If you need some good news at a time when there’s plenty of the less-good sort, try this: Renewable energy is crossing some really important milestones in its contribution to the US power sector. The latest involve its generation relative to coal’s: A year-to-date performance for renewables that is dramatically above any previous year’s, and a streak going on right now that hints at where our electricity supply needs to head, with renewables overtaking fossil fuels day by day. Here’s why we’re hitting those milestones. Plus some important next steps—for keeping the transition going, and making sure everybody has an opportunity to be part of the change. Read more >
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May 26, 2020 10:20 AM EDT
May 18, 2020 11:52 AM EDT
The latest analysis of clean energy job losses in the US shows that the news is even worse than expected. As of the end of April, the toll stood at almost 600,000 US clean energy workers out of work, and the number seemed certain to climb.
Movie Review: Michael Moore’s “Planet of the Humans” Traffics in Myths, Errors, and Dangerous Misdirection
May 2, 2020 9:37 AM EDT
A new film produced by Michael Moore perpetuates a range of anti-clean energy myths, peddles outdated facts and dubious allegations, and ends up with a conclusion that is as dangerous as it is wrong. Read more >
April 23, 2020 8:00 AM EDT
Workers in the clean energy sector, like the rest of the economy, are taking a serious hit from COVID-19. Two new analyses offer important new data for understanding the scale and breadth of COVID’s impacts on clean energy jobs. One tallies up the initial hit to clean energy workers, and looks at what more pain might be coming. The other looks at where clean energy’s powerful job creation ability had gotten the sector before COVID hit. Here’s what the numbers say about what’s at risk, and why it matters. Read more >
February 13, 2020 11:32 AM EDT
Offshore wind has been the subject of a whole lot of news in the last few days, much of it positive. Here’s the lowdown on some top stories.