A Message from the Chairman
Are you wringing your hands over President Trump’s pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement? If so, consider these facts:
According to the EPA, the US is already beating the Paris Accord goal of returning the US to the 2005 levels of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, and has been for several years.
There are nearly three times as many solar jobs today in the US as there are coal industry jobs. Wind and solar together account for half a million jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job of wind turbine technician will be the fastest-growing occupation over the next 10 years.
Between 2008 and 2015, the cost of electricity fell 41% for wind, 54% for rooftop solar cells, and 64% for utility-scale solar energy. In some regions of the country, renewable energy costs half that of energy from coal. The city of Georgetown, Texas, has gone 100% renewable for its residents’ electrical power because it’s cheaper.
At a recent press conference, Energy Secretary Rick Perry affirmed that the US will continue to be a leader in the climate issue. He said flatly that the climate is changing and that man is having an impact on that change. He said that the US will still be very engaged, irrespective of the Paris Accord.
The sustainability revolution is happening and all the signs are that it will continue to grow. So don’t be disheartened. Stay involved with Texas Conservation Alliance and help make this “revolution” happen.
Mack Turner, Chairman