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Washington on the Verge of “Cleanest Homes in the Nation”

Expert BlogWashingtonAlejandra Mejia Cunningham

The Washington State Building Code Council is poised to extend requirements that all new residential buildings must use high efficiency space and water heating equipment that can run on 100% clean power.

Delivering More Action at Climate Summit in Glasgow

Expert BlogInternationalJake Schmidt

Leaders came to the climate summit in Glasgow with a daunting, necessary, and achievable task—put the world on a much more plausible pathway to “keep 1.5°C alive”. To do that they needed to set more ambitious commitments and take noticeable…

JBS' Workers Paid the Ultimate Price, While Profits Surged

Expert BlogUnited States, ColoradoJessica Carey-Webb, David Wallinga, MD

As an industry, meatpackers seem to operate according to their own set of rules, often reprehensible and sometimes deadly. Among its global peers JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company, is exceptional. The extent and documentation of its corporate irresponsibility is…

A New Customer Bill of Rights: Affordable Utility Services

Expert BlogIllinois, United StatesDeron Lovaas, Larry Levine
The vital need for uninterrupted utility service was evident before the coronavirus pandemic, but the COVID-19 public health emergency has reinforced the essential nature of utility service and the threats of energy and water poverty.

MISO Transmission Plan Misses the Mark

Expert BlogToba Pearlman
In 2020, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) ignored the demand for the regional transmission necessary to transition the Midwest into a clean energy hub. This year MISO can and should do better by building regional transmission.

Congress Proposes a National Disaster Safety Board

Expert BlogUnited StatesAnna Weber
If the past several months have taught us anything, it’s that the U.S. needs a better strategy to deal with disasters—and this starts with learning from past mistakes.