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States, Cities, Businesses Move Forward on Clean Energy as EPA Goes Backward

The White House has announced it will repeal the Clean Power Plan. Meanwhile, state, city, and business leaders across the country are moving forward with clean energy solutions that reduce air and carbon pollution and grow the clean energy economy, creating well-paying American jobs. They understand the economic, environmental, and health benefits of clean energy solutions and acutely understand the risks associated with dirty energy sources. Continue reading

California Extends Cap and Trade, Sends Global Message

Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill to extend through 2030 the state’s cap-and-trade program. California’s action sends a message to other nations that America is committed to accelerating its transition to clean energy in spite of Washington’s backpedaling, and demonstrates that one of the world’s biggest economies can pursue ambitious climate targets while stimulating economic growth. Continue reading

Nevada Policies Put State Back on Track

A suite of policy actions adopted in Nevada this month marked a dramatic turnaround in a state that two years ago rolled back net metering rules, crippling its growing rooftop-solar industry.

With this reversal, Nevada provides the latest example of a state taking bipartisan action to build a clean energy economy. Since President Trump’s election, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio have all adopted policies to advance their economies with renewable energy and energy efficiency. Continue reading


China Launches World’s Largest Carbon Trading System

This week’s launch bolsters China’s role as an emerging global climate leader, one committed to action on a suite of policies and programs to achieve its climate objectives. It sends a clear signal to emitters that they will have to take individual responsibility for controlling their absolute carbon emissions. Continue reading

Foundation Voices: The Midwest will Keep Leading on Clean Energy

As the benefits of clean energy come into focus in states across the nation, philanthropic leaders are playing a more important role than ever in accelerating America’s transition to a future that produces more jobs and less carbon. Recent op-eds in Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland illustrate the leadership of foundations in the nation’s Heartland. Continue reading


Nicole Systrom Joins EF Board

  We are pleased to announce that Nicole Systrom has joined the Energy Foundation Board of Directors. Nicole’s credentials and insights in clean energy finance and entrepreneurship make her a valuable addition to our board. After accepting the board position, Nicole said, “As an admirer of the foundation’s work for over a decade, I’m excited… Continue reading

Kelly Sims Gallagher Joins EF Board

We are delighted to announced that Kelly Sims Gallagher has joined the Energy Foundation Board of Directors. Kelly’s expertise in China climate and energy policy makes her a valuable addition to our board. Kelly is Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.  She directs the Center for International Environment and… Continue reading

Join the Energy Foundation Team

For a quarter century the Energy Foundation has worked to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. We support policy solutions that build robust, competitive clean energy markets, which in turn create jobs, drive innovation and productivity, and improve health.

Interested in joining our expert team? We’re currently seeking candidates for seven positions. Maybe one is right for you Continue reading

Energy Foundation Welcomes Jane L. Breyer as SVP for Strategic Partnerships

The Energy Foundation is delighted to welcome Jane L. Breyer as our new Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships. Jane has supported a wide range of philanthropic organizations in achieving their goals by leveraging her extensive networks, leadership experience, and approach to partnerships. She will lead a new team focused on strategic partnerships to bring more resources to the field and accelerate change in the U.S. and China. Continue reading

Our Annual Report: “Clean Energy Markets: Investments and Innovation Serving the Public Good’

In the best of American traditions, competitive markets are spurring innovation and delivering big economic and health benefits for all of us. New investments in cutting-edge technologies provide local jobs, reduce electric bills, and clean the air and water—for today’s children and future generations. They also reduce carbon emissions, which will help the U.S. meet and exceed the goals set at the Paris climate talks. Learn more in the Energy Foundation’s Annual Report.
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