CLIMATE AND ENERGY

Public Citizen's energy and climate program advocates for affordable, clean and sustainable energy. We safeguard families by promoting the strong regulation of energy markets, educate the public on the dangers of continued reliance on dirty energy sources, help solve climate change by promoting localized clean energy alternatives and hold large energy corporations accountable by exposing wrongdoing.

Take Action to Fight Climate Change

Climate change already is impacting every corner of the Earth. Learn more. Among the top things we can do here at home is limit carbon emissions from our electric power sector. Take Action: Support a strong carbon standard for existing power plants.

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Holding BP Accountable

Clean Air Regulations


BP is responsible for the 2010 explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers and set off the worst corporate-made ecological disaster in our nation’s history.  

The U.S. government is proposing to put an end to an era of dumping unlimited carbon pollution into our air by limit carbon emissions from power plants.

 
 

Dirty Energy Money

Texas Clean Energy


Corporations are standing in the way of effective clean energy and climate legislation. Check out new tool to track the dirtiest politicians in Congress.  
Public Citizen Texas works on policy that will lower electric bills, increase clean and renewable sources of energy, and combat greenhouse gas emissions.
   

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