Press Archive

How To Replace 187 GW Of Coal With Renewables, And Save Customers Money

EI’s study found that customers would save money if 74% percent of U.S. coal units were replaced with solar and wind power sited nearby.

Utilities Are Better Suited To Handle Covid Uncertainties – Why That’s Good News For Clean Energy

EI’s Amanda Myers interviews Pearl Street Station’s executive director Albert Lin about why utilities are better suited than other industries to weather COVID-19 uncertainties and what that means for the clean energy transition.

Calls Grow Louder For Biden To Strengthen His Climate Goals

EI report finds plummeting costs of solar energy, wind energy and battery storage mean that those sources could supply the bulk of U.S. energy demand in 15 years.

California Can Still Lead America And The World On Electric Vehicles – Despite Trump

EI’s CEO Hal Harvey and Yunshi Wang, director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at UC Davis, discuss how California can lead global transportation electrification despite the Administration’s clean car rollbacks and isolationism.

House Democrats Release ‘Bold’ Plan to Tackle Carbon Emissions by 2050

EI analysis shows the plan could save an estimated 62,000 premature deaths a year and provide close to $8 trillion in health- and climate-related benefits over the next three decades.

House Democrats Release Sweeping Climate Proposal Calling For Net-Zero US Emissions By 2050

EI modeling finds these policies would reach net zero carbon emissions by 2048 and be reduced 89% below 2005 levels by 2050.

Dems Map Path To Clean Energy, Environmental Justice

EI modeling finds the recommendations would offer $8 trillion in climate benefits through 2050, as referenced by Chairwoman Kathy Castor.

Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan Would Decarbonize U.S., Add $8 Trillion In Benefits By 2050

EI’s Megan Mahajan discusses modeling that finds the Select Committee’s Climate Crisis Action Plan will achieve net zero U.S. emissions and deliver $8 trillion in health and climate benefits by 2050.

House Democrats Just Put Out The Most Detailed Climate Plan In US Political History

EI modeling found a subset of the recommendations would get the U.S. to net zero carbon dioxide emissions a little before 2050 and prevent 62,000 premature deaths every year by 2050.

Democrats’ Ambitious Climate Action Plan Targets A Clean US Grid By 2040

EI modeling projects the Climate Action Plan could translate into clean energy markets that add up to 48 GW of new solar per year to the U.S. power grid by 2050.

California Passes Historic Clean Truck Rule

EI analysis with EDF shows the rule could prevent 17.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and 60,000 tons of NOx from entering the atmosphere through 2040.

Electric Big Rigs? California Poised To Adopt Nation’s First Rules Requiring Electric Trucks

EI’s Amanda Myers explains why California’s electric trucks rule will deliver at least $7.3 billion in economic savings by 2040 due to lower operations and fuel costs.

California Accelerates Clean Transportation Policy, Targeting 500,000 Electric Trucks By 2040

EI’s Chris Busch explains why California’s proposed Advanced Clean Trucks rule could save up to $12 billion dollars, while delivering major public health and climate benefits to the state.

How To Get To 90% Clean Energy By 2035

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal joins the Climate Pod to talk about the policy pathway to 90% clean electricity by 2035.

A 90% Clean Grid Can Be Achieved Quickly. What’s Holding It Back?

The Energy Gang podcast features new research from UC Berkeley and a policy report from Energy Innovation that provide a roadmap for how to get a 90% clean grid in just 15 years.

Build Electric Truck Infrastructure, And They Will Come, Advocates Say

EI’s analysis of California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule shows it would save at least $7 billion over 20 years.

Clean Truck Rule Would Avoid 17.6M Tons Of CO2 — Report

EI’s Chris Busch explains why California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule will yield both economic and public health benefits.

Electrification Can Supercharge California’s Post-COVID Economy

EI’s Hal Harvey says strengthening electrification policies can help California meet its climate goals while creating an additional $22 billion in economic and social benefits by 2030.

Murray Energy Bankruptcy Still Casts Shadow On Coal’s Economic Viability

EI analysis shows the levelized cost of new wind and solar is cheaper than the cost of keeping existing coal plants running.

The Covid-19 Economic Slump Is Closing Down Coal Plants

EI’s Sonia Aggarwal shares why investments in clean energy provide a unique opportunity for economic recovery and emission reductions.