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Paris Takes More Than Nations

Now that the United States has officially reentered the Paris Agreement, every nation in the world is working together on climate actions to limit global temperature rise. That is undoubtedly great news because national-level commitments are critical to the success of these efforts. At the same time, while national governments…

HB6 Is a Terrible Deal for Ohio

In the summer of 2019, Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6, a multifaceted piece of legislation that could shape the regional energy landscape for a generation. It was quickly lambasted as “the worst energy bill of the 21st century.” Key provisions included:  A bailout for two nuclear plants, which…

Even a Recession Can’t Stop the Energy Transition

2020 has been quite the year: Virginia became the first southern state to commit to 100 percent zero-carbon electricity. Houston, Dallas, and Kansas City announced carbon-neutrality goals. Several utilities announced plans to go coal-free. Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia committed to 100 percent zero-emissions medium- and heavy-duty vehicles…