Biden’s American Jobs Plan Would Supercharge Our Grid Via Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs, Billions In Savings, And Increased Reliability Against Extreme Weather
EI’s Eric Gimon explains how the American Jobs Plan’s investments in inter-regional electric transmission would position the U.S. for success in the 21st century, create hundreds of thousands of jobs for the folks that build it, while providing cheaper, cleaner electricity, and bolstering electricity system reliability.
The Surprising Affordability Of Used Electric Vehicles Shows How California Climate Policies Can Fight Inequity
EI’s Chris Busch explains new research finding the total cost of ownership of used electric vehicles is less expensive than the total cost of ownership of a similar used gas car and how California can leverage this surprising affordability to achieve multiple economic, public health, climate, and equity goals.
EI’s Dan Esposito and Mike O’Boyle explain why an 80 percent by 2030 clean electricity standard would stimulate $1.5 trillion in new investment broadly distributed across every region of the United States, while dramatically improving air quality and public health, and without raising electricity rates or compromising reliability.
In the third in a three-part series, EI’s Dan Esposito and Eric Gimon outline lessons learned from the Texas Big Freeze, and policy prescriptions for regulators and government officials across the U.S. to prepare for extreme weather-related grid disasters.
In the second in a three-part series, EI’s Dan Esposito and Eric Gimon explain how ERCOT market design and operation failed to prepare for the Texas Big Freeze and exacerbated the crisis when it hit.
In the first in a three-part series, EI’s Dan Esposito and Eric Gimon explain why natural gas failures, poor planning, and lack of demand management were primary causes of the Texas Big Freeze and why durable solutions must look beyond fossil fuels.
EI modeling with RMI shows ambitious decarbonization of Colorado’s electricity, transportation, industry, building, and land-use sectors can help limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius while adding more than 20,000 new jobs and $3.5 billion in economic activity per year by 2030.
EI analysts outline how worsening economics have made running 80% of the U.S. coal fleet uneconomic compared to replacement with new local renewables, and how policymakers can plan for the transition.
All-Electric Car And Truck Sales By 2035 Would Save $2.7 Trillion, But Will Take Smart Policy To Drive Clean
EI’s Amanda Myers says without strong policy to reach 100 percent EV sales and 90 percent clean electricity targets, like strong national fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards, Americans will forgo the significant benefits of vehicle electrification and miss the chance to steer towards a better future.
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.