The transition to a net-zero carbon economy is bringing with it unprecedented national and global policies and investments for climate and energy. This is coupled with rapid industry commitments and a race by countries including the U.S., China, UK and members of the EU to dominate the new Green-Tech industrial sector. Our team is being recognized for our work to quantify the transitions risks and unintended consequences of the net-zero carbon transition and implications for industry and government with a focus on public policy, national security, supply chains, ESG, finance and trade.
THE UNITED STATES OFFSHORE WIND PERMITTING PROCESS
samantha walcott, dr. jay golden
With the introduction of new global Net Zero carbon commitments, renewable energy is on the rise to support carbon neutral manufacturing, transportation, and housing. President Biden’s commitment to 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030 as a part
of Executive Order 14008 Tackling the Climate Crisis is equivalent to more than 2% of the U.S utility-scale electricity generating capacity. Its also approximately 25% of total U.S wind electricity generating capacity. As production in the United States takes
off, we must consider the environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. Animals like birds, benthic and pelagic species can be affected by the turbines. There are also stakeholders that are impacted like the fishing industry and coastal and tribal communities. We must recognize roadblocks to the success of offshore wind and create solutions that enable us to achieve our low carbon energy and electricity future.
CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS FOR CLIMATE & ENERGY
dr. jay golden
A groundbreaking early report (369 pages with great illustrations) by Dr. Golden provides policy makers science based recommendations to implement strategies to reduce climate and energy impacts from infrastructure, construction, and building materials with a focus on urban areas.