Presidential Heavyweights Offer Insight On Renewable Energy Platforms

Posted by NAW Staff on July 28, 2015 No Comments
Categories : Policy Watch

Two prospective presidential candidates recently offered some insight on their energy policies, specifically those relating to renewable energy policy.

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, told an audience of Iowa supporters that renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar, will form the backbone of her Climate Action Plan.

According to her website, Clinton wants to install more than half a billion solar panels across the U.S. by the end of her first term. Further, if elected, Clinton wants to generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years of her taking office.

Speaking to supporters in Iowa, the former First Lady said, ‘You don't have to be a scientist to take on this urgent challenge that threatens us all,’ Clinton said. ‘You just have to be willing to act.’

On the other side of the aisle, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reportedly told supporters that he's in favor of eliminating all energy subsidies. Bush, vying for the Republican nomination, prefers to let the market decide.Â

‘I think we should phase out, through tax reform, the tax credits for wind, for solar, for the oil and gas sector, for all that stuff,’ Bush reportedly said.

Bush added that he supports cutting all subsidies to allow the market to determine which energy sources work best for the country.

For his part, Bush recently said that although he believes in climate change, he does not know what causes it.

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