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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At hearing, opponents blast emissions cap, trade repeal attempt

Repealing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would hurt the state's economy, its environment and residents' health, opponents of the repeal said Tuesday.

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Turning up the Heat

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center received a grant from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to finish overhauling heating and cooling system to a streamlined biomass facility that runs on woodchips, and produces much cleaner energy. The retrofit is saving Crotched Mountain 200,000 gallons of fuel and just under $500,000 in fuel costs.

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News Release | Environment New Hampshire

Environment New Hampshire testifies in support of cornerstone clean energy program at crucial hearing

Environment New Hampshire and concerned citizens testified in defense of New Hampshire's clean energy program. Supporters turned out to urge our representatives to keep a program that helps us save money on energy bills, protects the environment and improves our energy independence.

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News Release | Environment New Hampshire

Greenfield Rehabilitation Center Saves Energy and Avoids Fossil Fuel Pollution with RGGI grant

 

A new report from Environment New Hampshire reveals the cost savings, environmental benefits and economic growth caused by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center can provide lower cost, reliable heat to its rehabilitation patients, because a RGGI grant made the connection between one of its residential facilities and its new biomass plant possible.

 

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Report | Environment New Hampshire

A Program That Works

Grants from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) are helping local businesses and homeowners invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy—cutting pollution, curbing dependence on fossil fuels, and fostering pioneering clean energy approaches.

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