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Congress ACTION ALERT! Support a Level Playing Field for Clean Energy


Union of Concerned Scientists

Urge Congress to support tax benefits that will unleash the power of private investment to make renewable energy even more competitive and create clean energy jobs.

Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy

It is time for Congress to unlock billions of dollars of low-cost financing for clean energy by allowing renewables to be eligible for an important tax benefit that the oil, natural gas, and coal industries have had for decades.

A few months back, we wrote to ask for your support in leveling the playing field for clean energy. More than 27,000 UCS supporters like you responded by sending messages to Congress. Policy makers heard you and took action, adding their names as co-sponsors to bipartisan legislation that will give renewable energy access to the low-cost financing available to the fossil fuel industries. Now, the lead co-sponsor of the bill is asking for your help once again.
Urge Congress today to support a level playing field for clean energy.
Renewable energy has long been denied access to certain tax benefits and low-cost financing made available to the fossil fuel industry for decades. Bipartisan legislation now before the U.S. House and Senate will finally give renewable energy projects access—unlocking billions of dollars of low-cost financing for clean energy.
Let’s make sure Congress does not fail to seize this opportunity to ensure renewables compete on more even ground with fossil fuels. This should be a clean energy bill Congress can agree on.
Take Action Today!

Sincerely, Megan Rising Megan Rising Energy Campaign Manager Climate & Energy Program Union of Concerned Scientists

The Dirty Dozen?


We know that you try to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but could your utility company be harming the planet? Please read this important message from our friends at Pear Energy to learn how you can support clean energy. Thank you for all you do.
-The Care2 Campaign Team
Is your utility in the Dirty Dozen?
Find Out Here
Here’s a wild guess for  you:  your utility company does not share  your environmental and social commitments. And another guess: we do share  your values at Pear Energy. That’s why  I’m inviting you to sign up with Pear now.
Pear Energy  released the Dirty Dozen Report, detailing the worst utility emitters. Did your utility make the list?
Even if your utility is not among the rock-bottom losers  of the lot, it is still certain that it relies on burning coal, fracking for natural gas, or operating unsafe nuclear plants to supply you with electricity.  If we are going to win the fight to control climate change, your utility is simply part of the problem.
By Contrast:
Pear Energy is an easy way to have clean wind and solar energy produced and addedto the grid for the exact amount of your energy usage;
We only deliver friendly, efficient and reliable customer service;
We stick to our Fair Price Promise of transparency and reasonable prices.Buying  clean energy does cost a little more, but just a little more — around the cost of a cup of coffee per week;
Pear Shares — We contribute to organizations that share our dedication to ecological sanity and full employment;
We have a no-hassle satisfaction policy — if you are unhappy, we’ll switch you back with no switching costs and no service interruptions.
Because your current utility owns the power lines to your home, it will continue to read your meter and deliver your electricity. With Pear Energy, you’ll get the same reliable service, but with the knowledge that you are buying into the solution, not the problem.
Signing up for Pear Energy now is one thing you can do right away. Just click here to visit our website and your efforts will be almost complete.
Bob Pollin
Founder and President, PEAR

Press On … the move toward 21st Century living


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Sustainable energy


The Climate Reality Project

If a doctor said your loved one required major surgery to survive, but it would be very difficult to complete, would you take “No, it’s too hard” for an answer?

We didn’t think so. So when climate deniers claim, “Shifting over to clean energy would be too hard and shut down the economy,” we here at The Climate Reality Project politely beg to differ.

Maybe you do too.

We put a man on the moon. We eradicated smallpox. We built a computer that can fit in your pocket. These accomplishments — and so many more — were possible because groups of like-minded, passionate individuals (much like you) saw the future they wanted and worked hard to make it happen.

Big Oil and Big Coal spread big lies claiming that changing to clean energy would cause economic turmoil and finding sustainable solutions to the climate crisis “is too hard.”

But that’s just not the case. We’re already seeing that shifting to clean energy is a whole lot easier than they think. In 2012, renewables accounted for slightly over half of new electric generating capacity worldwide. In the U.S, we’re installing a new solar power system every four minutes. Meanwhile, global investment in clean energy topped out at $244 billion worldwide. In 2009, global investment was just $178 billion — so in just three years that’s a 37 percent climb, and nearly ten times the investment made in 2004.

As we reach the end of August, we need your help to keep the pressure on climate deniers by using Reality Drop. We’re less than 1,000 away from our end-of-month goal of sharing the truth 50,000 times on key articles across the net.

We know the transition to clean energy won’t happen overnight. But it will happen and you can bet it will be sooner rather than later.

With your help, we can get there. Thank you for all your hard work,
The Climate Reality Team

P.S. Help us share the truth about climate change 50,000 times on RealityDrop.org and change the climate conversation today. Don’t forget to use the #HeatOnDenial hash tag on Twitter!

Click Here to Drop Reality

Let’s Fight Climate Change


We know that you care about the environment, but more than that, you’re
ready to take action to protect it. Please read this important message
from our friends at Pear Energy about how you can support clean energy. Thank you for all you do.
-The Care2 Campaigns Team

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Clean Energy

For Your Home … NOW

~ Did you know you can power your home using 100% clean energy?

~ Did you know you can do it without special hardware, installation, or even increasing your bill by more than the price of one cup of coffee per week?

~ Did you know your utility bill can fund progressive organizations like Campaign for America’s Future and The Nation instead of corporate lobbying that gets oil companies big tax breaks?

Our Commitment

Pear Energy is an easy way to offset all of your dirty coal, nuclear, or natural  gas-based electricity by putting clean wind energy onto the grid

We only deliver friendly, efficient and reliable customer service;

We stick to our Fair Price Promise of transparency and reasonable prices –  buying clean energy costs a little more, but just a little more – around the cost of one cup of coffee per week;

Pear Shares – We donate half of our profits to organizations that share  our dedication to ecological sanity and full employment;

We have a no-hassle satisfaction policy – if you are unhappy, we’’ll switch you back with no switching costs and no service interruptions.