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Multiple U.S. Energy Models Highlight the Importance of Incentives for CO2 Capture Technologies

Posted by OnLocation on Oct 29, 2020 4:45:17 PM

Frances Wood and Sharon Showalter at OnLocation co-authored a paper that was recently published in the journal Energy Policy titled “Could congressionally mandated incentives lead to deployment of large-scale CO2 capture facilities for enhanced oil recovery CO2 markets and geologic CO2 storage?” The paper describes the results of a joint study performed in coordination with the Stanford University Energy Modeling Forum, an organization that promotes the use of energy policy models to improve the understanding of important energy and environmental issues. Other organizations involved in the study include the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Electric Power Research Institute. The study was performed using five energy models, including a customized version of the National Energy Modeling System created by OnLocation and referred to here as the CTUS-NEMS model.

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Topics: Energy, NEMS, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, Oil and Gas Production, carbon capture, ccs

Negative Consequences Expected from Proposed Restrictions on Oil and Natural Gas Production

Posted by OnLocation on Oct 5, 2020 1:34:37 PM

A compelling new report released by the American Petroleum Institute (API) in early September highlights the negative consequences expected from recent proposals that would ban federal leasing of public lands and waters for natural gas and oil development in the United States. The API report, The Consequences of a Leasing and Development Ban on Federal Lands and Waters,” concludes that such a ban would result in significant negative impacts on U.S. energy security, the economy, and the environment.

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Topics: Energy, NEMS, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, Oil and Gas Production, Fracking

Transportation and Climate Initiative Webinar on September 16; OnLocation Modeling Supports This Process

Posted by OnLocation on Sep 14, 2020 1:38:08 PM

On Wednesday September 16, 2020, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will host a webinar to present updates on program design, modeling, and the implications of COVID-19. The goal of the initiative is to establish a regional policy to encourage the use of low-carbon transportation fuels and investment in transportation projects to achieve additional environmental benefits. The program would cover more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from twelve TCI states and the District of Columbia.

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Topics: Energy, Environmental Compliance, NEMS, Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, climate change, transportation climate initiative

Opportunities and Challenges Presented by High Deployment of Renewables on the Grid

Posted by OnLocation on Aug 28, 2020 3:49:05 PM

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Alternative Technologies, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, NEMS Model, Advanced Technologies, TCI

The Next Generation of Vehicles

Posted by OnLocation on Aug 11, 2020 3:34:09 PM

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Topics: Energy Modeling, Environmental Regulation, Energy Policy, Alternative Technologies, Integrated Modeling, Transportation Technologies, Electric Vehicles, NEMS Model, Advanced Technologies, TCI

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