The Council supports the increased development and distribution of clean, renewable sources of energy. Renewable energy resources come either directly or indirectly from the sun or by tapping heat from the earth’s core. The Council believes that renewable energy resources--such as wind, solar, hydropower and geothermal energy--are important tools to address the nation's mounting energy crisis and improve air quality by burning less fossil fuels to create energy.
Renewable and sustainable energy technologies are readily available throughout the United States; with the proper investments, renewable energy could play a larger role in meeting America's energy needs.
The Council's work on renewable energy includes advocating for off-shore wind in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Council coordinated a Solar Schools program to educate children in the Mid-Atlantic region about this growing, clean energy technology. The Council is also actively engaged in the Pennsylvania Wind Working Group.