I went door to door for 100 percent renewable energy in Pennsylvania. Here’s what I learned.

By | Ben Sonnega
Go Solar Campaign, Associate, Environment America

As a clean energy advocate, it’s clear to me that the energy revolution is charging forward. According to the International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2019 report, “Renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50 percent between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV.” Over the last decade, renewable energy technologies have grown at a faster clip than many experts predicted. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the U.S. produced 17 times the amount of solar energy in 2018 than was predicted by the agency just six years previously. But what does the average person think about the possibility of a future powered by renewable energy?

Higher education conference highlights bright renewable energy ideas

By | Bronte Payne
Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Campuses

Last week, thousands of sustainability professionals and students flocked to Spokane, Wash. to talk about how higher education can play a leading role in tackling some of our most challenging environmental problems, from the climate crisis to our use of plastics. 

My loyalty crushed: Goodbye, Toyota

By | Andrea McGimsey
Senior Director, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

When Toyota sided with the Trump administration on the rollback of the Clean Car standards, and then this past week joined Trump in a lawsuit against California and four other automakers over emissions standards, I was done.

Why I’m excited about the future of energy ... and you should be too

By | Ben Sonnega
Go Solar Campaign, Associate, Environment America

Having recently joined the clean energy team at Environment America, I’ve been reflecting on this transition. It’s always motivating to hear others tell the stories of why they chose the work they do, and my aim here is to offer the same inspiration, and offer  a positive take on why we should all be excited about a clean energy future.