The wide open, flat, sunny roofs of malls and superstores are perfect locations for solar panels. The U.S. has over 100,000 big retail buildings, with enough solar potential to power almost 8 million homes. Generating renewable energy where we shop is good for the public and for the environment.

Decades after he first issued them, Edward Abbey’s calls for the defense of America’s wilderness still feel uncomfortably relevant. As much as Abbey's work emphasizes the importance of legal protections against those who would plunder America’s natural lands, however, it also – more importantly – invites us to consider the value system that underlies, excuses and legitimizes this vandalism.

James Horrox

Superstores might be hard to miss, but they're hiding something on their roofs: huge potential for solar power. Building solar on America's 100,000 big box stores would cut energy use, reduce air pollution, fight global warming and make the electric grid more resilient.

Bryn Huxley-Reicher
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PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are widely used in consumer products that make our lives easier. These products that contain PFAS offer consumers convenience – but with a health risk most of us aren’t aware of and that we likely wouldn’t accept if we did know about it.

Elizabeth Ridlington

The Houston Chronicle covers our report Renewables on the Rise, looking at what the rapid growth of renewable energy generation nationwide means for Texas.

Gizmodo reports on our study of how superstores across the U.S. could contribute to the clean energy revolution.

The roof-space of big-box stores across the U.S. could house enough solar panels to power almost 8 million homes. The Washington Post takes a look at our recent Solar on Superstores report.

Our report on the rooftop solar potential of big-box stores covered in The Hill.

Every day, millions of Americans breathe polluted air. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports on our analysis in Trouble in the Air

Tony Dutzik joined John Stout of U.S. PIRG to write a Business Insider op-ed on why it's so important that Pete Buttigieg's controversial by-the-mile driving tax proposal "has helped to spark a new conversation."