities in developed countries continue tearing out urban highways, a new report from ITDP and EMBARQ seeks to re-appraise the specific conditions under which it makes sense to build a new urban highway and when it makes sense to tear one down.
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