Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food…our air…our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

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Empowering Clean Energy Communities

Connecticut has a great way to connect skilled volunteers and residents to local energy planning and policy efforts: the Clean Energy Task Force. There are more than 60 task forces across the state.

Press Releases

October 3, 2017

BOSTON – Renters and low-income communities can benefit from solar energy, but state policies are standing in the way.

August 23, 2017

LANSING – Clean air and water advocates today applauded a settlement agreement announced by the Sierra Club requiring the Lansing Board of Water & Light to shut down the Erickson coal-fired generating station by 2025 for violating the Federal Clean Air Act.

July 24, 2017

Groups bring petitions to doorsteps of four state governors and Army Corps in Week of Speaking Out July 24 through 28

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

Awarding Clairton Coke Works the Closed Windows Award
April 4, 2016

Did you hear the recent news? The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), the primary agency that deals with air pollution in Pittsburgh and the surrounding county, reached a deal with US Steel to reduce emissions from the Clairton Coke Works. They announced it on Good Friday, but it should have been Groundhog Day because it's giving me a serious case of déjà vu.

December 1, 2015

This week kicks off the highly anticipated Conference of the Parties (#COP21) meeting in Paris. Virtually every country in the world has agreed to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and this meeting will hash out how exactly how the world can reach our collective goal. World leaders agree that the climate is changing rapidly, the impacts are happening now, humans activities are the leading cause, and the world needs to take action, now.

November 13, 2015

While testifying before the Massachusetts legislature on proposed carbon pricing legislation, two Somerville High School students used humor to expose the legislation’s opponents.