News Release | Environment America

Report: D.C. ranked 2nd for solar power in the South-Atlantic

Washington, D.C. –The District of Columbia has more solar than most major South-Atlantic cities, ranking 2nd among metropolitan areas in the region analyzed in a new report. The solar stature of the city was owed largely to its program that requires a certain amount of solar energy and grants financial incentives to solar owners.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

From California to New Jersey, cities help lead nation’s solar boom

Boston, MA -- Sixty-four major American cities are now home to almost as much solar capacity as the entire country had installed at the end of 2010, according to a new analysis that ranks America’s major cities for their solar power.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

We Have the Power

An economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy is within our reach. First, we can reduce the total amount of energy we use through improved efficiency, even as our economy continues to grow. Second, we can tap America’s virtually inexhaustible supplies of energy from the wind, the sun, the land and the oceans. 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

Putting solar panels on the nation’s big box grocery and retail stores creates unique benefits for the environment, electricity customers and the large commercial businesses themselves.

News Release | Environment America

Green group urges Target to go big on solar

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has pledged to put solar panels on a quarter of its stores, but the company could cut pollution dramatically and even save its customers money by putting panels on all of its nearly 2,000 rooftops in North America, advocacy group Environment America said today.

News Release | Environment America

New governors' pact shows states will continue to lead the way on clean energy

BOSTON, MA --  A bipartisan group of 17 governors announced a new initiative today to commit states across the country to advancing clean energy, encouraging clean transportation, and modernizing energy infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

Solar Now Employs Over 200,000 Americans

WASHINGTON, DC – The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector. The solar jobs number represents a 20.2 percent increase from the previous year – the third consecutive year that solar jobs have grown by 20 percent or more.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

News Release | Environment America

In California, big win for rooftop solar

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- In a big win for solar energy, today the California Public Utilities Commission voted to extend the state's keystone rooftop solar program, rejecting a high-profile lobbying push by the state’s largest and most powerful utility companies.

Another Big Development in the 100% Clean Energy Movement

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

We know we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. That’s got to start with a commitment to 100% clean, renewable energy.  

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