Floating offshore wind farms could potentially triple the Pacific Northwest's wind power capacity while offsetting billions of dollars in costs for utilities, ratepayers, insurance companies, and others.
In a new paper, researchers point to three major efforts where the biggest climate mitigation gains stand to be realized: ramping up carbon dioxide removal, reigning in non-carbon dioxide emissions and halting deforestation.
PNNL researchers are helping to better define the need for grid energy storage in future clean energy scenarios, as well as working to improve technologies for storing renewable energy so it's available when and where it's needed.
Using a combination of satellite data and modeling to study the temperatures and humidity people might feel in urban areas, researchers have pinpointed who in the U.S. is most vulnerable to heat stress.
Findings in a new PNNL report show long-duration energy storage will be a necessity in decarbonizing the grid and recommends the planning and procurement process to identify those needs start immediately.
In new work, PNNL researchers find that 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide may need to be pulled from Earth's atmosphere and oceans annually to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. A diverse suite of carbon dioxide removal methods will be key.