The Clean Energy Newsletter delivers the week’s top energy transition stories every Wednesday afternoon.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 31 2023
Former whaling town embraces offshore wind, green shipping corridors take shape, solar energy investment overtakes oil
Public housing retrofits are welcome, but should go farther. Wind turbine recycling is getting ready for prime time.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 24 2023
Solar-powered bus depot makes its own fuel, Gulf oil workers shift to offshore wind, California OK’s $7.3 billion in new transmission lines
$1 billion solar factory coming to Oklahoma. Texas utility says renewables will be key to meeting summer energy demand.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 17 2023
Automakers are investing heavily in EVs. Wind power supply chains are getting back on track.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 10 2023
IRA drives clean energy boom, old oil wells could become clean energy batteries, clean car rules could save trillions
There may be better ways to spend clean energy investments. California may tap EVs to back up the grid.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 3 2023
Want EV tax credits? Lease your car. EV charging puts electricians in high demand. New York takes a big step towards a clean energy grid.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 26 2023
Biden launches EJ Office, 🧂batteries could power your next car, 🚌 are the clean transportation solution we need
IRA is a gold rush for small towns. U.S. set for renewable energy boom through 2030. DOE is investing in a domestic solar renaissance.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 19 2023
Electric school buses improve student attendance, EVs are getting cheaper, clean energy investment has skyrocketed since IRA
Clean energy is coming to the Navajo Nation. After 18 years, a major transmission line gets the green light.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 12 2023
EPA rules to limit tailpipe pollution, wind and solar set new electricity records, tax policy brings clean energy investment to fossil fuel communities
Used EVs are finally within reach. Hyundai invests $18 billion for EVs. Walmart will roll out EV chargers nationwide.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 5 2023
Climate planning could advance racial justice, California cleans up heavy duty trucks, DOE has new offshore wind strategy
Rust batteries could power the grid for cheap. Battery mineral prices are falling. Clean energy is pushing out coal.
Clean Energy Newsletter | March 30 2023
Domestic clean energy projects are surging, EV market share tripled since 2021, DOE gets serious about equity
Equitable EV charging starts with listening to communities. Renewable-powered electricity surpasses coal for the first time.
Clean Energy Newsletter | March 22 2023
Workplace EV charging can avoid the need for new power plants. The IRA is sparking a domestic EV manufacturing gold rush.
Clean Energy Newsletter | March 15 2023
“Floatovoltaics” could power cities and save water, Biden looks to clean up heavy industry, Nissan looks to slash EV prices
Philly is reconnecting communities cleaved by highways. A new superconductor could make batteries last longer.
Clean Energy Newsletter | March 8 2023
Offshore wind revives fossil fuel boomtown, clean energy supplied 41 percent of U.S. power last year, e-bikes are cutting car trips
Millions in clean energy funding flow to rural & tribal communities. Four major transmission lines are finally moving ahead.
Clean Energy Newsletter | March 1 2023
Global battery storage is booming. California looks to double clean energy capacity by 2035. Texas led the U.S. in wind and solar last year.
Clean Energy Newsletter | February 22 2023
Massachusetts puts $50 million to decarbonize low-income housing. Inflation Reduction Act is helping build up the U.S. EV industry.
Clean Energy Newsletter | February 15 2023
Electrifying ports = clean air, EVs could get cheaper than gas cars this year, battery recycling gets $2B DOE loan
Tesla opens its charging network to all EV drivers. The EU will only sell zero-emissions cars by 2035.
Clean Energy Newsletter | February 8 2023
EV revolution needs charging equity, solar is the Midwest’s new cash crop, U.S. clean bus fleet grew by two-thirds in 2022
Study finds EVs reduce asthma and air pollution. Clean energy is expected to meet almost all the growth in global energy demand.
Clean Energy Newsletter | February 1 2023
Clean energy investment clears $1 trillion hurdle, renewables outcompete coal, EV prices are dropping
Advocates want organized labor to build Maine’s offshore wind industry. Just a fraction of EV owners can help shore up the power grid.
Clean Energy Newsletter | January 25 2023
Old coal plants can help the energy transition, FERC wants to prioritize environmental justice, offshore wind transmission planning would save billions
Clean energy subsidies are bringing jobs and investment to the districts whose representatives voted against them.
