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Leading the way to a clean energy future

April 2012

EWG co-hosted the "Beyond Business as Usual" energy conference with the Civil Society Institute at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass. We brought together grassroots groups from around the country to develop strategies to move the nation rapidly toward a truly clean energy future. In July, EWG and CSI jointly released a survey showing that the vast majority of Americans share this goal. The polling underscored that Americans are deeply concerned that fossil fuel- and nuclear-based energy production consumes vast amunts of water. In August, the two organizations jointly released a report focusing on hidden costs of conventional electric power generation, including taxpayer subsidies for oil and gas development. In October, EWG and CSI launched "America's Clean Energy Agenda," a website and grassroots campaign that aimed to shape energy policy decisions in the first 100 days of the next administration.

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