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Achieving Clean Electricity Generation at Least Cost to Ratepayers by 2045
The role of direct air capture and negative emissions technologies in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways towards +1.5˚C and +2˚C futures
Values-Based Scenarios of Water Security: Rights to Water, Rights of Waters, and Commercial Water Rights
Effects of Direct Air Capture Technology Availability on Stranded Assets and Committed Emissions in the Power Sector
The role of negative emissions in meeting China’s 2060 carbon neutrality goal
Electricity Sales Forecast for Virginia 2020-2050
Developing a Smart Grid for Virginia
Decarbonizing Virginia's Economy: Pathways to 2050
Survey of Virginia Local Economic Developers
Clean Dispatchable Power Sources
Food–energy–water implications of negative emissions technologies in a +1.5 °C future
Emerging Issues in Decentralized Resource Governance: Environmental Federalism, Spillovers, and Linked Socio-Ecological Systems
COVID-19 Economic and Tax Revenue Impacts
Honoring Those Who Served: An Analysis of Virginia State Veterans Cemeteries
Carilion Clinic's Economic Contribution to the State and Service Region
Virginia Local Tax Rates 2018
Survey of Virginia Economic Development Incentives
The Effects of "Non-binding" Price Floors
Clarke County, Virginia: Cost of Community Services Study
Economic Impacts of the Virginia Tech Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Campus

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This paper explores potential strategies for achieving least-cost decarbonization by 2045, using Resources for the Future's electricity planning model.

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This paper is a review of some current issues in the field of environmental federalism.

Carbon Capture Center

We use the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM) to understand the role of DACCS across all 5 SSPs for the below 2˚C and below 1.5˚C end-of-century warming goals. We assess DACCS deployment relative to other carbon capture methods, and its side effects for global energy, water, land systems.


Scenarios for meeting ambitious climate targets rely on large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs), including direct air capture (DAC). However, the tradeoffs between food, water and energy created by deploying different NETs are unclear.


In this opinion piece, Bill Shobe, director of the UVA Energy Transition Initiative, explains that "we can use renewables, energy storage and improved efficiency to reenergize Virginia's economy as we help reduce the harmful effects of global warming."

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This report explores four strategies for decarbonizing Virginia by 2050: efficiency in energy use, eliminating fossil fuels from electricity generation, electrifying transportation services and building energy use, and capturing and sequestering remaining CO2 emissions.

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This report begins with a discussion of recent trends in Virginia's electricity demand, including the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Smart Meter

This report explores how a smarter grid can enable Virginia to take advantage of clean energy resources, energy storage, and demand management technologies. It discusses the costs and benefits of smart grid applications, and discusses Virginia’s efforts to develop a smarter grid.

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One-hour informational webinar hosted by Energy Transition Initiative at Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA; The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy; and Diane Cherry Consulting.

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This report describes the results of an economic development incentives survey administered to local economic developers in Virginia.  

energy storage

This report reviews technologies that can potentially help Virginia cost-effectively reach net zero carbon energy, assesses them along multiple criteria, and provides recommendations for how Virginia should move forward.

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This Legal Report on Executive Order 43 evaluates two questions: (1) what are the existing laws and regulations on the books today that will aid Virginia in meeting its decarbonization targets; and (2) what existing laws and regulations may (intentionally or not) pose barriers to implementation.