Take Action: Don’t let ALEC kill clean energy.
With national climate and energy policy stalled in Washington, 29 states plus the District of Columbia have adopted state renewable portfolio standards(RPSs). These energy standards have helped more than double America’s non-hydro renewable energy capacity over the last five years, making renewables by far the fastest growing energy sector in the country.
But, the dirty energy lobby is waging an all-out assault on the clean energy revolution — and they’re working through the notorious American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to push model legislation to gut state renewable energy standards.
The 21st century is fast becoming the clean energy century, and thanks largely to enlightened leadership at the state level, clean, renewable energy is booming here in the U.S. — a fact that should be universally celebrated.
Because of your state’s renewable energy standard, an estimated 214,331,876 MWh of clean, renewable energy were generated in California last year — the equivalent of taking 48 coal plants offline for the year.
But with companies like Koch Industries and Exxon Mobil sitting on ALEC’s energy, environment and agriculture task force, they are trying to kill clean energy in America.
Thank you for all you do,
Action Network Coordinator
Environmental Defense Fund