Reports

Report | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Washington

A future in which America gets at least 10 percent of its electricity from the sun is within reach.

Report | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Washington

A future in which America gets at least 10 percent of its electricity from the sun is within reach.

Report | Environment Washington Research and Policy Center

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants

As international leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit next week in New York, a new study shows America’s power plants dump as much carbon pollution into the air any other country’s entire economy except China. Environment Washington Research & Policy Center pointed to the report as evidence for why the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for the nation’s first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants is a critical step in the international fight against global warming.

Report | Environment Washington Research and Policy Center

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way shows strong solar growth across the nation, including a 33 percent increase in Washington in 2013. The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun.

Report | Environment Washington Reseach and Policy Center

Driving Cleaner

By 2025, widespread use of electric vehicles, coupled with a cleaner electricity grid, could reduce global warming pollution by 18.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, compared to conventional vehicles. The Driving Cleaner Electric Vehicle report examines the truth about electric vehicles and all of the statistics associated with them.

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