Day 58 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.
She knows a clean environment will cost us – economically and politically. (But has a plan.)
Hillary has committed to produce a third of the nation’s electricity from renewable sources by 2027. She also vows to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% from 2005 levels by 2050. (which is what Obama committed to in the Paris Agreement).
When there are still many who think climate change is a hoax, these plans come with a political price tag. Getting the plans through a Republican Congress is challenging at best, potentially impossible. And the last attempts to enact climate change legislation cost many Democrats their seats, and possibly cost the Dems the majority.
Then there’s the actual price tag.
So, Hillary has figured out some approaches that maneuver through the political morass. She’s also allied some of her plans with other economic development plans, e.g., retraining coalminers, to make them more palatable and diffuse the expense while revealing other benefits (employment).
What follows are two articles that discuss what it would cost to enact meaningful climate change legislation and how we can pay for it.