Today, Environment America unveiled a project highlighting voices from across the country of those who believe powering our lives entirely with clean, renewable energy is both necessary and feasible. The initiative, called Voices for 100% Renewable Energy, is an online campaign featuring photos, testimonials and videos from a wide range of individuals -- academics, mayors and other public officials, community leaders, and business and nonprofit leaders – embracing a massive transition to clean energy.
“Every day we’re inspired by people who know we can and must shift to 100 percent renewable energy,” said Rob Sargent, Energy Program Director at Environment America. “We’re thrilled to share some of their stories through this project. Our hope is that it will motivate the many folks who know we need a swift, steady and complete transition from dirty to clean energy to lean into the effort.”
The people featured in the project cited a range of environmental, economic, equity, social and health benefits from the transition to 100 percent renewable energy. Most focused on the urgent need to eliminate climate-altering carbon pollution. Others simply believe that it’s common sense and good economics to save energy and to harness unlimited, pollution-free energy sources.
“For years, we’ve been told that pollution from dirty fuels we’ve used to meet our energy needs was the price we had to pay for progress,” said Sargent. “Those days are over. We can’t change the past. But, we can forge ahead, emboldened by the growing numbers of people who know that 100 percent renewable energy is as feasible as it is necessary.”
To view Voices for 100% Renewable Energy, go to www.100percentrenewable.org.