2023 Predictions: IRA Spurs Clean Energy Boom, Electric Trucks Accelerate, Battery Demand Surges, EPA Cuts Power Sector Pollution

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains 2022 was an enormously encouraging year in the fight against climate change, and it laid the groundwork for even greater progress in 2023.

Crossing The Emissions Gap Between Inflation Reduction Act And NDC Is Worth 4 Million Jobs

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains the Inflation Reduction Act still doesn’t cut emissions enough to meet U.S. climate goals, but more ambitious policy to close the gap would be a massive job creator.

Why Wind And Solar Are Ready To Power China’s Next 40 Years

EI’s Mike O’Boyle explains a recent study finds China can enhance its energy security, address recent grid reliability issues, and cut its reliance on coal power.

Zero-Emission Vehicle Sales Standards: California And China’s Secret Weapon On Transportation Electrification

EI’s Chris Busch explains zero-emission vehicle sales standards are policies that could greatly speed up transportation electrification in two of the world’s largest car markets.

How States And Utilities Can Lower Consumer Bills And Accelerate The Clean Energy Transition

EI’s Sara Baldwin and Hadley Tallackson explain how the Inflation Reduction Act can help policymakers cut energy bills while protecting consumers from future energy price spikes.

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Surging. But Net-Zero By 2050 Means Policymakers Must Get Into The Fast Lane

EI’s Anand Gopal explains zero-emission electric vehicles (EVs) are a mature and cost-effective technology ready to take over our roads. But policymakers must act now to leverage the tremendous climate, health, and savings benefits.

Fossil Fuel-Funded Opposition Is Blocking America’s Clean Energy Transition. Permitting Reform Can Help

EI’s Greg Alvarez explains the overwhelming majority of onshore wind and solar projects are permitted at the state and local level, and fossil fuel-funded opponents are stirring up local backlash that jeopardizes clean energy goals.

After The Deluge– Cascading Effects Of Extreme Weather On Human Health

EI’s Sarah Spengeman explains public health impacts from extreme weather persist long after the event fades from headlines.

The World’s Three Largest Economies Go All-In On Heat Pumps: How Policy Can Cut Gas Use And Energy Bills

EI’s Silvio Marcacci talks with RAP Senior Associate Dr. Richard Lowes to better understand the climate and economic benefits of heat pumps, as well as what polices are needed to speed their adoption.

Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Via Heat Pumps

EI’s Jeff Rissman explains industrial heat pumps could eliminate a signification portion of greenhouse gas emissions from industry, but further policy support is needed to speed their adoption.