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Climate Solutions for Electricity Sector


A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Electricity Sector. It lists different solutions by the electricity sector towards addressing the climate crisis such as:

-Enhance efficiency by introducing new technologies and practices that reduce electricity demand

– Shift production towards renewables and reduce dependency on fossil fuels

– Enhancing grid flexibility and energy storage

This reading includes specific solutions from each sub-sector within the electricity sector. These solutions are based on adaptation scenarios, financial models, and are integrated with other solutions. They also include discussions related to each sub-sector.

Climate solutions for the electricity sector included in the reading are:

  1. Biomass Power
  2. Building Automation Systems
  3. Building Retrofitting
  4. Concentrated Solar Power
  5. Distributed Energy Storage
  6. Distributed Solar Photovoltaics
  7. District Heating
  8. Dynamic Glass
  9. Geothermal Power
  10. Green And Cool Roofs
  11. Grid Flexibility
  12. High Efficiency Heat Pumps
  13. High Performance Glass
  14. Insulation
  15. Landfill Methane Capture
  16. LED Lighting
  17. LOW-FLOW Fixtures
  18. Methane Digesters
  19. Micro Wind Turbines
  20. Micro Grids
  21. Net Zero Buildings
  22. Nuclear Power
  23. Ocean Power
  24. Offshore Wind Turbines
  25. Onshore Wind Turbines
  26. Small Hydropower
  27. Smart Thermostats
  28. Solar Hot Water
  29. Utility- Scale Energy Storage
  30. Utility- Scale Solar Photovoltaics
  31. Waste to Energy
  32. Waste Distribution Efficiency

Students will learn about climate solutions from the electricity sector and sub-sectors.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. List the sources of renewable electricity
  2. Discuss the advantages and challenges of the renewable energy sector.
  3. Explain briefly
  4. Mention technologies that can be adopted to make buildings smarter and sustainable.
  5. What is the correlation between waste management and power generation
About Tool
Tool Name Project Drawdown: Electricity Secto
Discipline Environmental Sciences, Economics, Earth Sciences 
Topic(s) in Discipline Carbon Emissions, Adaptation and Mitigation, Climate Change Economics, Economic Growth, Economic Policy, Economic Recovery, Energy, Renewable Energy, GDP, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Real Estate, Urban Planning, Buildings, Net Zero, Smart Homes, Urbanization, Solid Waste Management 
Climate Topic Climate Solutions, Climate Economics, Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Project Drawdown
Hosted at Project Drawdown Website
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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