Renewable energy


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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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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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Suddenly, the Future is Clear for Solar Energy

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

In the last 24 hours, the path to greater reliance on solar energy has become much clearer. The US Department of Energy-sponsored assessments of the benefits of solar and the tools for addressing grid impacts celebrated the 65% decline in cost for solar energy over just 5 years. Meanwhile, the North American Electric Reliability Corp., (NERC) significantly revised (as in tripled) its projections of wind and solar coming on the grid over the next 15 years, and moderated its language about the reliability impacts. Read more >

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A Powerful 1-2 Punch: Renewable Energy Tax Credits and the Clean Power Plan

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

Together they can work to provide a powerful and affordable boost for clean energy while helping to cut carbon dioxide from the power sector. New analysis also finds that these policies can deliver significant economic and health benefits to consumers nationwide. Read more >

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Michigan Senate Proposals Put Clean Energy, Consumers at Risk

, energy analyst

The ultimate impact of the current proposals: Kill the state’s successful clean energy standards, deal a blow to the state’s burgeoning rooftop solar industry, and put in place a process that won’t adequately ensure that Michiganders have a say in their energy future. Read more >

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