Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Building an Energy-Efficient America

America is the largest consumer of energy in the world. Almost half of the energy we use—10 percent of the energy in the world—powers our buildings. Most of this energy comes from burning fossil fuels. Our reliance on these fuels makes us vulnerable to supply disruptions, contributes to global warming and other environmental problems, and is becoming increasingly expensive.

Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Unprotected Shoreline:

Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

America's Clean Energy Stars

States are leading the way toward a new energy future that is healthier for the environment and America’s economy. Over the past decade, states have enacted a variety of policies to encourage more efficient use of energy, increase the use of clean renewable energy, and reduce the environmental impact of energy use.

Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Troubled Waters:

Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Feeling the Heat

In 2006, Americans experienced a summer heat wave that broke records from coast to coast and killed almost 200 people. The year ended and 2007 began with the warmest winter on record globally. This unseasonably warm weather is part of a long-term trend toward rising temperatures and extreme weather events resulting from global warming.

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