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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.

Oregon bill targets 100% clean power by 2040, with labor and environmental justice on board
off-grid
Jeff St. John

Ikea and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1B to seed distributed clean energy in developing nations

The funding seeks to empower 1 billion of the estimated 2.5 billion who lack access to reliable electricity.

Ikea and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1B to seed distributed clean energy in developing nations
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
energy efficiency
Richard Roberts

Building retrofits can duplicate the success of wind and solar power

Smart government policies have spurred rapid acceleration in renewable energy. They can do the same for building efficiency upgrades.

Building retrofits can duplicate the success of wind and solar power
renewable energy
Andy Kowalczyk

New Orleans has a new clean energy standard. Now it wants a more modern transmission grid

After New Orleans passed the first clean energy standard in the Gulf South, a city leader is pushing for a more renewable-friendly and reliable grid.

New Orleans has a new clean energy standard. Now it wants a more modern transmission grid
nuclear power
Jeff St. John

Low prices in PJM’s capacity auction spell trouble for Exelon’s Illinois nuclear fleet

A long-delayed auction yields lower-than-expected prices in the country’s biggest capacity market. That’s bad news for struggling nuclear power plants.

Low prices in PJM’s capacity auction spell trouble for Exelon’s Illinois nuclear fleet
transmission grid
Jeff St. John

Western states look to regional transmission organizations to boost clean energy's pathways to market

Bills in Nevada and Colorado would set a 2030 target for utilities to join regional transmission organizations.

Western states look to regional transmission organizations to boost clean energy's pathways to market
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
renewable energy
Jeff St. John

The good news and bad news for clean energy from LBNL’s nationwide interconnection study

Solar, wind and energy storage projects make up a massive share of grid interconnection requests, but they’re taking longer to connect and dropping out more often.

The good news and bad news for clean energy from LBNL’s nationwide interconnection study
net zero carbon
Steve Hoy

Net zero no more: We are entering the era of honest electricity

The future of zero-carbon electricity relies on matching consumption with generation on a 24/7/365 basis. Call it "true zero."

Net zero no more: We are entering the era of honest electricity