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Op-ed: EWG calls on California regulators to protect rooftop solar from attack by PG&E, other utilities

In an op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday, July 3, Environmental Working Group President and long-time Bay Area resident Ken Cook urged state regulators to save California’s...

EWG enters fight for rooftop solar in California, calling for monopoly utilities to serve ratepayers, not Wall St. investors

The monopoly business model of California’s electric utilities should be scrapped for a new model that would provide affordable access to rooftop solar for all residents, the Environmental Working...

Duke Energy-backed group deploys attack ad campaign against electricity competition proposal in North Carolina

A shadowy political committee funded entirely by Duke Energy has launched a deceptive campaign to pressure North Carolina lawmakers to oppose legislation that could pave the way for lower monthly...

Watchdog coalition to hold hearing on Duke Energy’s dismal record confronting the climate emergency

The Duke Energy Accountability Coalition’s People’s Commission will convene its second hearing on May 4 to shine a light on Duke’s policies and practices that resist clean energy solutions and rely...

EWG and EnergySage team up to help Americans go solar

With solar power more affordable and accessible than ever before, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and EnergySage are joining forces to help Americans learn about and save with solar. The new...

Watchdog group calls on Duke Energy to embrace fairness and justice for low-income communities

A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations are demanding that Duke Energy, which has more customers than any other investor-owned electric utility, reverse years...

Biden Throws Support Behind Commercial Offshore Wind Power Program

The Biden administration today committed to backing offshore wind projects along the Atlantic Seaboard that by 2030 will generate enough electricity to power 10 million homes for a year, will have...

Clean Energy Jobs: Senate Bill Would Help Coal Country and Automakers Transition to the Green Economy

Two senators from states where workers face tectonic shifts in employment prospects as their industries rapidly transition to clean energy are teaming up on legislation to help create well-paid jobs...

Senate Confirms Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary

The Senate voted today to confirm Jennifer Granholm, who is a stalwart supporter of renewable energy and electric cars, to be energy secretary.

EWG Applauds Congressional E-Bike Act To Incentivize Purchase of Electric Bicycles

This week, Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced legislation to make purchasing an electric bicycle, or e-bike, much more affordable for consumers.

Under Pressure from Biden Administration, Toyota and Other Automakers Drop Support for Trump’s Suit to Block California Emissions Standards

Feeling the heat from President Biden's ambitious plans to counter the climate crisis, today Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other automakers dropped their support of the deposed Trump...

Watchdog Coalition To Hold Duke Energy Accountable for Environmental and Economic Injustice

A coalition of public interest, environmental and economic justice organizations will convene the first-ever hearing to examine Duke Energy's policies and practices, which have polluted and...

EWG Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Richard Glick To Chair Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Environmental Working Group applauds President Biden's nomination of Richard Glick to be chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Initially nominated by then-President Trump, Glick...

Toyota to Pay $180 Million for ‘Systemic, Longstanding’ Emissions Violations of Clean Air Act

Toyota will pay $180 million to settle federal civil charges of repeatedly failing for at least a decade to report emissions-related defects in its vehicles, in what the Environmental Protection...

Biden’s Choice of Granholm for Energy Secretary Heralds Shift to Clean, Renewable Sources

President-elect Joe Biden's pick of former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be energy secretary signals a commitment to the clean energy revolution – a sharp contrast to the Trump administration's...

As Other Automakers Back California Emission Standards, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler Cling to Trump’s Sinking Ship

As President Trump's remaining days in office dwindle, so is automakers' support for his scheme to overturn California's tough emissions and mileage standards, leaving Toyota and Fiat Chrysler as the...

GM’s U-Turn: From Joining Trump’s Attack on Clean Air to Backing California’s Tough Auto Emissions Standards

General Motors, once a strong supporter of the Trump administration's lawsuit to block California's ambitious clean-car standards, reversed course Monday, announcing it will back the state's efforts...

World Energy Outlook: Solar Power Will Be ‘the New King’ by 2030

Renewables, led by solar power, will become the dominant source of the world's electricity by 2030, according to a just-released analysis by the International Energy Agency.

Duke Energy’s Shell Game: New Resource Plan Touts Carbon Cuts, But Adds More Gas and Nukes

Duke Energy says it will achieve “net zero” carbon pollution by 2050. But its new resource plan for the Carolinas almost certainly means it will continue to rely on fossil fuels and nuclear reactors...

Duke Energy CEO: Offshore Wind Potential at Least 10 Years Away

During a second-quarter earnings call on Monday, Duke Energy executives told Wall Street analysts they don't see offshore wind as a viable source of energy for at least another 10 years or more.

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