Solar power is a growing American success story

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have gone solar and millions more are ready to join their ranks so all of us can power our lives and our communities with clean, renewable, local energy. The barriers to solar are falling faster than ever, too, with more and more cities, states and companies adopting innovative pro-solar policies that have made solar cheaper and easier to install.

That’s why we have 10 times more solar power in the U.S. today than we did in 2010, enough to power more than 5 million homes, with another home going solar every two minutes, as of the end of 2015.

What are we up against? 

Yet just as solar is about to reach a tipping point, some utilities and other special interests want to throw new obstacles in the way. Our Solar for All campaign is working to knock those barriers out of the way so more Americans can go solar.

We’re working with our national network to urge mayors, governors and others to set ambitious solar goals and commitments, offer new solar incentives, and promote new community solar programs. And we’re mobilizing people to counter the utilities and other special interests who want to make solar more expensive and harder to install.

We’re fighting attacks

And we’re winning. In just the past year, we’ve turned back attacks on solar in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico and won new commitments to solar in Austin and Houston, Athens and Atlanta, and New York State and California, among other places. Over the last 10 years, we’ve helped establish dozens of pro-solar programs, including the biggest: California’s Million Solar Roofs Initiative.

What can you do? 

We want you to join us by showing your support for solar. You can send an email to your local officials, write a letter to your local newspaper, attend one of our solar forums, or join us at a news conference or other special event.

Whatever you can do, the time for action is now. Solar is at a tipping point. If we keep winning more pro-solar policies, we’ll see millions more Americans go solar in the next decade, putting us on a path to a 100% renewable future. If we let utilities and other special interests get in the way, that future will remain out of reach as solar sputters and stalls.

Together, we can achieve Solar for All

We can do this. Together, we can bring more solar power to our homes, our communities, our churches and schools, our workplaces and our lives—and leave a cleaner, healthier world for kids growing up today and future generations.

Solar For All Updates

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Incentives needed for creating clean energy

To the Editor:

 

The News Journal's recent article "Solar moving slowly in Ohio" did a great job of highlighting why clean energy is an important part of what's powering Ohio, providing pollution-free energy that keeps our economy going and our air clean, while creating thousands of jobs in clean energy production and manufacturing right here in our state.

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Renew wind tax credit

Wind farms can generate enough electricity to power 250,000 homes. On average, they support more than 1,000 jobs, most of them permanent. Each site adds millions of dollars to the economy.

These figures, which come from the Natural Resources Defense Council, should not become the basis for Ohio's energy decisions. But they strengthen the argument for a four-year extension by Congress of the federal production tax credit for wind power that is set to expire at the end of this year.

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Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America: Saving Energy and Money with Efficiency

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News Release | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution, Save Ohio Families $340 Annually

Columbus, OH - Ohio families could save $340 every year on their electricity bills by 2030 if the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today, according to a new report by Environment Ohio. Saving energy in our buildings would also help Ohio’s fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 24 percent—the equivalent of taking 15 million cars off the road.

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News Release | Environment Ohio

Gov. Kasich's energy proposal shortchanges Ohio's clean energy potential

COLUMBUS – In response to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presentation of his energy plan today, Environment Ohio State Policy Advocate Julian Boggs issued the following statement:

“Ohio has enormous, untapped potential for the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency that will protect our environment and the economic sustainability of communities for generations. Policymakers should be seeking to maximize that potential. Unfortunately, Governor Kasich’s proposed energy plan as outlined, touted as a comprehensive plan to make Ohio energy independent, shortchanges Ohio’s clean energy potential. In fact, it sets us back in our progress to meet that potential.”

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