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Tell President Obama: Put solar panels on Federal buildings

Action: Climate Change

October 21, 2016   Action Alert ID# 440

 

A recent study published in Nature shows that without fundamental changes to how we get and use energy, the United States is on track to miss its emissions-reduction target under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Fortunately there's huge untapped potential for distributed-solar energy: Federal agencies own and lease 360,000 buildings with a total footprint of over 1.2 billion square feet. If solar were installed on all these rooftops, federal buildings could generate more than 24 billion kilowatt hours of solar energy annually -- enough to power more than 1.8 million American homes and reduce carbon emissions by 16.8 million metric tons annually.

A clean, wildlife-friendly energy economy is technically and economically within our reach, but requires visionary leadership and political will.

Tell President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring the federal government to put solar panels on all federal buildings or, for incompatible buildings, to obtain energy from local distributed-solar energy.

October 21, 2016   Action Alert ID# 440

 

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