Why reinvestment?

Why reinvest in renewable energy? Why not just divest from fossil fuels?

Reinvest Vanderbilt believes that sustainability should not just be about what we cannot do, but also about what opportunities the future holds. It is important to understand that we cannot burn all the fossil fuel reserves we have and still maintain the climate under which human civilization has evolved. Yet it is equally important to recognize the opportunities presented by distributed solar, onshore and offshore wind, and other renewable technologies.

We believe that a positive message of opportunity is both more effective and more accurate than traditional “gloom and doom” arguments. We need to divest from the fuels of the past — we also need to reinvest in the technologies of the future.

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