EI’s Megan Mahajan says we already have the technologies, but need a portfolio of policies across all sectors of the economy to meet climate targets.
EI’s Sonia Aggarwal explains why policy support for research and development is critical to scaling clean technologies that drive deep emissions reductions.
EI report found the U.S. could run on 90% clean electricity by 2035, without lifting the costs of electric bills, and new renewable infrastructure would generate more than half a million jobs per year.
EI modeling finds the Climate Crisis Action Plan would avoid 62,000 premature deaths annually by 2050 and provide nearly $8 trillion in climate and health benefits through 2050.
EI’s Sonia Aggarwal says reaching 90 percent clean electricity requires doubling the highest historical yearly wind and solar deployment through the 2020s and tripling it in the 2030s.
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.