What Renewable Energy means for You in 2016
The global revolution in renewable energy has been transpiring largely behind the scenes over the past 2 decades. In 2016, this transformative economic and social movement will be thrust into the foreground of cultural awareness.
Americans are beginning to realize that the costs for rooftop solar energy have come down so far that it is frequently more economical (today!) to buy solar than to continue to pay their dirty and expensive utility bill. In addition, large scale wind power integrated into the utility grid has been, on average, the lowest cost new electric energy source in the world for nearly a decade.
RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDITS:
With the extension of the renewable energy tax credits for the coming 5 years, renewable energy investments will be one of the smartest and most lucrative (and the Greenest) investments any and all of us can make from 2016 to 2021. It is estimated that over the coming 5 years alone, we will see an additional $125 billion in wind power projects and an additional $500 billion in solar energy projects along with the launching of an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 new green collar jobs. Renewable energy is good for the planet, it is good for American business, and it can be very lucrative for your company, your community, and your home. Find out more about renewable energy tax credits.
In fact, in Go Green’s home state of Hawaii, we have a new law that the entire state has to go to 100% renewable energy in the coming 2 decades, the first state to pass such a law. (Go Green’s Executive Director was one of the 4 citizens who launched the legislative effort 3 years ago to get the now 100% renewable energy mandate for Hawaii passed and signed by the Governor.)
See below links for more information, to help you understand the many compelling and exciting options for building your Sustainability Pillar #1, renewable energy for your company or community in 2016.
Click on the image below to see the 3 minute trailer for an excellent documentary film about America’s accelerating transition to 100% renewable energy.
Documentary Film Trailer: The Future of Energy: 100% RE Energy (2 min. 53 secs)
BENEFITS OF GO GREEN MEMBERSHIP
Over the coming year, Go Green will be offering weekly blogs on practical (and proven) solutions in sustainability. You can learn about the 10 Pillars of Sustainability, which are practical categories for sustainable action from renewable energy and green transportation to local harvest food and eco-system protection. Benefits of joining Go Green as a member include access to instructive YouTube videos, new documentaries, and free access to the Top 100 Best Practices of Sustainability on line.