• Renewables

    Consumption of renewable energy, which meets about 12% of U.S. energy demand, is increasing. While these technologies are becoming more cost competitive, policies promoting the commercial use of renewable electricity resources, such as tax subsidies and state-level renewable portfolio standards, continue to be the key drivers of capacity expansions.

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  • Blog
    July 7, 2020

    New Electricity Data Show Impact of Coronavirus Response

    The latest data released from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) demonstrates just how big the impact of the coronavirus has been on U.S. electricity demand. EIA’s latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM), includes data for April 2020—the first full month that includes lockdowns in response to
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    January 30, 2020

    World Energy Outlook 2019: IEA Peers into Its Crystal Ball

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recently published World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) details how unconventional oil and natural gas production in the United States is reshaping world energy markets—something the readers of Global Energy Institute blog already know! Still, it’s nice to have
  • Blog
    April 24, 2019

    Battery-Powered Innovation

    GEI’s EnergyInnovates initiative showcases American innovators, the technologies that are shaping today’s energy landscape, and the projects that are laying the groundwork for the future. In an industrial area north of San Diego, we found all three. In just six months, San Diego Gas & Electric, a
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    April 23, 2019

    The Dramatic Unreality of the Green New Deal

    Virtually unheard of just 3 months ago, the Green New Deal (GND) has burst into the national debate faster and more furiously than any issue in recent memory. As controversial as the ideas in the GND are, advocates on both sides seem to agree that the proposal would entail a radical and
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    January 16, 2019

    Putting Pig Waste to Good Use!

    There’s no doubt that businesses large and small throughout America are focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the U.S. has made great progress over the last decade, the private sector is hard at work finding new and innovative ways to reduce emissions—including from an unlikely
  • Blog
    November 9, 2018

    Voters Choose Energy

    It may not have received as much attention as marquee Senate and House races, but energy was very much on the ballot in the 2018 midterms. The Global Energy Institute just released a scorecard covering the results of some of the most significant ballot referendums on Election Day. Even in places
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    September 26, 2018

    Clean Energy Week Showcases American Energy Innovation

    This week marks National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), an annual event celebrating American energy innovation helping to create jobs, strengthen America’s national security and preserve the environment. The event brings together associations, businesses and industry advocates to showcase innovation and