Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clean Energy & a Price on Carbon

Below is a new video from Repower America about boosting wind turbine manufacturing in the US.  With the debate in the Senate on climate legislation about to kick into full gear, now is the time to get to work.

Without strong legislation this year, there's a good chance we won't get it for a while - and we know to have any chance at avoiding really destructive climate disruption, we need global carbon emissions to peak by 2015.

That's not going to happen without leadership from the US in the form of meaningful correction to the price signals.  We can continue to keep the price of fossil fuels artificially low, but as we continue to find out in so many ways, we end up paying the true cost eventually, and it is much much higher, in the forms of oil spills, wars, Katrinas, droughts, floods, crop failures, and so on - all of which have huge real financial costs and unfathomable moral costs.

Here in the Commonwealth we're looking to Scott Brown to step up and take advantage of what amounts to a huge leadership opportunity to champion a bi-partisian bill, rise above the nonsense that this is a economy-destroying conspiracy, and make the case that this is a market-correction that needs to happen to ensure American competitiveness, create jobs, boost national defense, and most importantly give us half a chance at ensuring a livable planet for our children and grandchildren.  Sign Repower America's petition and give your Senators a call today.

Stay going. 

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