EI’s Sara Baldwin says prioritizing clean homes, transportation, and electricity will benefit Utahns where they live and put America on the path to economic recovery and a healthier future.
EI’s Mike O’Boyle says to succeed in the global economy and create good-paying clean energy jobs in the United States, we must pass significantly more support for clean energy industries as laid out in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan.
Given the long lifespans of power system investments, planning should start incorporating climate change effects. A new study provides a valuable example of an approach to more comprehensively integrate climate risks in long-term electricity planning. This work also illustrates an important win-win in that solar power is both an effective adaptation (helping to reduce summer peak) and carbon mitigation strategy, highlighting positive, no-regret investments.
A new meta-analysis of seven clean energy policy studies led by researchers at prominent universities, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations finds strong agreement on the feasibility of achieving approximately 80 percent clean electricity by 2030 in the United States, as well as the immense economic and health benefits of a rapid clean energy transition.