CHP and a Changing Climate: Reducing Emissions and Improving Resilience

Dec 23, 2020


Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2021) — Today the Combined Heat and Power Alliance will be releasing their new report, “CHP and a Changing Climate: Reducing Emissions and Improving Resilience.”

The global climate is changing, and many are working to reduce emissions and build up resiliency across sectors, including electricity generation, transportation, industry, and commercial and residential buildings. Combined heat and power (CHP) can help to confront climate change challenges on both fronts: as an electric and thermal energy generation resource with lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than other generation options, and as a resilient asset that can keep the lights on during grid outages.

The report examines CHP’s role as a climate change solution due to its ability to reduce emissions and serve as a resilient energy resource, reliably providing electric and thermal energy even as climate change threatens and causes further disruptions to the grid. The report begins with an analysis of these key CHP benefits and is followed by an overview of the state of the market and recommendations for policymakers and other key stakeholders to increase CHP deployment.

To learn more about the report, register for the report launch webinar taking place on January 14, 2021 at 2:00pm EST. The webinar will begin with a presentation of the paper’s main findings from lead author and CHPA Deputy Executive Director, Lynn A. Kirshbaum. Following the remarks will be a discussion featuring ICF Manager David Jones and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Senior Energy Fellow Doug Vine. The discussion will be moderated by Executive Director of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance David Gardiner. Register for the event here.

A special thank you to our report and webinar sponsors: 2G Energy, AB Energy, American Gas Association, Capstone Turbines, Caterpillar, Exergy Partners, Siemens Energy, and Solar Turbines.

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