Winter 2020: Entering the new decade

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January 28, 2020
Picture of Tim Sears and Erica Mackie in front of trees

Friends,

As we look back at our 2019 accomplishments and share our vision for a new decade, we want to say THANK YOU for being part of the GRID community.

In 2019, we reached some incredible milestones: we installed 2.2 megawatts of solar in tribal communities, our tribal program’s biggest year to date; celebrated Solar Works DC’s job training program with Mayor Muriel Bowser; launched Women in Solar Nepal; won California’s first low-income community solar projects; installed nearly 100 electric vehicle chargers for families, expanding our clean mobility program; and joined thousands of others across the country in the march for climate justice.

As we look ahead, the success of our clean energy movement hinges on listening and asking questions. How are we deepening our partnerships with the people and places most impacted by environmental injustice and economic inequity? Advancing clean energy solutions that fight racial injustice and climate change at the same time? Building local capacity along the way?

The next decade holds unlimited opportunities to harness clean energy technologies as tools for social justice. We don’t have to choose between solar or energy efficiency, storage, clean mobility, or electrification. Combining multiple technologies and the training-to-jobs pipeline needed to build a skilled clean energy workforce deepens our impact, launching new careers, dramatically increasing savings for families and reducing pollution for people and planet. 

Together, there’s no doubt we can make the vision of a successful clean energy transition a reality. We’re so grateful you’re with us for the next decade!

Tim Sears & Erica Mackie
GRID Alternatives co-founders