Washington D.C. – Thomas Edison once said, “We should be using nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Nearly a century later, the demand for electricity is only increasing, and the future of our energy independence still lies in these renewable energy sources.
Energy Farms International is a consulting firm specializing in encouraging investment into solar, wind and geothermal energy for transmission and distribution. Lead by Leni Berliner, a recognized authority in the field of renewable energy and clean technology, Energy Farms International offers strategic planning and fundraising support for organizations engaged in economic development and environmental protection.
“I’m trying to generate mainstream investment in the clean energy economy,” says Berliner. “I’m interested in thinking out loud about where the new investments into these renewable energy sources are going to come from.”
According to Berliner, the transition to renewable energy is part of a greater historical trend toward decarbonization. From 2006 to 2010, electricity generated from renewable energy sources nearly tripled, so encouraging development in the renewable energy supply-chain is a sound investment in our future. A greater reliance on renewable energy will reduce stress on our fossil fuel resources while reducing emissions of harmful green-house gases. Furthermore, building and operating more renewable energy plants that use clean technologies developed and manufactured in the United States will provide jobs and stimulate economic growth.
Still, fraught with misinformation and obstructed by entrenched interests, renewable energy is currently only responsible for just under seven percent of the U.S.’s electricity demand. While solar and wind energy have reached grid parity in cost, some of this capacity has yet to be connected to our existing infrastructure.
“That’s the gap we need to bridge,” says Berliner. “We’re not going to run out of wind. We’re not going to run out of sun.”
Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Leni Berliner in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on October 26th at 11am EST.
Listen to the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.
For more information on Energy Farms International, visit http://www.leniberliner.info
For more information on renewable energy, please visit the following websites:
The American Council on Renewable Energy: http://www.acore.org
Energy Fact Check: http://www.energyfactcheck.org
Bloomberg New Energy Finance: http://www.bnef.com
The U.S. Department of Energy: http://www.eere.energy.gov
Green Tech Media: www.greentechmedia.com