• Blog
    May 17, 2021

    The Long Tail of Economy-wide Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The Biden Administration’s recently released 2030 emissions reduction target will rekindle a longstanding debate over how fast—and how best—to deliver on ambitious climate goals. As a large and relatively uniform emissions source, the power sector has provided the heavy lifting behind U.S. emissions
  • Blog
    April 23, 2021

    The Greatest Story Still Seldom Told

    Several years ago, we celebrated Earth Day by calling attention to what one group of state government officials refer to as “The Greatest Story Seldom Told”—namely, the incredible progress that the United States has made in reducing emissions, and America’s underappreciated standing as having one of
  • Blog
    April 16, 2021

    Global Energy Trends and The Technology Imperative: Numbers to Know

    Readers of Fuel for Thought are very familiar with the Chamber (and the broader business community’s) ongoing efforts to build consensus and advance effective climate policy solutions. We’ve made no bones about the fact that technology and innovation are not just an underappreciated solution to the
  • Blog
    March 26, 2021

    A First Look at Economy-wide CO2 Emissions in 2020

    In a Fuel for Thought post earlier this month, we took a first full-year look at 2020 Electricity Sales, Generation, and Emissions. On March 25th, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its latest Monthly Energy Review, which gives us our first full-year (though still preliminary)
  • Blog
    March 17, 2021

    The First Stop on the Road to Glasgow is Spelled N-D-C

    Washington, DC is famous for its alphabet soup of government acronyms. Some of them have become quite famous—every gift shop in the city sells “FBI” and “CIA” shirts and hats. But in the coming weeks, there’s a new one that is going to permeate discussion inside the Beltway: NDC, or Nationally
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    March 12, 2021

    How the Administration’s Climate and “Buy American” Goals May Clash

    To govern is to choose. For the Biden administration, tough choices may lie ahead given the potential conflicts between its climate and “Buy American” goals. On the one hand, a commitment to tackling climate change is evident across the administration’s appointments and policies. One of President