News Release | Environment America

Senate bill requires states and utilities to increase renewable power

A new bill filed today by Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Angus King of Maine, and Tina Smith of Minnesota will put the United States on track for at least 50 percent renewable electricity nationwide by 2035. 

“You’ll leave full of hope”: My tour of the National Renewable Energy Lab

By | Graham Marema
Clean Water Network, Digital Organizer

A couple weeks ago, my coworker Jeanne invited me to join a tour of the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colo. “Trust me, you want to tag along,” Jeanne said. “You’ll leave full of hope.”

News Release | Environment America

Statement: New York commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

The New York Legislature has passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, putting the Empire State on a path to carbon-neutrality by 2050.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Maine on the cusp of a clean energy future

The list of states committing to power themselves with 100 percent clean energy could soon include the Pine Tree State. The Maine Legislature passed a bill last night that would increase the state’s renewable energy standard to 80 percent by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. Both the Senate and House votes were overwhelming and bipartisan with the Senate voting unanimously 34-0 for the bill. It now heads to Gov. Janet Mills’ desk for her expected signature.

Renewables in... coal country?

By | Graham Marema
Clean Water Network, Digital Organizer

I was born in Appalachian coal country. Our house in Kentucky was so close to the railroad tracks, you could feel every room shake when a train passed. These trains carried large open-topped cars of coal, or “gons,” through our front yard and past the small town of Whitesburg where I was born. That small town only got smaller as the coal industry started packing its bags.

Three decades later, renewable is doable

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

Commitments to power society with clean energy are accelerating us from 0 to 100 quickly.

News Release | Environment America & U.S. PIRG

Statement: It’s finally “Infrastructure Week;” House committee to hold hearing

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is holding a full committee hearing Wednesday on the Leading Infrastructure for Tomrrow's America Act (“LIFT America Act”). The LIFT America Act would dedicate funds to rebuild and modernize the United States by expanding access to broadband, rehabilitating drinking water infrastructure, modernizing the electric grid and energy supply infrastructure, and protecting public health and the environment.

News Release | Environment Nevada & Environment America

Statement: Environment Nevada applauds passage of clean electricity bill

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill into law on Monday that instructs Nevada electricity providers to obtain at least 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Looking further ahead, it sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. SB 358 passed both the state house and senate unanimously.

A sunny view of Earth Day

By | Ross Sherman
Communications Associate

Focus on green initiatives — not monsters out to destroy our environment

News Release | Environment America

Vanderbilt University commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

Vanderbilt University added to the Earth Day festivities today by announcing it will power its campus entirely with renewable energy and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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