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Charlotte, NC hybrid bus

The administration can tee up safe, low-carbon transit in cities like Charlotte, NC and others without a cooperative Congress. 

Industrial Policy Can Set the USA on a Decarbonization Pathway

The United States, under its Paris Agreement commitments, must become carbon-free by 2050. Its Congress appears nowhere close to passing laws that would spark an energy transition, though. So the government's executive branch should craft a green industrial policy that mixes incentives, procurement, tax credits and other tools to bring...
Can these Louisiana workers find prosperity making offshore wind equipment?

Workers, investors and policymakers peer into the Gulf Coast's future. (Courtesy the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.)

Big, But Not Easy: Can Offshore Wind Spark Economic Transformation in the Gulf Coast?

Some have tried and none have managed to sync America’s clean energy ambitions with its fossil-based heritage through federal policy. The current administration is trying in many industries, including offshore wind manufacturing. That warrants a look at the Gulf Coast. Known as a longtime oil and gas cluster, the Gulf...
Jigar Shah

United States Department of Energy Loan Program Office director Jigar Shah. 

A Director Brings Star Power to a Federal Loan Program Waiting to Shine

The federal Loan Program Office, within the Department of Energy, exists to help finance pioneering companies that can't yet draw hefty private capital. After a political upset sent the office into deep freeze, it revived in the past several years. Now, a new director with a reputation as an investor...
It's morning in America

Could hydrogen signal a dawn in all sorts of clean infrastructure? 

H to Grow: Scaling Up Hydrogen to Lift American Prosperity and Justice

If the United States builds an investment theme around hydrogen, our author argues, a path to prosperity will widen. In this op-ed adopted from Yale's Financing and Deploying Clean Energy certificate course, an expert argues for building investment around a potentially plentiful and carbon-free source.
Order, and law

What can a flurry of executive orders and an inch of partisan advantage make stick? 

Of Standards, Slim Senate Edges, and Seesaws of Executive Action

For four years, federal stimulus and standards pushed money backward toward fossil fuels. Since January, a new president whose party controls Congress has signaled that federal capital will rush toward the sector. But Congressional lawmaking support looks breakable. What can a clean-energy leader expect and do?