American Solar Energy Society
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brad Collins
January 31, 2007
warming, Americans are asking one question: What can we do about it?
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has an answer: Deploy clean energy efficiency and
renewable energy technologies now!
On Wednesday morning, January 31, 2007 at a press conference in
unveiled a 200-page report, Tackling Climate Change in the
Reductions from Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by 2030. The result of more than a year of
study, the report illustrates how energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies can
provide the emissions reductions required to address global warming.
The press event included remarks from report editor Chuck Kutscher, ASES Executive
Director Brad Collins, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) climate
scientist James Hansen, Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope, and several members of
Congress. According to Hansen, “We must begin fundamental changes in our energy use now
in order to avoid human-made climate disasters.”
To develop the report, ASES recruited a volunteer team of top energy experts. These experts
produced a series of nine papers that examined how energy efficiency and renewable energy
technologies can reduce
ASES collected the nine papers together and added an overview of the studies to create the
report. It covers energy efficiency in buildings, transportation, and industry, as well as six
renewable energy technologies: concentrating solar power, photovoltaics, wind power,
biomass, biofuels, and geothermal power. The results indicate that these technologies can
displace approximately 1.2 billion tons of carbon emissions annually by the year 2030—the
magnitude of reduction that scientists believe is necessary to prevent the most dangerous
consequences of climate change.
Report available at: http://www.ases.org/climatechange/
Anne M. Woiwode, State Director, Sierra Club
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