Local clean energy, like rooftop solar or energy efficiency, provides billions of dollars in benefits to Californians. And yet, we've just scratched the surface of what's possible.
In order to expand these benefits to all Californians, the Sierra Club is launching a new campaign: My Generation. This campaign will fight to bring local clean energy (and jobs, savings, and cleaner air) to California.
The need for this campaign couldn't be more urgent. Right now big utilities are working hard to limit the amount of electricity we can generate from clean energy in our communities just so they can add to their bottom line!1
Every week people across the state enter the green workforce hoping to benefit from the security of a good paying job and a growing industry.
Schools, households, and businesses generating their own clean energy are slashing their utility bills, freeing up cash for other needs helping spur on the economy.
Our communities, now more than ever, need the investment, jobs, and savings clean energy development brings. But for growth to continue, the Governor needs to make sure big utilities don't stand in the way.
In the coming months the My Generation campaign will be ramping up efforts to support locally generated power in California. But we need your help now to ensure the Governor and policy makers in Sacramento understand our commitment to clean energy and a healthy, prosperous future for all. Don't let dirty utilities keep us from creating a real clean energy economy.
P.S. Please visit our website to find out more about the My Generation campaign. We need as many people involved as possible to help grow clean energy and jobs in Claifornia.
1 Steve Leon, PUC May Decide California's Fight Over Net-Metering, RenewableEnergyWorld.com. April 13, 2012.