News Release | Environment America

Statement: Fully restored Clean Car Standards will help reduce long-term oil consumption

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized on Friday its fuel economy rule. The revised federal Clean Car Standards will make future cars more efficient and drive innovation toward cleaner technologies, such as electric vehicles. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Weatherization funding takes advantage of the ‘cleanest energy’

President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Wednesday $3.16 billion in new funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for residential energy upgrades. 

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

Statement: Offshore wind lease sale provides big boost for renewable energy in the Carolinas

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced Friday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a wind energy auction on May 11 for more than 110,000 acres in the Carolina Long Bay area off the coast of North and South Carolina.

News Release | Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center

New report outlines how electric school buses could speed North Carolina’s transition to clean electric grid

 As early as next month, billions of new federal dollars will start to become available for school districts across the country to transition to clean, electric school buses. Today, most of the nation’s nearly half a million school buses run on diesel fuel, producing harmful emissions that children are forced to breathe.

News Release | Environment America

Sen. Martin Heinrich and expert panel conclude that we need to transition to clean energy in our homes

Environment America and U.S. PIRG hosted a webinar Wednesday, which featured opening words from Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and a panel of home electrification experts discussing the benefits and process of switching to clean electric technologies