October 6, 2017

Environmental Protection and Renewable Energy

99% of scientists agree that climate change is real and poses a dire threat to humanity. With this in mind, it’s time to get smart about investing in a robust renewable energy economy so that we can protect our planet while creating jobs and opportunity in the process.

Our current energy system is costly, inefficient, and unsustainable. Unlike oil, coal and natural gas, the sun and wind can provide us with a virtually infinite supply of energy — millions of times more energy than we could ever possibly use. Building an all-renewable energy system will require a massive investment at first — just like the American highway system did back in the 1950s — but once it’s built, maintaining our new energy system will be far cheaper than the expensive energy system we have today.

The cheap renewable energy economy is coming. If we choose to build it now instead of decades from now, we’ll create millions of jobs and free up trillions of dollars from energy costs for other projects. This will be a huge boon for American workers and this cheap renewable energy will give American businesses a competitive edge. Every nation in the world is moving away from fossil fuels. The oil, coal and natural gas industries are going to go out of business whether we like it or not. We have a choice: fall behind the rest of the world or build America’s cheap, renewable energy economy right now.

October 6, 2017