Bring Solar to Your State's Government Buildings
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Bring Solar to Your State's Government Buildings

California state capitol building

To avoid catastrophic climate change we must keep fossil fuels in the ground and rapidly transition to renewable energy. A concrete step we can take toward a sustainable energy system would be installing solar panels on government buildings.

But with a cabinet of climate deniers running the federal government, this step will require visionary leadership and political will from our state leaders.

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the United States can generate enough solar energy from rooftops to meet nearly 40 percent of the nation's electricity needs. And Google's Project Sunroof found that close to 80 percent of all rooftops analyzed could host solar panels to generate clean energy. If we extend solar to parking lots, driveways and other paved spaces, the potential for distributed solar energy is even greater.

Using the form on this page, tell your elected state officials to lead by example and put solar panels on all solar-compatible state government buildings.

This action alert is for U.S. residents only. Find other Center actions here.

Please take action by April 2, 2018.

Photo of California state capitol building by rscottjones/Flickr.

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