News Release | Environment America

America’s Biggest Untapped Energy Source Key to Cutting Global Warming Emissions

A comprehensive plan to make our nation’s buildings more efficient by 2030 could save enough energy to power all of our nation’s cars, homes and businesses for a year and a half while saving Americans more than $500 billion, according to a new report by Environment America.  By renovating old buildings and ensuring that new ones use 50 percent less energy within ten years and generate as much energy as they use by 2030, we can cut U.S. global warming emissions by at least 34 percent by 2050.  

News Release | Environment America

Obama Budget Delivers the Green for America

America can start to transition to a clean energy economy, stop global warming and protect the environment with funding from President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2010, according to a report released today by Environment America.

News Release | Environment America

Bush-era Forest Service Influence Still Quietly Paving Paradise

A new Environment America report reveals that nearly 90,000 acres of undeveloped national forest areas across the country that support clean water and critical wildlife have scheduled logging projects moving forward.  Forests in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Colorado are among those scheduled for commercial logging starting this spring right under the nose of the new administration.

News Release | Environment America

New Report: Global Warming Will Cost American Corn Growers Billions

Global warming could cost American corn growers $1.4 billion a year, according to a new report by Environment America that is contrary to conventional wisdom that global warming will be good for U.S. agriculture. Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska topped the list for potential damages with the top 10 states averaging $116 million in yearly damages.  Environment America expects these costs to go up unless Congress and the president take decisive action to repower America with clean energy and reduce global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment America

Repower America with Clean Energy to Rebuild our Economy

Environment America joined a coalition of national environmental groups today to recommend that President-elect Obama and the new Congress make critical investments in the clean energy and green infrastructure that will protect the environment and rebuild the American economy.

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