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Clean, renewable energy is within our reach — all we have to do is seize the opportunities around us.

To live greener, healthier lives we need to be using less energy and getting more of our energy from renewable sources like the sun and the wind. The good news is that powering our lives with clean energy is getting easier every day, and the transition away from fossil fuels, toward an economy that runs on renewable energy, is picking up steam. Together we can accelerate the change.

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Statement: California Energy Commission releases big offshore wind target

Wind power

Statement: California Energy Commission releases big offshore wind target

As California seeks to secure a 100% renewable electricity grid to address the climate crisis, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has released their initial Offshore Wind report with goals of 3,000 MW of offshore wind energy by 2030 and 10,000 to 15,000 MW by 2045 with a potential of 20,000 MW by 2050, with sufficient technological improvements.

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Winds of change

Wind power

Winds of change

How American wind energy surpassed coal and nuclear for the first time in history

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s veto saves rooftop solar in Sunshine State

Solar power

Florida Gov. DeSantis’s veto saves rooftop solar in Sunshine State

Exercising his first veto of the 2022 legislative session, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday vetoed HB 741, a bill that would have gutted net metering in Florida. Net metering is the policy which compensates solar owners for the excess electricity they generate and then sell back to the grid. 

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Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

Wind power

Statement: Biden-Harris administration advances offshore wind leasing on Atlantic, Pacific coasts

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) published Wednesday two separate Calls for Information and Nominations for suitable areas for possible offshore wind leases off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic.

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Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Environment America

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