In the Toolkit --

Introduction

  • Guide to the Toolkit
  • Leagues in Action
  • I. Choosing a Role for Your League

    II. Grassroots Action Priorities

  • Climate Action
  • Price on Carbon
  • Our Children's Trust
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Adapting to Climate Change
  • III. Basics of Climate Change

    IV. Engaging Individuals

  • Communicating About Climate Change
  • Preparing for a Meeting on Climate Change
  • Engaging Groups in Your Community
  • V. Promoting Public Policy

  • Community Action Models
  • Organizing For Community Action
  • Tips for Building Grassroots Support
  • League Action on Climate Change
  • International Action
  • VI. Resources

    RENEWABLE ENERGY -- PATHWAY TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

    According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the U.S., up 42 percent from 2010 to 2020. Renewables made up 19.8 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. in 2020, primarily from hydro and wind. That share is expected to increase to 35 percent by 2030, with most of the increase to come from wind and solar. The use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector and biomass in the industrial sector is also growing.

    The American Clean Power Association, a renewable energy industry trade group, supports its advocacy for a clean energy future with detailed reports and fact sheets, including a Clean Power Fact Sheet for every state.

    A useful tool for understanding the economic impact of the clean energy sector. The League of Women Voters is partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund and others to promote an important resource, the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map, which shows the economic impact of clean energy growth across the country. The map is a nonpartisan public resource that captures investments and jobs in the U.S. wind, solar, and energy efficiency industries. It presents users with data from established industry sources and examines the economic contribution of clean energy from the national level down to state voting districts.  Equipped with these data, citizens, advocates, and policy makers can understand the impact of investments in energy projects on local, state, and national economies and make informed decisions about energy policies.

    Last updated: 2/4/2022