Tendencias y Estudios / Convergencia y sostenibilidad

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Model Legislation

Proactive state legislative action and planning are needed to realize the full benefits of electric transportation for citizens, the economy and the environment. Some states may be starting from scratch while others have existing legislation.

 Greater resilience to confront extreme weather

High-impact weather events are becoming more frequent and severe around the world. Regular, mid-tier events such as heavy rainstorms, high winds and seasonal flooding are also increasing in number. These two trends in combination are ratcheting up operational stress on transmission and distribution utilities. And utility executives around the world know it: 92% of the more than 200 respondents we surveyed as part of our Digitally Enabled Grid research expect extreme weather events to increase, and 83% see this trend as a threat to grid stability.

 Energy Policy Lighthouses: The Little Green Book

By many measures, the world is still in the early stages of a deep and profound transformation in energy, and industrial and agricultural processes. The aim of that transition is to achieve new policy goals for modern societies – among them, deep cuts in carbon dioxide and other warming gases. Success will require a reduction in emissions from current levels – more than 50 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalents today, rising at nearly 2% per year in recent years – to essentially zero over the next few decades, while delivering the energy the world needs at affordable costs.

Roadmap for Electric Transportation: Policy Guide

This policy guide — part of the Roadmap for Electric Transportation legislative kit — provides legislators and their staff members an overview of electric vehicle issues and options. It begins by looking at the merits of EV legislation to answer the all-important question: “Why?” From there this resource outlines the “what” and “how” of the many issues and options.

Towards net-zero emissions in the EU energy system by 2050

This report presents a comparison of 8 scenarios achieving more than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990, and 16 scenarios aiming at climate neutrality by 2050, similar with the ambitions of the “European Green Deal”.

 Guidelines for City Mobility: Steering towards collaboration

How people and goods get around our cities is undergoing considerable change. As new mobility options are introduced, cities and communities are trying to lower emissions, improve safety and increase affordability and accessibility of transport networks. Cities, mobility partners, and communities are taking a systems perspective to rethink the movement of people and goods.

Taking First Steps: Insights for States Preparing for Electric Transportation

As the market for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States continues to grow, states are beginning to pay more attention to the issues that arise. Although no one state agency has clear responsibility for it, utility commissions are taking their first steps toward determining how best to prepare for, accommodate and promote this transition.
They are meeting with sister state agencies to learn what the others are thinking about these changes.

The Net-Zero Challenge

The Net-Zero Challenge: Fast-Forward to Decisive Climate Action In 2015, world leaders met in Paris and agreed to limit a global temperature rise by the end of the century to well below 2°C  and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even  further to 1.5°C. In the past decade, however, emissions have  continued to increase at a rate of 1.5% per annum. A reduction  of approximately 3-6% per annum between now and 2030 is needed to limit global warming to 1.5-2°C.1

EQUIPOS DE AIRE ACONDICIONADO AMIGABLES CON EL AMBIENTE  Y ENERGÉTICAMENTE EFICIENTES

Esta Guía de Regulación Modelo complementa la Guía de Políticas para Equipos de Aire Acondicionado publicada por United for Efficiency (U4E), “Acelerando la Adopción Mundial de Equipos de Aire Acondicionado Respetuosos con el Ambiente y Energéticamente Eficientes”.