Sustainable Energy Transition (SET) was launched in the summer of 2008 to help campuses and communities throughout the US and beyond move to a secure, efficient reliance on renewable energy.
Volatile oil prices are causing economic hardship on people throughout the US and the world. If net importing countries like the US, China and India do not deploy alternative sources of energy for transportation, our standards of living may decline in the years ahead – both economically and environmentally.
We need appropriate policies on local, state and federal levels to turn the current climate and energy crisis into an opportunity to usher in efficient renewables.
SET‘s education arm is dedicated to helping the public be informed citizen advocates and consumers through a daily blog published by ~4pm EST every day (three times per week during the summer). We also plan to publish reports helpful for policymakers so they make energy decisions that simultaneously mitigate the challenges of rising energy costs and climate change.
SET’s action arm aims to empower citizens to lead their campus or community to climate and energy leadership through emissions reduction projects such as our Solar College Iniative in New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina.
The effort has been made possible by founding partners including our fiscal sponsor and accountant the Fund for the City of New York as well as funders such as the Evergreen Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.