News Release | Environment America

Climate change makes the short list at first Democratic debate

Climate change made the short list of issues highlighted on the first night of Democratic presidential debates, with many candidates putting forth proposals to reduce global warming emissions and transition to clean energy.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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