Advanced Energy Systems
California needs clean firm power, and so does the rest of the world.
California needs clean firm power, and so does the rest of the world Three detailed models of the future of California’s power system all show that California needs carbon-free electricity sources that don’t depend on the weather. California’s energy planners project that electricity demand in California will nearly double from today to 2045, as more
How are we going to build all that clean energy infrastructure?
Most analyses find that to manage climate change, the United States will need to double or triple the size of its electric transmission system to move low-cost wind and solar energy around the nation and back it up with always-on power plants. But new report from Clean Air Task Force and the Niskanen Center finds […]
Regulating Flaring and Venting of Associated Gas
Gas flaring is a waste of gas and results in unnecessary emissions of methane, CO2, and pollutants such as particulate matter that directly harm human health. The EPA is working on strengthening regulations of methane from the oil and gas operations, and must address routine flaring as part of that rulemaking.
Advanced Nuclear Energy
Bridging the Gap: How Nuclear-Derived Zero-Carbon Fuels Can Help Decarbonize Marine Shipping
A report from Clean Air Task Force (CATF) finds that nuclear-derived zero-carbon fuels like hydrogen and ammonia could play a key role in decarbonizing the global marine shipping sector, and offers clear policy recommendations for how the U.S. could lead the global transition away from high-polluting shipping fuels.
Andrew Place Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Carbon Capture
Andrew Place, CATF’s Director of U.S. State Energy and Climate Policy, gave the following testimony before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Carbon Capture.
Open Letter from 27 Leaders in Industry, Academia and Civil Society on the EU’s TEN-E Regulation
A coalition of European industry and academic representatives signed an open letter calling for CO2 storage sites and multiple CO2 transport options to be supported by the TEN-E regulation. “The Trans-European Network for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation plays an important role in accelerating the build-out of infrastructure for a climate neutral Europe. We strongly support the TEN-E […]
Transportation Deep Decarbonization Initiative Synthesis
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) convened a high-level workshop with 25 researchers and thought leaders from various facets of the global transportation sector to assess options for decarbonization by 2050. This report synthesizes the findings from that workshop, and presents the consensus that pursuing various pathways simultaneously, including the advancement of both electrification and zero-carbon fuels […]
National Air Toxics Assessment and Cancer Risk in Allegheny County Pennsylvania Updated – May 2021
In August 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the results of its 2014 National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA). More recent data are not yet available. The purpose of NATA is to identify and prioritize air toxics (a subset of chemicals in the air pollution mixture, also called Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)), emission source […]