Clean energy provides energy without polluting the air or contributing to climate change. It comes from renewable, sustainable sources. Solar, wind, geothermal, and hydrologic are types of clean energy.
What are the benefits of clean energy?
Our global energy system is based on burning wood, organic matter, or fossil fuels. Combustion of carbon-based substances pollutes the air and supercharges climate change. Increasing clean energy decreases pollution and improves health on a local, regional, national, and global scale.
Clean energy is also good for our economy. Power from renewable sources, like solar and wind, is now cheaper than power from new fossil fuels. Cheaper power sources means more opportunity for economic growth.
What you can do.
On November 21, 2019, the House released the 100% Clean Economy Act. It calls for sweeping, urgent action, starting immediately, to cut net US climate pollution to zero. 100% Clean.
Zero climate pollution across the economy by 2050 is an ambitious goal. To meet that goal, we need urgent action—and we need measurable benchmarks to know we are on target every step of the way.
Learn more about how clean energy benefits our children, our communities, and the world by exploring our resources. Urge your officials to support the 100% Clean Economy Act.