In electricity as in epidemics, "freedom to choose" often leaves low-income people in unhealthy settings. Houston is a competitive electricity market, like many across Texas. Yet roughly 87% of consumers stay with providers that routinely charge lower-income families an oversize share of their income for power. What's stuck?
Bringing about clean electricity in sub-Saharan Africa means creating credit where historically lenders have held back. Two new programs, a loan and a tender, have drawn international solar developers and raised prospects for low-pollution, high-efficiency in rural Nigeria.
Legal eagles in Columbus scoop up commercial-property-assessed-clean-energy (C-PACE) businesses in Ohio and Kentucky, give them the regional name Midwest PACE, and show optimism about this tool's utility.
With economies around the world in need of a reset after the Covid-19 pandemic upended how we work and travel, chief executives are obliged to publicly work out strategies for growing economically while reducing carbon emissions. While corporate leaders have previously been vocal about, if not committed to, implementing emission...
Dolphins never leapt through the canals in Venice during shutdown- and data suggests that many economies have resumed rolling as if the springtime decrease in emissions never took hold, either. We do need more growth and cleaner energy to surmount the threat of climate disaster.
On this site before the pandemic upended government, a New Jersey official promised his state's clean energy plan would create thousands of jobs and foster a hub for wind-power manufacturing. With the virus at least somewhat under control, his boss marked another step toward that promise.