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.

Workshop Presentation
July 19, 2021
Three electrical power toers in front of flooded area

How climate-induced risks affect power system planning in the U.S. Southeast

Energy supplies are likely to be altered by climate change as shifts in the physical environment reduce the capacity and efficiency of power plants. A new study highlights how long-term energy planning might include a more comprehensive assessment of climate change impacts, and how adaptation and mitigation strategies can converge.
By Julie Vano
Research Review
June 24, 2021
United Nations Climate Change Conference delegates applaud at adoption of Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement, five years later: What research says about future directions

Adoption of the Paris Agreement, December 2015. Photo: UNclimatechange | CC BY 2.0

Five years ago at the annual Conference of the Parties (COP21) in…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
December 21, 2020

Industry Decarbonization Infographic

This infographic was derived as a final product of AGCI's 2018 workshop on Technologies and Policies to Decarbonize the Industry Sector. It accompanied the open-access publication in Applied Energy co-authored by the workshop's participants. Industry generated 33% of global emissions in 2014, but 90% of these emissions come from a dozen industries. Technology and policy options can reach net zero industry emissions by 2070. Steel, chemicals, and cement alone generate >55% of global industry emissions. The workshop and its publication highlight the top strategies for decarbonizing global industry, which boil down to a three-pronged approach: 1) Reducing material consumption, 2) lowering energy use and shifting to clean energy, and 3) targeting the top-emitting industries. Policies can incentivize the transition. Companies that invest in the clean energy transition will profit from investing now. To dive deeper on decarbonization strategies for the industry sector, check out the full publication and explore the Agenda + Presentation on the workshop webpage.

Workshop Publication
October 1, 2020
Field of green switchgrass

Latest outlooks on biofuels

In late August, the Biden-Harris campaign came out with its strongest endorsement to date of ethanol and other biofuels, as Biden publicly criticized the Trump administration’s…

By Emily Jack-Scott
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