Environment America News Release
Today leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives announced the
introduction this week of H.R. 9: The Climate Action Now Act.
“The United States is uniquely capable of developing and implementing the solutions we need — transitioning to a society completely powered by clean energy, electrifying our cars, and expanding mass transit and bike lanes. We have the research universities and institutions, the renewable energy technology, and most of all, the indomitable spirit of innovation that has powered America for more than 200 years. All we need is the political will to make it happen.
This bill is just a first step in solving the climate crisis and maintaining our global standing. We sincerely hope this is a building block on our road to a 100 percent carbon-neutral future, which is what science tells us is crucial to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. Environment America looks forward to working with these leaders and anybody — no matter their political party or where they’re from — who wants to join the effort.” Read the entire statement here.
ENVIRONMENT AMERICA’S CLIMATE ACTION RESOURCES
Environment America’s priorities are working to urge campuses, cities and states to lead the way to 100% renewable power, go big on solar, and harness the abundant wind power off the Atlantic coast. Environment America’s 100% Renewable campaign is focused on three arenas: college and university campuses, cities and states, and Congress.
- Voices for 100% Renewable Energy
- 100% Renewable Campaign: Campuses, Cities & States
- Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now
- Ten Ways Your City Can Go Solar Guide lays out steps that cities can take to adopt more solar energy.
- Mayors for Solar Energy
- Making Sense of Energy Storage report helps cities understand the role that energy storage can play in their renewable energy transition.
- Renewable Energy 101: Ten Tools for Moving Your Campus to 100% Clean Energy
- Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus
- Solar Homes Campaign
- Solar Homes: The Next Step for Clean Energy
- Solar Homes Report by the Environment Maine Research and Policy Center. Installing solar panels on all new homes would accelerate the growth of solar energy capacity. Installing solar panels on all new homes built from 2020 to 2026 would result in more solar energy capacity than the entire U.S. currently has installed. By 2045, installations on new homes would total 203 GW – 3.5 times as much solar capacity as the nation currently has installed. (Details on sources and methods for estimates can be found in the Methodology).
Learn more about Environment America’s Clean, Green & Renewable Energy campaigns here.
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