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Category: Climate and Clean Energy

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.

Turning the Page on 2020, With Hope For the Year Ahead

As this year comes to a close, it marks the end of a chapter for the U.S. – with a presidential transition underway – and the beginning of the crucial ten years to fight climate change.

Climate Change and Two Dimensions of Justice

Multiple unfolding crises this year have laid bare, and exacerbated, deep inequities in our society. The poorest people around the world and communities of color here in the U.S. are once again bearing the heaviest burden from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, and climate impacts.

The 2030 Climate Challenge

The 2030 Climate Challenge is a competition launched by Lever for Change to award $10 million to the most impactful and durable solution aiming at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the buildings, industry, and/or transportation sectors in the U.S. by 2030. These three key sectors currently account for more than half of the national GHG emissions. To make real progress in decarbonizing our national economy, we need solutions that can effectively decarbonize these areas.

COVID-19 Response: $500,000 General Support Grant to World Resources Institute

The Heising-Simons Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to World Resources Institute (WRI) — a global research organization focusing on critical issues at the intersection of environment and development.