“It’s not enough to be against fracking and dirty fossil fuels, we also have to stand for something. I want to stand for clean, renewable energy for everyone. ”
On his crusade, Mark met Marco Krapels, a businessman with significant experience in finance and renewable energy. Marco was inspired by Mark’s idea to promote clean energy and knew from experience that he could make a compelling business case that clean energy was a sound investment.
Together, they recruited Mark Jacobson, a scientist and professor at Stanford University. They asked him, “is it possible for New York state to run on 100% renewable energy?” Less than 24 hours later, Jacobson delivered a 30-page report that proved it could be done.
The Solutions Project was born.
Then, we went country by country, charting the benefits of the transition to 100% clean energy for 139 countries across the globe.
Our 50 state transition plan found…
If the entire US were to get its power from the wind water and sun, we would see:
Still, some thought it couldn’t be done.
We were laughed out of rooms, but we kept on, knowing we had science to back us up and a plan to make it happen.
We knew it was possible. We knew it was right. We doubled down on our mission.
We made it official. We formed a 501(c)3 and hired a team to put the idea into action. Led by Executive Director Sarah Shanley Hope, we got to work creating an inclusive plan to bring clean energy to everyone.
Business + Science + Culture + Community come together to Invest, Inspire, and Connect, making 100% clean energy for everyone a reality.
Interest in our mission grew, and more and more people got involved.
We let the world know that 100% clean energy is possible. And they heard us. People and communities around the world are taking action and building momentum.
Now, 100% clean energy is