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An Absence of Energy Leadership in a Climate Crisis

, Senior energy analyst

State officials have a variety of policies and goals for the electricity supply for each of their states, from rate stability and economic development incentives, to ambitious renewable goals, to health and safety protections for workers and consumers. Governors and legislators are closer to constituents and respond to the interests of their communities more directly than a regional utility or federal agency. And in light of the federal government’s abdication of numerous duties, this is more true now than ever before. Read more >

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What Will DTE’s Electricity Future Look Like?

, lead Midwest energy analyst

On June 20th, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is holding a public forum and information session on an important electricity planning process involving DTE Energy’s electric subsidiary.

This is a key opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about—and share their views and input on—DTE’s long-term proposals for fulfilling customers’ electricity needs. Read more >

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PREPA’s Agreement is Terrible for Puerto Rico

, energy analyst

A new agreement on Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) debt represents a major setback for the future of the island. 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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Dear New Midwest Governors: The Green New Deal and You

, lead Midwest energy analyst

Getting traction on Green New Deal policies at the federal level won’t be easy—but new governors in the Midwest can make progress on climate and economic priorities right away. Here’s how.

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