Resources

AGCI makes publicly accessible thousands of video presentations, research publications, and other resources from our workshops and projects. Use the search and filter options below to explore the resource library.

New federal programs could ease high home heating bills

Twenty percent of American households had to choose between basic necessities and heating or cooling their homes in 2020. Research shows that energy insecurity disproportionately affects low-income, as well as Native American, Black, and Hispanic households. But two new federal programs aim to address these inequities by providing $9 billion in rebates for residential energy-efficiency upgrades and cost-saving electric appliances.
By Emily Jack-Scott Michelle Solomon Liz Carver
News
January 12, 2024

Living in the cold: Addressing the inequities of heating energy poverty in winter

Recent research highlights gaps in how heating energy burden and poverty are measured and suggests ways policies can be designed to address energy burden inequities without exacerbating energy insecurity.
By Emily Jack-Scott Liz Carver
Research Review
November 20, 2023

More water and more energy: The potential win-win of floating photovoltaics

New research explores how the combination of photovoltaic technology and water infrastructure can help stabilize water supplies in drought-stricken regions while increasing sources of local, renewable energy.
By Tanya Petach
Research Review
September 13, 2023

Understanding global change challenges: Energy transitions

A conversation with Dr. Paulina Jaramillo on why transitioning from fossil-based energy systems to cleaner alternatives is important in global change research.
By Elise Osenga
AGCI Insight
September 8, 2023

Why the food system is the next frontier in climate action

Virtually all paths to a net-zero-emissions food system rely on consumers in high-income countries shifting to a more plant-forward diet. Energy Innovation's Daniel J. O'Brien and AGCI's Devan Crane explore emerging research on how food producers and consumers, as well as policymakers, can tackle food system emissions in this piece for Yale Climate Connections.
By Daniel J. O'Brien Devan Crane
News
April 20, 2023

Reducing food system emissions, one bite at a time

Emerging research is beginning to shed light on actions that consumers and producers alike can take to reduce food system impacts on the climate. Emissions are generated at every stage of the food system, from the production on farm to the food you scrape off your plate.
By Emily Jack-Scott Devan Crane
Research Review
February 28, 2023
Electrical transmission towers with wind turbines in background at dusk

Technological learning and policy together can advance clean energy

In this Yale Climate Connections article, AGCI's James Arnott and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®'s Michelle Solomon explain how adoption of new climate technologies involves "learning curves," which policymakers must account for to accurately estimate the declining future cost of clean energy.
By James C. Arnott Michelle Solomon
News
November 4, 2022

“Learning” frontiers in the energy transition

How quickly we reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions critically depends on how fast we learn in the process. New research uses learning curves to explain staggering declines in costs of key climate technologies like solar photovoltaics and batteries, grounding hopes that we can get where we need to go—as long as we don’t delay getting started.
By James C. Arnott
Research Review
August 31, 2022
Offshore wind turbines

Distilling the key factors that drive social acceptance of ocean renewable energy

Many US coastal states are looking to the prospect of ocean renewable energy (ORE), particularly offshore wind, to help meet ambitious emissions reduction goals. Social science offers insight into who supports or opposes ORE and why, and suggests actions that could help promote a more just transition to ORE.
By Jessica Reilly-Moman
Research Review
June 23, 2022

Lessons from European renewable energy communities

By creating structures for marginalized communities to generate their own renewable electricity, community-driven programs like Europe's Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) have the potential to improve energy justice. However, as AGCI's Emily Jack-Scott and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®'s Hadley Tallackson explain, recent research illustrates how RECs must be carefully designed to not worsen energy inequities facing low-income and vulnerable households.
By Emily Jack-Scott Hadley Tallackson
News
May 17, 2022