6 Organizations Committed To Renewable Energy
Coal, gas, and other fossil fuel-heavy industries continue to exert a stranglehold on the global market, accelerating pollution, global warming, and ecological disaster. Organizations and companies such as the ones here are working to stem the tide, advocating for clean energy solutions to bring about a more sustainable future. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
6 Groups Advancing Clean & Sustainable Power
|REN21||Paris, France||Collect, consolidate, and synthesize a vast body of renewable energy data to provide clear and reliable information on what is happening in real-time|
|NativeEnergy||Burlington, Vermont||Deliver investment solutions that create sustainable value for clients and communities|
|Saskatchewan Environmental Society||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Work toward a world in which all needs can be met in sustainable ways|
|New Mexico Solar Energy Association||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Educate, empower, collaborate, and advocate for clean renewable energy|
|Climate Policy Initiative||San Francisco, California||Help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change|
|The Energy and Policy Institute||San Francisco, California||Work to expose attacks on renewable energy and counter misinformation by fossil fuel and utility interests|
What is Renewable Energy?
The Rise of Global Temperature
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Groups That Support Green Transportation
|CALSTART||Pasadena, CA||Work nationally and internationally with businesses and governments to develop clean, efficient transportation solutions|
|Community Cycling Center||Portland, OR||Broaden access to bicycling and its benefits|
|Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association||Washington D.C.||Represent companies and organizations that are advancing innovative, clean, safe, and reliable energy technologies, provide an industry voice to regulators and policymakers, and promote the environmental and economic benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies|
|Southwest Energy Efficiency Project||Boulder, CO||Promote greater energy efficiency and clean transportation in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming|
|Transportation Alternatives||New York, NY||Reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile and advocate for better bicycling, walking, and public transit for all New Yorkers|
|Wisconsin Clean Cities||Milwaukee, WI||Reduce dependence on petroleum-based fuels, promote the use of alternative fuels and technologies, and improve overall air quality|
A Brief Overview of Saskatchewan Environmental Society
As humanity continues to burn through the Earth's supply of fossil fuels, and the impacts of pollution and climate change become ever clearer, awareness of the need for clean energy infrastructure is growing. Numerous organizations provide education and expertise to support the transition to renewable sources of power. In no particular order, here are some groups promoting a sustainable energy future.
Opening our list at #1 is REN21, an organization producing research and analytics in support of a shift to renewable power. This global network includes experts from industry associations, inter-governmental collaborations, and NGOs, working together to assess progress toward worldwide adoption of clean energy. The group offers Status Reports on global clean power development, as well overviews of specific regions.
REN21 shares policy recommendations aimed at promoting renewable sources for power, transportation, and temperature control, and its Global Futures Reports offer detailed visions of a world powered by green technology. Events like the yearly International Renewable Energy Conference gather leaders from around the world to discuss strategies for advancing clean power, and the REN21 Academy sessions bring members together for collaborative energy policy problem-solving.
REN21 shares policy recommendations aimed at promoting renewable sources for power, transportation, and temperature control, and its Global Futures Reports offer detailed visions of a world powered by green technology.
Next up at #2 is NativeEnergy, a Public Benefit Corporation that assists businesses with social responsibility efforts that benefit the environment. Clients can invest in renewable energy development, carbon offsets, or infrastructure improvements in developing nations, including innovative strategies such as solar installations doubling as pollinator habitats. NativeEnergy's renewable energy credit portfolio drives the creation of new generating capacity, rather than simply purchasing from existing installations.
Notable projects from NativeEnergy include hydroelectric generation in Brazil, prairie conservation in Colorado, and landfill gas capture in upstate New York. Many of the company's efforts create local-scale improvements to energy efficiency, or meet humanitarian needs such as clean water or sustainable income streams. NativeEnergy also provides services, like carbon tracking software and marketing assistance, for companies engaging in social responsibility projects.
#3 on the list is the Saskatchewan Environmental Society, which promotes ecological conservation and sustainable energy within its home province. This group provides informational resources ranging from brief infographics to detailed policy assessments, as well as conducting energy efficiency training for organizations and employees. SES also organizes advocacy efforts and educational programs, building awareness and engagement on environmental issues.
This group provides informational resources ranging from brief infographics to detailed policy assessments, as well as conducting energy efficiency training for organizations and employees.
SES works to highlight the benefits of renewable energy and waste reducing technologies, using events like the annual Saskatchewan Living Green Expo to demonstrate sustainability innovations for the public. The Renewable Rides initiative provides several fully solar-powered vehicles for a local car-sharing program, and the organization created the SES Solar Co-operative to develop sustainable power in the region.
Entry #4 is the New Mexico chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, which works to drive adoption of clean power throughout the state. This organization conducts educational outreach to highlight the benefits of renewable technologies, including school visits from its SunChaser van, and various community events providing information on clean electricity.
NMSEA's Earth Mastery course provides instruction on everyday steps to reduce energy costs and utilize clean power, and its Solar Fiesta events offer educational presentations, along with demonstrations of innovative renewable technologies. Other programs provide information on topics such as electric vehicles or sustainable heating and cooling. The group also engages in advocacy in support of sustainable energy policies.
NMSEA's Earth Mastery course provides instruction on everyday steps to reduce energy costs and utilize clean power, and its Solar Fiesta events offer educational presentations, along with demonstrations of innovative renewable technologies.
At #5 we have Climate Policy Initiative, offering insights from finance experts to support governments, businesses, and other institutions in building prosperity while reducing carbon emissions. CPI analyzes crucial topics like trends in financing for climate mitigation efforts, or potential solutions for energy issues. The organization operates regional programs from Brazil to China, generating assessments of each area's unique needs and opportunities.
CPI's energy finance programs examine investment strategies for building renewable generating capacity; other areas of focus include global shifts to low-carbon economies and sustainable land use efforts. The group also helps create initiatives like the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, which drives creative investment vehicles for sustainable power and emissions reduction, or INPUT, which investigates environmental preservation strategies in Brazil.
We'll finish with #6, the Energy and Policy Institute, which works to counteract anti-renewable power messaging from the fossil fuel industry. The group calls attention to lobbying and marketing efforts funded by companies heavily invested in coal, gas, and nuclear, including attempts to influence legislation and exaggerate the costs of renewables. The Institute spotlights numerous industry-funded groups that present themselves as grassroots organizations.
The Institute spotlights numerous industry-funded groups that present themselves as grassroots organizations.
The Energy and Policy Institute raises awareness about monopolistic practices and deceptive advertising by utilities and energy producers, including promises to achieve carbon neutrality while scaling back investments in renewable power. The organization produces reports on topics like corporate use of philanthropy to influence policy, or deliberate industry-led misinformation campaigns about climate change.