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Clean Energy

800+

CLEAN ENERGY EXECUTIVES HAVE PARTICIPATED IN BUSINESS FORWARD’S PROGRAMMING.

66%

SHARE OF NEW ENERGY CAPACITY ADDED IN 2015 IN THE US THAT IS WIND AND SOLAR.

#3

AMERICA’S RANKING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT WORLDWIDE (AFTER THE EU AND CHINA).

Record investment has created a “virtuous cycle” that is reshaping our energy economy.

Falling prices for wind and solar are driving more demand, which attracts more investment, which drives prices down further, which creates even more demand, and so on. Over the last seven years, wind power capacity more than tripled, and solar power capacity increased 30-fold.

During that same period, the cost of wind power fell by 41percent, utility solar installation prices fell by 64 percent, and consumer solar prices fell 54 percent. Industry experts predict those costs could drop another 35 percent by 2050.

Business Leaders on Clean Energy

Our nation must apply our unique creativity to lead the world to a standard of clean energy. The reward is boundless and the consequence of complacency is inexcusable.

Daniel Gregory, Pos-En,Fort Collins, CO

It just so happens that a business culture of energy efficiency leads to lower costs, higher profits, and reduced carbon pollution. There’s gold only the most stubborn and blinded of business owners would ignore the opportunity.

Cantin, Solar Alternatives,New Orleans, LA

Establishing strong clean energy standards is the perfect strategy for moving beyond partisan bickering to create a proud legacy for our children and our grandchildren.

Chris D’Couto, Neah Power Systems, Inc.,Bothell, Wash.

Energy plays a vital part in our life, for safety, for mobility, and for growth. The United States has the capability to produce clean energy and can set standards for it, which will preserve our climate for decades to come to increase our prosperity, create new jobs, and grow our economy.

Sabiha Sultan, Design Tech,Pittsburgh, Pa.

By investing in clean energy now, we are catalyzing a virtuous cycle that will pay dividends economically and environmentally for years to come.

Jeremy Kalin, Eutectics™,Minneapolis, MN

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