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Assessing Methods to Integrate the Physical Risks and Transition Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change Into the President’s Macroeconomic Forecast

Assessing Methods to Integrate the Physical Risks...

The Federal Government has broad exposure to the physical risks of climate change and the transition risks associated with the global shift away from carbon-intensive energy sources. At the same…

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Decarbonization: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Department of Energy’s Management of Risks to Carbon Capture Projects

Decarbonization: Opportunities Exist to Improve...

In 2023, carbon dioxide (CO2), the most abundant greenhouse gas, reached a record high concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scientific assessments have…

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Dun & Bradstreet 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Dun & Bradstreet 2023 Environmental, Social &...

Dun & Bradstreet has released their global 2023 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report. This report shares progress made on their commitments to create solutions to support other companies’ ESG…

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How Federal Funding for Basic Research Spurs Clean Energy Discoveries the World Needs: Eight Case Studies

How Federal Funding for Basic Research Spurs Clean...

Addressing climate change is urgent, which is why so many activists, pundits, and elected officials argue for taking action now by banning fossil fuels, subsidizing or mandating the production or…

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Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer

Nuclear Cooperation with Other Countries: A Primer

In order for the United States to engage in significant civilian nuclear cooperation with other states, it must conclude a framework agreement that meets specific requirements under Section 123 of…

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Climate Change: Global Temperature

Climate Change: Global Temperature

Given the tremendous size and heat capacity of the global oceans, it takes a massive amount of added heat energy to raise Earthʼs average yearly surface temperature even a small…

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Top Cyber Actions for Securing Water Systems

Top Cyber Actions for Securing Water Systems

Water and Wastewater Systems Sector entities (herein referred to as “water systems”) run operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems that are too often vulnerable to cyberattacks. This fact…

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Environmental Justice Activities and  Programs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

For decades, policymakers and stakeholders have raised concerns regarding the disproportionate effects of environmental pollution among different communities and populations in the United States. The consideration of environmental justice across…

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Rethinking Concerns About AI’s Energy Use

Rethinking Concerns About AI’s Energy Use

With the recent surge in interest in artificial intelligence (AI), people are once again raising questions about the energy use of an emerging technology. In this case, critics speculate that…

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Potential Impacts of Offshore Wind on The Marine Ecosystem and Associated Species: Background and Issues for Congress

Potential Impacts of Offshore Wind on The Marine...

Offshore wind energy is one alternative to energy derived from the combustion of fossil fuels. The United States’ ability to harness wind energy from the outer continental shelf is at…

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A Realist Approach to Hydrogen

A Realist Approach to Hydrogen

Clean hydrogen is expensive to produce, difficult to transport, and a second- or third-best clean energy solution in almost all proposed markets. To help drive the global green transition, a…

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Mobile Communications Networks

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Mobile...

This white paper analyses the key strategies and technologies to enable energy-efficient operation of mobile networks, the potential inclusion of alternative or renewable energy solutions as part of mobile infrastructure,…

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Security Requirements and Considerations for Hazardous Materials Transportation

Security Requirements and Considerations for...

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is responsible for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat). Millions of tons of hazmat are safely transported…

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Investment Trends in Sustainable Postal Processing Operations

Investment Trends in Sustainable Postal Processing...

The postal and logistics industry is a leading producer of carbon emissions. Transportation, packaging materials, energy, and land use contribute to a carbon footprint much larger than that of many…

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EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF)

Section 60103 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) amends the Clean Air Act to provide for a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to be administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection…

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