Renewable Energy: The Future of America and the Copper Industry (Part 1 of 2)

By Zolaikha Strong, Copper Development Association:

Copper plays a vital role in sustainable electric energy, increasing the efficiency and reliability of wind and solar installations and their related power transmission systems. Copper is also an integral part of sustainable energy initiatives currently under consideration by Congress.

Everyone is talking about the need to find new resources and renewable energy has become an answer and a top priority for the nation & President Obama. Copper is right there with everyone and that has made it an important initiative in the Sustainable Energy Program.

If you were watching in the State of the Union Speech, President Obama called for Americans to work toward “a future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world.”

Working towards that future means reducing energy consumption that is cost effective and making sure that the lights turn on. Through our Sustainable Energy Program we are meeting with trade groups and policymakers to explore ideas, share information, look for energy alternatives and voice the importance that copper plays in ensuring the integrity and reliability of those systems… Read more


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