News Release | Environment Virginia

Statement: Proposal for largest solar and energy storage expansion in Virginia history shows progress

Dominion Energy proposed 15 solar and storage projects to the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) Thursday as a part of its efforts to achieve the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Clean energy tax and pollution clean up priorities receive support from key House committee

WASHINGTON -- The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation Wednesday that could become the largest-ever federal investment in clean energy. Tax incentives for such clean technologies as wind and solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles would be updated and extended through the end of the decade under the Build Back Better Act, which next goes to the full U.S. House of Representatives and then the Senate for a vote. People who buy electric vehicles could get a fully refundable tax credit of up to $12,500 under the legislation, and buyers of used electric vehicles also stand to benefit from a new credit of up to $2,500.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: New Illinois energy law advances clean energy, but prioritizes utility interests

A sweeping new energy law, signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday, commits Illinois to reaching 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045. But, only a small fraction of the bill’s spending will go to advancing renewables -- top expenses include a nuclear bailout and utility profit guarantees. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: In a sign of wind power’s growth, America’s first commercial-scale wind project secures funding

Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first commercial scale wind project, has secured $2.3 billion in funding for its launch.

News Release | Environment America

Conservation groups turn to the court to save polar bears

“Polar bears are already struggling to simply survive. When new oil drilling proposals further threaten these majestic animals, it’s critical that we hold federal agencies accountable to the laws intended to ensure their survival. Extinction, after all, can’t be rectified."