Deep Decarbonization Pathways Studies Analysis

Summary and analysis of decarbonization pathways studies to inform Northwest policymakers, funders, legislators, local government officials, and climate advocates about how to advance a low-carbon/decarbonization pathways study for the region, particularly for Washington and Oregon (April 4, 2018)

Northwest Deep Decarbonization Pathways Study

Case Statement for a deep decarbonization pathways study that would offer guidance to Washington and Oregon policymakers, advocates, and investors for developing climate policy by addressing the question: How does the Northwest decarbonize the built environment, transport sector, and electricity grid between now and 2050 and at what cost?

Why Electric Vehicles are a Climate Solution

Eileen edited this report authored by Seth Zuckerman and published by Climate Solutions examining the impact that electric vehicles could have on addressing climate change, as well has how the grid can provide the electricity required to power mass adoption of electrification. (March 2016)

Meeting the Challenge of Our Time: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future for the Northwest

The first economy-wide analysis to examine decarbonization pathways mapped to the Northwest’s economic and institutional realities. The Clean Energy Transition Institute commissioned this study to understand how Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington could technically and economically achieve a low-carbon economy over the next three decades. (June 2019)

Ben Benschneider

Urban Clean Energy Revolution


Eileen edited this report authored by Elizabeth Willmott and published by Climate Solutions, which examined the critical ingredients for successful city-led climate action and carbon pollution reduction. (November 2015)

Alyson Hurt

Towards Sustainable Aviation Fuels


Eileen edited this report authored by Seth Zuckerman and published by Climate Solutions exploring progress toward reducing global carbon pollution from commercial aviation 50 percent by 2050, which accounts for 2 percent of global carbon pollution and is forecast to grow to between 3 and 4.7 percent by 2050 without concerted action to curb emissions. (October, 2015)


Breaking Barriers to Deep Energy Efficiency


Eileen edited this briefing paper authored by Elizabeth Willmott and published by Climate Solutions, which offers lessons learned from both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Washington State investments in single family residential retrofits since 2009 to inform a regional retrofit strategy for King County, WA. (September 2015)

Revolution Required: Meeting Current and Future Energy Challenges

Eileen delivered this paper and presentation at the Kühne Logistics Universität in Hamburg, Germany for the City of Tomorrow Series on May 7, 2015.

Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution

This report, co-written with Rhys Roth and published by Climate Solutions, examines the role that natural infrastructure plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, removing carbon pollution, and building resilience to impacts of climate change. (August 2013)


Powering the New Energy Future from the Ground Up


A report co-written with Elizabeth Willmott and published by Climate Solutions on how 34 American cities with fewer than 250,000 residents reduced their dependence upon fossil fuels for energy and catalyzed local clean energy with federal stimulus funds. (July 2012)

Puget Sound Energy

Energizing Cities: New Models for Driving Clean Energy Investment

A guide for local elected officials, county and city staff, energy utility managers, and community stakeholders to the steps needed in designing and financing clean energy programs edited by Eileen. A joint project with Climate Solutions' New Energy Cities program, Pareto Global, the University of Oregon Center for Sustainable Business, and ShoreBank Enterprise Cascadia. (May 2010)


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