Energy Transition Research Institute
Autumn

Keeping Climate Cooperation Alive

Entri is working to keep the United States actively engaged in the Paris Agreement of 2015.

We recognize two important gaps in global climate cooperation. The first is not new. It is the well-known gap between the potential for emissions mitigation and actual technology deployment to cut emissions.

The second is the “leadership gap,” a new challenge presented by the Trump Administration's stated intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.

We have advised several foundations as they rush to support "sub-national" partners who are already providing leadership in lieu of the national government.

And now we are assessing the potential to create a public-private partnership of sub-national U.S. organizations and national leaders in Europe and Asia to help developing nations meet or beat their commitments to emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement.

This partnership would be created to provide flexible new sources of financing for developing country mitigation projects.

This work to "fill the gaps in climate leadership" is sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation. For more information, please contact us at info@etransition.org.

 

China's Power Sector Shapes the Global Future

Entri recently has supplemented its studies of China's potential to cut emissions from the power sector. Our new work considers whether switching automobiles to electric power would help or hurt efforts to reduce power sector emissions. The report is titled All-Electric Vehicles Unlikely to Reduce Air Pollutant Emissions In China Through Mid-Century and can be downloaded for free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Russian Scientists Chart Path to Deep Emissions Cuts

Russia could cut its greenhouse gas emissions to half of its 1990 levels.

That is the conclusion of a Russian team of scientists led by Igor Bashmakov of the Center for Energy Efficiency (CENEf) in Moscow in a major study called Costs and Benefits of a Low Carbon Economy and Society Transformation in Russia, 2050 Perspective. This report can be downloaded free from our publications page.

 

Entri Launches "Beyond Coal" Study of Poland

Entri has launched a study to identify options and strategies for the nation of Poland to move beyond coal while protecting the local and global environment and expanding economic and employment opportunities.

Coal accounts for just over half the primary energy and four-fifths of electric power generation in Poland. Pending political decisions could lock new coal systems into place in that country for the next half century. Our scoping study will suggest policy and other options for intervention to avoid that “coal lock-in.”

For more information, contact us at info@etransition.org.