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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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Not Quite 100% Renewable, But Close | Rob Sargent

According to a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) report, 98.6% of all new energy capacity brought online in the first quarter of 2016 came from renewable energy. It’s not quite 100%, but it’s close. The remaining 1.4% came from natural gas.

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Environment America joins 'Million Solar Strong' celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. now has one million solar installations, and that number is expected to double in another two years. Environment America joined solar manufacturers, installers and other renewable energy advocates today at a live solar installation in Northeast D.C. to celebrate the achievement.

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Colorado Supreme Court strikes down local fracking bans

DENVER, CO -- Colorado became the latest state to prevent local governments from regulating fracking today, when the state Supreme Court struck down bans in the towns of Longmont and Fort Collins.

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San Francisco Passes Solar Mandate for New Buildings: Another Step Toward its 100% Renewable Goal | Rob Sargent

Last week, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to mandate solar on every new building, further reinforcing the city’s commitment to meeting its goal of getting to 100% of its power from renewable energy within ten years. They become the first major city to do this and 3rd overall, joining small California towns Lancaster and Sebastopol, who made the same move in 2013.

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Taking Flight, Powered by the Sun | Rob Sargent

Every day, we see another example of tremendous progress on renewable energy. Wind and solar, as well as electric cars, are becoming mainstream “go-to” options, reinforcing that the move to 100% renewable energy is underway. At the same time, most experts will acknowledge that one of the next biggest challenges will be powering our aircrafts with renewable energy.  

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