Clean Energy Newsletter | January 18, 2023
A ‘new industrial age’ for clean energy, research ⬆️ efficiency for solar panels, 1 in 10 cars sold last year was electric
9 in 10 drivers save money switching to EVs. U.S. offshore wind had a strong 2022. Wind turbine recycling scales up.
Clean Energy Newsletter | January 11, 2023
White House aims to decarbonize all U.S. transportation, Hawaii’s energy transition is ahead of schedule, the auto market is all about EVs
Advocates call for tweaks to EPA Clean School Bus Program. Korean solar manufacturer invests $2.5 billion for U.S. factory.
Clean Energy Newsletter | January 4, 2023
EVs keep lights on during winter storm, California prepares for offshore wind boom, renewable energy forecasts grow for 2023
Automakers invested $73 billion in U.S. EV production in 2022. Federal clean energy incentives help households cut pollution (and bills).
Clean Energy Newsletter | December 21, 2022
USDA announces $600 million for rural clean energy. U.S. achieves 140k EV charging ports as the EV charging sector grows.
Clean Energy Newsletter | December 14, 2022
Energy Department loans $2.5 billion for EV battery plants. California offshore wind auctions net over $750 million.
Clean Energy Newsletter | December 7, 2022
Unions transform solar industry, renewables dominate global electricity, California offshore wind auction nets hundreds of millions
Ford breaks ground on the largest EV battery plant in the country. A new tool could help bring solar panels to empty roadsides.
Clean Energy Newsletter | November 30, 2022
The clean energy economy arrives in Red states, utilities embrace renewables, Treasury ties tax credits to labor standards
The Postal Service is the vanguard of fleet electrification. Once opponents of climate policy, major utilities are embracing clean energy.
Clean Energy Newsletter | November 16, 2022
IRA is driving down utility bills, boosting domestic industry, and supporting a clean energy transition
Major utility to convert coal ash landfill to solar farm. More drivers flock to EVs to save money.
Clean Energy Newsletter | November 9, 2022
The trucking industry is starting to go electric. Solar panels can last longer than expected.
Clean Energy Newsletter | November 2, 2022
An EV battery boom is sweeping across the Midwest. The IRA is already boosting the domestic solar industry.
Clean Energy Newsletter | October 26, 2022
Automakers double EV investment, U.S. triples battery capacity, EPA designs a $27 billion green bank
Solar panels could have a lot of benefits for farming. Clean energy growth is stemming a rise in emissions.
Clean Energy Newsletter | October 19, 2022
California communities are cautiously hopeful about the lithium rush. Solar and wind are saving Texas nearly $1 billion each month.
Clean Energy Newsletter | October 12, 2022
Most EV drivers don’t switch back to gas. Renewables are dominating new energy supply.
Clean Energy Newsletter | October 5, 2022
Organized labor left out of renewable policy, solar & wind energy way cheaper than gas, EVs are keep the lights on
Solar-powered community endures hurricane without losing power. Hurricane victims — and U.S. Senators — look to EVs to keep the lights on.
Clean Energy Newsletter | September 28, 2022
EPA launches EJ office, solar and wind dominate new installations, and EV adoption is a global bright spot
Offshore wind is 125 times better for taxpayers than gas. Climate tech investments could be “recession-proof.”
Clean Energy Newsletter | September 21, 2022
The Biden administration boosts the offshore wind sector. EVs won’t break the grid — they can help save it.
Clean Energy Newsletter | September 14, 2022
How solar gets a boost from IRA, batteries come to California’s rescue, and EVs are becoming a grid asset
Seattle shows how EV charging can be more accessible. Clean energy jobs are reshaping the U.S. economy.
Clean Energy Newsletter | September 7, 2022
Unions organize clean energy workers, advocates demand EV equity, California leads the nation on the energy transition
Clean energy investments are booming thanks to new climate law. The offshore wind industry is staffing up.
Clean Energy Newsletter | August 31, 2022
IRA will boost clean energy in tribal lands, states shift to clean cars, domestic clean energy supply chains are growing
The Inflation Reduction Act will help tribes deploy more clean energy. California is installing solar panels over aqueducts to fight drought.
