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The Top 15 Climate Developments of 2021

This past year saw many memorable moments from vaccine rollouts to a new Ghostbusters movie to Bernie Sanders’ mittens going viral. But it also saw real progress on climate action. Here we list our top 15 climate developments of 2021, in no particular order. US Rejoins Paris Climate…

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Reality Check: COVID, Not Clean Energy, Drove Rise in Electricity Burden

Despite claims that the growth of clean energy has caused more burdensome electric bills, a new look at utility data suggests that COVID-related factors, not the changing energy mix, drove 2020 increases in electricity burden for US customers. In fact, customers of the utilities that increased their clean energy generation…