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Shining Cities 2016

America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As population centers, they are major sources of electricity demand, and with millions of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy as well.

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From California to New Jersey, cities help lead nation’s solar boom

Boston, MA -- Sixty-four major American cities are now home to almost as much solar capacity as the entire country had installed at the end of 2010, according to a new analysis that ranks America’s major cities for their solar power.

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Outpouring of support for Clean Power Plan shows polluters' cause lonelier than ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today marks the end of a week that saw an outpouring of legal support for the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the U.S. strategy to tackle climate change that is being challenged in the courts by polluters and their government allies.

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Panel: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our power

Boston, MA -- Wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources now make up just about 10 percent of the nation’s electricity supply, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, academic experts and clean energy advocates said today.

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We Have the Power

An economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy is within our reach. First, we can reduce the total amount of energy we use through improved efficiency, even as our economy continues to grow. Second, we can tap America’s virtually inexhaustible supplies of energy from the wind, the sun, the land and the oceans. 

We “Like” Facebook’s Irish Green Energy Plan and Thought We’d “Share”

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 percent clean, renewable energy.

Renewable Energy Enters 2016 with a Roar

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

The prospects for transitioning to an economy 100 percent powered by clean, renewable energy are looking up. If January is any indicator, we are headed in the right direction. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) 100 percent of new electricity generation brought on-line in January was from wind and solar.  

Study Describing Path to a 100 Percent Renewable Grid Receives Prestigious Science Prize

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

The Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences, one of the most prestigious scholarly journals in the U.S., recognized a recent study showing that achieving a 100 percent renewable grid at a low cost is possible, and praised it’s “scientific excellence and originality.”

8 Trends Contributing to the Mainstreaming of Renewable Energy

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

Many of us have worked hard to make energy efficiency and renewable energy the go-to energy options for the nation and the world.   We won’t get to an economy powered entirely by renewable energy without putting it firmly in the mainstream. According to a new study from the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions, we’ve arrived!  

Clean Energy Pioneer David Freeman’s Vision for an All-Electric 100% Renewable Energy Future

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

It’s been inspiring to see the many examples of recent progress toward our goal of 100 percent renewable energy. But, it’s important to remember that we’re all standing on the shoulders of committed people who have forged the path. There is, perhaps no better example than S. David Freeman.