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.

News Release | Environment America

200 community leaders agree: The U.S. must transition to 100 percent renewable energy

200 community leaders from 45 U.S. states and affiliated islands are voicing their support for 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Environment America’s Voices for 100% Renewable Energy project, launched in 2017, brings elected officials, non-profit directors, academics, business owners, religious leaders, and others from across the nation together to call for a swift transition away from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Electric cars are coming. Are we ready?

In a few short years, there could be millions more electric vehicles (EVs) on America’s roads, with eight states collectively pledging to add 3.3 million EVs by 2025.

News Release | Environment America

New rankings compare colleges and universities on progress toward clean energy

 In a new study released today, colleges and universities were ranked in five categories based on their shift to renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

America's Top Colleges for Renewable Energy

America’s colleges and universities are leading the transition to a 100 percent renewable energy system. Small liberal arts colleges, large public universities and community colleges alike, from every corner of the U.S., are taking the lead in reducing energy consumption, deploying renewable energy technologies, and switching to electric vehicles.

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