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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Group

Statement: Vanderbilt University announces first step in transitioning its campus to 100 percent renewable energy

Vanderbilt University announced today its first step in implementing the school’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy. The university will partner with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure renewable energy from a 35 megawatt solar farm to be built in Bedford County, Tenn. 

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Ready to Charge Factsheet

Electric vehicles (EVs) are ready to deliver a future of clean transportation. However, in order to facilitate mass adoption, cities and states need to invest in improvements to public charging infrastructure. Local and state policies can help ensure that EV charging is not an obstacle for a cleaner future.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Electric Buildings

Electric technologies are ready to replace the fossil fuels that heat roughly three out of four American homes, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. However, critical barriers must be overcome to maximize the new technologies’ potential to cut pollution, the study notes.

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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report: Offshore drilling brings onshore dangers to coastal communities and ecosystems

Plans to expand drilling off America’s coast are creating significant dangers to onshore communities and ecosystems, according to a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

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Blog Post

Portsmouth and polystyrene: What smaller communities bring to the fight against foam | Michaela Morris

Portsmouth became the first town in New Hampshire to ban foam cups and takeout containers. The city council’s unanimous vote not only made me proud of my home state but also led me to reflect on what it means to be a New Hampshire resident. 

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