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November 8, 2019, 2pm PST
The Senate Minority Leader's plan calls for federal grants to subsidize electric vehicle purchases, build out charging infrastructure, and retool automotive manufacturing.
The New York Times
August 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.
CNN
April 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
A non-binding resolution is a small step in the direction of clean energy.
WTTW
January 8, 2019, 6am PST
If coal use phases out in Texas, renewable energy could very likely pick up the slack.
Houston Chronicle
December 26, 2018, 10am PST
Four mayors hammer home the point that moving to 100 percent clean energy on the municipal level is environmentally, economically, and politically desirable.
Next City
October 26, 2018, 1pm PDT
New proposals targeting customers could derail solar energy’s future in the state.
Inside Climate News
October 8, 2018, 10am PDT
Recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, a new measure has increased the funds California sets aside to incentivize energy storage systems to over $1 billion.
The New York Times
June 15, 2018, 5am PDT
To reach goals in reducing emissions, Gates's group is looking to invest in technology that can provide energy in efficient ways by supplying clean power when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.
Quartz
December 19, 2017, 9am PST
Solar and wind power are cheaper than ever, but they remain variable. To make the best use of renewable resources, the electrical grid needs to network more small free-standing power sources together.
Vox
September 30, 2017, 11am PDT
The government of British Columbia, put in power this year with the help of the BC Green Party, is shoring up its climate change action resume.
Sightline Institute
September 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
Buildings are responsible for a little less than half of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Break this figure down further and you'll find that building heating accounts for about a fifth of all U.S. emissions.
Doggerel
March 19, 2017, 5am PDT
A clean environment isn't the only benefit of clean energy. Clean energy jobs are also providing economic mobility for many of the 3 million people employed in the industry.
Next City
November 27, 2016, 11am PST
Over the next two decades, bold estimates have local governments around the world spending over $41 trillion on "smart cities." But what are smart cities, and how do we measure return on investment?
CNBC
January 21, 2016, 12pm PST
Over the past decade, Texas has led on wind but lagged on solar power. That may soon change. Texas solar companies are now offering "all-solar" plans to take advantage of an improved market.
Dallas News
January 21, 2016, 11am PST
Despite continued dispute over their effectiveness, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs in the United States and Canada have raised billions of dollars. And China has now followed suit.
New York Times
November 30, 2015, 6am PST
When climate change initially became a powerful political talking point, the dirty economies of developing countries might have made U.S. efforts seem inconsequential. Now the roles of reversed, and the U.S. has some catching up to do.
Mother Jones
August 31, 2015, 6am PDT
Currently in its early stages, Project Sunroof tracks how much sun every roof receives. Then it estimates the costs and savings if rooftop solar were installed. Right now, the tool only covers the Bay Area, Fresno, and Boston.
Vox
March 11, 2015, 6am PDT
The fossil fuel industry has convinced the public that aggressive carbon reduction will harm the economy. Au contraire. The carbon reduction leader will secure its place at the top of the global economy, argues UrbDeZine Editor Bill Adams.
UrbDeZine
December 30, 2014, 5am PST
Never mind that the lines are needed to carry renewable energy from wind turbines in the north to industries in the south to meet the nation's formidable carbon reduction policies. Public health and property values come first for some neighbors.
The New York Times
December 27, 2014, 1pm PST
A Vox post explains the fickle trends of wind power production in the United States.
Vox