When gas costs more, people drive less. Raising prices on dirty energy is one of the easiest ways to fight climate change. But higher energy costs hurt low- and middle-income families. Fortunately, there's a solution. As long as energy prices remain low, you can forget about asking hundreds of millions of American consumers to drive less or turn down their thermostat. A few committed … [Read more...] about The #1 Easiest Way to Fight Climate Change
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To get more clean energy in America anytime soon, our country needs an energy market that's fair. Consumers will choose solar power on price alone if we take away subsidies that make fossil fuels artificially cheap. And that means making fossil fuel companies pay for the greenhouse gas pollution that coal, oil and natural gas put out, just as they already pay for to emit and clean up other … [Read more...] about To Create a Fair Market for Solar, Congress Must Act (Book Review)
It's hard to get any love for solar incentives in Washington these days. But might Congress be open to other ways of helping solar? “Most of the policy that matters is made at the state level. If your main plan for change involves Congress, it’s a bad plan,” David Hochschild, California energy official and co-founder of the national advocacy group Vote Solar, told the eco-website Grist, … [Read more...] about Don’t Waste Time on Congress, Says Top Solar Advocate. Is He Right?
Former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis has an idea that could help solar power sell itself in the future to a broad market. But today, he recognizes the value of early adopters. Photo courtesy of republicEN. "Bless the early adopters because they're showing us how it works," said Bob Inglis, founder of RepublicEN, a group of conservatives dedicated to finding free-market solutions to fight … [Read more...] about In Praise of Early Adopters of Solar
Ted Halstead, along with Republican heavyweights including George Shultz, James Baker III and Henry Paulson, authored a report on how their free-market climate solution will boost the US economy and increase our national security. Cut Regulations, Engage the Free Market Ted Halstead is a conservative who thinks that climate change is a real problem. But he doesn't trust today's complex web … [Read more...] about A Conservative Case for Climate Action
Ever since the American Revolution, when Lafayette fought beside George Washington and the French fleet under Admiral de Grasse trapped Cornwallis in Yorktown, leading to the final American victory, France has been a good ally to the United States. Now, after President Trump announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement signed in October 2016, French … [Read more...] about Patriots of America and France Unite for More Solar!