“Solar energy is the most sensible compliance option for states under the Clean Power Plan,” Resch said. “Solar works in all 50 states, has zero carbon emissions, creates more jobs per megawatt than any other technology and can be deployed cost-effectively and quickly -- all while improving grid reliability.”
The rule, which is the first to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, is expected to have a profound impact on the growth of the wind and solar power industries, due to its demands in emission reductions from states.
“Just look at the facts: today, solar energy is the fastest-growing source of energy in America and there’s a reason,” Resch said. “This growth has allowed the United States to create more than 150,000 new solar jobs in the last decade alone. By the end of 2016, there will be enough solar energy in the U.S. to power 8 million homes, offsetting nearly 45 million metric tons of carbon emissions.”
The Solar Energy Consortium is located at 434 Old Neighborhood Road, Kingston.