The Southern Renewable Energy Alliance is about connecting the south when it comes to energy policy. Individual states may have individual utilities regulation and incentives, but the one common thread is that the South lags far behind the rest of the nation in the development of clean, renewable energy resources. As a result, we suffer higher unemployment and higher loss of living-wage, technical and construction jobs (like solar and wind installation) to places with a more business-friendly environment.
Coastal wind is abundant and free. Southern sunshine is abundant and free. We don’t have to import these resources, like we do coal. It’s time to for the south to lead. With better communication and action at our state assemblies, we all can do a better job of making our economies stronger.