Environment America Blog

From Anchorage to Miami, solar power is expanding rapidly across the U.S. That’s the takeaway from Frontier Group’s latest report,“Shining Cities: Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy.” This report is our seventh ranking of solar PV capacity in top cities from every state. In 2014, when the first Shining Cities report was released, only eight cities had enough solar power per capita (50 watts per person) to be ranked “Solar Stars.” This year’s report features 26 Solar Stars in every region of the country – and a dozen more just below the cutoff, poised to soon make the jump.

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Elizabeth Ridlington
Associate Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Several recent studies have suggested that air pollution may make COVID-19 infections more severe. These findings fit with previous research documenting how air pollution damages our bodies and makes us more vulnerable to infectious diseases. This new research should spur us to redouble our efforts to reduce air pollution.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Tips for making small and large equipment in your home more energy efficient

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Tips for reducing energy use of major appliances

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

Spending most of my time at home has made me newly thankful for the technology that allows me to stay connected to my loved ones and continue to advocate for clean energy across the country. Unfortunately, these electronics also use a lot of energy, and many continue to draw power even when they aren’t in use.

Don’t miss a moment of the electrifying tales of Buffy the Energy Vampire Slayer. Tune in each week to see how Buffy will champion energy efficiency, defeat the energy sucks, and fight for the better world she believes in.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign
Josh Chetwynd
Communications Manager

The Public Interest Network’s Environment America and U.S. PIRG are working on multiple campaigns to help America get through the coronavirus pandemic as quickly and safely as possible. But we're also working to ensure that when the outbreak ends, the United States’ policies and practices ensure a cleaner, safer, better world for all of us. 

With a strong commitment to conservation by manufacturers and consumers, the toilet paper we find on our local store shelves - whenever it reappears - can do more to protect our precious forests and our climate.

I grew up in rural East Tennessee, where one of our biggest claims to fame was being the place where the movie “October Sky” was filmed. The blue hills and forests of my home painted the backdrop of the 1999 film, and my gym coach even boasted that he’d played an extra in one of the crowd scenes.