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.


LA Metro Bus. Photo: Jimmy O'Dea

LA Metro’s Opportunity to Lead

, vehicles analyst

Today, Los Angeles Metro, the second largest transit agency in the United States, will vote on a plan to transition its fleet to zero-emission buses. If this sounds familiar, you’re right. It looked as though Metro would vote on this in June, but the vote got bumped to July.

Leading up to last month’s vote, Joel Espino from The Greenlining Institute and I blogged about the importance of this commitment and Metro’s leadership on clean vehicles. Metro’s decision will impact Los Angeles’ efforts to clean the air, fight climate change, and expand economic opportunity. We applaud the proposal put forward by Metro staff to transition the entire fleet to zero-emission vehicles.

So what else has happened in electric bus news this past month? Let’s catch up:

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Photo: Partners Healthcare

Climate and Energy in the Health Care Sector: An Interview with Bill Ravanesi

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Health care has been in the headlines a whole lot lately, and it’s never far from our minds or wallets. It’s never far from our lungs or hearts, either—or, it turns out, our energy choices. How we make electricity, and what happens to our climate, have big implications for human health.

Our health care sector isn’t taking those connections lightly. Here’s what one expert had to say about how Massachusetts institutions are leading the way on connecting the dots. Read more >

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40% Growth? The Latest Electric Vehicle Sales Numbers Look Good

, Kendall Science Fellow

US electric vehicle (EV) sales are up 45% for the twelve-month period from July 2016 through June 2017, compared to the prior twelve-month period. What does that mean for the future? Read more >

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Once Deemed Too Small to Be Counted, Rooftop Solar Is Now Racing Up the Charts

, Energy analyst

Sometimes, the littlest of things can point to the biggest of leaps. Read more >

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Photo: Chris Hunkeler/CC BY-SA (Flickr)

A Quick Guide to the Energy Debates

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

There’s an energy transition happening with major implications for how we use and produce electricity. But not everyone agrees on which direction the transition should take us. The ensuing debate reveals deeply-held views about markets, the role of government, and the place for state policies in a federal system. Read more >

Photo: Chris Hunkeler/CC BY-SA (Flickr)
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