May 30, 2016
Clean Energy Leadership Institute
In order to build a broader coalition of supporters and increase the rate of deployment for renewables, the clean energy industry needs to put more money towards consumer education and grassroots communication. To do this, they should start with mobilizing people of faith.
Despite dramatic reductions in cost and a surge in clean energy deployment, the industry still faces strong opposition and must combat negative stereotypes about cost and reliability. Recent events like the expiration of the net metering tariff in Nevada and the Renewable Portfolio Standard freeze in Ohio serve as reminder that policy support for the industry is far from certain. Clean energy’s viability is all too contingent on indeterminate financial prospects and shifting political agendas, and this uncertainty is holding clean energy back from achieving its full potential. Read more