In November, the Environmental Law Institute will publish Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (Michael B. Gerrard & John C. Dernbach eds.). The book is a playbook of state, local, federal, and private legal pathways for enabling the United States to address what is perhaps the greatest problem facing this country and the rest of humanity.
Over 35 separate chapters, it identifies hundreds of legal options for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. It builds on the U.S. work of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, and has been prepared in collaboration with that organization.
Many of the chapters in this book have been, or soon will be, published as articles in the Environmental Law Reporter. Here is a list of those chapters, with links:
Introduction, by John Dernbach, here
Ch. 3 – Individual and household behavior, by Michael P. Vandenbergh and Paul C. Stern, here
Ch. 9 – Energy efficiency, by Kit Kennedy, here
Ch. 10 – New buildings, by Lee Paddock and Caitlin McCoy, here
Ch. 14 – Light-duty vehicles, by Amy L. Stein and Joshua Fershée, here
Ch. 18 – Utility-scale renewables, by Michael B. Gerrard, here
Ch. 20 – Electric transmission and distribution grid, by Alexandra B. Klass, here
Ch. 21 – Nuclear energy, by David A. Repka and Tyson R. Smith, here
Ch. 22 – Hydropower, by Charles R. Sensiba, Michael A. Swiger, Sharon L, White, here
Ch. 28 – Carbon capture and sequestration, by Wendy B. Jacobs and Michael Craig, here
Ch. 29 – Negative emissions technologies and direct air capture, by Tracy Hester, here
Ch. 30 – Carbon-neutral agriculture, by Peter Lehner and Nathan A. Rosenberg, here