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American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates.
News and Stories: Solar Energy is a Major Economic Driver for the US. August 23, 2010.
Established in 1954, the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals & advocates. Our mission is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy. We advance education, research and policy.
Leading for more than 50 years
ASES leads national efforts to increase the use of solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies in the U.S. We publish the award-winning SOLAR TODAY magazine, organize and present the ASES National Solar Conference and lead the ASES National Solar Tour – the largest grassroots solar event in the world.
Changing how Americans think about solar
Last year the American Solar Energy Society published the groundbreaking Green-Collar Jobs report which showed that renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors generate more than 9 million jobs and $1 trillion in annual revenue in the U.S. The second report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., demonstrated how renewable energy and energy efficiency can provide the carbon emissions reductions needed to mitigate climate change. ASES efforts have been highlighted by leading media outlets across the U.S. including: the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Time, BusinessWeek, NBC, Fox News, San Jose Mercury News, Rocky Mountain News, and countless others.
Bringing the solar community together
ASES is now supported by more than 13,000 members across the nation – energy professionals and grassroots supporters – who work together to help create a sustainable energy economy. Combined with ASES’ regional chapters in 40 states and as the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society we’re a key part of a powerful, collaborative network – because the need for renewable energy is clear. Fossil fuels are putting the U.S. economy and environment at risk. Energy costs are volatile. Pollution and climate change threaten our children’s future. Even the security of our nation is at risk as the U.S. continues to buy fuel from turbulent regions. The time for change is now.
Creating a sustainable energy economy
That’s why we’re asking for your help. Solar energy and energy efficiency are key to protecting the environment and growing the economy. They help tackle climate change and promote energy independence. But we urgently need your support to strengthen these important efforts. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable energy economy.
Read our article about Solar Energy Jobs and Renewable Energy Jobs.