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Green Growth in the Golden State

Earlier this week, Energy Innovation’s Director of Research Chris Busch wrote an op-ed for LiveScience describing the dual triumphs occurring in California’s economy and clean-tech sector. The piece discusses a handful of the state’s most innovative clean-tech developments and progressive energy policies that have come about in lock-step with its economic recovery following the recession […]

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Ask the Experts of America’s Power Plan: Volume 10

This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan   Q: The new EPA standards for carbon […]

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The World’s Water: Out of Whack

On August 12, mandatory water restrictions were imposed throughout parts of the Bay Area in an effort to minimize the detrimental effects of California’s current drought. Already, the entire state has implemented limitations on outdoor water use, and Governor Jerry Brown has asked that all Californians reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. Two regions […]

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Ask the Experts of America’s Power Plan: Volume 9

This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan This is the next edition in a monthly […]

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Mapping Program Pinpoints Natural Gas Leaks in Cities

These terrific interactive methane maps were created through a collaborative effort by the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Earth Outreach. These maps shows the all-too numerous methane leaks in our urban local natural gas distribution pipes. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 120 times stronger than carbon dioxide when first released, and is the primary […]

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New Report Outlines Pathways for Decarbonization in Global Energy Sector

On July 8th, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) released an interim report that explores the possible pathways to decarbonize the global energy sector. DDPP is made up of 15 Country Research Teams, located in countries that represent 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Each team has been tasked with analyzing the options for […]

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Video: How Weather Extremes Become the Norm

As part of the Risky Business Project, Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey was recently featured in a short video explaining the economic implications associated with shifting weather patterns. Hal begins by describing the normal distribution of summer temperatures, with most measured temperatures occurring near the average and fewer measured temperatures occurring as they move toward […]

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Ask the Experts of America’s Power Plan: Volume 8

This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan This is the next edition in a monthly […]

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Polls Show Americans See Value in Combating Climate Change

Last week, the Obama administration announced proposed regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants. The proposed rule calls for a 30 percent reduction in GHG emissions (compared to 2005 levels) by 2030. (Energy Innovation CEO, Hal Harvey, opines on the design and impact of the proposed rules in a Huffington Post guest blog.) […]

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Ask the Experts of America’s Power Plan: Volume 7

This post was originally featured on the America’s Power Plan blog. To view more Q&As, go to APP’s “Ask the Experts” page, or check out APP’s monthly newsletters, which include previous Q&As and much more. By Sonia Aggarwal, Eric Gimon, and the experts of America’s Power Plan This is the next edition in a monthly […]

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