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A bipartisan step to advance offshore wind in America

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which creates an investment tax credit for the first 3,000 MW of offshore wind facilities placed into service off America’s coast.

20 percent clean energy by 2030? We can and must do better.

By | Rob Sargent
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a commitment to nearly triple wind power, solar power, and other non-hydro renewable sources in the U.S., so that they make up 20 percent of our energy use by 2030. 

This summer, hundreds of thousands of millennials – and others – will flock to music festivals across the country.

Festival attendees might not usually consider environmental impact when buying tickets, but some of them are making cool changes to go green this summer. We took a look at what these festivals are doing and ranked them by how environmentally-friendly they are. 

News Release | Environment America

President hits home run with executive order to curb global warming pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The federal government will cut its greenhouse gas pollution 40 percent over the next decade, under a sweeping new executive order signed by the president today. The reductions will be achieved through energy savings and increased renewable energy deployment in all sectors of the executive branch, the single largest consumer of energy in the nation. Major U.S. supply firms, including GE, IBM, and Honeywell will also pledge emissions reductions today. The two initiatives combined will cut carbon pollution by 26 million metric tons. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Largest offshore wind area in U.S. goes on sale today

Washington, DC -- Today the U.S. Department of the Interior will auction an area about the size of Rhode Island to offshore wind developers, the largest such competitive lease sale ever in the United States. The area off the south coast of Massachusetts could house enough wind turbines to power 700,000 homes, and its sale triples the total area available for commercial offshore wind development in the United States. 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

Power plants are the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. By implementing policies that increase the production of wind energy, both on- and offshore, America can help put the nation – and the world – on a course to prevent the worst impacts of global warming.

News Release | Environment America

Senators and advocates: Wind energy could slow global warming, but tax credits needed

WASHINGTON, DC - Expanding wind power across the country could cut as much global warming pollution as 254 coal plants produce in a year, according to a new report, but Congressional action is needed to make that expansion a reality, clean energy advocates said today.

News Release | Environment America

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Wins Department of Energy Backing

Wind energy has the potential to take off in the upcoming years as the Department of Energy announces a major step in harnessing this renewable energy source.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America Looks Ahead to Building on Salazar’s Conservation Legacy

As Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced plans to leave the Department of the Interior at the end of March, Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, released the following statement: 

News Release | Environment America

President Obama Says Good News for Clean Energy in 2013 is “Within Sight”

In a mid-day announcement, President Obama said an agreement on the fiscal cliff negotiations is “within sight” and includes extensions of tax credits for clean energy companies. Critical tax credits for wind energy – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – which have enjoyed bipartisan support and are crucial for the continued growth of American wind power, are set to expire today unless Congress acts. President Obama’s statement implies that these tax credits would be extended as a part of an eleventh-hour deal. 

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