News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Weatherization funding takes advantage of the ‘cleanest energy’

President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Wednesday $3.16 billion in new funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for residential energy upgrades. 

News Release | Environment America

Sen. Martin Heinrich and expert panel conclude that we need to transition to clean energy in our homes

Environment America and U.S. PIRG hosted a webinar Wednesday, which featured opening words from Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and a panel of home electrification experts discussing the benefits and process of switching to clean electric technologies

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Federal electric truck, bus investments help to slash air pollution, reduce climate emissions

Vice President Kamala Harris announced several initiatives to reduce diesel pollution from buses and trucks. Federal funding will now be available for electric transit buses and school buses, cleaner port vehicles and more. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to reduce pollution from heavy-duty trucks that will accelerate the deployment of zero-emission technology.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Illinois school district approves contract to transition 64 buses to zero-emission electric models

Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C announced Thursday that it had awarded a new 10-year contract to Levo Mobility LLC to manage the transition of the district’s 64 school buses to zero-emission electric models. The initiative will make the school district based in Plainfield, Ill., the operator of the largest zero-emission school bus fleet in the state.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: United Nations agree to framework for historic treaty to reduce global plastic pollution

"Whales, sea turtles, birds and, in fact, all nature on our planet have suffered long enough. It’s time to go big, to go global.”