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By Charles Fanniel / On September 18th, 2017

Our transition to clean, renewable energy must champion equitable policies that are inclusive to those communities on the frontlines of climate change.

By Laurie Mazur / On August 28th, 2017

Cities must do more to ensure investments in energy efficiency reach the low- and moderate-income households that bear the heaviest burden from high energy costs.

By Richard Allen Williams, Mary Pittman / On August 21st, 2017

Switching to clean, safe, renewable energy is one of the most important things we can do for the climate, for the health of our communities now, and for the health of future generations.

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By Katharine Sucher / On July 7th, 2017

A growing energy footprint requires careful thought about our world’s energy mix, but even a renewable energy future is not necessarily a green one. Many renewable energy sources have a large footprint which can threaten biodiversity and conservation....

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By Laurie Mazur / On July 5th, 2017

A new report shows there are numerous paths forward for our cities to achieve the clean-energy future their residents need and want

By Samantha Harvey / On June 27th, 2017

Our leaders can support the transition to a greener, fairer future. Or they can get out of the way. But they can't stop it.

By Laurie Mazur / On May 25th, 2017

Donald Trump rode to the White House promising to bring back jobs for working-class Americans. But dismantling federal efforts to address climate change will make it harder to deliver on that promise.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 12th, 2017

A podcast interview with NAACP’s Jacqueline Patterson on the importance of viewing environmental issues as civil rights issues

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By Lewis Milford, Rob Sanders / On February 27th, 2017

New forms of solar and battery-powered energy could soon be accessible to all—with some strategic assistance from the philanthropic sector.

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By Richard Heinberg / On December 8th, 2016

During the second presidential debate on October 9, Republican presidential nominee (now President-Elect) Donald Trump claimed that “clean coal” could meet the energy needs of the United States for the next 1,000 years. Now that Mr. Trump will be in the...

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