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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New report ranks top solar states in America

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar electric power tripled in the United States between 2012 and 2014 and ten states are responsible for 86% of today’s solar electricity capacity, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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President Obama Announces Major Initiatives Expanding Access to Clean Local Power

This afternoon President Obama announced a number of bold initiatives designed to boost clean onsite and distributed energy; such as solar, small
wind and energy efficiency.

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Tough carbon pollution limits huge step on climate & clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The final Clean Power Plan, scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow, is expected to be even stronger than the original, which required a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. 

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