Why Earth Day 2016 is a Tipping Point for Our Clean Energy Future

Apr 22, 2016 5:30 AM ET

On Earth Day numerous heads of state and other dignitaries will come together in New York for a signing ceremony for the historic COP21 agreement, formally turning the page to implementation.

The climate change negotiations at the end of 2015 in Paris brought about a sweeping agreement by nearly 200 nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Few thought such an agreement was possible just a year ago, and SunPower is thrilled to be helping public and private sector leaders in the United States and across the globe achieve their clean energy goals.

These leaders recognize that our fight against global warming must begin with a consensus approach built around infrastructure and action. We were reminded of this when U.S. policymakers extended the investment tax credit for solar late last year, removing a barrier for millions of new customers who have yet to realize solar’s full potential. On the state level, California’s decision to approve a constructive net energy metering policy reinforces the tangible momentum that we’re seeing in local communities across the state and beyond. 

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