Ken Kimmell

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Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists and has more than 30 years of experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCS’s “Power Ahead” campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states. Prior to joining UCS in May 2014, Mr. Kimmell was the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and served as chairman of the board of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. See Ken's full bio.

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My No-Regrets, Enthusiastic Transition to Driving an EV

It is summertime.  I want to take a brief respite from the horrific news that dominates the headlines and public debate, and let you in on for what many may be a secret:

Electric cars rock. Read more >

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President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: What’s at Stake for Science and the Environment?

In past nomination fights, little attention has been paid to the court’s role in shaping environmental law and science-based regulation. But it would be a major mistake to overlook these issues now. Read more >

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A New Tailwind for Clean Energy, 15 Miles Offshore

The Cape Wind project crashed and burned. Not this one. Read more >

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Two Major Climate Change Lawsuits Move Forward

Last week, plaintiffs in two separate cases won significant procedural victories—one against major fossil fuel companies, and a second against the Trump administration Read more >

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How to Fix Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Focus on the Right Values and Priorities

President Trump’s recently proposed plan is deeply flawed. Here’s the infrastructure plan our nation really needs. Read more >

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