United States Renewable Energy Association, LLC
For Release 4-22-2014
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Earth Day Action Leads to Renewable Energy Independence Day, July 3rd
Renewable Energy Independence Day™ is a social media initiative of the US Renewable Energy Association (USREA.org). The Nationwide Petition asks Congress for a declaration of July 3rd as a date where national efforts toward achieving renewable energy use of (50.4%), as compared to non-renewable energy resources is acknowledged as a goal. This directive operates under the idea that before the US can truly have Independence Day on July 4th, the US must achieve Renewable Energy Independence.
The current national percentage of Renewable Energy Use in 2012 (Approx 9.3%), represents a current Renewable Energy Day of February 2 (if a one year supply of renewable energy were used exclusively beginning January 1st, it would last until Feb. 2). The goal of the United States Renewable Energy Association, along with supporting companies and like minded individuals, is to have a goal declaring July 3rd as the nationally recognized tipping point goal in clean energy production. It is structured somewhat like Tax Freedom Day.
The petition is available at usrea.org and is supported by multiple National Alternative Energy companies, associations and individuals. The goal is to have 2M signatures available before July in a national social media campaign delivered to the US Congress.
In the United States, Renewable Energy Day for 2012 is February 2, for a total average effective use rate of 9.3 percent of the nation’s energy use. This information is the most current published data available (2012) from the US Energy Information Administration.
Renewable Energy Day is the first day of the year in which a nation as a whole has theoretically switched from Renewable Energy use, from all sources, and moved to the balance of yearly energy production from non-renewable sources such as coal, petrolium, natural gas, nuclear, etc.
According to Gerald B. Zack, President/CEO, USREA, “The purpose of Renewable Energy Independence Day is to provide US citizens a metric with which to estimate progress in the use and deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies. The premise is that by comparing the relative energy use in a date reference, progress toward the tipping point of July 3rd can more easily be assessed.“
The US Renewable Energy Association, LLC, a recognized leading renewable energy association, has initiated a Petition site to recognize July 3rd as “Renewable Energy Independence Day.” The idea was developed with the thought that, before you can have Independence Day, the country must have Energy Independence through advanced renewable technologies.” The USREA and member companies will work toward advancing the technologies, policies, and become an advocate for the renewable energy industry in all its forms. According to Gerald Zack, USREA President, “The time has come to advance the renewable energy industry in ways that go beyond being trendy, fashionable or group-think. The industry needs a focused push to bring real energy solutions into everyday life. We intend to do just that with the help of industry companies and renewable enthusiasts across North America and from around the world.”
Renewable Energy Independence Day ™
USREA Rendition of the Statue of Liberty
The campaign has launched with a social media petition intends to sign up over 2 million people from Earth Day (4-22-2014) through July 3rd 2014. Additional events on Renewable Energy Independence Day (July 3rd, 2013) will include a rally at the US Capital, a “Ride for Energy” bike rally and various member companies will hold events around the country in support of the effort. Promotional materials include a provocative poster, Tee shirt and bumper sticker campaign that feature the Statue of Liberty holding a Wind Turbine in place of a torch and Solar Panels in place of a book.
Sign our petition and help promote Renewable Energy Independence Day ™ July 3rd.
For more information, visit the http://www.usrea.org web site or contact USREA.
Renewable Energy Independence Day
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Sign the Petition beginning Earth Day (April 22, 2013 through July 3rd, 2013)