Environment America Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

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Ben Sonnega
Renewable Energy Advocate, Environment America

Having recently joined the clean energy team at Environment America, I’ve been reflecting on this transition. It’s always motivating to hear others tell the stories of why they chose the work they do, and my aim here is to offer the same inspiration, and offer  a positive take on why we should all be excited about a clean energy future.

The video provides visceral imagery of the suffering caused by single-use plastic. Marine animals, like this turtle, ...do not deserve to suffer extraordinary pain because of the vast quantities of disposable plastic products that end up in the sea. 

When I was younger, if you said the word “environmentalism,” I would have thought about the candy wrappers littered on the playground and the stomach-churning angst I had about an ever-deteriorating planet. Now, when I hear the word “environmentalism,” I picture a society that embraces nature and all it has to offer.

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James Horrox
Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

The Washington Post reported that President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to issue a plan to open up [the Tongass National Forest] to industrial-scale logging. 

How the energy landscape is changing across America.

Earlier this month, I moved into a new house. It’s an old row house with a faded blue facade and long, thin windows -- the type of house you’vre probably seen if you’ve spent much time in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. I moved into the room with the broken doorknob at the top of the stairs, and I share the rent with three other tenants. As it turned out, the best part of living in this house during one of the hottest summers on record was a little gray box in the kitchen.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

With more than half of 2019 behind us, the month of July presents a good opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the massive solar progress we’ve experienced in the past six months. During that time, solar energy has continued to grow nationally with leaders in state houses and city halls from coast-to-coast helping clear the path.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

I started playing soccer when I was six years old and immediately fell in love with the game. Some of my most cherished memories come from soccer: first learning to play, going to nationals with my club soccer team, the pregame chocolate chip muffins my college coach made before each game -- the list goes on and on.

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Bronte Payne
Director, Go Solar Campaign

The end of each year at college was always the same. The dorms were unbearably hot (we didn’t finish spring quarter until mid-June), and we were always exhausted from studying deep into the night for finals.

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Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

Solar power in American metro centers is growing but untapped potential persists.