15 Jun '12, 7pm

Congress' $2 trillion clean energy challenge

Congress' $2 trillion clean energy challenge

Two trillion dollars is a lot of money. That’s how much experts expect the world’s economies will spend on clean, renewable energy between now and 2020. As an advocate for technologies such as wind and solar power, energy efficiency, and geothermal energy, I’m thrilled at the prospect of all that investment in clean, renewable power. After all, renewable energy has produced jobs by the tens of thousands annually here in the US in recent years—jobs for construction workers and engineers, accountants, secretaries and scientists. Renewable energy creates clean air for our kids to breathe. As the father of two beautiful girls, this is what drives me the most. And, importantly, clean, renewable energy promotes American self-reliance. It can free us from some of the world’s military and economic conflicts over energy. But as excited as I am about the incredible advances renewabl...

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