Meeting Paris Goals Will Create Green Jobs

Meeting Paris Goals Will Create Green Jobs

Researchers recently conducted an analysis of how trying to meet the Paris Agreement targets would affect energy jobs in 50 countries. They found that action to reach the targets would increase net jobs by about 8 million by 2050, primarily due to gains in the solar and wind industries.  Why This Matters: An estimated 18 […]

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National Climate Adviser Calls Clean Energy Standards, Tax Credits “Non-Negotiables”

National Climate Adviser Calls Clean Energy Standards, Tax Credits “Non-Negotiables”

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy has announced that the administration considers clean electricity standards (CES) and clean energy tax credits “non-negotiables” in future infrastructure packages. She told Punchbowl News that these measures could be passed through the reconciliation agreement following President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure package announced last week. This was a sentiment echoed […]

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G7’s Green Recovery: Promises Kept?

G7’s Green Recovery: Promises Kept?

The G7 countries have spent more on fossil fuels than clean energy since last March, a new study led by the non-profit Tearfund shows. 

Why This Matters: The economic upheaval of the pandemic and its accompanying stimulus could have been a chance to pump money into the country’s net-zero goals. Instead, it appears that the members propped up the very industries that are increasing carbon in the atmosphere.

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Getting Americans On-Board With Clean Energy click button

Getting Americans On-Board With Clean Energy

This week the White House convened leaders from across the administration to announce new federal investments in building energy efficiency and electrification, while Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm outlined the immediate actions the Department of Energy would take to help meet this goal. DOE announced sweeping actions to power more American homes and buildings with […]

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Biden Administration Approves Largest Offshore Wind Project to Date

Biden Administration Approves Largest Offshore Wind Project to Date

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Just three months after entering office, the Biden administration is kicking off its wind power infrastructure vision with the approval of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. With the government’s support, the Vineyard Wind project will begin construction this summer, just 12 nautical miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Proponents of […]

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Biden Administration Aims For 80% Clean Electricity by 2030

Biden Administration Aims For 80% Clean Electricity by 2030

The Biden administration is aiming to set a national clean energy mandate that the nation obtains 80% of its power from clean, emissions-free sources by 2030. This 2030 aim will be a major step for the United States towards reaching net zero emissions by 2035, Biden’s overall climate goal. 

Why this Matters:  This mandate would lower emissions by requiring a transition to renewables like wind, solar, and nuclear energy.

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