Sunrise Solar Solutions Supports the Paris Climate Agreement
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement shocked and angered individuals, business leaders, environmental and science groups here and around the world. The 197-member Agreement requires every country to establish targets to reduce the greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
Experts called Trump’s move a key step backward for both the climate, the environment and the country, even though the U.S. is the second-leading (behind China) emitter of greenhouse gas emissions.
The President’s decision goes strictly against Sunrise Solar’s mission, which is to power homes and businesses with clean, efficient and sustainable energy and in support of a greener planet. This is why we will actively support and passionately stand behind the United States Climate Alliance, a new coalition created by three governors: New York’s Andrew Cuomo, California’s Jerry Brown and Washington’s Jay Inslee. The Alliance was initiated by Governor Cuomo, who signed an executive order to commit New York to uphold the standards set forth in the Paris Accord.
“Withdrawing from the Paris Accord is reckless,” stated Cuomo. “With or without Washington, we’re working to aggressively fight climate change. New York, California and Washington are committed to US goal of reducing emissions 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels.”
Sunrise Solar also stands with three-term Michael Bloomberg, an environmental activist and three-term mayor of New York City.
“Mayors, governors, and business leaders from both political parties are signing onto a statement of support that we will submit to the U.N.,” said Bloomberg. “Together we will reach the emission reduction goals the U.S. made in Paris in 2015. Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up — and there isn’t anything Washington can do to stop us.”
Just one solar panel’s lifetime offsets the equivalent of the release of 5 tons of CO2, the loss of 1.1 acres of pine forest and emissions from 11,180 miles of the average car.
Update: On Friday, the Governors of Hawaii, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts announced that their states are joining the United States Climate Alliance and will abide by the emission reduction targets in the Paris accords.
Sunrise Solar Solutions LLC supports communities throughout Westchester, Rockland and the rest of the Hudson Valley. To join us in our effort to support the Paris Climate Agreement and the United States Climate Alliance, call us at 914-762-7622 or www.sunrisesolarllc.com.