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  • Pew Calls for Obama Administration to Raise MPG Standards

    With the launch of a new video, the Pew Clean Energy Program hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of increasing the fuel efficiency—or miles-per-gallon (MPG)—standards for cars and light trucks to as high as 60 MPG by 2025.

  • Wind Helps Power Arkansas' Clean Energy Economy

    Former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, senior adviser to the Clean Energy Program, visited Little Rock to kick off a national campaign to highlight how clean energy policies can help create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur private investment and enhance America’s competitiveness in the global clean energy race.

  • Global Clean Energy Investment Reaches Record $243 Billion for 2010

     Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30 percent increase from the previous year.

  • Governor Granholm Joins Pew to Champion Clean Energy Policy

    As of March 23, 2011, former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm will serve as a senior advisor in the efforts to promote clean energy policies that create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur investment and enhance America’s competitiveness in the global clean energy race.

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  • The Turning Point for Clean Energy

    After two years of declining investment in clean energy, the mood might have been somber at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s annual summit in New York, April 7-9. But the keynote addresses and panel discussions were filled with optimism.More

     
  • Pew Report Finds That Global Clean Energy Investment Declined in 2013

    Global clean energy investment fell 11 percent to $254 billion, and renewable power generating capacity additions declined by 1 percent in 2013, according to research released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report, Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013 Edition, finds that among the world's top industrialized economies, known as the Group of 20, or G-20, China remains the leading destination for investors.More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013

    For the past five years, Pew has tracked investment and finance trends in the world’s leading economies. Over that period, the clean energy industry has been buffeted by a global recession, broad changes in energy markets, and uncertainty surrounding international policies on clean energy and climate change. Despite these challenges, the clean energy sector is now an annual $250 billion component of the world economy.More

     
  • Liquid Inspiration: ARPA-E Grantee Attracts Private Investment Play

    Liquid Inspiration: ARPA-E Grantee Attracts Private Investment

    Founded on the MIT campus, Ambri is developing a liquid battery to commercialize a viable electricity storage product. David Bradwell, chief technology officer and co-founder, and Phil Giudice, CEO, discuss how this innovation could revolutionize energy distribution and the importance of federal and private investment.More

     
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Explained Play

    Venture Capital and Private Equity Explained

    As part of The Pew Charitable Trusts' ongoing work on clean energy policy, Pew hosted a series of cleantech finance talks at the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit allowing entrepreneurs and researchers to explore the challenge of funding innovation to turn advanced energy ideas into reality.  More

     
  • Corporate Investment in Research and Innovation Play

    Corporate Investment in Research and Innovation

    As part of The Pew Charitable Trusts' ongoing work on clean energy policy, Pew hosted a series of cleantech finance talks at the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit allowing entrepreneurs and researchers to explore the challenge of funding innovation to turn advanced energy ideas into reality.More

     
  • Clean Energy Investments in Obama Administration's FY 2015 Budget Proposal

    The Department of Energy is one of the few agencies slated for a funding increase in the fiscal year 2015 federal budget proposal, which President Barack Obama unveiled to Congress on Tuesday. The $27.9 billion request is 2.6 percent higher than the fiscal 2014 enacted funding level and includes a 21.9 percent increase for the DOE’s core energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. More

     
  • Efficiency Bill a Good First Step

    Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. The Shaheen-Portman efficiency bill is an important step in not only making American businesses more competitive, but also saving consumers money and creating jobs.More

     
  • Military's Largest Solar Array Opens at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

    While snow fell along the East Coast, the sun shone brightly in Tucson, AZ, for the Feb. 13, 2014, ribbon cutting of the Department of Defense’s largest solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The 16.4-megawatt solar farm will deliver 35 percent of the base’s electricity needs and is expected to reduce energy costs by $500,000 annually.   More

     
  • Pew Commends Introduction of Shaheen-Portman Efficiency Bill

    Washington—The Pew Charitable Trusts commended U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), and their bipartisan co-sponsors on the introduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. The bill would spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of the U.S. economy and foster job creation.More

     
  • Pew Hosts Clean Tech Finance Talks

    The threat of snow in didn't deter attendees, who packed the ARPA-E annual Energy Innovation Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The forum brought together leading thinkers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to explore the importance of innovation in successfully developing and deploying new clean energy technologies.More

     
  • Energy Innovation: Dr. Cheryl Martin Shares ARPA-E Mission Play

    Energy Innovation: Dr. Cheryl Martin Shares ARPA-E Mission

    Dr. Cheryl Martin, acting director of Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy, discusses the role of ARPA-E in financing energy innovation. More

     
  • U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Advanced Biofuels Play

    U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Advanced Biofuels

    Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and the environment, discusses how the Navy is deploying advanced biofuels to power ships, planes and vehicles to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and strengthen its energy security.More

     
  • U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power Play

    U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power

    Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and the environment, discusses how the Navy is increasing efficiency and embracing new advanced energy sources will allow the Navy to reduce costs and enhance mission assurance.More

     
  • US Leadership in Innovation

    Global energy demand is expected to grow 56 percent by 2040, especially in developing nations, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.1More

     

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