Environment America Research & Policy Center says it will deploy hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a multimillion-dollar effort to educate Americans about the possibility of 100% renewable energy.
Based in campaign offices in 19 states and the District of Columbia, canvassers will distribute literature to more than 1.3 million households, showing that the country has both the tools and the imperative to transition entirely off dirty fuels to clean sources such as wind and solar, the organization says.
“To have healthier and more economically vibrant communities right now and a livable future for our kids, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy,” says Rob Sargent, energy program director at Environment America Research & Policy Center. “The good news we’re spreading is that 100 percent renewable is 100 percent possible.”
A recent Environment America Research & Policy Center review of seven detailed studies on clean energy systems conducted to date – by academics, government agencies and nonprofit organizations – suggests there are no insurmountable technological or economic barriers to tapping the country’s vast potential to achieve 100% renewable energy.
“Renewable energy has strong public support, and it’s nearing a tipping point in our economy,” says Sargent. “And every day, the imperative of addressing our environmental challenges becomes clearer.”