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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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Solutions for Maintaining the Existing Nuclear Fleet

Nuclear power is responsible for around 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation and more than 50 percent of its zero-emission generation. However, these large sources of zero-emission power are being prematurely retired with respect to their operating licenses because of …

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General Issues in Elaborating the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement establishes a new multilateral architecture guiding countries’ climate change efforts under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Parties are currently negotiating more detailed rules and procedures for implementing the agreement, including provisions addressing transparency, accounting, …

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Accounting for Bottom-Up Trading Under the Paris Agreement

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement recognizes that countries may engage in different forms of international cooperation to achieve climate goals, and prescribes broad conditions for such cooperation if it is to count toward achievement of parties’ nationally determined contributions …

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C2ES Comments on Grid Resilience

C2ES comments on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s evaluation of the resilience of the bulk power system in regions operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.

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C2ES Comments on State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Comments of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions on State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2017–0545 This document constitutes the comments of the Center for …

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Resilience Strategies for Flash Flooding

The United States is facing increasingly frequent and intense precipitation events and ever higher damages from flooding each year due to climate change and urbanization. Communities, counties, and states are responding by upgrading stormwater and sewage systems with a growing …

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Forward Thinking: A Road Map to Resilience

The following was published Feb. 1, 2018 on the Urban Institute’s “Using Dollars with Sense: Ideas for Better Infrastructure Choices” page. The economic imperative of investing in our nation’s infrastructure is widely recognized. But often overlooked is the opportunity such …

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Policy Options for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

A new federal infrastructure package presents a critical opportunity to strengthen America’s infrastructure against the growing risks posed by extreme weather and other impacts of climate change. Enhancing the climate resilience of the nation’s infrastructure can substantially reduce future losses, …

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Opportunities for American Leadership

This article first appeared in the Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment journal, The Current, 2017 Q2 edition. Read the original post here. Leaders of both parties agree that we need to invest in American infrastructure, in part to …

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Storing CO2 Emissions: Untapped Potential for Carbon Utilization

The following was published Dec. 4, 2017 in R&D Magazine. Read the original post here. Looking toward the second half of this century, innovative ways to achieve net zero carbon emissions will be needed to stave off the worst impacts …

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