Beyond the Megawatt aims to benefit people and the planet through resilience, equity, and environmental sustainability
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Clean Energy Buyers Institute (CEBI) launched the Beyond the Megawatt Initiative recently to create a resilient, equitable, and environmentally sustainable energy system for the benefit of all by leveraging energy customer demands for clean energy.
CEBI’s Beyond the Megawatt Initiative has been made possible by generous contributions of its Foundational Funders, including Johnson & Johnson, Salesforce, Amazon, Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC), General Motors, First Solar, Walmart, and Workday. CEBI also works with Groundswell, a community power non-profit, to explore how energy customer procurement can generate co-benefits for local communities.
“Supply chains matter. How we manufacture renewables matters. Buyers have an opportunity and obligation to use our procurement power to create a more sustainable and resilient economy,” said AB Ghosh, Chairman and CEO of Hemlock Semiconductor. “Solar installations are expected to more than triple in the next decade and more manufacturing will be needed to support this growth. This is our moment to build a cleaner, more secure domestic solar supply chain in an industry where new capacity is required.”