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

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Build Back Better Framework is great news for clean energy

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden released a framework of the Build Back Better Act Thursday after weeks of intense internal negotiations. The act, which will move through Congress via the budget reconciliation process, would make historic investments in clean energy, including 10 years of tax credits that could lower the costs of rooftop solar by 30% and bring down the cost of an electric vehicle by up to $12,500.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

POLL: Majority of voters in Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux’s district support ‘Build Back Better’ plan, especially climate, clean energy provisions

(Atlanta, GA) — Up to $3.5 trillion in investments proposed in the Build Back Better Act now before Congress are getting strong support from voters in the suburban Atlanta congressional district of Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, according to a new survey. The poll reveals even stronger majorities for the Build Back Better Act’s climate and clean energy provisions.

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Report | Environment Georgia

GA-7 voters support climate action in Build Back Better plan

Voters in Georgia’s 7th congressional district support a bold reconciliation package that includes action and investments to address climate change and help the environment. This is according to a new survey of 437 voters in GA-7 conducted by Change Research on behalf of Environment America, Environent Georgia and the Climate Action Campaign. 

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Poll: Atlanta suburban voters represented by Reps. McBath, Bourdeaux rate climate provisions of infrastructure plan highly

ATLANTA — A new poll released Thursday revealed strong bipartisan support for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal across the political spectrum in Georgia’s 6th and 7th Congressional Districts. The districts, represented by Rep. Lucy McBath and Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, includes much of the suburbs north of Atlanta. This survey, providing district-specific data on how voters view the American Jobs Plan (AJP), is sponsored by Environment Georgia, Earthjustice and Environment America.

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