Solar power is helping move the United States toward a future of 100% renewable energy, while reducing global warming pollution, cleaning up the air in our communities, and empowering homeowners and business owners to generate their own electricity. And increasingly, solar power can do all that at a lower cost than electricity produced from fossil fuels. Utilities increasingly fear that the falling prices and rising availability of clean solar power will threaten their business model, which ties profits to the amount of capital investment they make in the grid, and sometimes to the amount of electricity sold. Consequently, in states across the country, utilities are using their money and clout to push policymakers to undercut solar power and make it harder for homeowners and small business owners to produce their own clean energy.
Special interest groups across the country are working to stall the growth of rooftop solar, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and PIRG Education Fund.
America has the capacity to build an energy system around clean, renewable resources, according to a new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group. The study, We Have the Power: Reaching America's potential for clean, renewable energy, finds that America has abundant renewable resources to meet all of its energy needs.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are ready to deliver a future of clean transportation. However, in order to facilitate mass adoption, New Hampshire needs more public charging infrastructure. Local, state and federal policies can make EV charging accessible and easy.
As “National Hurricane Preparedness Week” kicks off, many communities across the United States are still dealing with the devastating effects of last year’s record-shattering Atlantic hurricane season.
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