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Federal Energy Efficiency: Promoting Equity and the Planet

Expert BlogUnited StatesKhalil Shahyd, Lara Ettenson
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect low-income communities of color and threatens to plunge our economy deeper into a recession at a time when many families and communities are already struggling to meet basic needs. The federal government should…

2018 Clean Energy Year in Review: Reversing Trump Rollbacks

Expert BlogRoland Hwang
Many of us learned in high school about Newton’s third law of physics: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. 2018 was a lesson in physics: the Trump administration’s furious assault on pollution protections has, in turn…

Climate Change Wake-Up Call for Clean Energy in Midwest

Expert BlogSamantha Williams
The newly-released 4th National Climate Assessment describes a near-term time bomb going off well within the lifespan of most Americans alive today. It forecasts food shortages, a rise in premature deaths, an increase in (un)natural disasters, the spread of disease…

Radical Optimism on Climate: The IPCC Report on 1.5 degrees

Expert BlogDr. David B. Goldstein
Climate change creates the risk of grave and frightening impacts on our well-being, according to a new report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But the report offers reasons for hope—indeed, reasons for radical optimism—if you read…

RGGI’s Year-end Review: Climate Progress with More to Come

Expert BlogJackson Morris
In 2016, the states that make up the Northeast's and Mid-Atlantic's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative not only continued to cut carbon pollution, they also made great strides in clean energy and modeled new ways to improve this pioneering program that…

Drive Electric Week: See Why EV Drivers Love Their Ride

Expert BlogDr. Simon Mui
Drive Electric Week events are being held in both big cities (like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.) and small towns (like Cranberry Township, Pa., and Pigeon Forge, Tenn.). Take the opportunity of National Electric Drive Week…