In 2019, renewables are ready for primetime

By | Emma Searson
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Technology is no longer the limiting factor.

My Favorite Summer Accessory

By | Graham Marema
Clean Water Network, Digital Organizer

Earlier this month, I moved into a new house. It’s an old row house with a faded blue facade and long, thin windows -- the type of house you’vre probably seen if you’ve spent much time in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. I moved into the room with the broken doorknob at the top of the stairs, and I share the rent with three other tenants. As it turned out, the best part of living in this house during one of the hottest summers on record was a little gray box in the kitchen.

A mid-year report: The sun is shining brightly for solar energy

By | Emma Searson
Director, Go Solar Campaign

With more than half of 2019 behind us, the month of July presents a good opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the massive solar progress we’ve experienced in the past six months. During that time, solar energy has continued to grow nationally with leaders in state houses and city halls from coast-to-coast helping clear the path.

News Release | Environment America

More than 250 mayors nationwide sign letter calling for increased solar power

A bipartisan group of 252 U.S. mayors, representing every state and one territory, released a letter today through Environment America Research and Policy Center backing the use of solar energy. Elected officials who signed on resolved “to make solar energy a key element of our communities' energy plans,” according to the letter.

News Release | Environment America

New study: Solar power delivers much more than just clean energy

Americans benefit from solar panels in important ways that are often overlooked by policymakers, according to The True Value of Solar: Measuring The Benefits of Rooftop Solar Power, a new study released today by Environment America Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group.  States should assess all those benefits when determining their energy policies and incentives. 

Renewable energy and community renewal

By | Emma Searson
Director, Go Solar 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.

Renewable Energy and EVs Take Priority as Nation’s Mayors Convene

By | Emma Searson
Director, Go Solar 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.

Libraries, landfills and schools - oh my!

By | Emma Searson
Director, Go Solar 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.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: United States surpasses 2 million milestone for solar installations

The United States now boasts more than two million solar panel installations, according to data released today by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). While it took decades to reach one million in 2016, the next million took just three years.

U.S. cities’ renewable energy future has never been brighter

By | Emma Searson
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Solar power in American metro centers is growing but untapped potential persists.

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