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Solar Power Plants are the Future of Texas Power. Every Time.

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Something unprecedented just happened on the renewable energy front in Texas that is likely to reverberate in energy markets across the country. Read more >

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The Massachusetts Energy Bill: 5 Key Questions To Ask

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Massachusetts needs to diversify its electricity mix, drive its economy forward, and cut carbon emissions. That calls for boldness. Will the final energy bill deliver? Read more >

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Photo: tlindenbaum/Flickr

New Analysis Shows Fixing Illinois Clean Energy Policies Is Essential to Any “Next Generation Energy Plan”

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

There are some key flaws in a proposed energy plan that would prevent Illinois from moving toward a truly clean energy future. Our new analysis shows that fixing and strengthening the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency policies provides a cost-effective strategy for cutting carbon emissions from the energy sector. Read more >

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Solar Panel Prices, Solar Growth, and the Incredible Valley of Life

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Here’s the one graphic you need to see how far solar has come, and how bright its future looks. Read more >

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Next Generation Energy Plan Doesn’t Fix Illinois’ Energy Policy

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

Illinois’ regular Legislative Session ends next Tuesday, May 31, and discussions on energy policy continue to heat up. In its current form, ComEd and Exelon’s Next Generation Energy Plan (NGEP) doesn’t do enough to protect consumers or the environment. Read more >

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