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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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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Where Are the Solar Jobs? New Resource Can Tell You

A new tool from The Solar Foundation breaks down the latest solar jobs numbers by state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district, and looks at who makes up the solar industry. Here’s a taste of what those numbers say, and why they matter.

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3 Takeaways from the Latest Solar Results

The official industry solar results for 2017 have just been released, and as always there’s a lot to process. Here are three takeaways that jump out. Read more >

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4 Happy Thoughts about the Trump Solar Tariffs

I’ve talked about the many problems with President Trump’s recent decision to tax imports of solar cells and modules. I’m an optimist by nature, though, so I’m always looking for the silver lining. Here are four theories I’ll be testing with my sunny-side take on all this: Solar will grow, solar jobs will grow, the solar industry is strong, and we are strong.

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The Facts About Trump’s Solar Tariffs – Who Gets Hurt? Who Gets Helped?

The solar-related shoe we’ve been expecting has finally dropped: President Trump recently announced new taxes on imported solar cells and modules. There’s plenty of downside to his decision, in terms of solar progress, momentum, and jobs. But will it revive US manufacturing?

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