EDF Action Hosted Clean Energy Event

August 11, 2021
Hannah Blatt, hblatt@edfaction.org, 202-572-3534

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(Detroit, MI- August 11, 2021) EDF Action, the advocacy partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, NextEnergy and Dream Corp held an event at Wayne State University to highlight the need for bold climate solutions like electric vehicles. At the event, people saw an on-site smart home equipped with bi-directional charging, electric vehicle charging stations and a revolutionary mico-grid. Ford Motor Company also showcased one of its newest electric vehicles, the Mustang Mach E.

“EDF Action members are energized about meeting the moment, advocating for bold climate action now. They’re out gathering petitions, doing visibility events and meeting with elected officials to talk about the importance of tackling the climate crisis head on. We need Congress to act now with bold solutions that accelerate our transition to a clean economy, with big investments in clean energy and electric vehicles,” said Tina Catron, EDF Action’s Michigan Climate Team Organizer.

“It is important that we transition as quickly as possible to cleaner sources of energy to address our climate issues. The investments we make in the next few years to electrify transportation and our homes and buildings will not only improve our environment, but they will have a long lasting impact on our economy and our ability to continue as a global technology leader,” said Jim Saber, President and CEO of NextEnergy.

“Amid soaring temperatures and the new code red on climate change from the UN, it is more important than ever to rally together in support of bold changes that can save lives and our planet. EDF Action have been at the forefront of this fight and it is an honor to join them in once again urging government at every level to act on the ever increasing threat of being too late to save our planet,” said Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.

“When it comes to climate action, we are standing at the precipice. But we now have an incredible opportunity at our feet: what’s right for the environment and what’s right for our auto industry and our economy are one in the same. It’s time to act with the full weight of the state and federal governments behind us. It’s time to go all-in on an industry that’s electric, sustainable, and secures a bright future with for Michigan and the United States,” said State Senator Mallory McMorrow.

“Clean transportation is a huge part of solving the climate crisis, and we are excited that Congress just passed the bipartisan Infrastructure bill with investments in electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. Significantly more needs to be done and we will keep pushing for common sense solutions that reduce emissions and put millions of people back to work building a green economy.” CeCe Grant, Senior Campaign Manager, Dream Corps Green for All.