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Feb12
2019

Ecological Civilization and the Green New Deal: Our Last Shot

Oscar Serpell
Both China and the United States are fielding ambitious new sustainability plans. The planet's climate future will be determined by whether or not they succeed. 
Feb06
2019

Dispelling a National Emergency Declaration on Climate

Christina Simeone
Although bad policy, frustration with inaction may lead some to think a national emergency declaration on climate change should be considered. But, it is likely to be ineffective, or worse.
Jan23
2019

The Case for Electrifying California’s Cars

Giridhar Sankar
Last semester, a team of Wharton MBA students competed in the University of Michigan Renewable Energy Case Competition where they made the case for electrifying California's auto fleet.
Jan23
2019

Geopolitics of the Global Energy Transition

Oscar Serpell
The U.S. government sees the transition to clean energy as an altruistic goal. It's not, and we are falling behind in the race. 
Jan17
2019

Solar Energy: Not Just for Philadelphia’s Elite

Hayley McCurdy
Philadelphia has been touted as one of the fastest growing solar markets. Groups like Philadelphia Energy Authority are not only helping to grow the solar market, but also are creating equity in solar access.
Jan07
2019

Informing the Fuel Security Debate

Christina Simeone
PJM's recent Fuel Security Analysis moves the debate forward, and some results may be surprising. Although criticisms of the analysis abound, at least PJM is informing the discussion and moving it away from blanket bailouts for resources that stockpile fuel.
Dec21
2018

Try Harder, Gazprom. Why Poland Could Choose LNG

Anna Mikulska
High prices that Poland and the CEE region paid in the past can make the switch to LNG and other non-Russian gas supplies easier.
Dec11
2018

The Most Damnable Non Sequitur in History

Cornelia Colijn and Mark Alan Hughes
The United States is advocating a pro-fossil fuel stance but this position hides behind science to draw the exact opposite policy conclusion that science suggests.
Dec10
2018

India's Electrification Push Raises Environmental Stakes

Andy Stone
India is making a calculated yet necessary bet. Its transition away from energy poverty is at odds with its need to address local air pollution and the larger climate impact that electrification will bring.
Dec03
2018

Part 2: Evaluating PGW’s LNG Proposal

Christina Simeone
Part two of this series provides further insights into PGW's proposed LNG project.

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