Zoë Brouns is a Senior Project Associate with the Technology & Innovation team, working specifically on climate and clean energy projects. Previously, she conducted research on federal government effectiveness at the Partnership for Public Service, and has also conducted research on institutions, governance, and environmental policy. She holds an M.S. in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh.
Despite the hype, the uptake of geothermal energy is still relatively low, with only 0.4% of U.S. electricity generated by geothermal.
DOE has made significant progress towards its clean energy talent and implementation goals, but there is more progress to be made.
Large injections of funding like with the IIJA and IRA without the people power to deliver on legislation can result in slow implementation, undermining the intentions of the bills.
Recent crises, such as the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, have led to volatile fossil fuel prices and raised national concerns about energy security. The growing frequency of blackouts across the country due to extreme weather points to an increasingly vulnerable and aging electric grid. Grid capacity right now is incapable of supporting the rapid […]
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