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A clean economy is a segment of an economic system in which supply chains are transformed to meet demand for low-carbon energy technologies. It's based on the idea that shifting to clean energy can unleash economic growth and job creation. Maria Gallucci, our clean economy reporter, examines this idea each week in all its variety and controversy.

With households and large companies turning to solar, SolarCity moves to make its power accessible for the smaller commercial market.
In a move to accelerate the spread of solar power in the United States, the nation's largest...
07/28/2015 | Read More
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative offers blueprint to all states as they begin to think about how they will comply with Clean Power Plan, study suggests.
States looking to comply with the Clean Power Plan should follow the Northeast's example, a new...
07/14/2015 | Read More
Financing the shift to renewable energy will require bonds, which are growing in popularity, but not fast enough.
A critical piece of the funding needed to transition to a low-carbon world—bond financing for...
07/13/2015 | Read More
Obama administration strategy would funnel $520 million into community or shared solar farms, where renters can buy shares or memberships into projects.
When President Obama announced a new initiative this week to expand access to solar energy for...
07/10/2015 | Read More
A new report says updating building codes and energy use reductions will help New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sustainability plan succeed.
This story was updated at 10:30 AM EDT on July 8. With New York City's buildings responsible for...
07/07/2015 | Read More
In a rare state that does not allow third-party electricity generation, a Greensboro church bucks Duke Energy and state law to embrace clean energy.
A jovial ribbon-cutting ceremony at a small red brick church in Greensboro, the third-largest city...
06/30/2015 | Read More
Faulty projections by EIA on renewable energy growth are being used in critical policies like the Clean Power Plan, a trade group says.
The Energy Information Administration—the federal agency responsible for forecasting energy trends—...
06/26/2015 | Read More
Infographic shows how Tesla's new gigafactory will provide a statewide clean economy and jobs boom.
The new Tesla Motors factory being built outside Sparks, Nev., was already on tap to produce 500,...
05/12/2015 | Read More
Decision over the future of the San Juan coal plant could reverberate through the entire coal industry and could also steer debate over renewables.
As a bitterly fought case over the future of New Mexico's largest coal-fired power plant nears a...
04/24/2015 | Read More
The Beacon Hill Institute uses misleading information in reports aimed at derailing EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions, environmentalists say.
A conservative think tank connected to the political network overseen by Charles and David Koch is...
04/16/2015 | Read More

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