Clean Energy Momentum

From solar panels on Hawaiian roofs to wind farms off Rhode Island’s coast, clean energy is gaining unstoppable momentum. Join our experts in analyzing where and how the progress is occurring.


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Three Ways Federal Infrastructure Policy Can Speed Up Our Clean Energy Transition

, senior energy analyst

May thirteenth marked the beginning of Infrastructure Week and, as you might have heard, there might be at least one thing that Republicans and Democrats agree on: the need to invest in our nation’s aging infrastructure to remain competitive and build a more resilient, equitable system. This includes the electricity sector, where we must decarbonize our electricity supply, address growing threats to system resilience from climate change, and invest in the research and development of technologies that will power our growing clean energy economy. Here’s three ways a federal infrastructure policy package could help make this happen. Read more >

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US Solar: 2 Million Systems Strong. And Definitely Growing

, Senior energy analyst

The latest good news from the forefront of clean energy makes me think of the old FlintstonesTM vitamins commercials about the number of kids they were reaching: “[X] million strong, and growing,” went the catchy jingle. This good news is about the count of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the US, and should be just as catchy: We have just sped past the two-million mark. Two million PV systems, on homes and businesses, over parking lots, beside highways, and in fields and deserts across America.

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Wood Mackenzie and SEIA, US Solar Market Insight, 2018 Year in Review
Wood Mackenzie and SEIA, US Solar Market Insight, 2018 Year in Review
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Clean Energy’s Progress, in One Simple, Uplifting Graphic

, Senior energy analyst

News about global warming can be sobering stuff, and some visual presentations are particularly effective at conveying the bad news. As serious as climate change is, though, it’s important to remember that we have some serious responses. A new way of looking at US wind and solar progress helps make that eminently clear. Read more >

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El progreso de la energía limpia, en un gráfico sencillo e inspirador

, Senior energy analyst

Las noticias sobre el calentamiento global pueden ser alarmantes, y algunas presentaciones visuales son particularmente efectivas para transmitir las malas noticias. A pesar de lo serio que es el cambio climático, sin embargo, es importante recordar que tenemos respuestas serias. Un nuevo gráfico sobre el progreso de la energía eólica y solar en los Estados Unidos ayuda a evidenciarlas claramente. Read more >

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

, Senior energy analyst

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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