Press Archive

Groups Launch Push To Speed Reliable, Decarbonized Power Market Designs

EI’s Eric Gimon says power markets must evolve to support continued decarbonization and achieve a sustainable end-state clean power system.

US Building Codes Need A Major Retrofit To Meet Climate Goals And Spare Consumers

EI’s Sara Baldwin says updates to building codes and processes to better support electrification are urgently needed and would cut emissions from the buildings sector, avoid dangerous climate change, and improve health and equity.

Gas Heat And Stoves Are Warming The Climate. Should Cities Start Banning Them?

EI’s Sara Baldwin says ending the use of fossil fuels in all new construction as soon as possible is critical to meeting climate targets.

Warren Buffett’s Firm Is Proposing An $8 Billion Boondoggle To Prevent The Next Texas Blackout

EI’s Eric Gimon says investing in winterization of wind and solar and home insulation could prevent the next Texas electricity grid crisis, and would be a more efficient and effective way investment that Buffett’s proposed new gas.

How Corporations Can Jump-Start Industrial Electrification In The US

EI’s Sara Baldwin explains why focusing on electrification in just thirteen top industries could deliver deep emissions reductions, and how smart policies can jumpstart low-carbon technology adoption and reduce electric costs.

The Biden Boom

EI’s Hal Harvey says government buying power can make new technologies more cost-effective, and the private sector, spurred by ever-stronger performance standards can then make them ubiquitous.

Here’s What Biden Could Include In His Paris Climate Pledge

EI’s Robbie Orvis says retiring all coal and achieving 80 percent clean electricity by 2030 is key to halving emissions this decade and must be part of a new U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution.

Here’s How Joe Biden Can Decarbonise US Buildings

EI’s Bruce Nilles says the 350,000 federal government buildings are perfect for showcasing the pollution and financial savings associated with making them all-electric.

A Net-Zero Strategy For Biden To Lead The US On Climate Action

EI’s Robbie Orvis explains how a set of smart climate policies in line with a global 1.5°C target can reestablish the United States as a global climate leader and create millions of new jobs along the way.

Biden expected to seek 50% carbon cut by 2030

EI’s Robbie Orvis says the U.S. won’t be able to push other countries to adopt new, more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions unless it adopts its own goal of a 50 percent reduction by 2030.

Zero Emissions Drive Would Grow U.S. Economy

EI modeling using the Energy Policy Simulator shows policies to align with a 1.5°C Scenario would boost U.S. GDP by a cumulative $6.4 trillion by 2035 and by $20 trillion through 2050.

Cheap Batteries Could Soon Make Electric Freight Trucks 50% Cheaper To Own Than Diesel

EI’s Silvio Marcacci explains a new study that finds electric trucks could be 50% cheaper than for diesel trucks by 2030, generating billions in savings and cutting harmful air pollution that disproportionately impacts low-income communities.

How Will Biden Policies Affect Oil And Gas Jobs?

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says the Biden administration seems more acutely sensitive to addressing the economic effects of climate policies than the administration of former President Obama was when it was crafting health and environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.

Carbon taxes Are Out, And Clean Electricity Standards Are In

EI’s Mike O’Boyle says a clean electricity standard is an investment signal, setting a minimum requirement for how much utilities must spend on clean power that grows each year and a job creator in both Democratic and Republican states.

Accelerating Its Clean Energy Revolution Would Add $700 Million To Nevada’s Economy Per Year By 2030

EI’s Sarah Spengeman explains new modeling that shows how Nevada can achieve its climate goals, create thousands of good-paying jobs, and add millions to the economy every year by adopting a set of strategic, clean energy policies that align with a global goal to limit warming to 1.5°C.

China’s Carbon Neutral Opportunity: Economic Growth Driven By Ambitious Climate Action

EI’s Silvio Marcacci outlines China’s carbon neutral opportunity of economic growth from accelerating its climate ambition and carbon peaking target.

Bold And Necessary Ambition

EI’s Chris Busch says falling costs and new clean technologies make raising its climate ambition a major opportunity for China to grow its economy, lower electricity costs, and improve air quality.

Stopping Carbon Pollution By 2050 Would Add $1 Trillion To The Economy

EI analysis finds clean energy and climate policies to achieve emissions reductions in line with a 1.5º target would deliver huge co-benefits including adding $1 trillion per year to the economy by 2050.

A Clean Energy Milestone: Renewables Pulled Ahead Of Coal In 2020

EI’s Robbie Orvis says it is an important milestone that wind and solar surpassed coal electricity generation in 2020, though it has been trending that way for years.

Can You Believe This Is Happening In America?

EI’s Hal Harvey is quoted in this opinion piece by Tom Friedman, saying it is common sense to invest in energy storage and could help prevent future blackouts.