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Report April 29, 2020

Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing

By Nancy Seidman, Alice Napoleon, Kathryn Maddux, Christopher James, Dara Torre, Donna Brutkoski, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Ken Colburn, Jamie Hall, Jennifer Kallay, Max Chang, Philip Eash-Gates, Denise Harlow, Meg Power

In this report, produced with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Synapse Energy Economics, RAP and Community Action Partnership take an in-depth look at the disparate impacts electric and natural gas infrastructure have on economic, social, and health outcomes — and consider how to ensure that a clean-energy future is a more equitable future. Th...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrated Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
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实现清洁空气和低碳目标的最佳实践(节选)

By Christopher James

本文是睿博能源智库《实现清洁空气和低碳目标的最佳实践》(英文版)的节选。该手册提供了降低危险排放物和温室气体的方法和步骤,建议将清洁能源政策和能源效率的环境效益纳入空气质量规划,并对最佳实践进行了总结。空气质量管理的综合方法将帮助中国的政策制...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report March 26, 2019

Best Practices for Achieving Cleaner Air and Lower Carbon

By Christopher James

The State Council’s Ten Measures Action Plan and regional efforts like those in Jing-Jin-Ji, Yangzte River, and Pearl River Deltas have reduced the severity and duration of China’s air pollution. But pollution levels must drop by two-thirds or more from their 2013 concentrations to reach the country’s Grade I PM2.5 and even further to meet the World Health ...

Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Report February 1, 2018

中国电力行业改革与空气质量管理:明确机构职能的国际经验

By Christopher James

中国“十三五”规划提出要建立电力市场,加大改善空气质量的力度等目标。然而在实现规划提 出的能源和环境目标过程中,可能会导致意想不到的后果,包括污染的加剧,污染从一个地区 转移到另一个地区,以及中国可再生能源和新的高效火电厂利用不足等问题。 欧盟...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Climate and Public Health, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Policy Brief November 7, 2017

China’s Power Sector and Air Quality Reforms: Global Lessons on Getting Institutional Responsibilities Right

By Christopher James

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan includes goals to establish electricity markets and deepen progress toward improving air quality. But achieving the plan’s energy and environmental targets could result in unintended consequences, including increased pollution, shifting pollution from one region to another, and falling short in the utilization of China’s renewabl...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy Download View Summary
Presentation April 27, 2017

Retooling Regulation: Integrating Environmental and Energy Planning through a Multi-Pollutant “E-Merge” Approach

By Christopher James, Ken Colburn

In a RAP webinar held on April 27th, 2017, we address the question of whether energy and environmental regulators can work together, in a more integrated and streamlined fashion, to achieve state energy and air quality goals. We think they can. Ken Colburn and Christopher James detail how energy and air quality planning can be retooled—in a process RAP has du...

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Webinar (video)

E-Merge: Retooling Regulation for Clean Air and Clean Energy (Webinar)

Technology, consumer choices, and evolving markets are driving the U.S. power sector rapidly toward cleaner energy. Yet energy and air quality regulations are failing to keep pace with change. The result is inefficient “stovepiping” of responsibilities, as states struggle to meet numerous statutory requirements. The considerable impact of the energy sector on the environment, and...

Report October 29, 2016

RGGI Program Review: A Model to Reduce Regulatory Uncertainty in Carbon Planning

By David Farnsworth, David Littell, Christopher James, Kelly Speakes-Backman

As China moves through the process of testing approaches and implementing a national program for regulating carbon emissions, lessons from similar programs elsewhere in the world may prove useful. In particular, such a program requires a robust review to ensure its economic and environmental performance. A successful example of program review can be found in the ...

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Presentation September 11, 2016

Regional Air Quality Planning: Energy and Air Quality Integration

By Christopher James

At a regional air quality management planning workshop of the World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environment Health (PMEH) program, Christopher James spoke of the importance of integrated energy and air quality planning. He highlights the importance of identifying the air quality and other benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy, educating air a...

Air Quality and Multi-Pollutant Strategies Download View Summary