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Driving Ambition, Action, and Equity at COP28: Part 1

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Jake Schmidt, Brendan Guy, Joe Thwaites, Jennifer Skene
World leaders in Dubai sent a clear signal: the end of the fossil fuel era has begun, and the world is rapidly transitioning to a clean energy economy. This helps put the world on a firmer pathway in this decisive…

Year in Review for DOE Clean Energy Innovation and Perspectives for 2024

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Sangina Wright
Clean energy innovation remains an essential pillar of the clean energy transition. In 2023, we witnessed numerous exciting developments out of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)—all while partisan fighting in Congress threatened to derail the ability of DOE to…

South Fork Wind Is Also a Victory for Whales

Expert BlogUnited States, New YorkDr. Francine Kershaw

The first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind project turns on the lights—and was built with strong protections in place for endangered whales.

Biggest Grid Operator Can Curb Carbon and Keep Lights On

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Amanda Levin
A new analysis finds that the nation’s largest grid operator, PJM, can keep our air conditioner and heaters running while meeting EPA’s power plant carbon pollution standards – even during the hottest and coldest weeks. What’s more, they can do…

The World Is Mobilizing Against Big Biomass

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Courtenay Lewis, Elly Pepper, Rita Frost

This week, communities around the world will highlight that the production and export of forest-based biomass threatens communities and the climate.

Strengthen Power Plant Carbon Standards for Greater Climate Benefit

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Amanda Levin, Sophia Ahmed
Power plants have operated without accountability for their carbon emissions for too long. The proposal represents a good first step, however, the EPA should seize the opportunity to strengthen the standards in both scope and speed. This approach will help…

To Lead on Climate, New York State Should Aim High on Clean Industry

Expert BlogUnited States, New YorkIan Wells
The federal government is rolling out programs to support deployment of emerging technologies that can dramatically reduce emissions from industrial manufacturing. New York should seize the opportunity to clean up its industrial base, attract new industrial investment, and become a…

NY and NJ: Centers of Action on Low Carbon Concrete Buying

Expert BlogNew York, New York City, New Jersey, EastSasha Stashwick

This has been a breakout year for policies aimed at reducing embodied carbon in the built environment, with Buy Clean and other public procurement initiatives emerging as among the most critical platforms for decarbonizing heavy industry.