NEXT LEVEL ENERGY:
EWG’s Agenda for Clean, Safe, Renewable Power
ABOUT EWG’s ENERGY PROGRAM:
Through expert analysis and data-driven research, EWG is working to advance the remarkable gains made in the clean energy economy. Every day, more companies, state and local governments and ordinary Americans are embracing wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. At the same time, utilities nationwide are also moving away from dirty, dangerous and expensive coal and nuclear power.
States are implementing policies that promote and support emissions-free energy, because it saves ratepayers money and is better for human health and the environment. In 2017, according to the California Energy Commission, a third of the energy sold in that state came from renewable sources.
Although California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, is the leader in renewables, other states are gaining fast, giving consumers nationwide the opportunity to join the clean energy revolution. Americans in places where politicians remain beholden to coal and nuclear are rising up, demanding rapid change.
But while states and cities lead the revolution, Washington lags behind. The Trump administration and the coal and nuclear industries are working together to fight against policies that promote clean energy while attempting to prop up and bail out those dying technologies.
But the future is not on their side. No matter how hard President Trump and the coal and nuclear interests try, the transition to clean energy – with its tremendous benefits for public health and the fight against climate change – is inevitable. The revolution is here, and there’s no turning back.