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People cool off in misters along the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, July 7, 2024, in Las Vegas. It was the hottest day on record for the city at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (John Locher / AP)
Article July 17, 2024

Summer Is Overheating. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

Burning fossil fuels is making summer more prone to extreme weather events. Here’s how we’re tackling the climate crisis.

Power lines near Pittsburgh, Penn. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature June 3, 2024

The Public v. the Power Companies

See how Earthjustice makes the case before public utility commissions for a faster, fairer transition to clean energy.

Press Release: Victory February 8, 2024

Advocates and Consumers Energy Reach Agreement on Critical Energy Efficiency Programs

Michigan Public Service Commission approves settlement agreement that will significantly help utility customers

Commissioner John A. Tuma, left, speaks during a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting in 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Star Tribune via AP)
feature May 15, 2024

Want to Lower Your Power Bills and Help Your State Fight Climate Change? Here’s Who to Talk to

In public utility commissions, Earthjustice is helping communities push for clean, affordable electricity for all.

Lilian Bello spoke against a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, that, if allowed, would join three existing gas plants on the city’s beach.
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
feature May 13, 2024

A Fossil Fuel Company Tried to Put a Dirty Gas Plant on a Beautiful Coastline. It Failed.

Earthjustice’s work in state energy proceedings like California is driving the state, and the nation’s, clean energy transition.

Press Release: Victory May 30, 2023

Colorado Public Utilities Commission Adopts Ambitious Building Electrification and Energy Efficiency Targets for Xcel Energy

The investment will reduce natural gas usage by 2 million dekatherms over three years

Sharonda C. Williams-Tack is the Associate Director of the Sierra Club’s Healthy Communities Campaign.
(Melissa Lyttle for Earthjustice)
Article August 5, 2022

‘For Some, Energy Efficiency Is the Difference Between Keeping the Utilities on or Having Them Shut off’

Sharonda Williams-Tack leads a campaign that seeks to help struggling households reduce their utility bills through energy efficiency retrofits.

Press Release March 17, 2022

Consumers Energy and Local Advocates Reach Settlement To Expand Beneficial Energy Efficiency Programs

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a settlement agreement that will assist communities in Michigan with the greatest energy burdens.

Electrical lines in Washington state with Mount Rainier in the background. (Mint Images / Getty Images)
From the Experts May 16, 2024

Greening the Gas System

How utility commission “ratemaking” cases have advanced clean buildings and climate justice in Washington state.

Heat pumps line the rooftop of an apartment building. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling while using significantly less energy compared with other technologies. (alacatr / Getty Images)
Press Release June 27, 2024

Gas Industry Tries (Again) to Block Washington State’s Climate-Friendly Building Codes

Climate, health, and renewable energy groups intervene to defend new, progressive statewide building codes that took effect in March

Mari Rose Taruc of Reclaim Our Power is advocating for a safe, reliable energy system that benefits everyone.
(John Osgood for Earthjustice)
Article May 9, 2024

Gas Stoves Are a Public Health Hazard. Here’s What We’re Doing About It.

In partnership with communities across the U.S., we’re advocating for higher energy efficiency standards and leveling the playing field for renewable energy.

Dr. Dolores Leonard has been fighting for environmental justice in River Rouge, Michigan for decades.  (Brittany Greeson for Earthjustice)
Article June 7, 2024

Michigan’s Residents Win Relief in One of State’s Most Polluted Regions

Earthjustice advocacy at Michigan’s public service commission is shutting down dirty fossil fuel energy and making the state a clean energy leader.

Florida International University Solar House at Engineering Campus.
(Junior Henry / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Press Release August 9, 2019

Concerns Over High Electric Bills and the Environment Raised as State Holds Hearing on Shockingly Low 10-Year Energy Efficiency Goals

Power companies propose goals of zero or close to zero for efficiency, drawing concerns about higher electric bills from ratepayers, cities, conservationists, businesses

Solar panels in Colorado. (Arina P Habich / Shutterstock)
From the Experts May 10, 2024

How We’re Pushing Colorado to Make Buildings Climate-Friendly

For a decade, Earthjustice has advocated for a cleaner and more equitable energy system at the Colorado PUC—and we’re seeing progress.

(NREL)
From the Experts August 27, 2020

Come on, Florida. It’s Time to Help More Citizens With Energy Efficiency

It’s ridiculous that Florida utilities rank near the bottom of all states when it comes to providing energy efficiency programs.

Parking Designated For Electric Vehicle
(Noya Fields / CC BY-SA 2.0)
From the Experts January 13, 2022

What the Electric Vehicle World Can Learn from Successful Energy Efficiency Programs

To expand at-home charging for low- and moderate-income electric vehicle drivers, New Mexico shines a guiding light

Solar panels.
(Guenter Guni / iStockphoto)
Press Release: Victory November 17, 2023

Landmark Decision in Case Brought by Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities Companies Signals Progress in Transition From Coal to Clean Energy

Kentucky Public Service Commission approves major solar buildout and two of four coal plant retirements, expands customer efficiency programs and denies one of two proposed gas plants

For six years, Arecibo residents have used NEPA to halt a waste-to-energy incinerator, which a corporation wants to build in an area already contaminated with lead, arsenic and other heavy metals. (Alejandro Davila / Earthjustice)
feature December 20, 2023

The Fight for a Clean Energy Transition in Puerto Rico

Earthjustice is working on behalf of environmental, labor, and civil society groups in Puerto Rico to accelerate the transition away from dirty fossil fuels in favor of a distributed renewable energy system that ensures access to clean energy for all Puerto Ricans.