News Release | Environment America

Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment America

Campaign Launched to Repower Colleges and Universities with 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Today, Environment America and the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) launched a campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Campaign Launched to Commit Massachusetts to 100% Renewable Energy

Clean energy supporters in Massachusetts announced legislation backed by more than a quarter of the state legislature committing Massachusetts to obtaining 100 percent of its energy needs from clean and renewable sources by mid-century.

Massachusetts can blaze the trail to 100 percent renewable energy

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

Clean energy supporters joined colleagues at Environment Massachusetts to unveil a bill that has more than a quarter of the state legislature signed on as co-sponsors.

The Maryland Legislature’s renewable energy veto override, explained

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

On Tuesday, the Maryland House of Delegates voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Earlier this morning, the Maryland Senate followed suit, voting 32–13 in favor of the override.

President Obama’s Renewable Energy Legacy

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

Tonight, President Obama will deliver a farewell address in his hometown of Chicago. His two terms in office offer many examples of progress for which he deserves thanks and praise. Chief among these examples is the game-changing gains we’ve seen in renewable energy since he took office. Thanks to his commitment to tackling global warming and his leadership, the United States and the world are finally on a path to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy.

Renewable Energy: the ‘great unifier’ of 2016

By | Ross Sherman
Clean Energy Digital Campaigner

In 2016, renewable energy emerged as a great unifier -- and not a moment too soon. We know that in order to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, we must transition completely from dirty, polluting fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy. If this past year is any indication, we’re well on our way.

Solar Forges Ahead

By | Ross Sherman
Clean Energy Digital Campaigner

With all that happened in 2016, solar isn’t showing many signs of slowing down -- at least not yet. According to recent data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, solar just had its best overall quarter ever.

News Release | Environment America

Over 450 groups, officials and academics call on Congress to back 100% renewable energy goal

Washington, D.C. - Today, over 450 organizations, local officials, academics, civic leaders and businesses called on Congress to support a shift to powering the nation entirely with renewable energy.

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Rhode Island Wind Project Flips Switch on America’s Access to Pollution-Free Energy

BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND- Today is a historic moment for offshore wind in the United States. The first offshore wind project in the country, Block Island Wind Farm, began producing clean, pollution-free power to Block Island, an island located 13 miles south of mainland Rhode Island. For over a decade, offshore wind has been taking off around the world while the United States industry lagged. The completion and operation of the Block Island Wind Farm signals a breakthrough for offshore wind and the beginning of a new clean energy chapter for America. 

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