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California Takes Another Run at 100 Percent Clean Electricity

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

Last year, SB 100 passed the California State Senate, but stalled in the Assembly. The good news today is: it’s now scheduled for a hearing on July 3rd! Read more >

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The Glenarm natural gas plant in Pasadena, California. Source: Wikimedia

Hey California, Let’s Spare the Air and Turn Down the Gas

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

California still relies on fossil fuels to provide nearly 40 percent of annual electricity needs. We can do better. Read more >

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Las instalaciones solares compartidas se han convertido en una alternativa para brindar acceso a la energía solar para todos permitiendo sacar ventaja de las economías de gran escala. (Fuente: Wikimedia)

Acceso equitativo a la energía solar en Massachusetts, en manos del Senado

, energy analyst

ACTUALIZACIÓN (6/15/18): Triunfo! Anoche el Senado de forma unánime aprobó un robusto y comprensivo Proyecto de Ley de energía y clima. El estado puede sentirse orgulloso este Proyecto de Ley. Ahora a triunfar en la Cámara de Representantes!

ACTUALIZACIÓN (6/13/18): El Senado está votando una Ley sobre energía limpia mañana. Si vive en Massachusetts contacte su Senador/a y haga oir su voz. Puede enviarle un email (en inglés acá) o aún mejor, llamarle (números telefónicos acá).

La energía solaren Massachusetts ha ayudado a que las familias que tienen acceso a ésta disminuyan sus facturas de electricidad, a que el aire que respiramos en el estado sea más saludable, a generar más de 11.000 empleos y a que quienes quieren contribuir con sus acciones en la lucha contra el cambio climático tengan un aliado en los páneles solares para generar electricidad. Read more >

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Massachusetts’s Clean Energy Economy: What the Legislature Needs to Do Now

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Here are four things that need to happen to get some good clean energy legislation over the finish line in MA… Read more >

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Old coal plant Photo: San Juan Citizens Alliance/EcoFlight

Who’s Interested in the Trump Coal Bailout?

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Changing technology, from low cost wind and solar, to pollution control added to coal plants, to fracking for natural gas, has created a new debate about where we should get our electricity. The debate has reached new levels with an order today from the White House to protect coal and nuclear plants from competition, even where the plants voluntarily agreed to participate in competitive markets.

This isn’t the first time the debate over grid reliability has included the Department of Defense (DOD), and despite what the White House says, the regional grid operators are still maintaining reliability.

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