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Pipes or Wires?

This article is a guest posting by Audrey Schulman, co-executive director of HEET in Massachusetts. Audrey championed the Energy Shift Pilot Project, a project team at e–Lab Accelerator 2019. After the 2018 explosions in the Merrimack Valley, it has become a community priority…

Making Deep Decarbonization a Reality

As the United Nations’ annual climate conference in Madrid limped to a close, it has become clear that climate summits are stuck in a rut. The job of cutting global emissions is actually getting harder, and not just because the planet keeps warming. Like many of the people in the…

Puerto Rico’s Electricity System at a Crossroads

Puerto Rico’s electric system is at a crucial inflection point, with an opportunity to pivot from years of hardship—high energy costs, utility bankruptcy, the largest blackout in US history, and heavy pollution from a system 98 percent powered by fossil fuels—to a new vision that is clean, reliable, and resilient.

The Path to Meeting Paris Targets for the United States

An overflow crowd assembled today at the Climate Action Center at the IFEMA event hall in Madrid, where the COP25 climate conference is being held. From across the enormous conference center, people came to hear the news that even as the US federal government plans to withdraw from the Paris…