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As people look for alternatives to dirty transportation and new ways to get outside, many have turned to electric-powered-bicycles. Across the country, programs allowing e-bikes to be more readily accessible have shown promise in making...

A look back at some of our favorite writing and thinking from the Frontier Group blog.

With our phones constantly at our sides, feeding us ads that seem a bit too on the nose, many can’t help but wonder if our phones are eavesdropping on us. While there's no easy answer,...

In the debate about how much rooftop solar owners should be paid for the electricity they generate, some of the most important benefits usually get left out. From helping to protect land and fragile ecosystems...

Kansas utilities fought to kill net metering and managed to get incentives for solar owners slashed. Not satisfied, one of the utilities, Evergy, tried to impose new fees on solar owners that the Kansas Supreme...

Ohio utilities successfully weakened state renewable energy standards and tried to kill net metering. Most recently, FirstEnergy and its associates have been accused by federal prosecutors of engaging in a $60 million bribery scheme to...

Dominion sought to impose huge fees on solar owners and to reduce net metering compensation even after the South Carolina legislature unanimously passed pro-solar, customer-supporting legislation designed to prevent exactly the kind of behavior Dominion...

California's big three utilities are trying to cut net metering payments and impose heavy solar fees even as the state is working toward ever more ambitious climate goals.

Annual average daily solar energy resources in Florida. Lighter shades indicate less solar energy available, darker shades indicate more. Map courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Sunshine State utilities Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy and Tampa Electric Company have influenced state politics and utility regulation to hold back rooftop solar. In 2016, they pushed a deceptive, anti-solar ballot initiative, and...

A need to connect with nature is hardwired into us as human beings. As we march towards an increasingly urbanized future, the task of forging the right relationship between the built environment and the natural...

A look back at some of our favorite charts, maps and graphics from the last 25 years, and the role they played in the environmental policy conversation.

Rooftop solar is an important tool to cut carbon emissions, reduce air pollution and transition away from fossil fuels. Americans overwhelmingly support it, but still there are utilities and fossil fuel interest groups fighting against...

Fifteen years ago, a clean energy revolution was just starting to take shape. Frontier Group research helped the public and decision-makers to understand the possibilities, and embrace the promise of a future built on renewable...

Industrial facilities across the country emit toxic air pollution that can affect the health of nearby residents. Here's a guide on how to find out if your community is at risk, using the EPA's Toxic...

A look back at Frontier Group's research on consumer complaints about predatory banks, lenders and other financial companies, and our work defending the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from attempts to weaken or dismantle it.

Frontier Group's work to highlight the nation's most absurd, wasteful and damaging highway projects -- and how that effort has contributed to a changing national transportation conversation.

Burning fossil fuels in order to move around is both dangerous and destructive. Luckily, electric vehicles are a great alternative with a host of benefits – including that they're quiet. In May, we wrote two...

In the winter of 2000-2001, millions of California homes went dark as manipulation of California’s deregulated electricity market created rolling blackouts and bankrupted a utility. It also set the stage for a clean energy revolution...

Acknowledging that vehicle travel is not destined to continue growing rapidly forever – and, more audaciously, suggesting that a new generation of Americans might prefer less car-dominated lives – can drive policymakers and the public...

Why are there suddenly so many ticks everywhere? One big factor is climate change, which is likely to keep making the problems of ticks and the diseases they carry worse. That's only one impact of...

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