Renewables Are Ready is a presentation developed in response to the defining issue of our times – climate change. Our goals are to inform about the advances in renewable energy technologies and their potential, together with efficiency, to power our country by 2050 and to identify the political obstacles in getting there. We finish with inspiring examples of action and activism that serve as a springboard for brainstorming about individual and community actions to make renewables our energy future.

Solar and wind keep the peace.

Pat Hynes is a former environmental engineer and Professor of Environmental Health. This presentation was developed collaboratively with Nuclear-and Carbon-Free Future, the American Friends Service Committee of western Massachusetts and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice (

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