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Building Public Renewables in the United States

The Public Option

Economist's Case for Supply Side Action

 Without discrete restrictive supply-side planning and policy, the end of fossil fuels will be a chaotic collapse where workers, communities, and the environment suffer. We propose 10 policies to manage the fossil fuel transition.

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Building Decarbonization has a Natural Gas Pipeline Problem

Building decarbonization is treated as an appliance swapping project, missing the systemic nature of the natural gas demand reduction explicit in the swap.

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The Power of Community Utilities

Publicly and cooperatively owned electric utilities have the potential to demonstrate what an equitable, clean energy system looks like in the United States. They could become powerful “anchor institutions” for the transition.

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A New Era of Public Power

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is the biggest state-owned utility in the US. We argue that NYPA can be leveraged to achieve New York's ambitious climate goals and create a democratic energy system.

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