Climate & Energy
The 11th Hour Project prioritizes its Climate & Energy Program work into two areas: reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and accelerating the production and adoption of renewable energy.
The Climate & Energy program focuses on two linked goals: reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and accelerating the production and adoption of renewable energy. Our work is based in widely accepted science that indicates that we must drastically reduce climate-forcing pollutants in order to prevent catastrophic climate disruption. We believe fossil fuels cannot be a part of our energy future not only because of their climate impacts, but also because of the destructive practices required for their extraction. The only path towards a vibrant, healthy and sustainable future is one lined with truly clean, renewable energy sources.
Clean Energy: Energy that comes from the responsible usage of renewable resources such as solar, wind, and water.
We are interested in advancing renewable energy adoption for multiple reasons -- to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our power and transportation sectors, to achieve better health outcomes because of lowered air, water, and land pollution, to encourage responsible relationships with natural resources; and to support community energy resilience.
The 11th Hour Project’s Renewable Energy & Climate program has a goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy and supports renewable energy solutions that are distributed and small to mid-scale. We believe that it is not only important to promote renewables over fossil fuels, but also to ensure that these renewables help us move away from our current centralized system of energy production, distribution, and ownership.