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Clean, Green & Renewable Energy

We’re working to urge campuses, cities and states to lead the way to 100% renewable power, go big on solar, and harness the abundant wind power off the Atlantic coast.
In a greener, healthier world, we would conserve more, use the energy we have more wisely and efficiently, and rely only on sources of energy that are clean, renewable and tread lightly on the planet.
The question is, what concrete steps can we take to move closer to the world we want to live in? And given the current administration’s myopic preference for older, dirtier energy sources, where can we realistically take those steps right now?
  • <h4>Renewables on the Rise</h4> <h5>Clean energy is sweeping across the nation and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.<br><br> <em>Los Angeles / zhu difeng via Shutterstock.com</em>
  • <h4>Shining Cities</h4> <h5>America’s major cities have played a key role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy.<br><br><a href="https://environmentamericacenter.org/reports/ame/shining-cities-2017" target="_blank">Learn more...</a></h5> <em>Village Green, California / National Renewable Energy Laboratory Photo</em>
  •  <h4>Making Sense of Energy Storage</h4> <h5>Advances in energy storage technology can help speed America’s transition to 100% renewable energy.<br><br><a href="https://environmentamericacenter.org/reports/ame/making-sense-energy-storage-how-storage-technologies-can-support-renewable-future" target="_blank">Learn more...</a> </h5> <em> Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Energy / U.S. Bureau of Land Management via Flickr, CC BY 2.0</em>
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100% Renewable, Go Solar, Go Big On Offshore Wind

Through this program, PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center and our network of 29 state affiliates are running three campaigns:

100% Renewable: The shift toward 100% renewable starts locally. We’re asking more than 50 college campuses, a dozen key cities and half a dozen key states to lead the way.

Go Solar: Smart public policies are key drivers of the incredible growth of solar power. We’re working to promote and defend solar in multiple cities and states.

Go Big on Offshore Wind: The winds that blow off our Atlantic Coast could provide 40% of the electricity Americans use today. We’re asking the governors of six states to take the initiative.

What happens next

In the absence of national leadership, it’s up to us to convince our colleges, communities, states and others to help lead the way to a clean energy revolution — one that will conserve more of the Earth’s resources, improve the health of millions of people, and help stabilize the climate that makes life on our planet possible.

What happens next is up to us.