renewable electricity standards

How Can I Choose My Electricity? Options that Make a Difference Personally and Nationally

, Senior energy analyst

If you’re getting a roommate, you might end up spending a lot of time together, so choosing a good one is something you probably want to give a lot of thought to.

The same is true for the energy that keeps your lights on. It’s why we just released a new video on the topic. The good news is that we’ve got a big range of clean options when it comes to choosing our electricity supply, as consumers and constituents, from the personal to the national. Options that can reduce waste, save money, and forestall the worst effects of climate change.

In other words, electricity choices we can all live with.

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Photo: John Rogers
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Reduce Risk, Increase Benefits: More Energy Progress for Massachusetts?

, Senior energy analyst

A new analysis shows how strengthening a key Massachusetts energy policy can create jobs, cut pollution, and manage risks. Here are 5 questions (and answers) about what’s at stake and what the study tells us. Read more >

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New Report Documents the Overwhelming Benefits of Renewable Energy Standards

, director of state policy & analysis, Clean Energy

A first-of-its-kind comprehensive national assessment confirms what clean energy advocates have argued for years: the benefits from investing in renewable energy far outweigh the costs. Read more >

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The Surprising Facts About the Clean Power Plan: Most States Are Already On Track to Meet 2020 Benchmarks for Reducing Carbon Emissions

, senior energy analyst

A new analysis released today by UCS shows that most states are already making progress toward cutting carbon emissions from power plants by shifting from coal-fired power to cleaner generation sources like renewable energy, energy efficiency, and natural gas. As a result of recent decisions and state laws that predate the proposed Clean Power Plan, 31 states have already made commitments that would put them more than halfway toward meeting the 2020 benchmarks set out by the EPA, and 14 of those states are already on track to meet or exceed them, including some unlikely suspects. Read more >

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House Testimony: Renewable Electricity Standards are Delivering Significant Economic Benefits Across the United States

, , director of energy research, Clean Energy

Last week, I was invited to testify at the U.S. House of Representative’s Energy and Commerce Committee, Energy and Power Subcommittee’s hearing on “Laboratories of Democracy: The Economic Impacts of State Energy Policies.” My remarks focused on the tremendous success story of state renewable electricity standards (RES) and the important economic benefits they are delivering to state and local economies, as described in more detail in this 2013 UCS report. Read more >

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