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What Would JFK Have Said About Clean Energy?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Maybe it’s because I first started working on clean energy while serving in the Peace Corps he founded, or maybe it’s my years of working on these issues from his home state. But I can’t help thinking about the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, and connecting his stirring rhetoric to the energy challenges of our times. Read more >

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Trump’s Proposed Budget: A Wrecking Ball to Science

, president

Joe Biden once said, “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”

President Trump has just shown us his budget. Here is what he values: large tax cuts—mostly for the wealthy—and a buildup of the military and homeland security. Read more >

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Photo: Black Rock Solar/CC BY 2.0, Flickr

As the White House Fixates on Coal, Renewable Energy Goes Local

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

Compared to where many states and cities across this country are headed, the focus on coal is at best nostalgic and misguided, and at worst desperate and dangerous Read more >

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Congress vs. Trump: Are the President’s Anti-Science Budget Priorities Headed for Another Defeat?

, director of gov't affairs, Climate & Energy

Congress has already repudiated President Trump’s budget priorities once. So what does this mean for the 2018 budget? Read more >

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Photo: Steve Fecht/General Motors

New Study on Smart Charging Connects EVs & The Grid

, Kendall Science Fellow

We know that electric vehicles (EVs) tend to be more environmentally friendly than gasoline cars. We also know that a future dominated by EVs poses a problem—what happens if everyone charges their cars at the same time (e.g., when they get home from work)? Read more >

Photo: Steve Fecht/General Motors
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