Electrical vehicles are only as green as their grids. Luckily, utilities, automakers, cities and charging providers are working on programs that will strengthen both EVs and renewables.
This paper explores the range of approaches and emerging program designs currently used in the United States to match EV loads and renewable energy, with an emphasis on methods that more closely link the timing and location of the EV demand with renewable energy supply.
Los Angeles Air Force Base, the first federal facility with a plug-in electric fleet of vehicles on the ground, has gone a step further. Now these EVs are the first in California to provide vehicle-to-grid services, with batteries that can send energy back to the grid, enabling cleaner, more efficient, more reliable power.
The Trump administration submitted a formal request to the United Nations to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The process of withdrawal takes one year, which means the United States will be out of the Paris Agreement on November 4, 2020. The U.S. could re-enter the Agreement within 30 days of a request to the United Nations. Read on for a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
U.S. states, cities and businesses are an essential part of the response to the global climate crisis – and their role is ever more crucial as the Trump administration moves to pull the United States from the historic Paris Agreement.
Behind the U.S. power grid, electricity markets are just as important as physical power plants and transmission lines. To expand the country's clean energy, the rules of the market will need to change.
What consitutes safe geologic storage? This is a key question for the IRS as it considers how to account for carbon capture and sequestration.
Pennsylvania's planned entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative marks the first time a major fossil-fuel producing state has joined the cooperative, which aims to cap carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants. It won't solve all the Keystone State's energy challenges, but it's a big step forward.
A statement from Dr. Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute, on the Market Choice Act.
In the global battle to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and prevent disasters, most economists agree that a carbon price is a key tool in the toolbox. But what’s less commonly discussed are what policies are needed in addition to a carbon price.
The latest anti-climate proposal from the Trump administration would weaken regulations on methane from oil and natural gas. Colorado, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and California offer innovative solutions for curbing this growing emissions source.
This resource is designed to aid cities and utilities in exploring the opportunity to develop a partnership agreement and consider key factors relevant to successfully enable long-lasting and productive engagements. It identifies insights and lessons learned from the experiences of several U.S. cities and investor owned electric utilities in developing innovative agreements in Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin.
This Friday, young people in the United States are joining with the global youth climate movement to go on strike to demand that adults act responsibly to protect their future. They also want adults to join the strike in solidarity.
The Business Roundtable's new "Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation" received a lot of positive press. That's surprising, because its take on corporate sustainability is insufficient and outdated.
Most communities overlook a critical tool in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions: trees. One of the reasons is that they don’t know how to account for forests and trees in their emissions inventories.
The United States used more energy in 2018 than ever before. While clean energy powered some of it, 80% came from fossil fuels.
When it comes to climate change, producing more oil seems counterproductive. But a technology called "direct air capture," by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, can lower emissions from oil until the day we get off fossil fuels.
More and more companies and cities are setting 100% renewable energy goals. But how and when these customers use the electricity they buy also matters. Here are five other things large energy buyers can do to help green the U.S. electric grid.
Renewable energy is on the rise across the U.S., and state-level policies are instrumental. Already in 2019, 10 states have passed policies that promote renewable energy development. Here are four recent wins in states emerging as new leaders in clean energy.
The Green New Deal has inspired activism and debate, but not much action on Capitol Hill so far. That hasn't stopped states, cities and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico from taking bold steps now.