The Conservative Case for Clean Energy

“It’s simply more efficient, it’s better for markets, it’s better for the environment in general. Not because we’re so focused on climate change.” Marilu Hastings of the Mitchell Foundation says, “Clean energy advocates should avoid a knee-jerk battle against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of energy. While former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a self-proclaimed climate-change denier, under his watch Texas became a leader in the U.S.’ transition to a clean energy economy.” We’ll see… A majority of Trump voters enthusiastically back government support for solar, wind and natural gas. But only one-quarter believe in human-caused global warming.

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