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America's Solar Cities

Solar power is on the rise across America—increasing 200-fold in the United States since 2002—and major cities are helping to lead this clean energy revolution. Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution shows that cities from every region of the U.S. are driving solar development with strong public policies – reaping important benefits for the environment, public health, and the economy. By building local solar power, cities can keep more of their energy budget at home and create good local jobs.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Moving America Forward

American leadership in the fight against global warming is crucial. America is the world’s largest economy, the second-largest emitter of global warming pollution, and the nation responsible for more of the human-caused carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere than any other. Without prompt action by the United States and others to reduce global warming pollution, catastrophic impacts – from coastal flooding to food system disruptions – could become unavoidable. 

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News Release | Environment New York

New York Takes Action to Reduce Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

New York just announced improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a pioneering effort to clean up climate-altering carbon pollution from power plants. The changes to the program will reduce power plant pollution in the region by 15 percent within the decade.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

RGGI: A Double Success

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a central strategy in the Northeastern states’ efforts to protect the region from global warming. The program, which took effect in 2009, has succeeded in cutting carbon dioxide emissions and demonstrating the effectiveness of cap-and-trade as a global warming solution while helping to sustain a growing regional economy.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

New York's National Seashores, Monuments Underfunded, Under Threat

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment New York Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing Fire Island National Seashore and other New York parks, monuments and historic sites as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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