100% Renewable Energy

100% Clean. 100% Possible.

Burning fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal has polluted our air, water and land for decades. Now it’s changing our climate, even faster than scientists feared it would. But we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for kids growing up today. To get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy.

That's why we’re calling for a statewide and nationwide commitment to 100% renewable power.

It’s a big, bold goal. But it’s also one that would make America a world leader in the race toward a cleaner, healthier future — and it’s a goal that’s 100% possible.

Apple, Facebook, Google and more

Companies and municipalities are already committing to 100% renewable energy.

Consider: Companies ranging from Apple, Google and Facebook to Johnson & Johnson and Coca Cola have already committed to going 100% renewable. So have cities like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and others.

Some cities around the country like Greensburg, Kan., Burlington, Vt. and Aspen, Colo., have already achieved 100% renewable energy.

Going 100% renewable is 100% possible.

This has dovetailed with solar power installations tripling in America in just the last two years — there is a new home or business going solar every one and a half minutes. In many states, wind power is now cheaper than gas or coal. Clean energy keeps growing faster, with prices for consumers and businesses dropping lower than even the most optimistic industry predictions of just a few years ago.

But we can do more, and we must do more to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

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Source: CleanChoice Energy, Twin Ridges wind farm, Summerset county Pennsylvania.

We need to keep building momentum

It’s time to stop letting some slow-moving politicians drag their feet, and start pushing them to step up and lead.

It’s time to sweep past the big energy interests — from Big Oil and gas companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron to utilities like Duke Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric, from climate deniers in Congress to the Koch brothers — that are not only standing in the way, but using their financial might and political clout to roll back renewable energy’s progress.

Join our call, and help your community go 100% renewable.

The more people who join our call for 100% renewable power, the more local, state, national and corporate leaders will step up and take action that will make a difference now and get us on the right track for the future.

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PennEnvironment Lobby day 2017.

 

Solutions can't wait

We can’t wait any longer: Scientists say we must stop burning fossil fuels by 2050 in order to our spare kids growing up today from the devastating impacts of climate change.
And why should we wait?

Why wait for healthier communities with cleaner air and water when we can have them today?

Why wait until it’s impossible to leave our kids a safer, healthier tomorrow?

Why wait, when we can start changing the conversation about how we produce and consume energy — so it’s no longer a question of whether we’ll get to 100% renewable power, but how fast?

Why wait, when America has the responsibility, the ingenuity and the will to start leading the world to a 100% renewable future right now?

Steven Gilbert

We’ve got the power 

We’re ready for this. PennEnvironment and our national network at Environment America have been working aggressively  to promote solar and wind power, and energy efficiency and conservation at the state and local levels. We’ve won clean energy policies, from pro-solar initiatives to clean cars programs to renewable energy standards, all of which are driving down the costs of wind and solar power, and driving down carbon pollution.

Now we need you to join this movement and the first step is an easy one: Add your name in support of a 100% renewable future.

Together, we can do this. A 100% renewable future based on 100% American-made energy is 100% possible. And it starts now.

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de.images.search.yahoo.com,  Windmills in Bradford County, PA.

100% Clean Energy Updates

News Release | PennEnvironment

New Study Uncovers Systemic Attacks Against State Solar Programs

With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing pollution-free energy resource. 

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Report | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Blocking the Sun

Solar power is clean, affordable and popular with the American people. The amount of solar energy installed in the U.S. has quadrupled in the last four years, and the U.S. has enough solar energy installed to power one in 20 American homes.

America’s solar progress is largely the result of bold, forward-thinking public policies that have created a strong solar industry while putting solar energy within the financial reach of millions more Americans.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A New Way Forward

America has made progress in cutting pollution from cars and trucks over the last decade as a result of improved vehicle fuel economy and slower growth in driving. But eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from our urban transportation systems is going to require more than incremental change – it will require transformation. 

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Report | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Solar Schools for Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s public schools could cover nearly 40 percent of their energy needs by installing solar panels on their 100 acres of usable rooftop space. “Going solar” would save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars on electricity bills for school buildings, while creating local jobs, offering educational and training opportunities for city students and reducing pollution.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center

Statement by PennEnvironment on Philadelphia Energy Campaign Announcement

The Philadelphia Energy Campaign will leverage $1 billion dollars of private and public financing to expand energy efficiency programs and solar energy in Philadelphia.

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