Plugging Abandoned Oil Wells Is One ‘Green New Deal’ Aspect Loved By Both Republicans And Democrats

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains a bipartisan, cost-effective strategy that creates jobs for displaced workers while stemming methane emissions.

To Prevent Blackouts, California Needs More Clean Energy – And A Bigger, Better Run Grid

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal says renewables are not to blame for California blackout, but better planning, increased investment in clean energy, and a regional grid will improve reliability as weather extremes become the new normal.

Seven Policies To Tap U.S. Offshore Wind’s $166 Billion Economic Growth And Emissions Reduction Potential

EI’s Amanda Myers explains top policies to capitalize on the potential of offshore wind to stimulate billions of dollars in economic growth, create high-wage jobs, and achieve climate goals.

To Rid The Grid Of Coal, The Southeast U.S. Needs A Competitive Wholesale Electricity Market

EI’s Sarah Spengeman explains how introducing a competitive wholesale electricity market for the Southeast would save $384 billion dollars, create 400,000 jobs, and reduce power sector emissions 37% as all uneconomic coal is retired and 149 GW of renewables are added to the grid by 2040.

Plummeting Renewable Energy, Battery Prices Mean China Could Hit 62% Clean Power And Cut Costs 11% By 2030

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains how plummeting renewable costs combined with smart policy design can achieve a low-carbon electricity future for the world’s largest emitter.

Communicating Climate Policy Through Art: Environmental Graphiti And 90 Percent Clean Electricity

EI’s Sarah Spengeman interviews artist Alisa Singer to discuss digital paintings she created based on the 90% clean by 2035 report as part of her Environmental Graphiti project, which makes climate data more accessible to the public.

Congressional Climate Plan Is A Bet Your Country Moment

EI’s Hal Harvey details how the recently released Congressional climate plan could recharge the U.S. economy and fight climate change.

‘Solar For Coal’ Swaps: A Financial Innovation That Could Accelerate The Carbon Transition

EI’s Mike O’Boyle explains how “Solar for Coal” Swaps could refinance 26 GW of existing uneconomic coal plants, using private capital to fund community-level investment for publicly-owned cooperative retail utilities, while supporting local economic development.

Building Decarbonization Cuts Pollution And Boosts The Economy. Here’s How State Regulators Can Accelerate Both

EI’s Silvio Marcacci interviews Sherri Billimoria, lead author of Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent report, Regulatory Solutions for Building Decarbonization, about the report’s recommended regulatory reforms required for building decarbonization.

Why 100% Clean Energy Advocates Must Overcome The ‘Resource Adequacy’ Challenge

EI’s Eric Gimon explains why the clean energy industry must address concerns about resource adequacy, while innovating new planning models that allow for a diverse set of clean energy technologies to compete on equal footing.