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Category: Climate and Clean Energy

A Year After Inflation Reduction Act Passage, Race to Accelerate Clean Energy Is On

There are reasons for both grave concern and optimism in our fight to avoid a climate catastrophe. While each day brings news of the rapidly worsening impacts of climate change, I have hope at the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the most consequential climate law in U.S. history.

Heising-Simons Foundation Awarded Climate Registered™ Gold Status

The Heising-Simons Foundation has been awarded Climate Registered™ Gold Status by The Climate Registry, North America’s largest voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Earth Day 2023: Time to Finish the Job

The first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States 53 years ago, in 1970, during a seminal moment in our country’s environmental history. In a relatively short span of time, Congress took action to establish bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act. We still rely upon these laws today to help protect the health of people and the planet.

Introducing Three New Colleagues

The Heising-Simons Foundation is excited to welcome two new program officers, joining our Climate and Clean Energy and Human Rights teams, and a program associate joining our Community and Opportunity team.

Turning the Corner on Climate, Rolling up Our Sleeves

After a decades long battle, the U.S. has finally turned the corner on our fight to avert the most dangerous impacts of climate change with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

The Future of Energy Storage

Running electricity systems that rely on large amounts of clean, renewable energy that are weather-dependent like wind and solar power will require operating the electricity grid in a different way.

Why I Work on Climate

After three decades as a climate advocate, I’m excited to have joined late last year the Heising-Simons Foundation as the director of the Climate and Clean Energy program. I am honored to lead a team of extraordinarily dedicated and passionate experts.

Introducing Our New Director of the Climate and Clean Energy Program

I’m delighted to announce that Roland Hwang will join the Heising-Simons Foundation as the new director of our Climate and Clean Energy program.

Is the U.S. Ready to Take Bold and Equitable Climate Action?

In April, President Joe Biden convened the Leaders Summit on Climate where 40 world leaders gathered virtually to discuss actions needed to address climate change. At the summit, President Biden announced a new target for the U.S. to cut its economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions in half from 2005 levels by 2030.