News Release | Environment America

Special Interests Dim Opportunity For California To Commit To 100% Clean Electricity

Despite overwhelming support from 76 percent of its constituents, the California State Assembly today deferred a vote on the landmark Senate Bill 100, which would have committed the state to generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources by 2045. Defying both what’s best for the Golden State and the will of the people, utility companies and electrical unions succeeded in their last-minute ploy to push the bill to next year’s legislative session.

For those of us on the Environment America clean energy team, the solar eclipse is a powerful reminder of the progress solar energy has made, and how much further we need to go. When the last solar eclipse occurred 38 years ago, solar panels were niche products, and electricity generated from the sun made up a negligible piece of our electrical grid.

Over last decade, American solar energy generation increased 43-fold

By | Ross Sherman
Clean Energy Digital Campaigner

Ten short years ago, solar panels were mere novelties. Today, they’re a dominant force in America’s energy landscape, and poised for even more growth in the years ahead. Coupled with huge advances in wind energy, battery storage, electric vehicles and energy efficiency, it’s getting clearer than ever that moving to a future powered entirely by clean, renewable energy is as feasible at it is necessary.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Renewable Energy Booming after a Decade of Progress

The sun is rising on a newer, cleaner era of American energy use.

News Release | Environment America

New Project Touts Americans Embracing a Shift to Clean Energy

Today, Environment America highlighted a project profiling  nearly 100 citizens from across America who have embraced a massive shift to clean energy.   Voices for 100% Renewable Energy features a wide array of individuals -- from academics, to mayors and other public officials, to community leaders, to business and nonprofit leaders – who believe we can and must quickly  transition to clean energy.  

News Release | Environment America

Campaign launched to educate Americans about 100 percent renewable energy

Boston, MA – Environment America Research & Policy Center is deploying hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate Americans about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

Bringing the message of 100 percent renewable energy to the people

By | Rob Sargent
Energy Program Director

As President Trump and his administration attempt to roll back decades of environmental progress, we know there’s no time to waste in moving affirmatively to reduce pollution and complete the shift to 100 percent renewable energy. This summer, we’ve got hundreds of folks working in 27 offices in 19 states across the country educating more than 1.5 million Americans about the promise and prospect of re-powering our country with clean energy.

Today in the Northern Hemisphere, we experience the longest day of the year, when the sun showers our half of the world with bright and powerful rays of light.

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