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Clean Energy Investment in the United States

solar panel article icon Issue Brief Financial tools and foreign investment can inject additional capital into the clean energy market. Clean energy is at an apex of viability and affordability as financial institutions and governments seek to secure a lower-carbon future.

By Carol Browner, Danielle Baussan, Ben Bovarnick, Mari Hernandez, and Matt Kasper | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rooftop Solar Adoption in Emerging Residential Markets

House with solar panels article icon Issue Brief Rooftop solar is reaching a significant portion of middle-class homeowners in Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York, but more could be done to further expand access to middle- and low-income households.

By Mari Hernandez | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Galvanizing Clean Energy Investment in the United States

Obama article icon Issue Brief Four strategies the Obama administration can employ to attract new investments in clean energy and maintain American leadership in this growing sector.

By Pete Ogden, Mari Hernandez, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Big Oil, Small Jobs: A Look at the Oil Industry’s Dubious Job Claims

Big OilThe inflated job numbers of the large oil and gas companies do not justify the industry’s longstanding tax breaks.

By Mari Hernandez | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

An Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard and Why It Is Good for the Climate

Corn ethanol article icon Issue Brief The Renewable Fuel Standard is creating a market for cleaner-burning biofuels, which is necessary to reduce carbon pollution in the transportation sector and address the threat of climate change.

By Mari Hernandez and Matt Kasper | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Solar Power to the People: The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Middle-class homeowners are driving rooftop solar adoption in the United States.

By Mari Hernandez | Monday, October 21, 2013

President Obama’s Plan for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency in Federal Buildings

The president’s call to reduce the size of the federal government’s enormous energy-consumption footprint could significantly curb the effects of climate change and help secure a cleaner, more stable environment.

By Mari Hernandez | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Electrical Divide: New Energy Technologies and Avoiding an Electric Service Gap

Arin Gharibian, Hayk Mkrtchayan, Edward Boghosian article icon Issue Brief It is vital that we avoid the “electrical divide” and stay committed to safe, affordable, reliable, and clean electricity in the United States as distributed generation grows.

By Richard W. Caperton and Mari Hernandez | Monday, July 15, 2013

Rosie The Riveter On A Wind Turbine: Women And The Growing Green Economy

The rapidly growing green sector offers an opportunity for a more equitable and inclusive workforce that can help to narrow the gender wage gap and build a stronger economy.

By Mari Hernandez and Rebecca Lefton | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

40×35: A Zero-Carbon Energy Target for the World’s Largest Economies

Todd Stern article icon Issue Brief The Major Economies Forum parties should adopt a target of 40 percent zero-carbon electricity generation by 2035, which would reduce carbon emissions and help stabilize global temperature increases.

By Andrew Light, Mari Hernandez, and Adam James | Thursday, March 7, 2013