U.S. clean power giants to join forces to build lobbying muscle

by Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg Highlights A new lobbying organization named the American Clean Power Association has formed in order to advocate for more renewable policies The country’s top wind power trade group is teaming up with some big-name energy groups such as NextEra Energy, Avangrid, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy to form this association The renewables … Read more

Renewable-energy spending likely to surpass oil and gas for the first time ever in 2021

by Ben Winck, Business Insider Highlights Goldman Sachs reports that renewable energy investments will be a quarter of all energy spending in 2021, surpassing investment in oil and gas If the United States aims to meet climate standards that result in less than 2 degrees Celsius of warming, the transition into renewable energy will create … Read more

The U.S. can get to 90% clean electricity in just 15 years


by Adele Peters, Fast Company Highlights A new report from UC Berkeley shows that the falling price of renewable energy can result in the U.S. using 90% clean energy by 2035, ultimately transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2045. Adding new clean energy infrastructure could add up to 570,000 new jobs each year The Internation … Read more

Solar and wind cheapest sources of power in most of the world

By Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg Highlights Solar power and onshore wind power are now the cheapest new sources of electricity in the majority of the world’s population. The Levelized Cost of Energy for wind has fallen 9% and solar has dropped by 4%   Prices are especially low in the U.S., China, and Brazil  Improvements in the technology, … Read more

As Congress debates an economic stimulus, where should the money be spent?

by Ken Kimmel, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists Highlights Current situation: Federal government response to COVID-19: In Washington DC a bi-partisan effort to help the country cope with COVID-19 is underway. So far, one immediate emergency bill appropriated approximately $8 billion designed to treat and prevent the virus. A second bill has also … Read more