In the business sector, industry-wide collaboration is critical to addressing climate change. However, antitrust law in the United States deters such partnerships. Antitrust doctrine could be adjusted to support climate progress if environmental impacts are reframed as economic factors.
Distributed energy resources (DERs) are important pathways in the clean energy transition. However, valuing these pathways is challenging. New research examines what value these technologies bring to the grid and how utilities should structure payments for them in the distributed energy system of tomorrow.
Storage capacity is a major obstacle in the world’s shift to low-carbon energy. Norway’s reuse of car batteries may help us understand how to make this switch, both reducing environmental impacts and creating business opportunities.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have long been left on the sidelines of company reporting strategies. However, new research links strong and transparent ESG disclosure with financial profitability.
The electric transmission system is the backbone of the electrical grid. Expanding the transmission system is a critical componentof reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and an 80% clean electricity sector by 2030, but this expansion will require significant reforms to currently uncoordinated grid planning processes.
The pandemic has shaken global supply chains, highlighting the importance of enhanced management and fresh priorities.New research finds topfactorsto increase supply chain resilience to future disruptions.
IPCC estimates an investment of 2.4 trillion dollars in energy systems for a low-carbon economy. It requires financial innovations and an understanding of its emergence and diffusion. Green bonds, a recent financial innovation, have been gaining attention – the roles of various stakeholders, self-reinforcing processes, and widespread acceptance have been vital factors for its growth and distribution. Assessing these parameters helps to better understand obstacles and factors that influence successful dispersion of other financial innovations.