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How Quickly Have US Solar and Wind Grown?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, we spend a lot of time focusing on the future—where we need to get to (on climate change, for example), how we do that (clean energy, clean transportation, carbon pricing,…), what happens when we delay (sea-level rise, anyone?). For clean energy in particular, though, it’s great to remember how far we’ve come and how fast we’re moving. A look at how states’ use of wind and solar has grown does that pretty nicely. Read more >

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NASA's guide to where the shadow will be from the Aug. 21 eclipse. Source: NASA

Three Myths About Solar Energy and the Eclipse

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Has anyone told you that the solar eclipse is a sign of trouble, or will cause the power to go out? Fear not. Despite what you might see with your own eyes, the experience is never as bad as the scary stories make it seem. This is as true today as it has been for thousands of years. Read more >

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Crédito: NASA (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/sun_earth_eclipse.jpg)

¿Listos para el eclipse solar? Nuestro sistema eléctrico sí lo está.

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Este 21 de agosto cientos de millones de personas en el continente americano tendrán la oportunidad de ver un gran evento: un eclipse solar. ¿Cómo alistarnos para ver el eclipse? ¿Qué va a pasar con la energía solar de nuestra red eléctrica durante las horas que dura el eclipse? Read more >

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A whole new perspective. (Credit: UCS)

Three Renewable Energy Numbers to Impress Your Friends With: 7, 43, 50

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Next time you’re talking with a friend about the exciting things happening in our electricity sector (aren’t you always?), here are three easy numbers for remembering how we’re doing: 7, 43, and 50.  That’s: wind energy’s progress, solar energy’s growth, and the number of states making it happen. 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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