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.

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
Illustration of outdoor geothermal network showing district heating and cooling technology

The potential of hybrid clean energy systems to advance energy and climate justice

New research showcases how coupling existing state efforts to accelerate renewable energy adoption in underserved low-income communities and to replace aging gas distribution networks with district heating and cooling could transform overburdened communities into high energy-performance communities that are safer and more resilient.

By Marta Darby

Research Review
April 23, 2022
Workers carry a solar panel to be installed on the roof of Balcombe primary school, as part of a community-owned renewable energy project

Europe’s energy transition: Can renewable energy communities lead to greater energy justice?

Renewable energy communities (RECs) have the potential to empower communities and benefit energy-vulnerable and energy-poor households. Recent research and review articles look at how this plays out in practice.
By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
March 22, 2022

Solar and crop production research shows ‘multi-solving’ climate benefits

In this Yale Climate Connections article, AGCI's Martín Bonzi and Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®'s Sarah Spengeman discuss how agrivoltaics researchers are finding multiple benefits from pairing solar power and crops production, which can increase citizen engagement and support for solar development.
By Martín Bonzi Sarah Spengeman
News
December 1, 2021
Sheep in pasture in front of solar panel array

How “agrivoltaics” can provide more benefits than agriculture and solar photovoltaics separately

Recent research evaluates how agrivoltaics -- co-locating solar electricity generation and agricultural production -- may achieve sustainable energy and food goals while possibly reducing local opposition to solar energy deployment.

By Aspen Global Change Institute Staff

Research Review
October 18, 2021
Workshop Presentation
September 15, 2021
Workshop Presentation
September 15, 2021