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Mari Hernandez Archives

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 Peter 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

Mari Hernandez

Mari Hernandez is a Research Associate on the Energy Policy team at American Progress, where she will be analyzing energy and climate change policies. Before joining American Progress, Mari worked at the Solar Energy Industries Association and helped to develop a comprehensive database on the solar industry in the United States. Mari holds a master’s […]

Monday, December 10, 2012