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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment America

Senators protect new parks & national monuments, America's 'best idea'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) failed to curtail future national monuments such as the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty today, when his fellow senators rejected his amendment to the Senate’s omnibus energy bill. Sen. Lee had sought to block the practice of creating national monuments used by Democratic and Republican presidents alike for more than 100 years, beginning with Teddy Roosevelt.

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News Release | Environment America

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic states can lead the nation to a clean energy future

WILMINGTON, DEL. – On Tuesday, stakeholders from nine northeastern states will gather for the first time after the Paris Climate Agreement to discuss potential improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first multi-state program to limit global warming pollution from power plants.

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

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.  

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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.

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Supreme Court Decision Helps Open Door for 100% Clean Energy | Rob Sargent

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. 

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