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The race to 100 percent renewable | Emma Searson

In this age of a global pandemic, uncertainty surrounds everything -- including the future of energy. How quickly states are able to continue the renewable energy progress of the past decade post-COVID19 remains to be seen, and may depend largely on how thoughtfully our governments respond to the challenges this virus has posed. Nevertheless, the remarkable gains of the last decade and unwavering enthusiasm in states across the country should offer hope for continued success. 

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The next right thing | Graham Marema

My mom has a knack for giving pithy advice.

“Sometimes ‘no’ is a full sentence,” she’d say if I was taking on too many commitments. “Don’t compare your insides to other people’s outsides,” she’d tell me if I was jealous of someone from school.

But recently, one of her phrases in particular has returned to me again and again.

“Just do the next right thing.”

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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed this week | Emma Searson

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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My day at the Capitol: A day in the life of this clean energy advocate | Ben Sonnega

The sun shimmered off the golden dome of the Massachusetts State Capitol as I entered the building to deliver petitions signed by more than 4,000 Bay Staters who want the state to commit to getting all its energy from renewable sources like the sun and the wind.

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Staying Nimble, while constant in our advocacy | Johanna Neumann

After my family cut short an overseas sabbatical four months early, we are now in quarantine at my sister-in-law’s in Western Massachusetts. From a small table in the back of their rustic farmhouse, I’ve been leading daily digital huddles for our team of clean energy advocates since all of us have been practicing social distancing and working from home since March 16. Earlier this week our team discussed how our program needs to adapt to the new variables of organizing in this new reality.

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