Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector

This solution addresses environmental degradation and public health problems associated with greenhouse gases in New York City, USA for local communities

Problem Description

The power sector has become significantly cleaner in recent years, but a fundamental reconfiguration is required to achieve a deep reduction in GHG emissions and move toward the 80 x 50 goal.

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Story

While a low carbon power sector is technically feasible, many hurdles remain. Much of our current energy supply and the barriers to cleaner generation lie beyond the geographic boundaries of the city. Therefore, our 80 x 50 plan will be based on a regional strategy. We will partner with other municipalities, utilities, transmission owners, generators, and energy services companies, as well as State and Federal regulators, in order to achieve significant GHG reductions.

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STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

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