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. See John's full bio.

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill 2018: Continuing the Journey

On Massachusetts’ journey toward a clean, fair, and affordable energy future, the energy bill that just passed is an important waystation. But it can’t be an endpoint—not by a long shot, and not even for the near term; we need to get right back on the trail. So here are the successes to celebrate, the shortcomings to acknowledge, and why we need to saddle up for next year.

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The 1 Thing Massachusetts Needs in its Clean Energy Bill

Massachusetts is at a pivotal point in its lawmaking trajectory and its clean energy path. With just one week remaining in this legislative session, where we head on clean energy is up to a polydactyl handful of lawmakers tasked with coming up with shared language in the next few days for a bill that takes the state to the next level on climate and energy. The good news is that there’s just one thing we need to see in what they come up with.

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Most Popular Energy Source? Everyone Loves Solar

A recent survey shows yet again that solar panels (and wind turbines) have a level of bipartisan popularity that would be the envy of any politician. That means we’ll have something safe to talk about at the next barbeque after all.

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House of Representatives Boosts Massachusetts Clean Energy; What’s Next?

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is moving on clean energy, and that’s really important. Here’s what’s noteworthy about yesterday’s votes, and what should happen next.

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An Open Letter to the Massachusetts House Leadership: Time for Climate and Energy Action

This is a big week for climate and energy action in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Or at least, we need it to be. It’s time for leadership. Read more >

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