August 28, 2019

How Renewable Sources of Energy are Keeping America Beautiful

By Jacqueline Isaacs

Renewable energy sources are producing more electricity for Americans than coal, which is a landmark first achieved earlier this year. Sarah Hunt, co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, along with Dr. Michael K. Dorsey, co-founder of the Sunrise Movement, shone a light on this achievement in a new article published by Morning Consult. Hunt and Dorsey explain,

An increasing dominance of renewable, clean energy sources across the United States is allowing freedom to ring right here at home this summer...

This renewable reality would have been unthinkable even just a few years ago. Until recently, it was inefficient and expensive to fund wind and solar industries, and over-subsidizing these industries didn’t make economic sense. That’s not the case today, though. Conservatives should embrace the transition to renewable energy development, if only on its growing affordability alone.

The authors highlight renewable energy projects across the country, from solar panel installation projects in the heart of coal country, to wind farms co-existing with other mid-western farm crops. Each of these innovative approaches are contributing to the “tipping point” of renewables becoming the dominant source of energy for our county. Hunt and Dorsey argue that this trend is an important part of America’s energy future, saying,

The reality — and promise — of clean and renewable energy today is that it will bring freedom to Americans as well as the rest of the world. Clean and renewable energy is creating new jobs where old ones were lost, driving prices of electricity down where other costs of living rise, and continuing to power the freedom that is the birthright of all Americans while doing more to protect our environment. From hydro in the Pacific Northwest to wind farms in Nebraska and solar panels in Virginia, clean energy is keeping America beautiful and letting freedom ring.

Read the article here: Clean Energy Keeps Freedom Ringing Across the United States

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