Topic: Climate & Clean Energy

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Study Finds Latinos Highly Engaged with Climate Change Issue

Self-identified Latinos in the United States are more convinced that global warming is happening and that it is caused by human activity, according to a national study conducted by grantee the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Latinos are also more worried about climate change, more supportive of climate change policies, and more willing to demand political action than non-Latinos. Continue Reading

Californians Support Leading Climate and Clean Energy Policies

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed new laws to extend a groundbreaking policy to curb climate change and to improve air quality in polluted neighborhoods.… Continue Reading

Foundation Joins “We Are Still In” Coalition in Support of Paris Agreement

As the director of a program focused on climate and clean energy, these last few months have been a rollercoaster: one day there’s more bad news from the federal government and the next there is more good news from the states. In these fast-changing times, the Heising-Simons Foundation remains committed to supporting efforts to protect people and the planet from the worst impacts of climate change. Continue Reading

New Report on How Wholesale Electricity Markets Impact Wind Production

The Great Plains Institute (GPI) recently released a report concluding that the launch of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) electricity market in 2005 resulted in an… Continue Reading

The Path Forward on Clean Energy in the United States

The path forward to curb climate change and advance clean energy in the United States has taken a sharp turn, following the recent election. As… Continue Reading

The Valuable Momentum of the Paris Agreement

Last week, the United Nations announced that enough countries have ratified the landmark Paris Agreement to curb climate change that it will enter into force… Continue Reading

Heising-Simons Foundation Joins Coordinated Effort to Expand Energy Efficiency

Next month, more than 100 countries will meet to discuss a possible amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to… Continue Reading

Introducing our Director of Climate and Clean Energy

We are very excited to share the news of a new hire at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Last week, Devra Wang joined the Foundation as our… Continue Reading

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recently released the results of a statewide survey it conducted on environmental issues and policies. In what is the 16th… Continue Reading