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For a closer look at the issues and our work, here’s a searchable collection of C2ES reports, briefs, maps, videos, speeches, articles, testimony and other public comments.

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From Coast to Coast: Offshore Wind Energy Expands in the United States

This article was first presented at the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference. Introduction Last year was a remarkable year for offshore wind development in the United States, with lease sales and projects announced in Massachusetts, …

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Business Risks, Opportunities, and Leadership

Businesses are taking a leadership role in responding to climate change. Corporate leaders see with increasing clarity the risks and potential opportunities presented both by climate change itself and by measures and policies to address it. In response, businesses are …

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A Primer: The Importance of Addressing Your Thermal Footprint

This report is intended to help commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) organizations set targets for renewable thermal energy usage. Drawing on interviews with leaders on the energy consumer side and case studies from renewable thermal energy suppliers, readers will find …

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Net Metering Programs

Net Metering is a billing method or a financial incentive provided by utilities to customers (commercial and residential) who have installed any form of small-scale distributed generation. This includes rooftop solar, small wind, biogas, micro-combined heat and power, micro turbines, …

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International Roundtable: Strengthening International Collaboration on CCUS, Summary Recommendations

With the support of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) organized a roundtable in Washington, D.C. on February 13-14, 2019, …

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Strengthening International Collaboration on Carbon Capture Use and Storage

Carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) technologies are critical to achieving global and national climate and energy goals1 In recent decades, industry and governments have achieved significant milestones in advancing CCUS technologies. There are now 18 large-scale CCUS facilities operating …

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Decoupling Policies

Under the present rate structures in U.S. energy markets, utilities’ revenues depend on the amount of energy they produce and deliver to consumers. This system discourages utilities from enacting conservation and efficiency measures because they would decrease sales, and therefore …

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Energy Efficiency Standards and Targets

Energy efficiency can be a cost-effective strategy to reduce emissions associated with electricity and natural gas generation and consumption. An Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) or energy efficiency target is a mechanism to encourage more efficient generation, transmission, and use …

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Near-Term Federal Actions to Address Climate Change

A growing majority of Americans favor stronger government action to address climate change. Recent events demonstrate both the rising costs of climate change to U.S. communities and taxpayers and the economic benefits of a clean energy-transition. While the United States …

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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map shows billion-dollar weather events in the United States since 2000, as identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. Click on any circle to learn about one of the billion-dollar weather events, or any …

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