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News Release | Environment America

More than 250 mayors nationwide sign letter calling for increased solar power

A bipartisan group of 252 U.S. mayors, representing every state and one territory, released a letter today through Environment America Research and Policy Center backing the use of solar energy. Elected officials who signed on resolved “to make solar energy a key element of our communities' energy plans,” according to the letter.

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My (hot) take on the Women’s World Cup | Bronte Payne

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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A banner year for renewable energy on college campuses | Bronte Payne

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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News Release | Environment America

New study: Solar power delivers much more than just clean energy

Americans benefit from solar panels in important ways that are often overlooked by policymakers, according to The True Value of Solar: Measuring The Benefits of Rooftop Solar Power, a new study released today by Environment America Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group.  States should assess all those benefits when determining their energy policies and incentives. 

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News Release | The Public Interest Network

Hurricane season coverage: Data, resources and interview opportunities

The 2019 hurricane season officially gets underway tomorrow (June 1) with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicting between 4 and 8 hurricanes this year. On the heels of the devastating Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael in 2018, The Public Interest Network (which includes U.S. PIRGEnvironment America, and state groups in often-impacted states such as Florida, Georgia, North CarolinaTexas and Virginia) is sharing information to help contextualize the major environmental, health and consumer concerns posed by the hurricanes that will inevitably come this season.

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