When Will Electricity Companies Finally Quit Natural Gas?

EI’s Mike O’Boyle outlines why utilities cannot build planned natural gas plants if they want to meet net zero goals and avoid financial risk.

How Utilities Can Avoid Being Financially Swamped by the Coal Closure Wave

EI’s Mike O’Boyle and Silvio Marcacci explain how securitized bonds can help clean energy resources overcome monopoly utility incentives to continue earning on uneconomic coal plants by paying down unrecovered coal plant balances at substantial consumer savings.

Why Electric Vehicles Will Likely Emerge As California’s Top Manufacturing Export In 2020

EI’s Chris Busch explains why electric vehicles are poised to be California’s top export in 2020, providing a case study in how smart clean energy policy can accelerate economic growth and job creation.

California Won’t Achieve Its New Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal Until Multi-Unit Dwellers Can Access Electric Vehicle Charging

EI’s Amanda Myers explains practical solutions for expanding access to electric vehicle charging for residents of multi-unit dwellings in California to achieve the state’s clean transportation, public health, and equity goals.

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.