John Rogers

Senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

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John Rogers is a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists with expertise in clean energy technologies and policies and a focus on solar, wind, and natural gas. He has appeared numerous times on radio and television, and has been cited in many local and national publications. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan.

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Massachusetts’s Clean Energy Economy: What the Legislature Needs to Do Now

Here are four things that need to happen to get some good clean energy legislation over the finish line in MA… Read more >

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The US Military, Resilient Energy, and the Zombie Apocalypse

A recent analysis from my colleagues at the Union of Concerned Scientists showed US military bases aren’t just on the front lines of homeland defense. They’re also, in a lot of cases, on the front lines of climate impacts. Rising seas and storm surges don’t stop for checkpoints and can threaten the energy supplies that military missions depend on. To understand how the pieces all fit together for our armed forces, I checked in with Wilson Rickerson and Michael Wu, cofounders of Converge Strategies, LLC, a resilience and advanced energy consulting company, about the intersection between the US military, clean energy, and resilience. And about how the Zombie Apocalypse comes into play. Read more >

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A Great Day for Offshore Wind: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey All Go Big

Offshore wind power is a powerful, plentiful resource, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been a slam dunk in terms of getting it into the US electricity mix. Movement forward on offshore wind in three different states, though, made yesterday a day to celebrate. Read more >

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Wait—Offshore Wind Offers HOW Much Power? Use This Calculator…

What does 400 megawatts actually mean? Read more >

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For a Moment, 50+ Percent of CA’s Energy Came From Solar

On March 4, 2018, solar in California broke a record. Then, on the 5th, it broke another one. Read more >

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