More Clean Energy, Decrease Carbon
more than a century, we’ve depended on fossil fuels for power, heat, and
light. Now we’re facing the consequences. Polar ice and glaciers are
melting, sea levels are rising, and plant and animal species are
disappearing. And the wilderness areas and wildlife that the Sierra Club
has worked to protect are being threatened and lost.
The Sierra Club’s Climate Recovery Agenda is a set of
initiatives that will help cut carbon emissions 80% by 2050, reduce our
dependence on foreign oil, create a clean-energy economy, and protect
our natural heritage, communities, and country from the consequences of
global warming. Transforming our energy future, slowing and ultimately
reversing climate change will require a clear agenda and aggressive
timetable that will allow us to repower and rebuild America.
The Massachusetts Sierra Club is helping to grow a clean energy
Repowering America with green, renewable energy: wind, solar,
and other safe, clean sources of power that will energize a new century.
America with proper planning and high-performance buildings:
Smarter, greener buildings that eliminate global warming emissions,
reduce utility bills, and generate renewable energy.
Linking it all together with a Smart Grid, encouraging smarter
more efficient use of energy, encouraging and supporting large-scale
renewable energy and local energy generation.
Moving Beyond Coal: From the mine to the plant, coal is our
dirtiest energy source. It causes health problems, destroys mountains,
and releases toxic mercury into our communities. Continuing our
dependence on coal chains us to dirty energy and prevents us from making
the changes we need to bring about a clean, secure energy future.