Clean Energy Momentum

From solar panels on Hawaiian roofs to wind farms off Rhode Island’s coast, clean energy is gaining unstoppable momentum. Join our experts in analyzing where and how the progress is occurring.


Renewable Energy Surges Globally with China and India in the Lead

, lead economist and climate policy manager

If the Trump administration’s anti-climate shenanigans have you down, maybe it’s time to take a break for some good news: the incredible progress on renewable energy in the US and world-wide. Clean energy momentum in US states and cities, as well as businesses support, is building rapidly. This blogpost is about the latest global developments—focusing on China and India, two large and growing economies that many experts think will play a decisive role in the future of global carbon emissions. Read more >

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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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Is Progress Stalled on Clean Energy? Nah. Look at What States are Doing.

, president

In at least a partial antidote to the bad news coming from Congress and the Trump administration, there is clear bi-partisan support for clean energy at the state level. Read more >

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Who’s Driving Clean Energy Momentum? Ranking State Progress

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Clean energy has been having a really good run in recent years: costs falling, scale skyrocketing, millions of people enjoying its benefits. And the future is looking bright in a lot of ways, with technologies, customers, and policies coming together in beautiful harmony for a whole lot more progress to come.

When it comes to the role of our 50 states in creating this great clean energy momentum, which ones do we have to thank? That’s what the new Clean Energy Momentum State Ranking from the Union of Concerned Scientists set out to discover. As for how to figure out who’s tops, that title says it all… if you just look at each piece.

Let’s break it down, build it up, and see what we get. (And some of the answers just might surprise you.)

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Clean Energy Momentum in the Midwest

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists ranks state leadership on clean energy momentum across the country. Here’s a look at how the Midwest fared. Read more >

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