A new poll found that racial minorities and low-income renters are hit hardest by high utility bills. The polling also shows that Americans agree with policy solutions that we know help relieve the unfair energy burden for millions of families, improving their chance to keep a roof over their heads, to thrive and to enjoy a healthy quality of life. Continue reading

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

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

Current utility energy programs underserve low-income American families in multi-family housing. With support from the JPB Foundation, we partnered with the National Housing Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council to look for solutions. We knew a network approach made sense. In a recent post in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, we share some lessons learned from that experience. Read it here. Continue reading

Curtis Seymour, Power Sector program director at the Energy Foundation, writes in a guest post in Energy Collective that while advances in battery storage are impressive and important, it may be a long time before we need them to achieve a very-low-carbon electricity system. To understand why batteries may or may not be a key component of such a system, it’s important to know how the electricity grid works, and how low-cost, commercial-scale technologies are already being deployed in service of a clean energy future. Continue reading

In this guest post for Utility Dive, Energy Foundation Transportation Program Director Patty Monahan and Vice President of Power Strategies Dan Adler make the case that a growing convergence between utilities and EV manufacturers may move the U.S. from the internal combustion engine and toward a transportation system powered predominantly by electricity. Click here to read How Utilities Can Drive the Future of Transport. Continue reading