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.

Free engulfed in flames in California wildfire

Understanding California wildfires: Climate trends and response options

California is in the middle of another unprecedented fire year. More acres have burned to date than any year previously on record. For those directly…

By James C. Arnott
Research Review
September 22, 2020
Coal production plant smokestacks spewing emissions

Coal exit: Different approaches to determining costs, benefits, and justice implications

One bright spot amid the past quarter was Britain’s record-breaking 67 days of coal-free electricity. Remarkably, the birthplace of coal-based industrialization met power demands for more…

By James C. Arnott
Research Review
June 22, 2020
Sign in store window: "COVID-19 Quarantine. Stay Hone. Stay Safe"

COVID-19 recovery, climate impacts, and co-benefits: Stimulus policies that can multi-solve

Figure 1. Hanna et al. 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a global cessation of travel, manufacturing, and countless economic activities. Because our economies are still…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
June 15, 2020
Data center equipment

How much energy do data centers really use?

By Eric Masanet and Nuoa Lei, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

Data centers can be thought of as the “brains” of the…

By Eric Masanet and Nuoa Lei, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

Research Review
March 22, 2020
House with red tiled roof and solar panels

What rooftop solar tells us about who’s participating (and who’s not) in the clean energy transition

Moving society to near zero carbon emissions will entail a substantial amount of distributed clean energy generation. Distributed generation can occur at household or neighborhood…

By James C. Arnott
Research Review
March 18, 2020
Brown dirt road runs through center of green cornfield

Negative emission technologies and land use

Given the aspirations of the Paris Accord, the challenge facing humanity can be expressed in simple terms: halve annual CO2 emissions by 2030, halve them again…

By John Katzenberger
Research Review
December 22, 2019
Protesters with signs against a high-voltage power line in Pegnitz, Germany

Energy justice: a complex but vital piece to a clean energy transition

The global energy system of the future will look drastically different than it does today. Energy sources, markets, grids, governance structures: every dimension of the…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
December 22, 2019
Heat pump installed outside private home

Electrifying the building sector: Recent research perspectives on available technologies, policies, and mitigation strategies 

Eliminating building sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is widely acknowledged as critical to limiting global warming. Residential and commercial buildings consumed 40 percent of energy…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
September 20, 2019
Direct air capture and storage technology

Direct air capture and storage: Should we be driving with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake?

Direct Air Capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is one set of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) strategies that may play a role in…

By John Katzenberger
Research Review
September 20, 2019
Graphic illustrating Deep Decarbonization Pathways Design Framework

Sharing our hopes, fears, and solutions to solve climate change while creating a better society: The deep decarbonization pathways design framework

It is now broadly understood that the global average temperature must not rise more than 1.5°C (2.7°F) above pre-industrial levels if we are to limit…

By Chris Bataille, IDDRI

Research Review
June 20, 2019