Since June 7th, “The US energy transition and its wider context” dossier realized, in cooperation with CESI, is online for free on Aspenia online, the internet version of Aspenia, magazine by Aspen Italy. The dossier is aimed to analyze the challenges and the opportunities that the energy transition could bring to the United States and how the Biden Administration is changing the US energy strategies after Trump years.
It opens with an article by Matteo Codazzi, CESI Group CEO: “A new direction for the US energy sector” shows how the American Jobs Plan, a $2.3 trillion package for employment and infrastructure to enable the country’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, can lead the US to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and achieving a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. In addition, CESI CEO highlights the importance of grid resilience and flexibility to contrast extreme weather phenomena caused by climate change. According to Codazzi, the US plan will further boost the economy, whilst maintaining the fight against climate change as a worldwide priority.
In this respect, in the dossier second article “The Texas blackout: key factors that nearly caused a grid failure”, CESI experts analyze the main causes of the blackout and underline the crucial areas of improvement for the American electric network.
As the energy transition requires a strong decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors, in the article “A look into opportunities and challenges for US decarbonization”, the CESI experts investigate how certain industries are more resistant to decarbonization. However, even those industries can implement sustainable solutions: from non-hydro storage to investment in flexibility, from infrastructural additions to the implementation of EVs.
Finally, the dossier features “Why we need a green social contract to make decarbonization just”, an interesting analysis on the socio-economics implications of the green transformation, provided by Simone Tagliapietra, research fellow at the Bruegel think tank and adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan.
You can read the entire dossier, for free, at this link.