is, and ought to be, a core commitment of conservatism.
It is consistent with the virtues of good stewardship and frugality in that it minimizes waste of resources and maximizes care of creation.
It's not surprising that so many faith groups support renewable sources.
A modern nation's economy runs on energy. As technology advances, 19th century energy sources become less viable in terms of human health, the environment, money, and reliability; because, new energy sources like wind and solar are emerging as cleaner, safer, cheaper, and more reliable.
These new energy sources are not only more viable but add energy supply to feed growth and the fast growing new energy industry is creating new jobs and new business opportunities.
The U.S. installed 2,387 megawatts (MW) of solar PV in Q2 2017 to reach 47.1 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough to power 9.1 million American homes.
The solar industry employed 260,077 workers in 2016 an increase of more than 51,000 workers (25%) over 2015.