This April 26 radio story from Charlotte quotes an activist from a noted civil-rights family: "We understand that the climate crisis serves as a multiplier on the worst forms of disparity that we as a society have perfected."
One state has tried requiring power at peak demand periods to come from clean sources. This mandate can improve air quality in low-income communities. Critics question its effect on emissions, though, and its optimal design as clean-energy storage for utilities evolves.
This March 4 compression of a complex announcement outlines the play: major American city strikes deal with partnership among self-reinventing energy companies to use municipal land for building wind turbines and construction jobs.
Now, to advance the buildout of renewable energy, FERC should set a process and timeframe for adopting a new market structure. That structure should be adaptable and transparent, advance state offshore wind policy goals, meet consumer clean energy and equity goals, and maintain reliability.
On January 25, the New York Times dug into plans by General Motors, Toyota and Ford to build and operate factories for electric vehicles and their batteries in the United States' manufacturing corridor.
This January 20 story captures electric vehicles' ascendancy powering a new, higher target from North Carolina's governor. It also quotes a Republican legislator as saying: "I don't think this is a partisan issue. Taking a stand against this is like taking a stance against the sun coming up tomorrow."
A developer with skin in the game (mostly) applauds an entirely bipartisan law that just passed in North Carolina to drive serious carbon reduction and solar + storage investment beginning next year. This October 12 op/ed deals in the blow-by-blow that led to success.