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Star Power

America could meet its energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy that strikes the nation every day in the form of sunlight. With solar installation costs falling, the efficiency of solar cells rising, and the threats of air pollution and global warming ever-looming, solar power is becoming a more attractive and widespread source of energy every day. Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in America challenges our local, state and federal government officials to set strong goals and implement pro-solar policies to spur America to meet at least 10 percent of our nation’s electricity needs with solar power by 2030. (11/20/14)

The report was covered on the Washington Post's Wonkblog and in USA Today.

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  • The Chicago Tribune cited our Highway Boondoggles report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund in editorializing against the $1.3 billion Illiana Parkway. The report also sparked debate about controversial highway projects in Arizona and Texas.
  • Tony Dutzik posted at Streetsblog about new tools state officials can use to account for changing transportation trends in their planning.