John Rogers

Senior energy analyst

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John Rogers is a senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists with expertise in clean energy technologies and policies and a focus on solar, wind, and natural gas. He has appeared numerous times on radio and television, and has been cited in many local and national publications. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. See John's full bio.

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The Climate Strike Inspires. So Do These 5 Signs of Clean Energy Progress

Climate change is serious. So are the tools we have for addressing it. Here are 5 images of clean energy progress to keep in mind. Read more >

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How Can I Choose My Electricity? Options that Make a Difference Personally and Nationally

If you’re getting a roommate, you might end up spending a lot of time together, so choosing a good one is something you probably want to give a lot of thought to.

The same is true for the energy that keeps your lights on. It’s why we just released a new video on the topic. The good news is that we’ve got a big range of clean options when it comes to choosing our electricity supply, as consumers and constituents, from the personal to the national. Options that can reduce waste, save money, and forestall the worst effects of climate change.

In other words, electricity choices we can all live with.

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Coal Power Trends: Visualizing the Decline of America’s Dirtiest Fuel

America’s dirtiest fuel is on the decline. Policy, market development, and technological progress are playing pivotal roles in this transition. While these components continue to change and progress, it’s important to recognize how far we’ve come to help us keep the momentum going. UCS Schneider Fellow Emma Spellman offers new visuals to helps us do just that. Read more >

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Raising the Bar on Offshore Wind: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Maryland, Virginia…

Not that this is a bad thing, but it’s tough keeping up with US’s offshore wind progress. The latest announcements from states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic mean even more momentum, as they keep outdoing each other in the drive to be national leaders. Read more >

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La Energía Eólica Marina – 5 Próximos Pasos

El mundo de la energía eólica marina tiene bastante movida estos días.  Nueva legislación, nuevas propuestas para proyectos, nuevos mercados al punto de abrirse. El momento sigue creciendo. Read more >

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