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If Washington Is Serious About US Competitiveness, It Needs to Go on Offense

If the 21st-century industrial contest were the upcoming NBA playoffs, you might say that China is the heavy favorite. Luckily, we don’t live in an elimination tournament, and have the tools at our disposal to make a comeback. In this moment when Covid outbreaks in China threaten our supply chains,…

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Booming State Budgets Present a Huge Climate Action Opportunity

State and local leaders have long formed the vanguard of US climate action. They continue to set the pace for climate ambition and are the on-the-ground doers when it comes to acting on that ambition. Cities and states have led the way on clean energy deployment, vehicle emissions standards, controls…

Colorado’s Role as Climate Leader Hinges on Its Next Steps

Colorado has the potential to take monumental strides in greenhouse gas emissions reductions in 2021, new RMI analysis shows. But just how successful the state is in driving down emissions depends significantly on how it implements newly passed legislation. Today, RMI and our partners at Energy Innovation have published two…

Achieving Clean Energy Legislation in a Moderate State

On October 13, 2021, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the first major piece of climate legislation in the tar heel state in recent years. North Carolina House Bill 951—Energy Solutions for North Carolina—was passed by both chambers of the North Carolina state legislature with…

Congress Cannot Ignore Residential Solar Tax Credit Inequities

Through the Justice40 Initiative, President Biden has made clear that bringing clean energy benefits to marginalized and low-income communities is a priority. Right now, low-income households experience up to three times higher energy burden (the percent of household income spent on energy costs) than high-income households. Rooftop solar…