John Rogers

Senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

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John Rogers is a senior energy analyst with expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and policies. He co-manages the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3) at UCS that looks at water demands of energy production in the context of climate change. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's degree from Princeton University. See John's full bio.

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Wind Power Soars to New Heights, One Megawatt at a Time

The 2015 wind power results are just in, and the news is worth celebrating: strong performance over the course of the year, a great finish, and lots more to come. What struck me most about the impressive fourth quarter results alone—5,001 new megawatts—was that final digit, the 1. It’s a reminder that, when it comes to wind, each megawatt counts, and that it all adds up to real progress. Read more >

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5 Things Governor Baker Got Right About Energy in Massachusetts (and 1 Thing He Missed)

Governor Charlie Baker gave his first annual State of the Commonwealth address last night, and energy was the first item on his to-do list: solar, wind, hydro, and more. Here are five snippets that highlight things he got (mostly) right, and one other issue he needs to re-think. Read more >

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American Petroleum Institute Regresses with All Fossils, All the Time Plan

The oil lobbying group’s annual report on energy in the U.S. is out, and it’s a step backwards on climate change. While API’s 2015 State of American Energy report for the first time touted a host of clean energy options, the 2016 one is back to all fossils, all the time. Read more >

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#1 and Done? Not When It Comes to Clean Energy Leadership (or Lego Robotics)

My son’s Lego robotics team had been training for months, and the recent annual tournament was quite an adventure. Their robot outperformed all 23 other teams to take the #1 spot.

That performance at the local level wasn’t enough to get the team through to the state championship, but it got me thinking about leadership, and particularly—with the amazing conclusion to the Paris climate talks this weekend—clean energy leadership: Where things stand, who’s at the front of the pack, and where they/we need to go from here. Because there are a lot of #1’s out there, and we need a whole lot more from each of them (and us!). Read more >

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Support for Anti-Science Group Withers: American Electric Power Leaves ALEC

Another major company has decided that its values and those of the American Legislative Exchange Council no longer match up. Leaving ALEC is the right step for American Electric Power, one the U.S.’s largest electric utilities, an owner of lots of coal plants, and one of the top carbon-emitting utilities. There are signs that more progress is coming, and you can bet we’ll be watching closely to make sure that happens. Read more >

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