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clean energy
Jeff St. John

Oregon bill targets 100% clean power by 2040, with labor and environmental justice on board

After Democratic cap-and-trade bills faltered in the face of GOP revolts, an electricity-focused, consensus-driven bill gains ground in Oregon.

Oregon bill targets 100% clean power by 2040, with labor and environmental justice on board
greenhouse gas emissions
Jeff St. John

Colorado’s compromise climate bill demands emissions cuts for electricity, industry and oil and gas

Buildings and vehicles won’t have strict emissions caps, but separate bills will help target those key sectors.

Colorado’s compromise climate  bill demands emissions cuts for electricity, industry and oil and gas
pipelines
Max Sarinsky, Sarah Ladin

FERC must fix its broken approach to pipelines

Democrats have the opportunity to reshape the pipeline approval process to account for climate impacts.

FERC must fix its broken approach to pipelines
energy equity
John Hall

Making Biden’s historic commitment to energy equity a reality

Fulfilling the potential of Biden's energy equity promises will require time and ongoing commitment.

Making Biden’s historic commitment to energy equity a reality
net-zero carbon
Jeff St. John

IEA: World still has ‘narrow’ path to reach net-zero carbon by 2050

Adding clean energy capacity at unprecedented rates and halting all fossil fuel investment could avert the worst climate change impacts — if governments can commit to action.

IEA: World still has ‘narrow’ path to reach net-zero carbon by 2050
decarbonization
Jeff St. John

The decarbonization gap that's splitting Colorado Democrats

A new analysis offers criticism — and potential solutions — in the battle between an incentives-based approach and demanding mandatory emissions limits.

The decarbonization gap that's splitting Colorado Democrats
emissionality
Laura Zapata, Gavin McCormick

How tech can boost emissions ‘bang for the buck’ from corporate climate investments

Using "emissionality" to target clean energy investments can merge carbon reduction with environmental justice.

How tech can boost emissions ‘bang for the buck’ from corporate climate investments
coal
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Another bad year for coal

U.S. coal shipments hit new lows in 2020, according to new data.

Another bad year for coal
utilities
Julia Hamm

What's different about the utilities at the forefront of the energy transition?

A new SEPA survey identifies key traits of utilities that are taking the lead in the transition to clean energy.

What's different about the utilities at the forefront of the energy transition?
arizona
Emma Foehringer Merchant

Arizona rejects plan for 100% carbon-free electricity

Years of negotiation over Arizona's clean energy rules come to naught in the eleventh hour.

Arizona rejects plan for 100% carbon-free electricity