Appalachia Poised to Be Part of Shift to Clean Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists

Federal action is key to cleaning up fossil fuel industry pollution. Energy Transportation clean energy clean energy transformation clean energy transition just transition

A Framework for a People-Centered Clean Energy Transition

Union of Concerned Scientists

It's time for systemic change in our energy syst now. Climate Change Energy clean energy transformation

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Extreme Heat Hits Clean Energy Workers Hard–How Can the Industry Keep Them Safe?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Energy Clean Energy Jobs green jobs outdoor heat outdoor workers solar unionsUnionization is an important step.

CES 101: How a National Clean Energy Standard Can Advance Climate Action

Union of Concerned Scientists

Embedded in the Biden Administration’s new American Jobs Plan is a powerful, proven tool for cleaning up the power sector—and the economy as a whole—driving job creation in energy, and dramatically improving public health. Energy American Jobs Plan CES clean energy standard

COP26: Clean energy investments must triple by 2030 says IEA

A Greener Life

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has yet again warned that the energy transition to meet net-zero targets is not happening fast enough. It further explores what the pledges to reduce emissions made by governments so far mean for the energy sector and the climate.

Illinois Secures a Major Climate and Equity Victory

Union of Concerned Scientists

Lead energy policy analyst Jessica Collingsworth breaks down why this is such a big win. Energy CEJA clean energy Clean Energy Jobs clean energy transition Illinois Local Clean Energy Transitions

Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program

Environmental Leader

The post Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable Energy

DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects

Environmental Leader

Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $127 million to small businesses working on clean energy technology, representing a total of 110 projects in 26 states. The post DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future

Environmental Leader

The post Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Procurement

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy. Air EHS&S Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

To Transform the Electricity System, We Must Transform Electricity Governance

Union of Concerned Scientists

Yet one of the key findings of “A People-Centered Clean Energy Transition,” a new report co-authored by an advisory committee—of which I am a member—and the Union of Concerned Scientists, is the centrality of the electricity system in creating an equitable clean energy future.

Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program

Environmental Leader

The post Sunrun Launches PowerU Clean Energy Education Program appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable Energy

5 Questions to Ask About the CEPP, A Powerful Tool For Clean Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change EnergyIf we push, and Congress gives climate change the attention it deserves, the CEPP will be a key tool for tackling climate change.

“Code Red” for Climate Means Reducing US Oil and Gas Production

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Energy clean energy climate-changeThe Biden adminstration needs to focus on the urgency of the climate crisis.

What Does It Mean to Let Communities Choose? A New Report by UCS and Soulardarity

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS partnered with Soulardarity to chart a path toward 100% local, resilient, and affordable clean energy resources owned by the people. Energy clean energy community decision making

Oregon Poised to Become 8th US State to go 100% Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

A bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100% clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 passed both the House and Senate of the Oregon State Legislative Assembly on Saturday. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Dow Commits to Develop Cracking Technology Powered by Clean Energy

Environmental Leader

Dow’s ESG report states that, in 2020, the company initiated a joint development agreement with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology that could be powered by clean energy. Air EHS&S Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Toyota, Schneider Electric, Other Manufacturing Plants Become Testbeds for Clean Energy Tech

Environmental Leader

Experts led by US National Laboratories will conduct on-site testing, measure and verify results, and draft field validation reports on clean, cutting-edge technologies in real-world conditions at five manufacturing plants; when these reports are made publicly available, C&I organizations can….

Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future

Environmental Leader

The post Google Invests in LevelTen Energy to Drive Clean Energy Future appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Energy Procurement

Can low-income countries leapfrog to clean energy technologies?

New Scientist

As energy access improves in low-income countries, there is an opportunity to go straight to clean technologies, says Jim Watson

Confronting the Consequences of an Extractive Economy

Union of Concerned Scientists

Renewables, energy efficiency are key solutions for the climate emergency. Climate Change Energy clean energy transformation

Lloyd’s is crafting insurance for clean energy, EVs

Environmental News Bits

Lloyd’s of London has announced it will expand its insurance coverage to better support the “greener energy sector” and create new insurance products for electric vehicles (EVs), as part of an effort to drive progress towards a more sustainable economy. Read the full story at GreenBiz.

Clean energy jobs rebound after 2020 losses. More opportunities needed for workers of color, experts say.

Environmental News Bits

Minnesota’s clean energy workforce is more diverse than the broader state economy. And more jobs are coming in fields like energy production, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and green construction. Read the full story at Sahan Journal. But workers of color need more access to training and pathways to higher-paying careers. Read more → Diversity, equity, and inclusion Green jobs

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DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects

Environmental Leader

Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $127 million to small businesses working on clean energy technology, representing a total of 110 projects in 26 states. The post DOE Awards $127M For Small Business Clean Energy R&D Projects appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Illinois Senate passes clean energy proposal after House adjourns from special session

Environmental News Bits

The Illinois Senate approved a massive clean energy omnibus package after midnight on Tuesday evening, clearing the last major piece of Governor J.B. Read more → Energy IllinoisRead the full story at WCIA. Pritzker’s political agenda for a vote in the House.

