Last updated on: 12/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NSEA) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The electric utility industry is the largest source of pollution in our country. Electric utilities generate 66% of the sulfur oxide pollutants, for example. The average home generates about 22,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year through electricity use and heating. Choosing a source of electricity for our homes and businesses that generates less pollution by using renewable energy sources is a great way to act locally to solve a global problem.”

“Clean Energy,” www.nsea.org (accessed Dec. 8, 2008)

Description:

“The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is a regional membership organization comprised of engineers, educators, builders, students, energy experts, environmental activists, transportation planners, architects, and other citizens interested in responsible energy use. Our overarching goal is to bring clean electricity, green transportation, and healthy, efficient buildings into everyday use in order to strengthen the economy and improve the environment. Our programs and activities focus on the northeastern United States (from Washington, DC to Maine).”

“Description and History,” www.nsea.org (accessed Dec. 8, 2008)

Mission:

“NESEA recognizes and responds to the crucial connections between the generation and use of energy and the whole systems that sustain planetary health. We envision energy systems that interact to preserve and improve our air, water, resources and ecosystems, while vitalizing economies, building local security and regional self reliance, and improving the quality of all life.

NESEA acts as a hub that connects people across a broad base of interests and disciplines. Our network of active citizens, professionals, businesses, and organizations in the Northeast seeks to discover and demonstrate the responsible production and use of energy. We collaborate and cooperate with allied organizations to advance our common interests. We celebrate, inspire, and nurture visionary ideas, emerging markets, and practical solutions.”

“About NSEA,” www.nsea.org (accessed Dec. 8, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Solar Power Production Environmentally Friendly?