Gould believes that driving the demand for renewable energy can benefit the region environmentally and economically as an employment creator. Green jobs like wind turbine technician are growing fast in the U.S.

He’s also confident that the Trump administration’s efforts to steer the focus away from renewable energy and environmental responsibility – including the recent efforts of the Scott Pruitt-led EPA to relax auto emission standards in the U.S. – will do little to stop RE4P32’s progress.

“If anything, it’s creating a new lifeblood for renewable energy as companies, cities, municipalities, education institutions aren’t waiting around for leadership from Washington anymore,” Gould says. “They’re following the market and they’re doing it for themselves.”