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A Reason for Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions

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At the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, Hal presented on the impacts of climate change and how policy and technology can minimize or reverse these trends. The produced video of Hal’s presentation, “Fear and Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions,” can…

Energy Innovation Releases Brief about Germany’s Transition to Renewable Energy

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This week, Energy Innovation released a brief on Germany’s energy transition, written by Hal Harvey, focusing on the country’s Energiewende and the successes and failures of its Feed-in Tariff program. In the last several years, Germany has become a global…

America’s Power Plan Offers Policy Recommendations for the Nation’s Energy Future

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This morning, Energy Innovation, in partnership with the Energy Foundation, unveiled America’s Power Plan (APP), a toolkit designed to help energy decision-makers determine the policies needed to allow for a successful transformation of America’s electricity system. Building upon previous studies,…

Proposed Ruling for Federal Fracking Regulations Receives Mixed Reviews

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On August 23rd, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) closed its submission period for public comments regarding its revised proposed ruling for federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing. The ruling, “Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing, on Federal and Indian Lands,” was…

“The User’s Guide to Energy” Answers Big Energy Questions, Offers Climate Solutions

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The Atlantic has created “The User’s Guide to Energy,” a special report on the magazine’s website. While content is still being added, the website will feature a series of six videos and a collection of short articles that describe energy’s…

Solar Leasing Gains Traction in California

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Climate Policy Initiative’s latest report, “Improving Solar Policy: Lesson from the Solar Leasing Boom in California,” reveals that 75 percent of new residential solar systems installed in California are being leased rather than bought, up substantially from 10 percent just…

RMI Report Analyzes the Value of Distributed Solar PV

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The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) recently published a report, “A Review of Solar PV Benefit and Cost Studies,” which analyzes 15 studies on how to accurately value distributed solar PV (DPV). These studies, all produced within the last eight years,…

Hal Presents “Fear and Hope” at the Aspen Ideas Festival

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In early July, Hal spoke on climate change and energy policy at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. His presentation, titled “Fear and Hope: Climate Change and Policy Solutions,” discussed the dangerous trajectory of our CO2 emissions, and how emerging, innovative…

Friedman Opines on Obama’s Climate Change Speech

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Last week, Thomas Friedman wrote an Op-Ed article in response to President Obama’s climate change speech at Georgetown University in late June. In his speech, Obama announced several executive actions he will take to reduce carbon emissions, increase clean energy…

NASA Investigates the Threat of Climate Change in the Arctic

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Around the world, ecosystems are affected differently by changing climate and weather patterns. The Arctic, in particular, is feeling climate change’s impact much more strongly than most other regions. Data demonstrate that the Arctic has been warming two to three…