In a greener, healthier world, we would rely only on sources of energy that are clean and renewable, and that leave less environmental damage in their wake. To harness energy from the wind and the sun, and to tackle the largest sources of global warming pollution, we’re focusing on these campaigns:
CLEAN ENERGY TAX CREDITS
Our goal is a future powered by 100 percent renewable energy, and the sooner we get there, the sooner we’ll reap the benefits of cleaner air, cleaner water and a more stable climate. Federal tax credits have been one of our best mechanisms for supporting renewable energy, but many of these credits will expire in the next year or two.
We’re calling on Congress to update and extend a suite of clean energy tax incentives through 2030 to keep renewable energy growing in America. Take action.
GO BIG ON OFFSHORE WIND
America’s offshore wind resources are vast and have the technical potential to meet our current electricity needs more than twice over. But at the beginning of 2021, there were only two offshore wind projects in the United States. One key obstacle is the federal permitting process for new projects, which is lengthy and subject to delays.
We’re calling on the Biden administration to cut the red tape on offshore wind permitting to minimize delays and prioritize timely, responsible development of wind energy. Take action.
Eliminating senseless energy waste creates big savings — for our planet, our climate and our health. As an added bonus, it even results in lower energy bills.
In November 2019, Environment America filed suit against the Trump administration after it created a loophole in energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs. The lawsuit is ongoing, and if successful, we can close the loophole and make our lightbulbs more efficient.
Learn more about our Clean, Green & Renewable Energy Program.
DESTINATION: ZERO CARBON
Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution. We simply can't solve global warming without changing how we get around. To achieve a zero-carbon transportation future, we're urging Congress and the Biden administration to build a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations; electrify buses; expand transit; and help communities make their streets safe for walking and biking. Learn more about our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign.