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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5 Wind Power Facts (From Better Sources Than President Trump)

It may be hard to believe, but our president is getting even more outrageous in his claims about wind power—whether it’s ignoring the reality of how our electricity system actually works or fabricating lies about non-existent health risks. Turns out there are more credible resources than him for good information about wind. Here are five things to know about wind power, and solid sources for deeper dives. Read more >

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What’s Hot in Offshore Wind: 5 Dispatches from the Front Lines

Here’s the latest on offshore wind, in 5 quick bites: Projects, pull, protections, power, and people. For America’s newest renewable energy source, the pieces are coming together nicely.

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6 Clean Energy Milestones to Watch For

Clean energy superstars have been on a tear in recent years, and those superstars—solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and others—have had me watching for signposts on our journey to a clean energy future. My focus on clean energy milestones has been turbocharged by the latest figures for how we make electricity in this country, and the news that we passed yet another notable milestone in 2018: solar panels, wind turbines, and other non-hydro renewables provided more than 10% of our power mix last year (more than four times what those technologies were contributing just a decade before). So what clean energy milestones can we hope to hit next in this country? Here are 6 I’m watching for. Read more >

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Trump’s Tariffs May Have Cost the Solar Industry Thousands of Jobs Last Year

The latest solar jobs census has just come out, and the news is… mixed. Here’s what the survey found, why the numbers are that way, and how we get the whole country on track. Read more >

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Offshore Wind: Four Ways You Can Help

I know what you’re thinking: “It’s great to see all the progress being made in offshore wind—technology, cost, policy. But, John, how can I be a part of the action?” Fortunately, there are lots of opportunities. Here are four. Read more >

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