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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.

Behind the scenes, however, electric utilities, fossil fuel interests and powerful industry front groups have begun chipping away at the key policies that have put solar energy on the map in the United States – often in the face of strong objections from a supportive public. 

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2015/2016 Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard

Our organizations believe that democracy works best when the electorate is informed about crucial votes that affect them and our environment—and can use the information to engage their elected leaders and hold them accountable.

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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Hitting Close to Home

Eighty-four percent of Pennsylvanians live in counties recently affected by weather-related disasters, according to an interactive online map that crunches data from the federal government. 

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