Issue Brief Four strategies the Obama administration can employ to attract new investments in clean energy and maintain American leadership in this growing sector.
The inflated job numbers of the large oil and gas companies do not justify the industry’s longstanding tax breaks.
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.
Issue Brief Middle-class homeowners are driving rooftop solar adoption in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]