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Congress Should Reform Energy Tax Credits

Expert BlogArjun Krishnaswami, Sam Krasnow, Dan West
Congress squandered an opportunity to pass a clean energy tax incentive package at the end of 2019, setting back clean energy progress. Lawmakers must promptly extend the credits left out of last month’s bill and develop a long-term solution that…

DOE Catalyzes Clean Energy Innovation in All 50 States

Expert BlogMadhur Boloor
In 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy invested more than $1.8 billion to support clean energy researchers at the national laboratories and hundreds of private-sector and academic institutions in almost every state. NRDC's Issue Brief emphasizes the importance of a…

DOE's Process Rule: More Harm Than Good

Expert BlogLauren Urbanek
It will soon be more difficult and cumbersome to set strong standards for the appliances and electronics in our homes and businesses, if the Trump administration’s Department of Energy has their way.

Catalyzing Clean Energy Innovation

Expert BlogJackie Wong, Arjun Krishnaswami
U.S. energy innovation has led the world for decades—but the urgency of climate change calls upon us to increase federal investment in clean energy innovation by at least two to three times, and to accelerate the pace at which we…

Hope for the End of Harmful Riders?

Expert BlogMarc Boom
This bill provided strong funding for clean energy programs within the Department of Energy and did so without new attempts to add policy riders that would undermine environmental protections. Is this the beginning of a new pattern, or just a…

Energy Efficiency: Even More Jobs for More Americans

Expert BlogLara Ettenson
Once again, a new report shows the clean energy workforce is leading the way in job growth across the nation. Energy efficiency employs 2.25 million workers across nearly every U.S. county, making it the top employer and biggest job creator…

Energy Storage: A Critical Player in a Cleaner Grid

Expert BlogElizabeth Noll, Arjun Krishnaswami
Energy storage offers us a terrific opportunity to partner with renewable energy resources to build a cleaner and more effective electric grid. It can provide flexibility to meet shifting patterns of electricity usage; complement renewable energy sources to facilitate greater…

More Federal Investment in Clean Energy—a Winning Strategy

Expert BlogElizabeth Noll
Members of Congress and staff are busy allocating important federal dollars to programs and initiatives that serve Americans across the country. The clean energy programs run by the Department of Energy (DOE) are just one example of enormously successful use…

Congress Rejects Trump’s Dismantling of Clean Energy Funding

Expert BlogElizabeth Noll, Arjun Krishnaswami
Congress passed a spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 that includes robust funding for clean energy innovation—and most importantly, it clears the way for the Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out an…

No Dodging the Energy Budget for Rick Perry This Time

Expert BlogElizabeth Noll
It’s Rick Perry’s budget plan this year. Despite Secretary Perry being on the job for a year he is set to go to Congress again and defend a budget plan that looks much the same as it did a year…

Congress May Miss a Huge Clean Energy Boost in Tax Extenders

Expert BlogElizabeth Noll, Arjun Krishnaswami
Congress is poised to extend and expand energy tax credits that benefit both industry and consumers, but the Republican-sponsored bill unfortunately wastes taxpayer money to back faltering technologies and outdated federal benchmarks—at a time when lawmakers should be prioritizing innovative…