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What Difference Can I Make In The Climate Crisis?

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By Emily Jack-Scott, Program Director at Aspen Global Change Institute. Global leaders met in Davos earlier in January to engage in cross-cutting discussions about the world’s most pressing challenges and to debate the merits of various solutions. After another year…

Air Quality Monitoring Networks Support More Climate-Resilient Communities

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By Savannah M. D’Evelyn, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington’s Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.  As climate change accelerates, the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as megafires and heatwaves are on the rise.…

In With The New, Then Out With The Old: Managing The Grid Resource Adequacy Transition

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This post is the third in a series titled “Real Talk on Reliability,” which will examine the reliability needs of our grid as we move toward 100 percent clean electricity and electrify more end-uses on the path to a climate…

Living In The Cold: Addressing The Inequalities Of Heating Energy Poverty In Winter

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By Emilio Jack-Scott and Liz Carver Winter is coming, and people across the country have started turning on their heat to take the edge off the cold. With clear memories of last winter’s high heating costs and this season’s prices…

When The Glaciers Are Gone: Managing For Biodiversity

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By Emilio Mateo Mountain glaciers and polar ice caps are experiencing extensive and increasingly fast loss rates as global temperatures warm. The well-documented retreat of mountain glaciers will have severe ecological and societal costs as the shift to a post-glacial…

The Future Of Operational Grid Reliability Can Be Bright With Clean Energy

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This post is the second in a series titled “Real Talk on Reliability,” which will examine the reliability needs of our grid as we move toward 100 percent clean electricity and electrify more end-uses on the path to a climate…

More Water And More Energy: The Potential Win-Win Of Floating Photovoltaics

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Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. The research synopsis below comes from AGCI’s Tanya Petach. A full list of AGCI’s updates is available online. In arid river basins…

Electric Trucks Are A Gamechanger If Strong Policy Leads The Way

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This piece was authored by Muhammad Abdullah, an 2023 summer Transportation Policy intern with Energy Innovation and Energy Innovation’s Chris Busch, Director Transportation and Senior Economist. Ella Kissi-Debrah was born, raised, and died a tragically early death in south London,…

Harnessing U.S. Offshore Wind Is A Generational Opportunity To Create Jobs And Cut Climate Pollution

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This piece was authored by Paulina Vazquez Robles, an 2023 summer communications intern with Energy Innovation The U.S. has some of the world’s best offshore wind resources, but we’ve barely begun to tap into them– to date, only seven offshore…

EV Fill Up Savings

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With a significant uptake in electric vehicles (EVs) hitting the road, drivers will need to learn a new skill: determining how much it costs to fill up their EV. Unlike gasoline prices that are clearly displayed on roads nationwide, most…