Climate change is both the greatest risk and the greatest opportunity of our time. Most experts strongly urge us to act on the risks. The most actionable solution - a switch to clean energy - is already underway. We just need to accelerate the transition.
At ClearPath, we’re focused on delivering useful information and analysis rooted in facts from the best, most objective sources. Our content presents realistic solutions, and the stories of those already accelerating a clean energy future. Beware of sound bites. Form your own opinion. It’s important.
With new knowledge, you can take action - from moving to new efficient light bulbs to writing your elected officials, to simply sharing information with friends and family. What will a clean energy future look like? What’s at stake if we don’t accelerate? How do I fit in? We’re answering these questions, so join us on the journey.
It looks bright. And amazing.
Goodbye utility bills. You'll have your choice of on-site home power from technologies like solar or fuel cells. You may choose energy independence - if you do stay connected to the grid, you'll be able to sell extra power to your utility. Your home batteries will hold days of electricity, ultra-efficient appliances will sip energy, and all light-bulbs will last 20 years.
On the road:
Goodbye gas stations. Unless you’re an antique collector, you’ll choose to drive an electric car or truck. They'll be available from every manufacturer in every size, all less expensive than their gas counterparts thanks to longer lasting, cheaper batteries. We'll achieve true energy independence, filling our vehicles with power from the sun and wind, at home or at the office.
The revolution is well underway
America’s smartest companies are staking their claims in the clean energy revolution. Walmart expects to save billions in its pursuit of a 100% renewable energy supply. Google is re-investing $1 of every $10 in profits into clean energy. And the Wall Street Journal believes Apple's next big thing is an electric car.
This future is just a question of when
A clean energy future is on the way. Consider what’s happened in the U.S. in just the past five years:
A global game of chance.
"It's like a game with loaded dice. A six can appear every now and then ... but now it appears much more often, because we have changed the dice."
- Dr. Dim Coumou, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, 2012
Experts find a strong connection between rising greenhouse gas emissions from humans and rising temperatures. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted hundreds of simulations to model the remaining uncertainties around climate change. They estimate our current course will produce a 50% chance of global warming of 9°F or more by 2100. Humankind has never lived on a world this warm. Would you take the risk?
Who's on record about these risks?
We often hear there’s still debate about whether humans are causing climate change. These leaders believe the debate is over:
- The 6 major global oil companies: Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, and Total
- The Department of Defense
- 83 of the Fortune 100
- Over 1,000 U.S. Mayors
Risks from extreme climate change
The path is yours to choose.
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do."
- Leonardo da Vinci
The easy stuff
Small things add up. Just a few simple steps around the house can collectively make a huge difference, both for you and the country.
Solar saves money
In 14 states today, making a move to solar saves money with no upfront costs. With prices dropping rapidly, solar will be a major energy source of the future. However, many states don’t have policies that make it easy.
Leaders listen - tell them you care
Right now we are telling them that we don’t care. Year after year, in poll after poll, most of us say that addressing climate change is important, but that it's also at the bottom of our priorities. Politicians are listening, and they follow us. We need to turn up the volume. Join us, and we’ll make sure American leaders hear loud and clear: they need to lead on clean energy.
The question is not whether we should all agree on the urgency of climate change - but what solutions accelerate the inevitable rise of clean energy technology.
"What is a conservative after all but one who conserves, one who is committed to protecting and holding close the things by which we live… This is what we leave to our children. And our great moral responsibility is to leave it to them either as we found it or better than we found it."
- Ronald Reagan