Renewable Energy

How the Current Siting Regime Stifles Renewable Energy

How the Current Siting Regime Stifles Renewable Energy

Scholar argues for changes to siting regulations to speed up renewable energy deployment.

The Australian Model for Rooftop Solar Energy

The Australian Model for Rooftop Solar Energy

Australian regulators demonstrate the benefits and drawbacks of locally driven policy.

Navigating Stormy Waters for Offshore Wind Development

Navigating Stormy Waters for Offshore Wind Development

Offshore wind developers face regulatory approval challenges.

The Need to Change Jurisdiction Over the U.S. Electric Grid

The Need to Change Jurisdiction Over the U.S. Electric Grid

When state and local voters prohibit clean energy transmission lines, they halt progress on climate change mitigation.

Zombie Laws Haunt the Energy Market

Zombie Laws Haunt the Energy Market

Scholar argues that energy regulations that once protected consumers now block renewable energy companies.

Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

Clean energy systems will not reduce emissions unless states promote effective energy storage policies.

Energy Policy’s Orphaned Good Idea

Energy Policy’s Orphaned Good Idea

Lawmakers are missing an opportunity to support renewable energy infrastructure.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Economic, environmental, and policy considerations underlie the President’s “solar wall” proposal.

How Much Power Do States Have to Encourage Clean Energy?

How Much Power Do States Have to Encourage Clean Energy?

After a recent Supreme Court decision, questions remain about what states can do to regulate electricity.

The Role for State Regulation of Energy Markets

The Role for State Regulation of Energy Markets

Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy convenes energy policy roundtable.

Filling Up the Gas Tank with Corn, Sugar Cane, and Wood

Filling Up the Gas Tank with Corn, Sugar Cane, and Wood

EPA moves to increase support for ethanol and other renewable fuels.

Nevada Rate Change Signals the Start of Larger Utilities Battle

Nevada Rate Change Signals the Start of Larger Utilities Battle

A utility commission decision—criticized for discouraging solar energy—highlights challenges facing the electricity sector.