EI’s study found that customers would save money if 74% percent of U.S. coal units were replaced with solar and wind power sited nearby.
EI analysis shows the plan could save an estimated 62,000 premature deaths a year and provide close to $8 trillion in health- and climate-related benefits over the next three decades.
EI report finds plummeting costs of solar energy, wind energy and battery storage mean that those sources could supply the bulk of U.S. energy demand in 15 years.
EI research with GridLab and the Goldman School shows a reliable 90% clean electricity grid by 2035 is achievable with no new gas buildout.
EI research with Vibrant Clean Energy shows the average cost of new wind or solar power is cheaper than the costs to keep running most coal-fired plants.
EI’s CEO Hal Harvey suggests principles to unite the country and solve climate change as featured in Tom Friedman’s New York Times column.
EI’s analysis showed the recommendations would slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 88 percent from 2010 levels by 2050.
EI modeling finds these policies would reach net zero carbon emissions by 2048 and be reduced 89% below 2005 levels by 2050.
EI modeling projects the Climate Action Plan could translate into clean energy markets that add up to 48 GW of new solar per year to the U.S. power grid by 2050.
EI modeling shows the recommendations would prevent 62,000 premature deaths annually by 2050 while offering almost $8 trillion in cumulative health and climate benefits.