• Blog
    June 15, 2018

    DOE’s Paul Dabbar Puts Spotlight on Energy Innovation

    The U.S. Department of Energy is poised to pursue major developments in energy innovation that can “make a difference in the world” due in part to a funding increase in its science programs, said Paul Dabbar, the department’s Under Secretary for Science today. At an event hosted today by the Center
  • Blog
    June 5, 2018

    America Seizes Control of Its Energy Destiny

    Many Americans have likely noticed a spike in gas prices just as we enter the summer driving season, which is fairly typical due to the changeover from winter to summer crude oil. While higher prices are always a headache and a burden for families, the situation has yet to become as dire as many of
  • Blog
    May 24, 2018

    Coalition Warns Governor Northam: Virginia Should Stand By Its Permits

    In a troubling backtrack, the Virginia Water Control Board (VWCB) recently decided to re-examine the state’s previous approval of national permits that allowed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project to move forward. Today, a broad coalition including voices from the business community, labor, and
  • Blog
    May 23, 2018

    The Neighborhood of the Future

    As we discussed earlier this month, Energy Innovates is the Global Energy Institute’s new initiative that highlights some of the most interesting energy projects and people that are changing our energy landscape. Our first stop is an exciting project in Hoover, Alabama, that is demonstrating energy
  • Blog
    May 7, 2018

    Tomorrow’s Homes … Today!

    While Silicon Valley is synonymous with “innovation” in our increasingly digital economy, today’s energy industry has been busy researching, developing, and building tomorrow’s future. These advanced technologies are being implemented in cities, towns, and neighborhoods all across the country. To
  • Blog
    May 1, 2018

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline in 2016

    As my colleague Dan Byers recently wrote, although you wouldn’t know it from the dialogue in this country, Americans are enjoy some of the cleanest air in the world, with improvements in numerous cities every year. Now, the latest version of EPA’s Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks
  • Blog
    April 23, 2018

    Visualizing the U.S. Clean Air Success Story

    Have you heard the good news about the excellent state of U.S. air quality? Chances are, you haven’t. In fact, it is much more likely that you’ve heard the opposite—glum stories of smoggy skies and unhealthy air constantly under threat from industrial pollution and SUVs. Reality begs to differ. As
  • Blog
    March 27, 2018

    Electricity Rates Are Mostly Up, But Relief is in Sight

    One of our most popular annual features is our state-by-state comparison of electricity prices. As in past years, we base our electricity rate map upon the most recent full year price data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The prices reflected on the map continue to reflect