Environment America hosts this online platform to highlight a range of voices from across the country who share the nonprofit organization’s goal of shifting to 100% renewable energy. One voice for 100% renewable energy: Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director of the Climate &
Energy Project, Kansas.
“Kansas has a rich wind resource and in just over ten years, we are already generating nearly 40% of our electricity from wind power. This $10-billion-dollar capital investment has created jobs and spurred economic revitalization in rural communities.
As the recognized leader of energy and climate policy in Kansas, the Climate + Energy Project promotes a more equitable and just transition to a clean energy future. In order to meet a 100% renewable energy goal, continued growth in wind and solar, investments in energy efficiency
programs to mitigate rising electric rates and a commitment to grow the use distributed energy resources will be imperative for a healthy and resilient Kansas and the nation.”
Voices for 100% Renewable Energy
ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENT AMERICA CAMPAIGNS & RESOURCES
Environment America’s priorities are working to urge campuses, cities and states to lead the way to 100%
renewable power, go big on solar, and harness the abundant wind power off the Atlantic coast.
Environment America’s 100% Renewable campaign is focused on three arenas: college and university
campuses, cities and states, and Congress.
- 100% Renewable Campaign: Campuses, Cities & States
- Climate Solutions from Day One: 12 Ways Governors Can Lead on Climate Now
- Ten Ways Your City Can Go Solar Guide lays out steps that cities can take to adopt more solar energy.
- Mayors for Solar Energy
- Making Sense of Energy Storage report helps cities understand the role that energy storage can play in their renewable energy transition.
- Renewable Energy 101: Ten Tools for Moving Your Campus to 100% Clean Energy
- Renewable Energy 100: The Course to a Carbon-Free Campus
- Solar Homes Campaign
- Solar Homes: The Next Step for Clean Energy
- Solar Homes Report by the Environment Maine Research and Policy Center
Installing solar panels on all new homes would accelerate the growth of solar energy capacity. Installing solar panels on all new homes built from 2020 to 2026 would result in more solar energy capacity than the entire U.S. currently has installed. By 2045, installations on new homes would total 203 GW – 3.5 times as much solar capacity as the nation currently has installed. (Details on sources and methods for estimates can be found in the Methodology).
Learn more about Environment America’s Clean, Green & Renewable Energy campaigns here.
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