Reports and publications

  • The science of hydrogen’s climate warming effects [PDF]

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 30, 2023

    How does hydrogen warm the climate? What is hydrogen’s warming potency? Learn more about these and other questions through this EDF fact sheet detailing the latest science on hydrogen’s warming effects.

  • Preliminary findings report for the Sustainable First Movers Initiative Identification Tool, a system created by Environmental EDF and Lloyd’s Register (LR) Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, in collaboration with Arup, to help shipping stakeholders align investment decisions that support the maritime energy transition away from fossil fuels.

  • To meet sustainability goals, municipalities and regional governments must develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the field of freight. This new analysis by EDF Europe aims to support this type of collaboration.

  • Engaging oil and gas clients on methane provides banks with a credible, near-term, and cost-effective path to making headway on financed emissions. In this EDF report, we argue that oil and gas methane emissions are significantly under-reported and thus pose a material climate transition risk to banks financing oil and gas.

  • EDF guide to help companies incorporate circular solutions. The circular economy framework and associated value lever map can be used to identify, prioritize, and implement specific concepts that meet business, environmental, and social goals.

  • At a glance: Enteric emissions reduction opportunities

    Type: Report

    Date: November 14, 2023

    Companies in the meat and dairy sector are uniquely positioned to tackle methane emissions. By setting an ambitious methane reduction target, companies can slash their greenhouse gas emissions and build more resilient and equitable supply chains, while meeting shareholder and customer demands for climate action.

  • EDF story map shows how states are using natural infrastructure to address climate impacts.

  • Methane Waste and Pollution in Ohio

    Type: Fact Sheet

    Date: November 2, 2023

    Synapse Energy Economics analysis commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund and Taxpayers for Common Sense finds oil and gas companies across Ohio wasted $93 million worth of gas in 2019.

  • This report from EDF and group of partners crossing sectors shares implementation lessons from a learning pilot in New York City designed to harness risk transfer to provide immediate and flexible post-flood assistance to under-resourced households.

  • Decarbonizing Long Haul Freight

    Type: Report

    Date: October 23, 2023

    Study commissioned by EDF lays out a comprehensive vision to unlock the potential of intermodal freight, suggesting how successfully integrating class I and short line rail into an updated intermodal ecosystem could usher in transformative gains for the industry, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the freight sector.