US Building Codes Need A Major Retrofit To Meet Climate Goals And Spare Consumers

EI’s Sara Baldwin says updates to building codes and processes to better support electrification are urgently needed and would cut emissions from the buildings sector, avoid dangerous climate change, and improve health and equity.

How Corporations Can Jump-Start Industrial Electrification In The US

EI’s Sara Baldwin explains why focusing on electrification in just thirteen top industries could deliver deep emissions reductions, and how smart policies can jumpstart low-carbon technology adoption and reduce electric costs.

Cheap Batteries Could Soon Make Electric Freight Trucks 50% Cheaper To Own Than Diesel

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains a new study that finds electric trucks could be 50% cheaper than for diesel trucks by 2030, generating billions in savings and cutting harmful air pollution that disproportionately impacts low-income communities.

Carbon taxes Are Out, And Clean Electricity Standards Are In

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says a clean electricity standard is an investment signal, setting a minimum requirement for how much utilities must spend on clean power that grows each year and a job creator in both Democratic and Republican states.

Accelerating Its Clean Energy Revolution Would Add $700 Million To Nevada’s Economy Per Year By 2030

EI’s Sarah Spengeman explains new modeling that shows how Nevada can achieve its climate goals, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and add millions to the economy every year by adopting a set of strategic, clean energy policies that align with a global goal to limit warming to 1.5°C.

China’s Carbon Neutral Opportunity: Economic Growth Driven By Ambitious Climate Action

EI’s Silvio Marcacci outlines China’s carbon neutral opportunity of economic growth from accelerating its climate ambition and carbon peaking target.

Bold And Necessary Ambition

EI’s Chris Busch says falling costs and new clean technologies make raising its climate ambition a major opportunity for China to grow its economy, lower electricity costs, and improve air quality.

Decarbonizing Global Industry

EI’s Jeff Rissman says to decarbonize, industry should design longer-lasting, lower-carbon materials and make their processes more efficient, but policy is required to support research and development and help incentivize a transition to zero-carbon energy.

America’s Costs Of Delay On Climate Change: $3.5 Trillion From Another Decade of Inaction

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains why delaying ambitious policies to cut emissions by just ten years would cost the U.S. economy $3.5 trillion, and why enacting economy-wide clean energy policies now is the smarter choice.

Boldness Required: Minnesota Should Adopt More Ambitious Climate Policies

EI’s Aimee Witteman says the Minnesota Energy Policy Simulator demonstrates how bolder climate policies would create tens of thousands of jobs for the state and add billions to the economy every year, while advancing health and equity.