National Clean Energy Week, September 20-24, to Spotlight American Clean Energy Innovation and Leadership

Cresforum

WASHINGTON, D.C.— National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) today announced that its fifth annual celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations driving American clean energy will be held Monday, September 20 through Friday, September 24, 2021. Across all 50 states, clean energy has proven to be a resilient, reliable solution to lowering emissions and improving our climate.

Pennsylvania Recognizes Clean Energy Week September 20-24

PA Environment Daily

Tom Wolf has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-24, 2021 as Clean Energy Week in the state in conjunction with the fifth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). Last year, Governor Wolf, along with more than half of the nation's governors, signed proclamations officially recognizing Clean Energy Weeks in their respective states.

Oil producers used Facebook to counter President Biden’s clean energy message, a study shows.

Environmental News Bits

then a presidential candidate, released his $2 trillion climate plan last year that promised to escalate the use of clean energy in the United States, the world’s major oil and gas dialed up their presence on Facebook. Read the full story from the New York Times. Soon after Joseph R. Biden Jr.,

Sen. Comitta Calls For Hearings On The Failure Of Pennsylvania To Invest In Clean Energy Infrastructure

PA Environment Daily

Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester), Minority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee, called for hearings on the failure of the Commonwealth to invest in the state's clean energy infrastructure. Pennsylvania is a net energy exporter. On October 4, Sen.

California Takes Big Step Towards Clean Electricity, But Not Without Stumbling

Union of Concerned Scientists

Today, the Commission voted to approve a decision requiring the purchase of a massive amount of new clean energy resources in order to bolster grid reliability. Energy California clean energy CPUC grid reliability

Clean Energy Ventures launches open access tool to identify the climate technologies worth investor attention

Environmental News Bits

Clean Energy Ventures announced today the launch of an open-access calculator to estimate a climate tech innovation’s potential impact on climate change. The Simple Emissions Reduction Calculator (SERC), which Clean Energy Ventures developed to help evaluate climate tech startups seeking funding, will be used by partners including Cleantech Open,… Read more → Climate change Information tools Finance Start-upsRead the full story in Yahoo! Finance.

Methane Madness: 5 Reasons Why Natural Gas Doesn’t Belong in a Clean Electricity Payment Program

Union of Concerned Scientists

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Denmark Is Building an Artificial Island as a Clean Energy Hub

Yale E360

Denmark has approved a plan to build an artificial island 50 miles offshore in the North Sea to act as a clean energy hub that produces and stores wind energy , several news outlets reported.

Reshore, Reroute, Rebalance: A U.S. Strategy for Clean Energy Supply Chains

Environmental News Bits

This report looks at how the United States can strengthen supply chains for clean energy technologies through the lens of industrial competition, cybersecurity and trade policy. It finds that the United States can apply some of the mental models, tools, and institutions used for conventional energy sources to think about supply chains… Read more → Publications Renewable energy Supply chainDownload the document.

More Than 400,000 U.S. Clean Energy Jobs Have Been Lost So Far During the Pandemic

Yale E360

The clean energy sector in the United States lost 429,000 jobs last year due to the economic impacts of Covid-19, with the industry hitting its lowest number of workers since 2015, according to a new analysis of federal unemployment filings.

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How Are We Going to Build All That Clean Energy Infrastructure?

Environmental News Bits

Most analyses find that to manage climate change, the United States will need to double or triple the size of its electric transmission system to move low-cost wind and solar energy around the nation and back it up with always-on power plants. But new report from Clean Air Task Force and the… Read more → Publications Renewable energyDownload the document.

ConEd Banks On Energy Efficiency Near Term For Clean Energy Transition

Environmental Leader

In response to New York’s clean energy goals and requirements, Consolidated Edison Inc. is banking on energy efficiency programs in the near term, and renewables and electrification in the longer term.

Unveiling the Public Health Burden of Natural Gas

Union of Concerned Scientists

Energy Clean Energy Jobs natural gas overreliance on natural gas public healthEnvironmental health has always been of concern to me, as it is to many of us.

Extreme Heat is a Threat to Midwestern Outdoor Workers

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Energy clean energy climate change impacts Heat Killer Heat outdoor workers Too Hot to WorkIllinois, Michigan and Minnesota outdoor workers need protections from killer heat.

How are we going to build all that clean energy infrastructure?

Environmental News Bits

Most analyses find that to manage climate change, the United States will need to double or triple the size of its electric transmission system to move low-cost wind and solar energy around the nation and back it up with always-on power plants. But new report from Clean Air Task Force and the… Read more → Publications Renewable energyDownload the document.