News Release | Environment America

U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed repeal of lighting efficiency standards a huge blow to planet’s health

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a public meeting today on its plan to revoke Obama-era rules that required higher energy efficiency standards for lighting. The regulations, which had been scheduled to take effect in January 2020, would have saved twice as much energy as any other efficiency regulation in history.  The light bulb standard rollback would result in an additional 34 million metric tons of climate-altering carbon dioxide by 2025.

A President’s Day celebration of savings

By | Allie Astor
Energy Efficiency Campaign, Associate

How appliance efficiency standards protect our planet and our pocketbooks

News Release | Environment America

Environment America joins nationwide campaign calling on states to adopt energy-saving standards for common products

Environment America, along with a national coalition of environmental and consumer allies, is pressing nine states across the country to embrace updated appliance efficiency standards on 18 products, including commercial dishwashers, commercial fryers, water coolers and faucets.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America response to the 2019 State of the Union

In his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump touched on a few topics, such as infrastructure, that are crucial to our environment and the future of our planet.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America partners with students and faculty to urge colleges and universities to shift to 100 percent clean, renewable power

Environment America, along with students across the country, will launch 50 campaigns in 15 states this year, imploring colleges and universities to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.

News Release | Environment America

Middlebury College announces commitment to 100% renewable energy

On Tuesday, Middlebury College announced a commitment to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2028, adding their name to the growing list of universities who are raising the bar for climate action with bold commitments to renewable energy.

News Release | Environment America

Next step for RGGI: New Jersey poised to rejoin regional climate program

This afternoon, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced the department’s plan to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Xcel Energy announces plan for zero-carbon electricity by 2050

Today, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Rob Sargent, senior director of Environment America’s clean energy program, issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

From sea to shining sea, mayors call for solar

More than 200 mayors representing cities in every U.S. state have signed on to Environment America Research & Policy Center’s “Mayors for Solar Energy” letter, embracing a collective vision for solar-powered communities.

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