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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.