The inaugural IREC Vision Summit convened diverse energy influencers from across the nation. The ultimate goal: to develop a shared clean energy vision for the future.
The event, March 6, 2019, explored the policies, practices and workforce training necessary to enable more Americans to benefit from clean energy, while also supporting broader climate and equity goals.
As an outcome, our collective goals and intention are articulated in a Vision Principles document, available now for organizations and individuals to sign in support.
The principles are a starting point to guide and align our collective efforts to significantly increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage and other supporting clean energy technologies. They reflect a commitment on the part of all signatories to work collaboratively and with thoughtful intention to ensure the clean energy economy is inclusive, equitable and reflective of the rich diversity of the United States.
Bold action is needed to mitigate effects of climate change and to achieve the goal of 100% clean energy nationally by 2050, reaching a 50% milestone by 2030. In addition to reducing carbon and other harmful pollutants, clean energy provides economic, public health and societal benefits. As more states, local governments, communities and individuals set aggressive clean energy goals, committed and informed leadership is the key to advancing a shared clean energy vision.
Save the date for IREC Vision Summit 2020, March 11 in Washington, DC. Registration opens October 2019!
Visit irecvisionsummit.org for more information.