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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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Counter to utility claims, studies show solar users provide net benefits

Phoenix, AZ – Solar panels provide pollution free energy that delivers far reaching benefits to the environment and the electric grid, said a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. 

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Environment America launches campaign for cities to go big on solar

Albuquerque, NM - On the heels of a major solar energy victory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Environment America today announced the launch of a nationwide campaign to convince cities and local governments to generate much more of their power from the sun. The “Shining Cities” campaign will engage and mobilize thousands of Environment America members, volunteers and supporters to convince local governments to expand the use of pollution-free solar power.
 

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Lighting the Way IV

A growing number of states are leading America’s ongoing solar boom. Those states are not necessarily the ones with the most sunshine, but rather the ones that have opened the door for solar energy through the adoption of strong public policies.

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Report: solar under attack the hardest where it has flourished the most

Las Vegas, NV -  With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada now has more solar capacity per person than any other state, according to a new report.

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Last nuclear plant in California to close, be replaced with clean energy

San Luis Obispo, Calif. -- Pacific Gas and Electric will shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant by 2025 and make up the difference with renewable energy and energy efficiency, according to a landmark agreement announced today.

Solar Shines in First Quarter of 2016

By | Ross Sherman
Digital Campaigner, Clean Energy

We’re beginning to sound like a broken record, but there’s more good news coming out of the solar world. Through the first three months of 2016, new solar capacity outpaced natural gas, nuclear, and coal combined. In total, solar made up 64% of total energy capacity added, according to data from SEIA and GTM Research.

World’s Second Most Populous Country Poised for Solar Boom

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

Already, India is a renewable energy leader, especially when it comes to solar. It has some of the largest solar projects in the world, and plans to expand to 20 gigawatts (GW) by 2020 and 200 GW by 2050 as part of the “National Solar Mission.” Given recent circumstances, however, they appear poised to go even bigger.

As a kid growing up in Wisconsin, I would attend the annual summer fly-in of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh. It’s truly a spectacle -- on display you can find everything from World War II bombers to ultralights to the SR71; one year they even had the Harrier jet demonstrate a vertical take off.

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Environment America joins 'Million Solar Strong' celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. now has one million solar installations, and that number is expected to double in another two years. Environment America joined solar manufacturers, installers and other renewable energy advocates today at a live solar installation in Northeast D.C. to celebrate the achievement.

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