Climate & Energy

The climate crisis is the definitive environmental issue of our time, but it will take more than just greenhouse gas-reducing technologies to address it. We will need to change how we produce our energy, grow our food, conduct our politics, organize our economies, and more. We need to make a wholesale transition from an extractive to a regenerative economy, and protect vulnerable communities in the process. Friends of the Earth fights to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and dangerous nuclear power; and promotes solutions like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and tropical forest protection. All while putting communities, not corporations, at the center.
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Latest News See All
Dirty Energy pitfalls in final $2T stimulus

Last night the Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $2 trillion stimulus is likely to proceed quickly through the House and become law.

Senate stimulus a good first step, but pitfalls remain

Senate negotiators reached a deal on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill early this morning. Although concessions were made regarding Leader McConnell’s $425 billion corporate slush fund, the oversight and guardrails remain insufficient. 

New analysis highlights dangers of fracking bailout

Friends of the Earth released an analysis today addressing the ethical, environmental and financial implications of a bailout for the fracking industry, which could benefit to the tune of billions from proposed stimulus legislation in both the House and the Senate.

Impact Stories See All
Halting a Pipeline in its Tracks
Halting a Pipeline in its Tracks

Organizations like Friends of the Earth US—and our international partners at Friends of the Earth Canada—called attention to this project’s dangerous consequences since it was first announced.

Stopping Dirty Energy Projects
Stopping Dirty Energy Projects

Friends of the Earth is committed to fighting against the Trump Administration’s dangerous, misguided policies on coal and nuclear power.

Continued Resistance of the Keystone XL Pipeline
Continued Resistance of the Keystone XL Pipeline

A decade later Keystone XL has not been built, and Friends of the Earth remains committed to resisting this dirty pipeline.

Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power
Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power

Since Friends of the Earth was founded 40 years ago, we have been the United States’ leading voice opposing nuclear energy and exposing the real dangers of nuclear power plants.

Shutting Down Diablo Canyon
Shutting Down Diablo Canyon

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear reactors. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on our energy future and the need to move beyond this dangerous…

Latest Blog Posts See All
Fighting for my community
Fighting for my community

Yesterday, I was arrested outside the Supreme Court alongside nine other activists and pipeline fighters for taking a stand against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Nuclear power is not a viable solution for Green New Deal
Nuclear power is not a viable solution for Green New Deal

The Green New Deal resolution is a bold and necessary path forward to tackle the climate crisis. To be successful, it must leave nuclear power behind.

Role of carbon tax in Green New Deal
Role of carbon tax in Green New Deal

Climate change is a crisis that needs new thinking. For almost 30 years, the promise of cap-and-trade, carbon markets and faith in capitalism have generated a never-ending debate that has careened toward political inaction.

Resources See All
  • Letter to President of Memphis, Light, Gas & Water
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  • Dirty Secrets in Pallone’s “Clean Energy” Plan
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  • Climate Policy Campaign: Position Paper
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