Excited to release a new report with on turning renewable portfolio standards into clean energy standards. By
In the today, & make the case that a Clean Energy Standard at either national or state levels is a great way to drive clean energy up & pollution down in the electricity sector: For more, see:
The case for "clean" over renewables: debate clean #energy standards v. renewable portfolio standards over with help from & Full report on how to design a more flexible Clean Energy Standard here
“If we ever had the luxury of rejecting some clean energy solutions in favor of others, the time for such selectiveness is now over.”
Renewable Portfolio Standards have worked. But states could be even more ambitious by including all carbon-free power under a Clean Energy Standard. We think it's the simplest, baseline policy for electricity decarbonization. My first report for :
Most state Renewable Portfolio Standards expire in 3-5 years. As states revise their decarbonization mandates, they should consider #CleanEnergyStandards, which would enable much higher targets. It's a huge opportunity for state-level climate leadership:
Nice report from and on state leadership opportunities in clean energy standards (v. renewables only standards): If adopted, would pave the way for carbon removal technologies much better than renewables-only standards currently
Wind are solar are starting to make real contributions to US power generation But their progress is being undercut by nuclear plant closures. Clean energy standards could support nuclear, renewables, and more. via
A big part of the post-2025 rebound in emissions in the chart below comes from retiring nukes. Check out the / report out today on state-level Clean Energy Standards for one important remedy.
How much could Clean Energy Standards raise the bar for electricity decarbonization? My piece with for today builds on a report I wrote with and . The Times piece: Our report:
Ample research shows that a diverse combination of low-carbon electricity sources, including options like nuclear power, can offer the most efficient and affordable path to drastically cutting emissions in the power sector.
Speaking of retirements that suck…how do you make sure dirty fossil power doesn’t step-in when carbon-free wind/solar/nuclear plants retire (bc they all do eventually)? #CleanEnergyStandard
New report from and argues that to get serious about climate action, states should create Clean Energy Standards that take advantage of all of the carbon-free solutions available including solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear energy
Clean Energy Standards: How More States Can Become #Climate Leaders | New report from & :
27 states & DC have a RPS, w/ avg. mandate of 26% renewable power. Good start, but long way to go. Switching to a #CleanEnergyStandard can close the gap faster and more efficiently. & explain
Research shows a diverse combo of low-carbon electricity sources, including options like #carboncapture and #nuclear, offers the most efficient & affordable path to drastically cutting CO2 in the power sector. #CleanEnergyStandard
1- States have some powerful tools to accelerate clean energy growth--and now's the time to start using ALL of them. Top of the list? #CleanEnergyStandard
We need a mix of diverse low-carbon electricity sources to reduce emissions. Creating #CleanEnergyStandards can help us eliminate carbon pollution as quickly and efficiently as possible. Read the latest from & here:
In order to meet our climate goals, states should create #CleanEnergyStandards that take advantage of all of the carbon-free solutions available including solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear energy. Read the latest from and :
In light of the great news re SB100 in CA, a reminder from and -- the outcome (zero carbon asap) matters more than the technology mix to achieve it
What would real decarbonization take? Here's one serious take