20 percent clean energy by 2030? We can and must do better.

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

On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced a commitment to nearly triple wind power, solar power, and other non-hydro renewable sources in the U.S., so that they make up 20 percent of our energy use by 2030. 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Path to the Paris Climate Conference

Even without Congress, the federal executive branch and states are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal rules such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

News Release | Environment America

States, executive branch cutting pollution even while Congress resists climate action

WASHINGTON, DC – Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House votes to block Clean Power Plan in spite of increasing calls for bold climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House voted this afternoon to derail the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, which makes deep cuts in carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's largest source of global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment America

Trucks and buses will be more efficient, less polluting

WASHINGTON, DC – Eighteen-wheelers, school and transit buses, and other large vehicles will be much more efficient and less polluting by the end of the next decade, according to a proposal issued today by the Obama administration. The medium and heavy-duty vehicles covered by the rule account for a significant portion of the nation’s global warming pollution and fuel consumption.

News Release | Environment America

Senate leaders use spending bill for full-scale assault on air, water, land, and climate

WASHINGTON, DC – Senate appropriators continued their full-scale attack on the nation’s air, water, and climate today, adopting a spending bill riddled with anti-environmental policy riders that also severely underfunds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and land conservation.

News Release | Environment America

Pope's encyclical is a powerful call for climate action

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Pope Francis formally issued his much-anticipated encyclical, which casts action on climate as a moral obligation.

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This summer solstice is almost here! To celebrate the longest day of the year, we wanted to share the reasons we love solar. Be sure take the Twitter solstice challenge and tweet out your favorite! 

News Release | Environment America

Obama administration says global warming pollution from airplanes is a problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Obama administration announced today that public health is harmed by carbon pollution from commercial airplanes, major sources of global warming emissions that have long gone unregulated in the United States.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

U.S. EPA touts latest move to back up commitment on climate with clean energy

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area government agencies today to celebrate their collaboration on solar power and the nation’s first federal solar partnership. The federal initiative, involving nine sites in California and Nevada, marks the first time the federal government will coordinate solar power purchases and installation across multiple agencies to maximize economies of scale. Rob Sargent, Environment America’s energy program director, praised today’s event.

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