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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...
A minigrid using solar shines via Nigeria's initiative

We showcased this Nigerian minigrid last summer. We're now sharing a warning that ambitions from multinational investors had better grow more maximalist. 

Building the World's Clean Infrastructure Takes a 7X Investment Increase. Who's Up?

The sweep of nations from Central America across to Asia contains billions of people and untold potential for climate-smart infrastructure. The sweep of capital across those nations, we learned in a panel, looks tepid in light of the job. A set of reports from the International Energy Agency zooms in...
A view from above, courtesy CIFOR, of a promised capital city for Indonesia. Do you see a place for a solar grid?

A view from above, courtesy CIFOR, of a promised capital city for Indonesia. Do you see a place for a solar grid? 

Can Indonesia's New Capital Attract Capital for Renewable Energy?

Indonesia's president promised to stoke economic development by relocating the capital city. Can this project spark a pattern of investment in utility-scale solar? It can, but activists and investors need to see through a tangle of loyalties among the government, the state-owned utility and the coal business. This chronicle explains...
The golden age of wireless?

Beam announced its deal with the City of San Diego in October 2020. 

Building Profits in Charging: A Naming Rights Model

Carbon emissions from transportation must nearly vanish in coming years for the world to add less than two degrees of temperature above preindustrial levels. So ways to charge up cars on clean electric supply must proliferate. Beam, a San Diego vendor, claims to sell the world's fastest charge and promises...
David Crane

Speak softly and carry a big SPAC. 

ExSPACly So: Reflections on an Interview with Climate Pioneer David Crane

No, it has nothing to do with GameStop. A SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company, allows legitimate up-and-comers whose profits lie in the future to tap cash for building climate solutions now. David Crane, a veteran of climate-transition management, explains SPACs' potential to steer capital to a necessarily risky group...