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Toxic foams that threaten the health of armed service members and their neighbors would no longer be used on military bases under Environment America-backed legislation.

A year ago, only one state had committed to 100 percent clean energy. Six months ago, there were two. Now there are six.

New Jersey's first offshore wind farm is going to be a big one.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

We’re stronger when we work together. This is an aphorism author and leading environmentalist Bill McKibben has been preaching for some time. If we hope to solve the world’s environmental issues, we must look up from our phones, band together and organize with our neighbors.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

Mayors get it. When they met Last weekend at the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Hawaii, these local leaders from across the country put discussing ways to advance clean, renewable energy and electric vehicles in their communities at the top of their agenda.

A couple weeks ago, my coworker Jeanne invited me to join a tour of the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colo. “Trust me, you want to tag along,” Jeanne said. “You’ll leave full of hope.”

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

During a webinar I hosted a couple of weeks ago, several municipal leaders and energy experts shared their cities’ stories about going solar. The conversation focused on Tucson, Arizona and Worcester, Massachusetts -- two cities thousands of miles apart that have each installed an impressive amount of solar panels on numerous city properties.

I was born in Appalachian coal country. Our house in Kentucky was so close to the railroad tracks, you could feel every room shake when a train passed. These trains carried large open-topped cars of coal, or “gons,” through our front yard and past the small town of Whitesburg where I was born. That small town only got smaller as the coal industry started packing its bags.

Commitments to power society with clean energy are accelerating us from 0 to 100 quickly.