Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton said that she would bring clean renewable energy to every home in America. Her campaign estimates that their agenda for enough power would be generated within the next 10 years.
Clinton, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator, promised a set of measures to be undertaken in respect to climate change, with extending the Federal clean energy tax incentives for lowering cost for both taxpayers and clean energy providers. She announced the installing of a half a billion solar panels nationwide, which would increase the nation’s solar capacity and produce clean power by more than 700 percent.
According to Reuters, Clinton set a couple of goals for her broader energy and climate strategy and she said “We are on the cusp of a new era. We can create a more open, efficient and resilient grid that connects us, empowers us – improves our health and benefits us all.”
During her speech in Iowa on Monday, she compared fighting climate change with putting a man on the moon. According to Reuters, she said “The next decade will be as decisive for climate change as the decade for getting to the moon was for space exploration.”
Clinton has made the topic of climate change one of the principles of her campaign, as has Vermont Senator and leftist Bernie Sanders, the main rival to Hillary Clinton’s lead for the Democrat Presidential nomination. She was urged by environmental activists to expand Barack Obama’s climate change agenda and have more comprehensive energy policy. She also vowed to stop giveaways to big oil companies and supported President Obama’s plan to reduce emissions from power plants
Clinton took a dig at the Republican Presidential field of contenders about their denial of climate change and said that this topic should be addressed very carefully. She said that even though Republican commenter’s say that they are not scientists and do not understand the process, there are people who know that climate change is real and should be taken very seriously. According to Reuters, she stated “Sea levels are rising, ice caps are melting, storms, wildfires and extreme weather are wreaking havoc. This is one of the most urgent threats of our time and we have no choice but to rise and meet it.” She has announced that she would be making an effort to bring Obama’s Clean Power Plan, because it would be an important part of her vision for clean energy.
Supporters say that Clinton has come out with strong solutions for our climate crisis and has laid a framework to put the nation to the path of future job-creation and a sound economy. She will continue arguing the issue of climate change at an energy-efficient train station in Iowa on Monday.
Clinton’s comprehensive climate change agenda is to be announced in the course of two months.