A STABLE PATH TO ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY
Protecting the environment and combating the impact of climate change will require evidence-based pragmatic solutions. Dealing effectively with climate change requires bipartisan plans that foster sustainable economic growth and protect American workers as well as the world’s natural resources.
There is a need for bipartisan dialogue about a legislative plan to address a cost-effective clean power plan. The current regulatory regime has resulted in a seesaw policy that is grossly inefficient and unsustainable when trying to achieve generational changes. Investors need long-run assurances to invest in cleaner power generation, industrial facilities, and vehicle fleets.
Pursuing bipartisan legislation is the only sustainable way to address climate change. Unless legislation is supported by a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, it can be easily repealed or amended when the control of Congress changes. Extreme hyper-partisanship is a failed approach that will make it more difficult to enact common-sense legislation.
This effort will require the following:
-Balance the development of an affordable and diverse energy supply with the environmental challenges.
-Promote intergovernmental cooperation by providing state and local governments with the resources and tools they need to craft and implement pragmatic solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. This should include incentives supporting regional climate change adaptation plans.