Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

Recent Actions

Protect Minnesota Solar & Clean Energy

Don't let the Minnesota legislature slow down our solar and clean energy progress.

Don't Let Michigan Move Backward on Clean Energy

HB 4297 and the Nesbitt energy plan is a step in the wrong direction, instead of a step toward making us a leader in clean energy policy. This proposed legislation would classify the burning of hazardous waste, including tires, as renewable energy and is nothing more than a cynical attempt to hijack Michigan’s renewable energy definition for the benefit of corporate polluters.

Sign the Petition: Zero Emissions Now!

Diesel emissions are linked to asthma, cancer, and other health disorders, causing 21,000 premature deaths each year. Families that live by busy diesel truck corridors and port communities are often hit the hardest. It's time to demand Zero Emission Now!

The Bay State Needs a Price on Carbon

We are all aware of the devastating impacts climate change could have on Massachusetts, intensifying storms and wreaking havoc on aging infrastructure. Tell Governor Baker to lead on climate.

Press Releases

February 1, 2017

"We will remain vigilant to ensure that Secretary Tillerson is engaging the work of the State Department on behalf of all Americans and our national interest, and not on behalf of multinational oil and gas companies.”

January 25, 2017

Trenton, NJ – A diverse array of over 30 New Jersey labor, faith, community and environmental organizations today announced the launch of a new coalition, Jersey Renews, to press current and future state leaders to increase dramatically New Jersey’s commitment to fighting climate change.  They released a statement at a State House press conference calling for action by the state in a number of areas.

January 24, 2017

On Wednesday, January 25th, the founding partners of Jersey Renews will be speaking at the State House about the urgency of climate change and the importance of action by our state’s current and future leaders. As part of our public launch, we will be discussing the key components of our policy platform created to reduce emissions, bolster clean energy, and create green jobs.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

An aerial view of Sparrow's Point in Baltimore County, with the FSK Bridge and Baltimore City in the background.
March 23, 2017

For centuries, Baltimore has been a hub for dirty energy sources and manufacturing that has put our environment and our communities in danger.   From coal-burning power plants and the BRESCO trash incinerator to crude oil train terminals and the coal export facility in South Baltimore, fossil fuel development has made Baltimore fail to meet health-based air quality standards, displaced residents, and lost residents jobs when changing economics moved manufacturing elsewhere.  The city h

A rally in Annapolis in March 2012 for the Maryland Offshore Wind Act
March 16, 2017

Five years ago, as a student at St. Mary's College of Maryland, I spent much of March calling legislators and traveling back and forth from St.

question mark / photo: flickr.com/debord (CC BY-NC 2.0)
March 14, 2017

Last week, we introduced you to Donald Trump’s “beachhead hires” at EPA – executive branch staff who can be influential in determining an agency’s mission under a new President. Today, we’ll take a look at the Department of Energy beachhead hires.