And it isn’t only Disney magic in the Sunshine State that’s powered by solar: at the flagship Disneyland Resort in California, 1,400 solar panels on top of the Radiator Springs Racers ride generates enough to power more than 100 Anaheim homes. Moreover, Disneyland Tokyo’s electrical parade light show gets its glow from 600 kilowatts of rooftop solar panels.
These initiatives place Disney firmly in the ranks of global, corporate brands such as Google, Facebook and Nike who embrace renewable energy not only as a way to save money, but also to position their brand as a market leader in sustainability.
For those among us who enjoy a stomach-dropping roller coaster or just mingling with The Mouse, Disney gets props for using its corporate buying power to expand renewable energy and make the magic a little more eco-friendly.
Jennifer joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2006 as federal policy manager and now directs policy and communication efforts of SACE and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action…
As we celebrate Black History Month, SACE is highlighting stories at the crossroads of energy and equity. Through my own work to design and install my own solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on my home, I’ve become very familiar with the challenges in Tennessee. I've also reflected on how current utility policy in Tennessee is unfair and inconsiderate of the poor, low, and limited income customers. Here I share my experience, lessons learned, and hopes for a more equitable system.