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. 

Cool Program Helps Households Move to 100% Renewable Energy

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

To achieve our goal of 100% renewables, we need smart strategies that combine energy savings with renewable energy. A great place to start is getting the buildings where we live and work to generate as much energy as they use (net-zero energy). 

A Sign of the Times: Dozens of Influential Corporations Lean into 100% Renewable Energy

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

Every day we see evidence that the clean energy transition we’ve worked so hard to achieve is underway. Nowhere is it more obvious than the growing number of major corporations making plans to move to 100 percent renewables. 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Solar on Superstores

Putting solar panels on the nation’s big box grocery and retail stores creates unique benefits for the environment, electricity customers and the large commercial businesses themselves.

News Release | Environment America

Green group urges Target to go big on solar

MINNEAPOLIS - Target has pledged to put solar panels on a quarter of its stores, but the company could cut pollution dramatically and even save its customers money by putting panels on all of its nearly 2,000 rooftops in North America, advocacy group Environment America said today.

News Release | Environment America

New governors' pact shows states will continue to lead the way on clean energy

BOSTON, MA --  A bipartisan group of 17 governors announced a new initiative today to commit states across the country to advancing clean energy, encouraging clean transportation, and modernizing energy infrastructure.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama's budget gets an A minus

WASHINGTON, DC -- Overall, President Obama’s budget gets an A minus," said Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America. "It's fantastic news for climate action, clean energy, and our national parks; but there is one piece of bad news that really stings: the proposal decreases clean water funding just as the Flint crisis makes clear that we can’t take safe drinking water for granted."

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