Renewable energy

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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Gov Dayton State of the State 2016

Minnesota Continues its National Leadership on the Clean Power Plan

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

Last week Governor Dayton promised to veto any legislation blocking or slowing efforts related to the Clean Power Plan. He also stated that he would “like to see Minnesota’s dependence on coal eliminated” as soon as possible. Read more >

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Cautious Hope: Global CO2 Emissions Remain Flat in 2015 while Renewable Energy Surges

, lead economist and climate policy manager

New data released today show that, for the second year in a row, global carbon dioxide emissions remained flat in 2015. Coming off the Paris Agreement, these trends are cause for hope that we are making progress toward addressing climate change. Read more >

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