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M***@kymhorsell.com
2018-05-15 00:01:13 UTC
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More Republicans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Than Fossil Fuels

Brian Kahn
14 May 2018 12:15pm

[image] Sunset on a wind farm in Blairsburg, Iowa.Photo: Brian Abeling (Flickr)

When Earther last checked in on Americansâ views on climate change, we
found conservative climate denial is a uniquely American trait. A new
Pew Research survey affirms the partisan divide is as strong as ever
when it comes to accepting basic climate science. But thereâs also
something that should give you hope: majorities of Democrats and
Republicans want to see more renewable energy.

Oh, and about 2 thirds of Americans say the govt isn't doing
enough to address climate change.

"Robust support for expanding solar and wind power represents a rare
point of bipartisan consensus in how the US views energy policies,"
the survey authors wrote.

[image] Image: Pew Research

Indeed, 93% and 91% of Democrats want more solar farms
and wind turbines respectively, while 84% and 79% of
Republicans want to see those technologies expanded. Consensus!

The Pew survey shows that most Republicans feel like the marketplace
will create the renewables boom on its own, without govt
regulations. On one level, they're right and it's already
happening. On another level, sound policies could help spur wider
renewables penetration, and the Trump administration is actively
working against those types of policies.

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as originally outlined by the Obama administration. Executives from 10
companies, including General Motors, Ford and Mercedes-Benz, were
invited to the meeting, notes The Hill. California - which has the
authority to write its own air pollution rules - has already vowed to
disregard any rollbacks and stick to its own stricter emissions
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trucks' CO2 emissions by 2025 and a 30% cut by 2030. If approved, it
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vehicles' emissions. However, alliance of campaigners, retailers, food
producers, haulage companies and some member states - including the
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Bret Cahill
2018-05-15 03:47:04 UTC
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More Republicans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Than Fossil Fuels
Brian Kahn
14 May 2018 12:15pm
[image] Sunset on a wind farm in Blairsburg, Iowa.Photo: Brian Abeling (Flickr)
When Earther last checked in on Americansā views on climate change, we
found conservative climate denial is a uniquely American trait. A new
Pew Research survey affirms the partisan divide is as strong as ever
when it comes to accepting basic climate science. But thereās also
something that should give you hope: majorities of Democrats and
Republicans want to see more renewable energy.
Oh, and about 2 thirds of Americans say the govt isn't doing
enough to address climate change.
Fly across the Midwest and all you see are wind turbines forever.

These are tRUMP voting states.
Bret Cahill
2018-05-15 03:49:52 UTC
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More Republicans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Than Fossil Fuels
Brian Kahn
14 May 2018 12:15pm
[image] Sunset on a wind farm in Blairsburg, Iowa.Photo: Brian Abeling (Flickr)
When Earther last checked in on Americansā views on climate change, we
found conservative climate denial is a uniquely American trait. A new
Pew Research survey affirms the partisan divide is as strong as ever
when it comes to accepting basic climate science. But thereās also
something that should give you hope: majorities of Democrats and
Republicans want to see more renewable energy.
Oh, and about 2 thirds of Americans say the govt isn't doing
enough to address climate change.
Fly across the Midwest and all you see are wind turbines forever.
The wind mills are so big you can tell the wind speed and direction at cruising altitude and estimate how late or early the plane will arrive in Sandy Eggo.
JTEM is right
2018-05-15 17:42:24 UTC
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More Republicans Support Expanding Renewable Energy Than Fossil Fuels
Well Obama pretty much maxed out fossil fuel
"Expansion," so there's almost zero potential
for a return on investing in further expansion.

Obama opened up federal lands to exploitation
and threatened to pull the leases on anyone
who wasn't drilling. He also built the Keystone
pipeline, took full for it, and pulled all the
stops on fracking. When U.S. fossil fuel production
exceeded domestic needs he raised the caps on
exports to keep the fossil fuel party going.

(All why pandering to the global warming nuts)

There's really almost nothing left to do.







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