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Transportation is now America’s leading source of carbon dioxide pollution, having surpassed power plants. As a nation, we produce more transportation-related carbon pollution per person than any other country.

Today, partnering with Frontier Group, we are releasing a new report to tackle this problem head on, highlighting 50 steps we can take to adopt a carbon-free transportation system.

Learn more about recent headlines: "Bee species added to U.S. endangered species list for first time."

There’s much still to do to convince Congress and other elected bodies to move us toward 100 percent renewables, but this is an improtant chink in the fossil-fuel industry’s armor.

On Tuesday, President Obama announced plans to make solar accessible to all Americans, regardless of income or housing situation. In a post on Medium, the White House wrote: “President Obama is committed to providing every American family with the option to transition to solar energy and make home improvements to cut their energy bills.”

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.

We know we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

We know we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

We’re beginning to sound like a broken record, but there’s more good news coming out of the solar world. Through the first three months of 2016, new solar capacity outpaced natural gas, nuclear, and coal combined. In total, solar made up 64% of total energy capacity added, according to data from SEIA and GTM Research.

TetraPak is known by many for their seemingly ubiquitous juice boxes that appear in our kids’ school lunches. But last week, they gained distinction when they announced their plan to source 100 percent of their energy from renewables by 2030, joining the ranks of major multinational corporations that have committed to 100% renewable energy. Other companies that have taken the RE100 pledge include Coca Cola, Google, Ikea, and Microsoft.