EMIC and the Center for Climate Change and Energy Solutions, a leading environmental think tank, are conducting a multipronged research project that will begin with a pair of stakeholder workshops and culminate in the release of a major paper and a public event. The goal is to provide credible information to policymakers and stakeholders on ways that the natural gas boom can be leveraged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and globally.
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Workshop I: Power, Transportation, and Industry
The first workshop, held in Houston on May 17, brought together key stakeholders to discuss the potential for GHG emission reductions in the transportation, power, and industrial sectors, as well as consider the latest research on natural gas emissions and its impacts on the economic viability of zero-carbon fuel sources. The five research papers prepared in connection with the event are below.
Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector
Natural Gas in the Industrial Sector
Natural Gas in the US Electric Power Sector
The Looming Natural Gas Transition in the United States
US Natural Gas Overview of Markets and Uses
Workshop II: Residences, Commercial Buildings, and Infrastructure
C2ES and EMIC are scoping a second workshop focused on residential and consumer uses of natural gas to be held in Boston on October 10, 2012. As currently envisioned, there would be four sessions with key stakeholders focused on natural gas infrastructure development and the use of natural gas in residential buildings, commercial buildings, and onsite distributed generation technologies.
Paper and Public Event
The results of the two workshops will be published as a major paper and announced at a public event in Washington, D.C. in early 2013 at a prominent venue in the D.C. area.