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States are stepping forward to clean energy and energy efficiency, according to ACEEE's latest report. Check out your state score!

50-State Scorecard Reveals States Are Ramping Up Clean Energy

Washington, DC - A rising number of states are showing US leadership on clean energy by adopting ambitious goals and energy-saving rules for buildings, appliances, and vehicles, according to the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard , released today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.


Austin is connecting rooftop solar installations and storage batteries to increase resilience during storms and heatwaves.

Austin Energy is the 3rd largest city-owned utility in the nation and among 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit utilities. Public power gives back to the community, serves customers at a lower price & is more reliable than non-public power utilities.

To Keep the Lights on during Blackouts, Austin Explores Microgrids

The Department of Energy and the nation's utilities are exploring ways to make cities more resilient in the face of mounting and costly blackouts from severe storms and heat waves that are increasing with climate change.


Four Electric Energy Stories From The First Week Of October, 2019

Four Electric Energy Stories From The First Week Of October, 2019

Each day I scan 20+ newsletters and about 250 article titles, sifting for what I think matters in the world of the electron and our global transition to the multi trillion dollar emerging energy economy. Here are four stories from last week that I believe to be both important and symbolic, with implications for our electric energy future.


Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

Los Angeles, California, is expecting to approve a huge solar farm backed up by one of the world's largest batteries. It would provide 7% of the city's electricity beginning in 2023 at a cost of 1.997 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for solar power and 1.3 cents per kWh for the battery. That's cheaper than any power generated with fossil fuel.

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

This month, officials in Los Angeles, California, are expected to approve a deal that would make solar power cheaper than ever while also addressing its chief flaw: It works only when the sun shines. The deal calls for a huge solar farm backed up by one of the world's largest batteries.


How The World’s Largest Carbon Emitter,China, Planned to fulfill its Paris Agreement pledges while maintaining growth.

Putting China in Control of Its Carbon Emissions

Learn how ICF helped design and implement the first emissions trading systems for China, the world's largest CO2 emitter.


What Is Texas Ranked in Solar Projects?

Texas has experienced the negative impacts of climate change severely so check if we made the list!

America's 5 Biggest Solar Projects

With climate a central issue in the 2020 Democratic primary, contenders are seizing every opportunity to one-up the clean energy bona fides of their fellow candidates. That was certainly on display during the first round of Democratic debates when former Vice President Joe Biden pitched his clean energy plans by leaning on progress made during the Obama administration.