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Russia-Ukraine Energy Implications

Electric Vehicles

PennDOT: Slides from CEPM Webinar 11/16/22 

EV Mobility Plan
The EV Mobility Plan identifies specific actions PennDOT can take to facilitate the transition to electrified mobility across Pennsylvania. This plan lays the groundwork for the next step, which is the implementation of the NEVI State Plan. The EV Mobility Plan recommends supporting the installation of at least 5,000 new EV charging ports at 2,000 sites by 2028. This will be accomplished by leveraging various funding mechanisms, including cost sharing and funding from the BIL.

 

https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/EVs/Pages/NEVI.aspx

 

PA Electric Vehicle Roadmap 2022
The Pennsylvania Electric Vehicle Roadmap presents strategies and actions that policymakers, decision-makers, and other leaders can take to expand knowledge and use of EVs.

https://files.dep.state.pa.us/Energy/OfficeofPollutionPrevention/StateEnergyProgram/PAEVRoadmap.pdf

International Energy Agency: "Russia's War on Ukraine: Analyzing the impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on global energy markets"

This International Energy Agency website provides a comprehensive explanation of the global energy forces at work in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Russia’s role in supplying Europe with gas and oil, and how Europe and the U.S. are impacted.

 

https://www.iea.org/topics/russia-s-war-on-ukraine

National Public Radio: “Pennsylvania gas industry looks to export to Europe amid Russian invasion of Ukraine”      

This National Public Radio article provides an explanation of how the Appalachian region’s natural gas industry could provide some help for Europe’s energy needs through increased exports of LNG.

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2022/02/25/pennsylvania-gas-industry-looks-to-export-to-europe-amid-russian-invasion-of-ukraine/

 

Council on Foreign Relations: “Russia’s Energy Role in Europe: What’s at Stake With the Ukraine Crisis”      

This article by the Council on Foreign Relations provides a good explanation of Russia’s role in the European energy market.

 

https://www.cfr.org/in-brief/russias-energy-role-europe-whats-stake-ukraine-crisis

U.S. Energy Information Administration: “Russia’s Energy Role in Europe: What’s at Stake With the Ukraine Crisis”      

This analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration gives an in-depth look at Russia’s oil, natural gas, and coal exports and the countries that import the most.

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=51618

 

Methane Emissions

Microgrids

This analysis from the International Energy Agency explains why methane emissions contribute to global warming and the need to eliminate them from oil and natural gas operations.
https://www.iea.org/reports/methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas

This link to the EPA website provides information about methane, efforts to reduce emissions, and the Global Methane Initiative.
https://www.epa.gov/gmi/importance-methane


This link provides basic information on methane emission estimates by segment of the oil and natural gas industry. 
https://www.epa.gov/natural-gas-star-program/estimates-methane-emissions-segment-united-states


This report provides an explanation of how satellite methane monitoring can help eliminate emissions.
https://www.energypolicy.columbia.edu/research/commentary/nowhere-hide-implications-policy-industry-and-finance-satellite-based-methane-detection


This article provides insight on what continuous methane monitoring is and why natural gas producers are adopting the technology.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/06/30/climate-activists-and-gas-companies-are-betting-big-on-methane-monitoring/?sh=2927c6464444

U.S. Dept. of Energy “How Microgrids Work”

This article gives a brief overview of microgrids and their benefits and provides a link to other resources on the DOE’s work in this area.

 

https://www.energy.gov/articles/how-microgrids-work

 

Microgrid Resources Coalition “What’s a Microgrid?”      

This website provides a good source for information about the features and benefits of microgrids and provides some case studies from projects that have been undertaken.

https://microgridresources.org/what-is-microgrid/

 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Grid Modernization”

The NREL does extensive research on energy transformation, including the use of microgrids. This website provides in-depth information about the capabilities and features of microgrids, and provides a link to publications, data, and tools.

https://www.nrel.gov/grid/microgrids.html

 

Center for Energy and Climate Solutions “Microgrids”

This website outlines microgrid features and also provides in-depth information about the challenges facing this technology along with some steps that can be taken to foster its deployment.

https://www.c2es.org/content/microgrids/

 

Microgrid Knowledge “Why Use Natural Gas in Microgrids?”

This website makes the argument that natural gas has an advantage when used in microgrids because it is readily available and reliable.

https://microgridknowledge.com/natural-gas-fired-microgrids/

Decarbonization

Volkswagen AG - “Decarbonization - What is it?”

This article provides a general overview of the concept of decarbonization, focusing on the role of the automotive industry.

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/stories/2019/03/decarbonization-what-is-it.html

World Bank -  “Decarbonizing Development”

Comprehensive report published by the World Bank examining decarbonization and its relationship to climate change. The report also discusses the transition to a decarbonized world, establishing best practices for such transition.

https://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/document/Climate/dd/decarbonizing-development-report.pdf

World Economic Forum – “What’s the path to deep decarbonization?”

This article discusses the topic of decarbonization generally and delves into the challenges of the transition.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/12/whats-the-path-to-deep-decarbonization/

Yale – “Deep Decarbonization: A Realistic Way Forward on Climate Change”

This article published by Yale University examines the recent history of climate change and provides a comprehensive argument for why deep decarbonization is the best path to tackle the issue.

https://e360.yale.edu/features/deep-decarbonization-a-realistic-way-forward-on-climate-change

Brookings Institute – “Accelerating the Low Carbon Transition”

This publication by the Brookings Institute is designed for governments and businesses who seek to accelerate their own organization’s decarbonization efforts.

https://www.energy-transitions.org/publications/accelerating-the-low-carbon-transition/

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