Green energy advocate Tom Weis is riding 2,500 miles from Colorado to Washington, D.C., on a human-powered, electric-assist ‘rocket trike’ and calling for a national goal of a 100% U.S. renewable electricity grid by 2020.
The ride and goal are backed by prominent environmental and business leaders demanding urgent action from Congress and the White House in response to climate change.
The ride began at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's wind technology center on Sept. 12, the 48th anniversary of a speech by President John F. Kennedy calling on the U.S. to land a man on the moon within a decade.
‘The urgency of our economic and planetary meltdown demands a modern-day green energy 'moon shot' for America,’ says Weis. ‘We need a call to action from our president today challenging America to once again do something great.’
Over eight weeks, Weis plans to visit a dozen states to profile wind, solar, geothermal and efficiency solutions. A petition issuing the 100% by 2020 demand is posted at climatecrisissolutions.com.
SOURCE: Climate Crisis Solutions