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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White House Economic Advisors Warn China Could Outdo the U.S. on Clean Energy

White House Economic Advisors Warn China Could Outdo the U.S. on Clean Energy

The Biden administration published a report on Friday that argued that failing to make headway on adopting clean energy technologies and lowering carbon emissions will dramatically affect the nation’s economy — potentially putting us behind other global superpowers, particularly China. 

Why this Matters:  President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors, who provided the report, emphasized that economic development and addressing climate change are not mutually exclusive — an argument so often deployed by opponents.

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Charging Up the Push for Clean Electricity

Charging Up the Push for Clean Electricity

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer To move the U.S. toward carbon-free electricity, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm discussed paths to a national Clean Electricity Standard (CES) at a forum this week. What’s a clean electricity standard? It’s a policy that requires utilities to ramp up their share of emissions-free electricity production every year to hit […]

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Read This:  Spreading the Zero Carbon Energy Wealth and Power

Read This: Spreading the Zero Carbon Energy Wealth and Power

The American Jobs Plan requires that every state generate all of its electricity by 2035 from fuels that produce no carbon emissions.  Ron Brownstein writes in his “Fault Lines” column for CNN that this will:
trigger a massive spending boom in wind and solar power — at least doubling the pace of investment now underway.
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