Doug Vine

Senior Energy Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Doug Vine is a Senior Energy Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). He supports the center’s work on global and domestic energy production and utilization. Additionally, he focuses on topical energy issues including electric power, natural gas, and oil market developments.

Mr. Vine previously worked at Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest electricity generator. He also worked for Genscape and Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, where he focused on U.S. regional electricity markets.

Mr. Vine holds an MBA from the Victoria University of Wellington. He also holds a Master of Science in systems engineering from Virginia Tech and Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland.

Posts by Doug Vine

View
Factsheet
Key Insights for Valuing and Preserving the Benefits of Nuclear Energy

C2ES held a Solutions Forum in July 2017 in Carmel, Indiana, focusing on challenges facing nuclear energy and various approaches to preserving the existing fleet of generation. Three panels comprising business, government, power market, think tank, and other experts shared …

View Details Download (pdf, 118 KB)

View
Factsheet
Projecting and Accelerating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Reductions

More than 190 nations representing more than 95 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions offered “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement reached in December 2015. The NDC submitted by the Obama administration on behalf of the United States …

View Details Download (pdf, 230 KB)

View
Factsheet
Emissions Implications of Nuclear Retirements

Since late 2012, five power companies retired six nuclear reactors in the United States. Across the country, an additional seven reactors are scheduled to be closed by 2025, including two at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York. …

View Details Download (pdf, 146 KB)

View
Factsheet
New York State Response to Economic Challenges of the Existing Nuclear Fleet

Since late 2012, five power companies retired six nuclear reactors in the United States. Across the country, an additional seven reactors are scheduled to be closed by 2025, including two at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York. …

View Details Download (pdf, 204 KB)

View
Paper
Microgrids: What Every City Should Know

Cities are at the forefront of the national conversation about climate change. Increasingly, elected officials and city residents are finding ways to deploy more clean energy and reduce their carbon footprints. They are also looking for ways to reduce the …

View Details Download (pdf, 467 KB)

View
Brief
Interconnected: Canadian and U.S. Electricity

The U.S. and Canadian electric power grids are connected through 37 major transmission lines from New England to the Pacific Northwest. The interconnected North American power grid provides numerous benefits for Canada and the United States, including enhanced electric reliability, …

View Details Download (pdf, 462 KB)

Blog Post
Microgrids: Building tomorrow’s resilient, efficient, low-emissions electricity system
View
Brief
Microgrid Momentum: Building Efficient, Resilient Power

Microgrids are not a traditional or typical infrastructure investment for utilities, nor has the existing electric power industry been structured to facilitate development of microgrids by non-utilities. This research paper seeks to identify financial and legal barriers to the development …

View Details Download (pdf, 1 MB)

View
Brief
Achieving the United States’ Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

More than 180 nations representing more than 95 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions offered “intended nationally determined contributions” (INDCs) to the Paris Agreement reached in December 2015. The United States’ INDC is an economy-wide target to reduce net greenhouse …

View Details Download (pdf, 201 KB)

Blog Post
A tale of two states: NY and CA chart different courses on nuclear
Blog Post
Transportation emissions roll over power sector emissions
Blog Post
Decoupling economic growth from carbon emissions
View
Brief
Recommendations for Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

Amid the more well-known national-level activity, U.S. states are demonstrating serious climate action. In the past 15 years, 18 states have set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets through legislation or executive orders. Efforts in some of these states have faded …

View Details Download (pdf, 442 KB)

Blog Post
Maryland set to exceed its 2020 climate goal
View
Brief
Maryland’s Post-2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target Setting

Maryland’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent from 2006 levels by 2020 is ambitious and has put it in the company of leading states. As 2020 nears, it is becoming increasingly clear that Maryland will likely achieve this …

View Details Download (pdf, 127 KB)

View
Brief
Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

Hydropower makes up a sizable share of the U.S. electricity supply. A significant portion of this is imported from Canada, which is linked to the U.S. electricity grid through dozens of connections along the border. Expansion of this resource is …

View Details Download (pdf, 1 MB)

Blog Post
World economy grew, but carbon emissions didn’t
Blog Post
Power can be both clean and reliable
Blog Post
US-China climate goals go well beyond business as usual
Blog Post
SaskPower unveils first commercial-scale, coal-fired power plant to capture carbon
Blog Post
No single solution to nuclear’s troubles
View
Brief
Climate Solutions: The Role of Nuclear Power

Nuclear power supplies more than 60 percent of the nation’s zero-carbon electricity. The planned retirement of five nuclear reactors could make it tougher to meet U.S. climate goals.  A C2ES brief examines the pressures on the nation’s nuclear fleet and …

View Details Download (pdf, 750 KB)

Blog Post
Maintaining U.S. nuclear power helps meet our climate goals
Blog Post
Stronger action needed to meet U.S. climate pledge
Blog Post
’60 Minutes’ story on clean tech omits climate change
Blog Post
Meeting our energy needs
Blog Post
Headwinds for coal
Blog Post
Leveraging the natural gas boom to cut carbon
Blog Post
Party like it’s 1994
Blog Post
Not yet on track to 17 percent reduction