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Going green: The future of hydrogen energy

Hydrogen is one of the energy solutions that can significantly address climate change and has a vital role to play in decarbonization.

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

What is keeping the U.S. from fully embracing a new generation of hydropower? Explained below are 5 major myths about hydropower.

Charging forward with the EV revolution in the US

As individual states across the U.S. work towards increasingly ambitious net zero emissions targets, the logistics of how these targets can be achieved and where investment should be made is at the forefront of decision-makers' minds.

How EVs can advance environmental justice

n my view, making EVs and charging infrastructure accessible to all drivers is crucial for achieving clean transportation and energy justice.

How big utilities’ climate pledges fall short

Can a utility company be carbon neutral by 2050 if it builds a gas plant now? Maybe if it shuts off the gas plant well before its 40 years of useful life are complete, leaving electric customers to pay off millions in debt.

Why 2021 could be the perfect year to deploy your solar portfolio

Now that pandemic-related obstacles are lessening in many areas, what are the prospects for portfolio solar in 2021?
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Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

As engineers working on climate-smart solutions, we’ve found an easy win-win for both water and climate in California with what we call the “solar canal solution.”

US state lawmakers should consider the benefits of community solar

As renewable energy continues to grow at a rapid pace, community solar will remain an incredibly powerful tool for policymakers to benefit local communities across their states

Michigan bill may unlock community solar and your state should follow suit

There are 2,600 megawatts of solar power capacity installed in the U.S. today that can be considered community solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That is a...

More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

While it’s broadly recognized that a dramatic expansion of renewables is necessary to attain climate goals, this expansion also holds great potential to reduce negative impacts on rivers, and the communities and resources, such as fisheries, that depend on healthy, connected rivers.