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.  

News Release | Environment America

Proposed methane limits good, but do little to staunch climate impacts of fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Obama administration announced a draft rule to limit methane emissions from some 100,000 fracking and drilling wells on public lands. Methane, a climate-warming pollutant many times more potent than carbon dioxide, makes up about a tenth of U.S. global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment America

Strong federal backstop for Clean Power Plan will ensure every state is cutting pollution

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the heels of the announcement that 2015 was the hottest year on record, today the public comment period closes for the federal backstop for the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s central strategy to tackle global warming.

News Release

Court delivers major win for climate action and Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a major win today for the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change, announcing it will leave carbon pollution limits on new power plants in place while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies in state government who want to kill the rule.

News Release | Environment America

As Obama visits auto show in Detroit, a call for clean cars

WASHINGTON, DC - As President Obama visits the International North American Auto Show in Detroit today, some automakers are questioning his administration’s historic rule to double fuel economy for passenger cars and trucks by 2025. The standards, which are projected to cut global warming pollution by 6 billion tons in the next decade, will undergo a two-year formal review process beginning this year. “With last year officially the hottest on record and the majority of Americans united on the need to act on climate, now is no time go backwards on fuel efficiency,” said Aminah Zaghab, advocate for Environment America’s Clean Cars program.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama announces key step toward keeping fossil fuels in the ground

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Obama administration announced a “pause” on new leases for coal mining on public lands while it evaluates reforms for the program that governs leases for some 570 million acres of natural areas owned by taxpayers.

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.

News Release | Environment America

Historic climate agreement to lay foundation for 100 percent clean energy

Paris, France -- World leaders are voting today on a final agreement to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a benchmark scientists say is critical to avoid devastating impacts of global warming that could render the planet uninhabitable.

Why I'm optimistic world leaders will take bold action on climate

By | Margie Alt
Executive Director, Environment America

It’s been somewhat overwhelming to be in Paris for the U.N. climate change conference, both because so much is happening in support of strong action to slow global warming, and because so much has been laid bare about what’s at stake across the world if we fail to act. But it’s also been inspiring to see such a wide array of voices calling for climate solutions.

Perspectives from Paris

By | Margie Alt
Executive Director, Environment America

I'm in Paris right now, honored (and lucky, given how much I love croissants!) to be at the United Nation’s climate change summit, along with my longtime friend and colleague Anna Aurilio, the director of our DC office. Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my perspective from this historic event, officially called the 21st Conference of Parties, or “COP21.”

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