Washington Post: “Wind and Solar Energy Are Booming in Surprising Places”

RFF Fellow Daniel Raimi shares insights about the Biden administration's definition of “energy communities” in a story about the distribution of clean energy projects in the United States.

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Nov. 15, 2023

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Some experts say that the Biden administration’s definition of “energy communities” is too broad.

“Large portions of Nevada, Michigan and Arkansas are considered ‘energy communities’ despite the fact that very little fossil fuel extraction happens there,” Daniel Raimi, a fellow at the environmental nonprofit Resources for the Future, said in an email. “Many of these so-called ‘energy communities’ are not the ones that depend most heavily on fossil fuels for their economic well-being.”

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