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."

News Release | Environment America

In huge blow to climate action, Supreme Court pauses Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Supreme Court delivered a major blow to the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to tackle climate change today, announcing it will put the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan on hold while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies in state government who want to kill the rule.

100% Solar Power for North Carolina Schools

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

Meeting all of a school’s energy needs with 100 percent renewable energy is not only great for the environment, but allows schools to save money on electric bills and invest more in teachers, technology, and textbooks. And, it shows communities the feasibility and benefits, while providing valuable lessons for our children!

Spotlight on Cities With 100% Renewable Commitments

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

Last year, building on the success of cities already powered by 100 percent renewable energy, more cities made the commitment to get all of their energy from clean sources.

Getting to 100% Clean Energy by Putting Sun and Wind in “the Cloud”

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

Did you know that, if the Internet were a country, it would rank sixth in the world for energy consumption?  Greenpeace’s "Click Clean" Campaign highlights the energy consumption of the Internet; driven by the massive energy needs of a rapidly growing number of data centers.  

Supreme Court Decision Helps Open Door for 100% Clean Energy

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

On Monday, the Supreme Court removed a major roadblock to 100 percent clean energy when they rejected an attempt by power plant owners to block a rule that values energy savings as much as power generated. 

News Release | Environment America

In California, big win for rooftop solar

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- In a big win for solar energy, today the California Public Utilities Commission voted to extend the state's keystone rooftop solar program, rejecting a high-profile lobbying push by the state’s largest and most powerful utility companies.

Small College Inspires with Commitment to 100% Solar

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

A small college in western Massachusetts recently announced plans to get all of its power from the sun. Hampshire College, located in Amherst, will be the first residential college powered by 100% renewable energy. 

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