New on the Blog
- It won't be enough to raise the gas tax; we need to rethink transportation funding completely.
- The recent uptick in VMT is not enough to predict the start of a new Driving Boom.
- Electric vehicles could be even better at fighting global warming pollution than previously thought.
- Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are more widespread than just in our food.
- It has been impossible to cut global warming pollution from cars currently on the road. Until now.
New Report: Shining Cities
America’s major cities have played key roles in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap significant benefits from solar energy adoption. Many cities are already benefitting from smart policies that encourage investment in solar energy. Shining Cities: Harnessing the Benefits of Solar Energy in America is the second report in our series ranking cities for their installed solar PV capacity - showing that cities from every region of the U.S. are driving solar development with strong public policies. (4/2015) (Photo credit: City of Raleigh.)
New Report: Dangerous Inheritance
As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live. Dangerous Inheritance: The Hotter, More Extreme Climate that We're Passing Down to America's Young quantifies the changes in climate that various generations of Americans have experienced in recent years. Without urgent action to reduce global warming pollution, children born today will grow up in a more dangerous world. (3/2015) (Image: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.com)