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Clean Energy Solutions:
Repower and Rebuild America

Fixing our economy, transforming our energy future, slowing and ultimately reversing climate change and its consequences will require a clear agenda and aggressive timetable that will allow us to repower and rebuild America.

Our Program

The Sierra Club is helping to grow a clean energy economy in the U.S. by:

  1. Repowering America with green, renewable energy: Wind, solar, and other safe, clean sources of power that will energize a new American century.

  2. Rebuilding America with high-performance homes and buildings: Smarter, greener buildings that eliminate global warming emissions, reduce utility bills, and generate renewable energy.

We can build an unprecedented coalition of workers, non-profits and businesses to retrofit our inefficient buildings, construct new low-carbon structures, modernize our energy grid, push for laws requiring energy utilities to provide greater percentages of electricity from renewable sources, and allow companies and consumers to earn money from saving energy or generating clean power.

News

1.11.12
When my husband and I decided to put solar panels on our West Virginia home last year, we thought we might make some waves in our small town, since we would be the first family in the historic distri...
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1.11.12
This news story caught our eye this week - "Group Prays to Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining." We've written about Creation Care before here on Compass, and we're happy to bring it back again. The...
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1.10.12
Just a few days ago we heard about more earthquakes as a result of natural gas drilling practices. Waste water wells in Ohio were the cause of several earthquakes in northeast Ohio, an area not used ...
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Sierra Club Testifies

The Clean Energy Solutions campaign is working to ensure that the much-needed build-out of renewable energy installations is done in an environmentally responsible way. In the first week of November, senior Sierra Club energy leader Carl Zichella testified before two House subcommittees. His remarks addressed efforts to promote the development of utility-scale renewable energy and responsibly sited transmission lines to send the clean energy to population centers. Zichella's testimony reinforced the Club's message that the current way of planning transmission lines inexorably leads to confrontation, poor siting decisions, needless environmental harm and seemingly endless delay. The Club supports inclusion of environmental concerns early in site planning through a robust stakeholder process and other measures. more Full testimony.




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