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Grid Investments are Critical to Our Clean Energy Future

Union of Concerned Scientists

The simple fact is that ditching fossil fuels for low-cost clean energy resources is good for the planet, good for the US economy, and good for public health. UCS) UCS’s findings are consistent with the conclusions of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Transmission Needs Study , which it released last October.

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States Can Plan Ahead for Clean Energy

Union of Concerned Scientists

The fabulous growth of wind and solar builds on states’ clean energy policy and corporate decarbonization targets. However, great opportunities for more new clean energy supplies to replace fossil fuel energy need supporting grid investments. Where do we go for that modern infrastructure?

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India’s Clean Energy Transition Hinges on Domestic Manufacturing, Warns Top Energy Official

Environment + Energy Leader

In recent years, India has rapidly increased its renewable energy capacity and is now the fourth-largest producer of hydro, wind, and solar power. The post India’s Clean Energy Transition Hinges on Domestic Manufacturing, Warns Top Energy Official appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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A 100% Renewable Energy Future is Possible, and We Need It

Union of Concerned Scientists

A transition to renewable energy is not just one of the most consequential tools at our fingertips to act on climate, but also represents a great opportunity to increase control over our energy choices, improve the health of our communities and the planet, create jobs and wealth, and much more. by 2035 is needed.

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Michigan Policymakers Must Keep Working Toward an Equitable Clean Energy Future

Union of Concerned Scientists

It adds Michigan to the growing list of states, including Illinois and Minnesota , that have adopted standards to increase renewable energy on the grid and move toward 100-percent decarbonization of the power sector. It also will expand energy efficiency programs, streamline utility-scale renewable project siting approvals, and more.

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OYA, Oil Well Shares Plan $3 Billion, 3GW Clean Energy Project

Environment + Energy Leader

The development in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will include renewable energy, storage, and green hydrogen. The post OYA, Oil Well Shares Plan $3 Billion, 3GW Clean Energy Project appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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A Hot Summer for Clean Energy in Michigan

Union of Concerned Scientists

One notable example is in Michigan, where utilities are phasing out coal plants and momentum is building for legislation that would support an equitable clean energy transition. Consumers Energy will close its remaining coal-fired power plants by 2025 and add 8,000 megawatts of solar by 2040.