John Rogers

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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. See John's full bio.

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It’s 2020. Massachusetts Needs to Move Faster on Climate and Clean Energy. Here’s How

The Massachusetts legislature is back in session, and it’s not a moment too soon: We need our legislators to do their part to drive the clean energy progress that Massachusetts so dearly needs.

Progress on clean energy depends on the legislature, and the progress can drive our economy, create good jobs, improve public health by cutting harmful pollution, and help us significantly cut the carbon pollution responsible for climate change. And the legislative session is already almost two-thirds over. Read more >

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La energía solar es cada vez más eficiente, menos costosa y más resiliente

Los acontecimientos en los mercados residenciales, comerciales e institucionales son muy importantes para nuestro progreso hacia la energía limpia. Y con eficiencias más altas, precios más bajos y mayor resiliencia, la energía solar se pone cada día mejor. Read more >

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Solar Keeps Getting More Efficient, Less Expensive, and More Resilient

The latest annual data on US solar energy show how the technology options for residential and commercial customers keep progressing. Here are three important dimensions of that progress: photovoltaic (PV) modules keep getting more efficient, PV system costs keep coming down, and batteries are becoming much more a piece of the solar picture.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Tracking the Sun 2019
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Tracking the Sun 2019
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Tracking the Sun 2019
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Tracking the Sun 2019
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Do You Live in the Most Energy Efficient State? Here Are the Winners

The latest rankings for the most energy-efficient states are out. And the winners are…

ACEEE (the American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy) has released its 2019 state energy efficiency scorecard—its 13th edition. ACEEE’s annual release is always welcome, as a chance to take stock of where we are—where state leadership is—in moving along one of our most powerful tools for energy sector progress.

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In Honor of Sesame Street’s 50th, the ABCs of Clean Energy Momentum

With Sesame Street celebrating a milestone birthday (50!), it seems fitting to offer a tribute. So here, in honor of the Street’s long-standing commitment to things alphabetic, are the ABCs of clean energy momentum.

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