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.

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.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus

America’s institutions of higher education can play a crucial role in the fight to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. Colleges and universities across the country should aggressively deploy clean energy on campus, setting a goal of getting 100 percent of their energy from clean renewable sources.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

Solar installations set record in 2016, nearly doubling previous mark

By | Bret Fanshaw
Solar Program Coordinator

Yesterday, Greentech Media (GTM) Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a preview of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, and the numbers are stunning. 

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:

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.

How can we get solar to more Americans?

By | Ross Sherman
Digital Campaigner, Clean Energy

We know that in order to succeed, the clean energy revolution must include everyone, regardless of economic situation. And while solar is now cheaper than ever, lower income households still face significant barriers to accessing clean energy.

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