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
New Report: Memphis Electric Rates Likely to Increase Despite TVA Claims

Memphis consumers are likely to see their electric rates rise over the next decade if Memphis Light, Gas, and Water continues to get its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, despite claims to the opposite by TVA, according to a new report released today.

Rep. Bishop asks Supreme Court to build Atlantic Coast Pipeline

U.S. Representative Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) joined with 61 other members of Congress yesterday to file an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to move forward with the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Restrictions Proposed on Duke Energy Influence Spending, but Groups say Loopholes Should be Closed

In a case that could have national ramifications, North Carolina regulators are proposing to stop Duke Energy’s state utilities from charging ratepayers for efforts to buy influence, stifle criticism and mislead the public about its corporate practices. 

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
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.

An Interview with Chloe Maxmin
An Interview with Chloe Maxmin

In 2018, Chloe Maxmin became the first Democrat to win Maine House District 88. Chloe is young Mainer with a background in climate justice and community organizing.

Resources See All
  • Climate Policy Campaign: Position Paper
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  • Save Energy, Save Dollars
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  • Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Risk Upon Risk
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