When it comes to our energy future, we need to change the debate. Clean power is readily accessible but is there the political will to make it a priority? Or will old school oil barons continue to secure fossil fuels now in order to have them in the future?
A recent New York Times article showed countries finding success while transitioning almost entirely to renewables. In 2011, the U.S. got 12.3% of its electricity from renewable sources, while our Canadian neighbors met 63.4% of their energy needs through renewables.
Countries in Europe have invested heavily in transitioning to renewables.
The U.S. has a great advantage: plenty of land to set up wind and solar projects. The costs of wind and solar are decreasing as is the price of natural gas. But the real cost of natural gas is not currently realized since fracking is ruing groundwater and the resulting CO2 produced is burned.
California has immense solar energy potential yet to be tapped. Let’s tap into this potential together. If you refer a friend, family member or co-worker to go solar with Solar Forward, both you and your friend can earn $200 each when you refer through our SunPower referral page.