Energy

To Get Off Fossil Fuels, America Is Going to Need a Lot More Electricians

A shortage of skilled labor could derail efforts to "electrify everything."

'Green Banks,' Poised for Billions in Climate Funds, Draw States' Attention

These banks provide financing for projects from efficient appliances to solar panels.

3 Tips to Improve Your Local Utility Service

COMMENTARY | Utility companies often suffer from poor customer service ratings. Here’s a way to fix that.

EVs, Building Emissions Among Biden’s Sustainable Energy Priorities

Public and private sector leaders discussed the first steps to overhauling the nation’s infrastructure in pursuit of a sustainable future.

How a New Subsidy for ‘Green Hydrogen’ Could Set Off a Carbon Bomb

Using electricity to make hydrogen could drive down greenhouse gas emissions. Or it could underwrite a process that actually increases emissions.

How Do Floating Wind Turbines Work?

COMMENTARY | With five companies winning the first U.S. leases to build wind farms off California’s coast, let’s take a look.

The States Leading on Energy Efficiency Policy

A newly released ranking looks at the states doing the most–and the least–when it comes to cutting emissions, and how they’re incorporating equity into their programs.

Why a Power Line Project Can Take 14 Years to Permit

Amid a push to greatly expand the nation’s clean energy infrastructure, key grid upgrades require approvals that can take years to complete. Can regulators strike the right balance between speed and environmental protection?

A Cost-Effective Way to Convert Buildings from Gas to Electric

COMMENTARY | Strategically decommissioning, or “pruning,” portions of the gas system could offer a cost-effective and coordinated approach to convert whole neighborhoods from gas to electric.

Curbside Composting Program Billed as Nation's Biggest Gets Underway

New York City launched the collection program for waste like food scraps and yard debris in Queens. The city's sanitation department is relying on a range of tactics to get buy-in from residents.

California’s 2030 Ban on Gas Heaters Opens a New Front in the War on Fossil Fuels

The first-of-its-kind plan will purge gas from existing buildings, not just new construction.

Why the Permitting Reform Debate Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Even if Sen. Joe Manchin succeeds in getting his proposed overhaul of environmental regulations for infrastructure attached to a critical spending bill, Republicans plan to push for further changes, including restoring Trump-era policies.

These Red States Don’t Want Climate Targets—But They Do Want Green Jobs

How Georgia and other Republican-led states are trying to benefit from the clean manufacturing boom.

State Lawmaker Discusses New $125M Program That Will Help Pay for Home Repairs

Pennsylvania State Sen. Nikil Saval's Whole-Home Repairs Program was included in this year’s state budget.

$45M in Federal Funding Awarded for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

The Department of Energy’s investment will help to fund 15 research projects to protect critical energy infrastructure.

The Plan to Turn Blighted Houses into a New Source of Green Power for the Grid

A California nonprofit is retrofitting homes to make a "virtual power plant" — and fighting gentrification at the same time.

Senate Approves Democrats' Sweeping Climate and Health Bill

The legislation would unlock billions in new grants for states and local governments. But some lament its lack of help on housing and other issues. It will next go to the House.

New 5-State Pilot Will Link Low-Income Households to Solar Power

Households could see electricity bill savings from the program in the 10% to 50% range, according the Biden administration.