Why Private Investment isn't Driving a Rapid Green Transition
More Clean Energy is Good. Even if it Comes from China.
Could 2024 be a breakout year for the transmission grid?
Very helpful article to get a refresher on the landscape of transmission in the US. It lays out where we've been over the past 2 years and what would need to happen this year. This is a turning point for figuring out if we will be able to expand the grid to have the renewables we need to meet our energy targets.
The Chevron Doctrine: what it is and why it matters that the Supreme Court might kill it
This episode of Volts dives into the history and potential impact of this SCOTUS case from a climate perspective. It has implications for the administrative state and balance of power. Should SCOTUS determine that the judiciary has the power to decide specific regulations come June, we could be working in a profoundly different regulatory landscape.
Clean Energy Investments for Rural America Are Booming
Learning Curves: The trials of offshore wind and tech forecasting
"Not every industry we need to scale to decarbonize our economy will have a high enough learning rate to reach cost competitiveness with incumbent, fossil-fuel-based technology."
2023 Was the Year of the Strike. What Can We Expect in 2024?
Looking ahead for 2024, we're seeing the potential for more union reform organizing, which has been the driving force behind much of the 2023 activity.
Why the Global Stocktake is Important for Climate Action this Decade
The first-ever global stocktake from COP28
After 30 years of waiting, COP28 deal addresses the elephant in the room
Nuanced discussion of COP28 and phasing out fossil fuels
COP28 Pledge to Curb Cooling Emissions Backed by 63 Countries
Nations pledge millions to new climate damage fund at COP28, US criticized for its small contribution
State of Climate Action 2023
We are on track on only 1 of 42 climate goals.
Where We Need to Go
To usher in a just transition, allied funders need to organize.
Oil Companies are Preparing for a Lucrative Decline
After a Historic Strike, UAW Members Have Ratified Contracts With the Big Three Automakers
China's Emissions Set to Fall in 2024 After Record Growth in Clean Energy
China's buildout of energy infrastructure, including renewables, is unsurpassed globally.
More Semiconductors, Less Housing: China’s New Economic Plan
A Cure for Mad Poll Disease
Horse race polls are opinion journalism, not science. Article from Michael Podhorzer.
The Climate Movement Won Big at the Ballot Box in 2023!
Exciting midterm wins in VA and PA
Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach
Common Good Diplomacy: A Framework for Stable U.S.–China Relations
Funding a Green New Deal for Public Schools
An Open Letter to Big 3 Auto CEOs: The Climate Movement Stands with UAW!
U.S.-China: Progressive Internationalist Strategy Under Biden
Mapping the Global Youth Climate Movement: Towards a Green Economic Mandate
Young climate activists find themselves confronted by an unstable and rapidly evolving geopolitical, social and economic landscape, and must carefully choose their tactics and strategic approach in response.