Clean Energy Newsletter | August 24, 2022
Coal dumps become solar farms, IRA turbocharges clean energy spending, California & Maine could soon have offshore wind power
Indiana’s EV plan risks leaving out Black communities. Climate bill will make electricity cleaner and cheaper.
Clean Energy Newsletter | August 17, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act is helping oil and gas hubs chart a clean energy future, while committing billions to environmental justice.
Clean Energy Newsletter | August 3, 2022
The White House is expanding community solar for low-income households. Global renewable energy investment set a new world record.
Clean Energy Newsletter | July 27, 2022
The EV revolution must be unionized, the Midwest goes big on transmission, oil & gas giants warm up to offshore wind
Unions look to organize battery supply chains. The Midwest is preparing the grid for the shift to clean energy.
Clean Energy Newsletter | July 20, 2022
Retired coal plants become clean energy hubs, solar power keeps the lights on in Texas, renewables offer relief from rising energy prices
Clean energy workers are organizing to protect reproductive rights. Renewable energy offers relief from rising power prices.
Clean Energy Newsletter | July 13, 2022
Offshore wind farms could boost biodiversity, Americans are more interested in EVs than ever, old solar panels will be a hot commodity
New Orleans communities eye clean energy “lighthouses” to support resilience. Clean energy produced record electricity in April.
Clean Energy Newsletter | June 29, 2022
Efforts are underway to bring new EV infrastructure to “charging deserts.” Offshore wind is an economic lifeline for one N.J. town.
Clean Energy Newsletter | June 22, 2022
New Yorkers are joining the clean energy economy, offshore wind embraces recycling, FERC announces new interconnection rules
Workforce development program helps underserved New Yorkers join the clean energy economy. Offshore wind embraces recyclable turbine blades.
Clean Energy Newsletter | June 15, 2022
Illinois seeks a just transition, clean energy recycling takes the spotlight, wind and solar are keeping the A/C blowing in Texas
Illinois looks to a just transition from the coal economy. U.S. is boosting domestic battery supply chains.
Clean Energy Newsletter | June 8, 2022
Landfills become solar farms, Biden boosts clean energy production, the clean transportation future comes into focus
Startup boosts rooftop solar for low-income homeowners in dirty grid states. Landfills are being converted to solar farms.
Clean Energy Newsletter | June 1, 2022
U.S. will cut costs for clean energy on federal lands, California coast opens for offshore wind, solar power is a lifeline for Hawaii & Puerto Rico
In a coal state, solar industry jobs are on the rise. U.S. to cut costs for clean energy projects on public lands.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 25, 2022
EV equity gains focus, EU doubles down on clean energy, and floating solar farms support California’s water supply
Equitable charging access is key to the EV future. Europe doubles down on clean energy as it ends Russian gas imports.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 18, 2022
Clean energy to set new records this year, EV sales soar, offshore wind may be the next big energy boom
Training programs prep young Philadelphia workers for the solar industry. Clean energy deployment expected to set a new record this year.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 11, 2022
Solar energy powers Puerto Rico amid blackouts, offshore wind to use union labor, and the domestic EV battery industry is growing
Solar power can be a lifeline for Puerto Rico. Offshore wind developer agrees to only use union labor.
Clean Energy Newsletter | May 4, 2022
Community benefits agreements secure union jobs in clean energy manufacturing for marginalized workers.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 27, 2022
New transmission rules to bolster clean energy, wind farms boom in the heartland, and a deadly landfill becomes the nation’s largest urban solar farm
Clean energy is gathering support in rural communities, and wind farms are booming across heartland states.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 20, 2022
Lithium rush in the Salton Sea raises equity questions. A kaleidoscope of clean energy storage solutions are in the works.
Clean Energy Newsletter | April 13, 2022
Tribal nations embrace clean energy, wind power hits a U.S. milestone, and the global EV fleet nears 20 million
Tribal nations are empowered by clean energy projects. Wind energy hits a major U.S. milestone. The global EV fleet is approaching 20 million cars, prompting new investments from automakers.