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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Offshore Wind: Four Ways You Can Help

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

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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Wind vs. Gas: Winter Wind Beats New Pipelines

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

With the cold weather upon us, and a lot of debate about how to supply our energy needs, we can take a look at the power of wind.  Wind is actually stronger in the wintertime when it gets colder. The advantages of using wind to reduce natural gas needs in cold weather are real, and especially relevant to the debate over whether or not it makes sense to invest more into gas pipelines.

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Year in Review: 9 Clean Energy Transition Stories from 2018

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

Despite the Trump Administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA, and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past year and help illustrate the unstoppable advancement of renewable energy and other modern grid technologies. Read more >

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Queremos Sol Puerto Rico: a 100% Local and Extraordinary Resource

, energy analyst

Queremos Sol Puerto Rico (We Want Sun Puerto Rico) aims to have the island produce at least 50% of its electricity from renewable energy resources like solar and wind by 2035, and 100% by 2050. I interviewed Dr. Agustín Irizarry, one of its collaborators and a professor of Electric Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Read more >

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Record-Smashing Auction Sets America on Course for Offshore Wind

There can be no more doubt on the promise of American offshore wind energy after Friday’s record-smashing federal auction of 390,000 acres of water far south of Martha’s Vineyard. A forlorn area that attracted no bids in 2015 from investors frustrated over the collapse of Cape Wind is now the Cinderella of energy, going in three parcels for a combined $405.1 million.

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Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
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