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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Our Work

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  • Clean Economy Rising

    This collection of policy briefs examines state clean energy economies. The states selected have demonstrated leadership in clean energy policies, installations, and economies, or are at a crossroads in their energy futures. Read More

  • Michigan's Manufacturing Heritage Helps Fuel Wind Power

    Michigan has capitalized on more than a century of innovation and manufacturing expertise in the automotive industry to build its clean energy economy. New research from The Pew Charitable Trusts finds that policy—coupled with the state’s infrastructure and technological know-how, skilled workforce, and export markets in port cities along the Great Lakes—helped Michigan attract... Read More

  • Wind Powers Michigan's Energy Industry

    Since the 1970s, Michigan has supported renewable energy and efficiency programs, an approach reinvigorated by the state’s 2008 clean energy law. Today, these sources include biomass power plants, hydropower, solar energy systems, and wind turbines. Read More

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Tracy Schario

Officer, Communications

202.540.6582