May 22, 2018
Headlines this week show republicans, women leaders, and Pennsylvanians championing renewable energy, proving that clean energy is for everyone!
A new survey by Pew Research has found that a majority of Americans across the partisan divide support renewable energy. Two-thirds of Americans surveyed said the government isn’t doing enough to combat climate change. Specifically, 93% of Democrats and 84% of Republicans want more solar farms, and 91% of Democrats and 79% of Republicans want more wind turbines.
As more Americans get behind solar energy, help ensure new solar projects support the communities they’re built in. Visit Solar United Neighbors to learn more.
Women are rising up to leadership in the energy industry, historically dominated by men. As more women start clean energy initiatives and run for public office, they’re putting pressure on utilities and power companies to be more gender-conscious and inclusive. Traditional energy companies are notorious for their ongoing lack of gender diversity, but with more women entering the conversation, cracks are forming in the power sector’s glass ceiling.
Check out Solutions Project grantee APEN for a great example of lady-powered leadership in the renewable energy movement. Led by activist Miya Yoshitani, APEN is creating a healthy environment where communities can live, work, learn, play, and thrive.
Kennett Township , Pennsylvania has committed to using 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heat and transportation by 2050. Kennett Township joins Phoenixville, West Chester and Downingtown to become Pennsylvania’s fourth municipality to make a 100% renewable energy pledge.