Report | Environment Iowa Research & Policy Center

Reconnecting Nature

An inside look into 7 ways people are working to reconnect nature in the United States.

Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Safe for swimming?

Americans love clean water. Every year, millions of us flock to our waterways to swim, surf, or go tubing, kayaking or fishing. That’s why the federal Clean Water Act set a goal of making all our waterways safe for swimming. Yet our research finds that all too often our beaches are still plagued with pollution, and millions of swimmers get sick every year. To dramatically reduce this pollution, we must boldy invest in improving our water infrastructure.
Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

Blocking Rooftop Solar

Solar power is helping move the United States toward a future of 100% renewable energy, while reducing global warming pollution, cleaning up the air in our communities, and empowering homeowners and business owners to generate their own electricity. And increasingly, solar power can do all that at a lower cost than electricity produced from fossil fuels. Utilities increasingly fear that the falling prices and rising availability of clean solar power will threaten their business model, which ties profits to the amount of capital investment they make in the grid, and sometimes to the amount of electricity sold. Consequently, in states across the country, utilities are using their money and clout to push policymakers to undercut solar power and make it harder for homeowners and small business owners to produce their own clean energy.

Report | Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center

We Have the Power

America has the power to build an energy system in which our energy comes from clean, renewable sources like the wind and sun. 

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Ready to Charge Factsheet

Electric vehicles (EVs) are ready to deliver a future of clean transportation. However, in order to facilitate mass adoption, Ohio needs more public charging infrastructure. Local, state and federal policies can make EV charging accessible and easy.