Building a Solar Future

The environmental advocacy organization Environment America – a “federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations” – has released a 65-page research report on Building a Solar Furure.

In this document, Environment America suggests that “America has the potential to obtain a large and increasing share of our energy from the sun” and urges that “in the near term, America should set the ambitious goal of obtaining 10 percent or more of our total energy consumption from the sun by 2030, using a wide variety of technologies and tools.” They propose “a comprehensive suite of public policy strategies” that “can remove many of the common barriers to solar energy development and help to make this vision a reality” and submit that “achieving that target would result in the sun providing us with more energy than we currently produce at nuclear power plants, more than half as much as we currently consume in our cars and light trucks, or nearly half as much as we currently obtain from burning coal.”

For a quick overview of some of the measures they espouse see the press release issued to announce the report.

Published in: on March 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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