News Release | Environment America

City of Washington, D.C. moving ahead on solar power

The city of Washington, D.C. ranks among country’s leaders in installed solar capacity, according to a new analysis released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

Salt Lake City ranks among nation’s solar leaders

Among the nation’s solar leaders, Salt Lake City ranks 14th for installed solar capacity per capita, according to a new analysis released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Colleges and Universities Can Lead America’s Shift to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are positioned to lead the transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to a report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

Solar installations set record in 2016, nearly doubling previous mark

By | Bret Fanshaw
Solar Program Coordinator

Yesterday, Greentech Media (GTM) Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a preview of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, and the numbers are stunning. 

News Release | Environment America

Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

Massachusetts can blaze the trail to 100 percent renewable energy

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

Clean energy supporters joined colleagues at Environment Massachusetts to unveil a bill that has more than a quarter of the state legislature signed on as co-sponsors.

Arizona regulators throw shade on solar

By | Ross Sherman
Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Digital Organizer

After a year of deliberation about the value of rooftop solar energy, Arizona regulators voted 4-1 last week to substantially curtail the credits that solar customers receive for providing solar power. The Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) decision slashed net-metering, which has played a major role in the expansion of rooftop solar in Arizona and nationwide.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Shining Rewards

Solar energy is on the rise in the United States. Through September 2016, more than 31 gigawatts of solar electric capacity had been installed around the country, enough to power more than 6 million homes. The rapid growth of solar energy in the United States is the result of forward-looking policies that are helping the nation reduce its contribution to global warming and expand its use of local renewable energy sources.

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