20 Dec '11, 8pm

Americans want renewable energy. Why is Norquist trying to stop them?

Everyone loves renewable energy – even Grover Norquist, who writes in an otherwise completely inaccurate opinion piece that: Opposition to renewable energy mandates should not be misinterpreted as an aversion to renewable energy. In fact, renewable sources could play a significant role in the future. I totally agree Grover! And in fact, nine in ten Americans —including 85 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of independents—say developing renewable energy should be a priority for the President and Congress. And what’s not to love? Renewable energy serves core American values like economic prosperity, self-sufficiency, independence and security. The renewable energy industry is growing rapidly, with some sectors like solar and wind creating jobs at triple the rate of the overall economy. While most industries were cutting jobs during the recession, employers in the broader...

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