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 Research & Policy Center

New report: By electrifying buildings, PA would reap massive health benefits, climate pollution reductions

Philadelphia, PA -- Pennsylvania ranks sixth in the nation for its potential to reduce global warming pollution by electrifying buildings, according to a new report released today by the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center, PennPIRG Education Fund, and Frontier Group. The study, Electric Buildings: Repowering Homes and Businesses for Our Health and Environment, found that completely electrifying Pennsylvania’s homes and businesses by 2050 would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 13.7 million metric tons -- equal to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road. Going all-electric in our state’s buildings would help cut emissions, improve public health, and protect the planet, the report concluded.

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Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Electric Buildings

To prevent air and water pollution and avoid the worst impacts of global warming, America must move toward meeting our energy needs with 100% renew-able energy. Getting there will require that we get the most out of every bit of energy we use — and that we stop burn-ing fossil fuels in our homes and commercial buildings.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: EPA acts responsibly by relaunching climate science and policy website

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency reinstated its website centered on climate science and policy on Thursday. This information was removed from the EPA website by the previous administration. This relaunch is a strong signal that the Biden administration will restore the role of science in protecting our communities and public health. 

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. officially rejoins the international Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON -- The United States officially rejoined the international Paris Agreement on Friday. The act brings America back into a key accord aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. 

Environment America had called on Biden to prioritize rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office in the "First Things to Fix" report. The report presented 20 actions for the Biden administration to undertake in early days of office to undo the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental laws and protections.

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News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New report outlines how PA utility companies can creatively invest in electric school buses

Philadelphia, PA -- To protect our children’s health and environment, PennPIRG Education Fund and PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center have released a new report to identify new, cutting-edge ways that utility companies can assist school districts in paying for zero-emission buses, and how schools can reap the long-term benefits. 

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