For over a decade Green America has been a leading voice in promoting clean energy technologies in the US, and encouraging consumer, business, and investor support. Our current work is focused on increasing financing for clean energy in the US, and making it possible for all investors to support the rapid scale up of solar and wind to become the predominant sources of electric power.
Supporting Solar and Wind
In the early 2000s, Green America's Solar Catalyst Project mapped out the future of solar power in the United States and illustrated how rapid declines in the cost of solar panel manufacturing would lead to solar power growing rapidly worldwide. Green America built on this work by supporting tax incentives at the national level to expand the marketplace for solar and wind power. Those programs, the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC), have proven effective in ramping up solar and wind power nationwide. With the costs of wind and solar power falling rapidly, solar and wind are now growing more rapidly than other sources of electric power worldwide.
Clean Energy Victory Bonds
Green America developed the idea for Clean Energy Victory Bonds (CEVBs) in the US and continues to promote them. At the national level, CEVBs would be treasury bonds dedicated to supporting clean energy and energy efficiency programs that will lead to the rapid scale-up these technologies. CEVBs would offer all Americans a safe and affordable way to invest in a clean energy future. Green America is also working to establish CEVBs at the state level. As we work to enact CEVBs, we promote investments that are currently available from banks, credit unions, and mutual funds, that support clean energy now.