By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
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Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help develop brand name brand-new solar tasks. Even big business that have actually blazed a trail in renewable energy procurement are now confronted with the truth that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint remains in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease techniques or where reductions may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop can be found in– were a brand-new tool for businesses huge and little to take concrete environment action right now and assist us decarbonize the grid in the locations that require it one of the most. We require more creative methods to help take on the climate crisis in a way that buys the places where that dollar creates more financial opportunity and social movement for the neighborhoods where were constructing. Were firm believers that the ecological, health, and financial advantages of tidy energy investments need to reach all corners of our nation and were searching for partners who are prepared to act
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment features market leaders and subjects related to speeding up an equitable and just transition to an eco-friendly energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are thriving in the renewable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by 3 Tennesseans who wish to make certain that the development and advantages of eco-friendly energy reach all neighborhoods around our nation equally, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE to find out more about Clearloops effect.
The following is a Q&A with Clearloop Co-Founder Laura Zapata and Constance Thompson, ACOREs Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs
What inspired you to begin your company?
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by constructing new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we take on both filthy grids and financially distressed communities with our solar jobs
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the biggest difficulties for us, as a relatively brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with market leaders who might be used to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard ways in which new solar advancements have been funded, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement discussion.
To discover more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop started as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be invested increasing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by constructing new solar projects in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist construct brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge business that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease strategies or where reductions might not be immediate.