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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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Obama administration puts "clean" in the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed details for its Clean Energy Incentive Program, a key component of the Obama administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan.

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EPA bans fracking wastewater from sewage treatment plants

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has banned fracking wastewater from public sewage plants, citing the inability of these plants to handle toxic and radioactive pollutants.

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Experts at committee hearing tout solar and energy storage technologies

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Energy subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee heard testimony from experts on technologies that will improve our ability to store energy and be more efficient in capturing the power of the sun. 

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100 Percent Renewable Juice Boxes? | Rob Sargent

TetraPak is known by many for their seemingly ubiquitous juice boxes that appear in our kids’ school lunches. But last week, they gained distinction when they announced their plan to source 100 percent of their energy from renewables by 2030, joining the ranks of major multinational corporations that have committed to 100% renewable energy. Other companies that have taken the RE100 pledge include Coca Cola, Google, Ikea, and Microsoft. 

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Solar Shines in First Quarter of 2016 | Ross Sherman

We’re beginning to sound like a broken record, but there’s more good news coming out of the solar world. Through the first three months of 2016, new solar capacity outpaced natural gas, nuclear, and coal combined. In total, solar made up 64% of total energy capacity added, according to data from SEIA and GTM Research.

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