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So… let’s hear your real plan

Posted by Charles II on July 30, 2015

Caty Enders, The Guardian:

Environmentalist Bill McKibben said that while Clinton’s support for solar was necessary, it was far from a comprehensive energy policy. “Much of the impact of her climate plan was undercut the next day by her unwillingness to talk about the supply side of the equation,” he said. “Ducking questions about the Canadian tar sands or drilling in the Arctic makes everyone worry we’re going to see eight more years of an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy, which is what we do not need to hear in the hottest year ever measured on our planet.”

McKibben is not alone in criticizing Clinton’s energy policy for sounding like too little too late.

“It’s just plain silly,” said James Hansen, a climate change researcher who headed Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies for over 30 years. “No, you cannot solve the problem without a fundamental change, and that means you have to make the price of fossil fuels honest. Subsidizing solar panels is not going to solve the problem.”

5 Responses to “So… let’s hear your real plan”

  1. jo6pacjo6pac said

    Hillabillie is going to say or not say whatever it takes to get to potus.

    “price of fossil fuels honest”

    1. Price of US Military defending the oil companies rights to steal a nations oil.
    2. Best tax deals in Amerika that they can buy from so-called elected officials.
    3. Low fines that never the cost of clean ups and clean ups that are never finished.
    4. ? there are so many.

    Oh well it’s election time so let the lying begin, like it ever stopped.

    • Charles II said

      At some point, politicians are going to have to stop asking, “What do I need to say in order to get elected so that I can do what is needed?” and start asking, “How can I tell people what must be done so that even if I am not elected, they will still demand that it be done?”

  2. jo6pacjo6pac said

    O/T Charles if you know people on Medi-Care here is an add on for Calif. and AZ citizens only.

  3. Looks like she’s piggybacking on Obama’s plan, and between the two plans there should be some serious change for the better.

    But the US isn’t where the most work needs to be done. That would be China and India. While China is getting its act together, the current conservative “New India” government is only just starting to work on weaning itself from fossil fuels.

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