Clean Energy Initiative

Accelerating clean energy solutions that improve the economy, national security and the environment 

Energy is a key pillar of our lives–it runs our cars, charges our computers and powers our factories. Globally, energy use is expected to increase 35 percent over the next 25 years, driven almost entirely by demand due to increases in electricity use and vehicle fleets. The growing need for energy around the world is likely to make it an ever more precious commodity–forcing up prices and increasing global instability. Additionally, the world’s energy sector is responsible for approximately 70 percent of global carbon emissions, the direct cause of climate change.

A business-as-usual approach to energy policy threatens global economic competitiveness, national security and the environment. We must fundamentally transform the manner in which we produce, distribute and consume energy if we are to reduce dependence on foreign oil, create jobs, enhance global competitiveness and decrease carbon emissions.

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  • The Rise of Georgia Solar

    Throughout Georgia’s history, the state’s sunny climate has drawn settlers and self-starters, but never before has the sun itself driven a revolution like the one happening now: a solar power boom that’s creating thousands of jobs and reducing Georgians’ reliance on conventional energy. Read More

  • 10 Reasons States Should Include CHP in Clean Power Plans

    To comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, generators will need to embrace a range of renewable and energy efficiency technologies. Read More

  • #PewEnergy 2015 Summit

    Business leaders, investors, journalists, scientists, and state and federal officials gathered in Washington on Feb. 3, 2015, for a summit hosted by Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network. The meeting, attended by nearly 200 people, emphasized the need for clean energy business leaders to speak with a unified voice on the importance of policy equity for clean energy. Read More

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Kymberly Escobar

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