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Go to William Ruckelshaus to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Post: William Ruckelshaus to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Energy Foundation congratulates board member William Ruckelshaus, who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony on November 24. Bill served as the first and fifth administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

Go to Lessons Learned from Building a Network

Post: Lessons Learned from Building a Network

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.

Go to Major Cities Pledge Climate Action At U.S.-China Summit

Post: Major Cities Pledge Climate Action At U.S.-China Summit

Last week’s Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles, California, showcased clear commitments by U.S. and Chinese states, provinces, and major cities to address climate change—in many cases beyond national targets. And with the signing of a series of MOUs, it also cemented efforts by the two countries to deepen and strengthen cooperation by governments, the private sector, and NGOs.

Go to David Nieh Joins Energy Foundation Board of Directors

Post: David Nieh Joins Energy Foundation Board of Directors

The Energy Foundation welcomes its newest board member, David Nieh, a well-known Chinese American business leader based in Shanghai and a well-regarded urban planner and architect. We look forward to gaining David’s insights and expertise, especially as it informs our program work in China.

Go to 13 Big American Companies Pledge to Cut Carbon Emissions

Post: 13 Big American Companies Pledge to Cut Carbon Emissions

At a White House event in August, 13 of America’s biggest companies pledged to cut their carbon emissions, representing a total of at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investment. This in turn will create good jobs, strengthen national security, and keep our air and water clean and healthy. Read more about it.

Go to Our Clean Energy Future: Batteries (May be) Included

Post: Our Clean Energy Future: Batteries (May be) Included

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.

Go to Northeast’s Carbon Trading Program Added $1.3 Billion in Benefits

Post: Northeast’s Carbon Trading Program Added $1.3 Billion in Benefits

A new study finds that, in the past three years, the Northeast’s cap-and-trade program added $1.3 billion in economic value to the nine-state region, led to the creation of more than 14,200 new job years, and cut electricity and heating bills, saving consumers $460 million. States participating in the program have found that “regulating carbon emissions from power plants through market-based mechanisms goes hand in hand with economic benefits.”

Go to Hewlett, Packard Foundation Presidents: Act on Climate

Post: Hewlett, Packard Foundation Presidents: Act on Climate

We want to share this opinion piece by Larry Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Carol Larson, President of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. It appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Foundations Must Move Fast to Fight Climate Change By Larry Kramer and Carol Larson Climate change is the defining … Continued

Go to Meet the Winners of the ‘Clean Energy Challenge’

Post: Meet the Winners of the ‘Clean Energy Challenge’

The Midwest’s annual Clean Energy Challenge honors the longstanding American traditions of innovation and competition. One winner, for example, has developed a method for storing gases that is more efficient and safer than traditional compression, and less energy intensive. Learn about all of the winners and find out how they’re helping to build the clean energy economy.