There are many reasons fervor is growing for renewables and other clean, green systems across the South Plains.
According to the EPA, electricity and transportation account for more than fifty percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Low-carbon energy like wind and solar have fewer environmental impacts than fossil fuels and provide long-term energy security that can sustain and modernize future power. Though currently planned for phase-out, widely popular solar and EV credits have allowed consumers even more savings from already price competitive renewable technologies. Our region west from Abilene is now the wind capital of the United States and solar installations have nearly doubled in Lubbock this year despite the pandemic.
To further this momentum, spread knowledge and enthusiasm, the Lubbock chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby has invited sustainable home, vehicle, farm and business owners as well as non-profits from South Plains counties, including some surrounding them, to share with us in an all virtual South Plains Solar Tour
In coordination with the National Solar Tour, our tour is open to solar systems and more, including other low-carbon energy sources like wind, back-up energy solutions, electric and hybrid vehicles, water collection, composting/sustainable waste systems, tiny houses and food gardens.
Please take some time to browse and see some of the exciting things happening here!