Blog

National Climate Assessment Examines Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.

Permalink to National Climate Assessment Examines Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.

On May 6th, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released its Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) report, the largest and most comprehensive U.S. climate assessment to date. Pursuant to the Global Change Research Act of 1990, Congress requires the…

The Solar Industry Celebrates Six Decades of Innovation

Permalink to The Solar Industry Celebrates Six Decades of Innovation

This Friday marks the 60th anniversary of the first demonstration of a photovoltaic cell converting solar energy into electricity. Bell Laboratory engineers Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson displayed this breakthrough technology at a press conference on April 25th,…

The Mystery of the Missing Methane

Permalink to The Mystery of the Missing Methane

Last week, Energy Innovation released its latest paper, “The Mystery of the Missing Methane,” which urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve its data collection and analysis of methane emissions. The paper’s author, Energy Innovation’s Director of Research Chris…

APP’s Latest Paper Released at the Western Interstate Energy Board Meeting

Permalink to APP’s Latest Paper Released at the Western Interstate Energy Board Meeting

As innovation continues to redefine America’s power sector, century-old regulatory models are no longer serving advanced utilities or their customers. Performance-based ratemaking could be a game-changing solution for the utility industry. America’s Power Plan has a terrific new paper that…

Renewables Plus Storage Point Toward a Clean Electricity Future

Permalink to Renewables Plus Storage Point Toward a Clean Electricity Future

Technological innovation and declining cost curves have allowed wind and solar power to become increasingly more competitive with fossil-fuel generation in recent years. However, in the past, there hasn’t been a cost-effective way to store the electricity being generated during…

Energy Innovation Outlines Policy Upgrades for a Carbon-Free California

Permalink to Energy Innovation Outlines Policy Upgrades for a Carbon-Free California

This week, Energy Innovation released a paper outlining recommended policy upgrades for California’s climate and energy policy. The paper, titled “Carbon-Free Prosperity in California: Policies for Success,” was written by Energy Innovation’s CEO, Hal Harvey, and Director of Research, Chris Busch.

Winter Olympics Threatened by Climate Change

Permalink to Winter Olympics Threatened by Climate Change

This year’s winter Olympics may unfortunately be one of the greatest opportunities to show a global audience the catastrophic impacts of climate change. The average February temperature in Sochi has been around 50 degrees F, making these Games easily the…

The Green Bank Movement Gains Momentum

Permalink to The Green Bank Movement Gains Momentum

Revolutionary clean energy technologies often make headlines, but the nuts and bolts of supporting the scale-up of new technologies typically take a backseat. However, the emergence of new clean energy finance tools has begun to gain media, as well as…

America’s Climate Change Attitudes and Behavior, 2013 and Beyond

Permalink to America’s Climate Change Attitudes and Behavior, 2013 and Beyond

In November 2013, the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication published a report on Americans’ sentiments regarding climate change. “Climate Change in the American Mind” reports how beliefs, emotions, and perceptions of global warming have changed over the last several…

A Review of 2013’s Record-Breaking Moments in Climate and Energy

Permalink to A Review of 2013’s Record-Breaking Moments in Climate and Energy

2013 marks a year of countless climate and energy-related records for the United States. The release of the Fifth IPCC Assessment report this year noted that, for the first time, scientists are virtually certain (99-100% confident) that humans have caused…