Greenhouse Gas Emissions Studies
NYSERDA conducts research and analysis to support the development and improvement of the statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report, statewide planning and policy development, implementation of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (The Climate Act), and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation.
The Climate Act requires the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to publish an annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report. DEC is preparing the first annual report to be issued in 2021. For more information, please visit the DEC website .
To support the Climate Act, NYSERDA developed an economy-wide Integration Analysis to assess benefits and costs of greenhouse gas mitigation and decarbonization. Further information on the results and assumptions is available in the Resources section of climate.ny.gov.
The below studies have been completed by NYSERDA to help support NYSERDA programs and inform the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report and the Integration Analysis.
Supporting Studies Completed by NYSERDA
Studies Supporting the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
The Hydrofluorocarbon Emissions Inventory in New York State [PDF] provides a detailed inventory of historical hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions in New York State from 1990 – 2020.
The New York State Oil and Gas Sector Methane Emissions Inventory [PDF] provides a detailed inventory of historical methane emission data from 1990-2017 from New York State’s oil and gas sector.
Studies Supporting the Integration Analysis
The Potential of Renewable Natural Gas report [PDF] is a technical analysis of the energy potential of renewable natural gas (RNG) in New York State using various feedstocks and conversion technologies.
The New York Power Grid Study was undertaken in order to identify distribution upgrades, local transmission upgrades, and bulk transmission investments that are necessary or appropriate for the power grid for the State of New York.
The Carbon Neutral Buildings Roadmap is intended to identify pathways to decarbonize New York’s building stock by 2050.
The Renewable Fuels Roadmap and Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Supply for New York State (Roadmap) was intended to evaluate the future of liquid biofuel production and feedstock supplies for transportation purposes in New York State.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Potential Studies examine various technologies and energy efficiency opportunities across New York State.
New York State Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2016 [PDF] report contains a detailed inventory of historical greenhouse gas emission data from 1990-2016 for New York State's energy and non-energy sectors. This report is an archived version published for informational purposes only.
Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in New York State (June 2020)
Strategic analysis of New York’s decarbonization opportunities developed for NYSERDA by Energy and Environmental Economics (E3).
- Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in New York State – Final Report [PDF]
- Appendix A: Methods and Data [PDF]
- Appendix B: Literature Review of Economy-Wide Deep Decarbonization and Highly Renewable Energy Systems[PDF]
- Supplementary Workbook [XLS]
- Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in New York State Presentation [PDF]