Renewable energy


New Analysis: Renewables and Efficiency Key to Economic and Public Health Benefits in Michigan

, energy analyst

A new UCS analysis released today shows that strengthening Michigan’s commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency will drive billions in capital investments in the state, reduce carbon emissions, and lead to significant public health benefits through avoided emissions of harmful air pollutants. Read more >

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Here Come Natural Gas Price Increases

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Gas pipelines are in the news these days, and it seems like bad news for everyone. The pipeline owners’ trade association, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), has just released an update of their vision of the future. Due to lower wholesale prices for natural gas, INGAA has revised down the need for new pipelines. That’s bad news for them, and maybe good news for the rest of us. The Union of Concerned Scientists figures there is more to the story. Read more >

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What Can Zootopia Teach Us about Solar Energy and the Duck Curve?

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Zootopia is a place where mammalian species co-exist in harmony, and a female bunny overcomes prejudice to become a crime-fighting cop. We can apply this message of diversity and inclusion to one of the challenges we have with new energy technology. Read more >

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Forecasts No Growth in Renewable Energy. We Disagree.

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

In the debate over the potential role of renewable energy in decreasing carbon pollution, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (tagline: “Standing Up for American Enterprise”) has considerable trouble with that ubiquitous advisory ‘past performance is not an indicator of future outcomes.’ Analyses by the Union of Concerned Scientists and others, including business interests, forecast growth for renewable energy, while the Chamber does not. Read more >

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How the Clean Power Plan Can Accelerate Renewable Energy and Efficiency

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

New wind and solar development outpaced fossil fuels in 2015 for the second straight year, and both technologies are on track to reach new heights this year. Our new analysis highlights how the Clean Power Plan can help states accelerate this transition. Read more >

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