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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Environment America Research & Policy Center releases new comprehensive study on solar capacity in major U.S. cities

Nation’s largest cities ranked; 50 major urban areas more than doubled their total installed capacity in last 7 years

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Group

Fast Company chooses 100% Renewable Campaign as a finalist for 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

The national business magazine Fast Company named Environment America Research and Policy Center’s campaign for 100 percent renewable energy as a finalist today for the media outlet’s World Changing Ideas Awards. The “10 states, 50 cities, 50 colleges, 100% renewable” campaign was one of nine finalists in the Politics & Policy category. 

News Release | Environment America

Federal Reserve's new rules open the door to fossil fuel bailout

The Federal Reserve announced new rules on Thursday for its “Main Street Lending Program” designed to help small and mid-sized businesses during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The rule changes allow both larger companies and those carrying more debt to qualify, potentially exposing taxpayers’ money to more risk. The changes also create an opportunity for oil and gas companies to access government assistance.

News Release | Environment Virginia

Virginia commits to ramping up renewables, 100 percent clean electricity by 2045

Virginia has become the first southern state and the seventh in the U.S. to pass a law that commits to providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to its citizens by mid-century.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

New report provides roadmap to achieve carbon-free transportation

Transportation is the largest source of global warming pollution in the U.S., making it climate enemy number one. But a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how we can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.