The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2) was released by DOE on January 6, 2016. Titled "Transforming the Nation's Electricity System," the report describes five major trends shaping the electricity system:
The growing interdependencies between critical infrastructures and electricity;
The creation of economic value through electrification of systems;
New challenges to management of the electricity system;
The increasing decarbonization of electricity; and
National security vulnerabilities related to electricity dependency.
Georgia Tech worked with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to produce two of the environmental baseline reports commissioned by the study:
- Brown, Marilyn A., Daniel D’Arcy, Melissa Lapsa, Isha Sharma, Yufei Li. 2017. Solid Waste from the Operation and Decommissioning of Power Plants, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/SPR-2016/774.
- Emanuele Massetti, Marilyn Brown, Melissa Lapsa, Isha Sharma, James Bradbury, Colin Cunliff, Yufei Li. 2017. Environmental Quality and the U.S. Power Sector: Air Quality, Water Quality, Land Use and Environmental Justice, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL/SPR-2016/772.
In addition, the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of The Electricity Journal has a paper that was derived from our baseline research:
- Brown, Marilyn A., Yufei Li, Emanuele Massetti, and Melissa Lapsa. 2017. “U.S. Sulfur Dioxide Emission Reductions: Shifting Factors and a Carbon Dioxide Penalty,” The Electricity Journal.