Renewable Energy Made Over Half of Total Added Capacity in 2015

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

Now, more than ever, it appears 100% renewable energy generation is within our grasp. The numbers are piling up in our favor. In a report recently released by SNL energy, new energy capacity added in the United States in 2015 leaned heavily on clean sources. Overall in the US, wind and solar made up 61% of new energy capacity in 2015.

Congrats to the solar photo contest winners!

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

You may remember, a few months ago we asked you to send in your best photos for our solar photo contest. Many inspiring pictures were submitted.  It was difficult to pick a winner. But, I’m excited to announce today that we’ve chosen the winners of the contest. Please join me in congratulating the winners!

Climate and the environment in tonight's State of the Union

By | Margie Alt
Executive Director, Environment America

President Obama has done more than any other president to tackle the threat of global warming, and during his administration we’ve seen huge leaps forward on clean energy.

From Vermont, to Kansas, to Colorado – Cities Hit 100% Renewable Energy Targets -

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 percent clean, renewable energy.

Are you ready for 100% clean energy? We are!

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

We all know that burning oil, gas, and coal has polluted our air, water, and land for decades – and now it’s changing the climate even faster than scientists feared it would.

Renewable energy booming even with low fossil fuel prices

By | Bret Fanshaw
Solar Program Coordinator

Millions of Americans are taking part in the renewable energy “boom” not only because it is the smart environmental choice, but in a lot of cases, it has become the smart economic choice.

News Release | Environment America

As Congress takes symbolic votes against climate action, greens push clean energy incentives

WASHINGTON, DC – With an end-of-year deadline looming, more than 200 leading environmental groups and local elected officials from across the country are calling on Congress to renew the wind and solar tax incentives that have spurred America’s exponential clean energy growth. A letter from the groups, delivered to all congressional offices this morning, came as the U.S. House planned symbolic votes to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s strategy to tackle global warming.

News Release | Environment America

Often in the shadows, 12 special interests wage aggressive anti-solar campaigns

Phoenix, AZ –The Koch brothers, Duke Energy, and Arizona Public Service are among 12 special interest groups waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns across the country, often coordinated and behind the scenes, a new Environment America Research & Policy Center report said today.

And the winner is… up to you!

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As a part of our solar photo contest, Environment America members sent us pictures and stories to say why they love the sun. The entries we received inspired us. In fact, we got so many great stories and photos that, along with our guest judges, we need your help to choose a winner. Vote today. 

as a part of our solar photo contest.

Here’s an idea – solar on schools

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By putting solar on schools, we can protect the planet while educating students about renewable energy.

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