"Climate Progress debates the Heritage Foundation on clean energy and climate policy"
The Thrilla in Vanilla: Me vs. Heritage’s David Kreutzer on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show:
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A ref would have stopped this one a few minutes into the “fight” …
… well, okay, maybe not. But he or she would have thought about it.
Kreutzer is, nominally, Heritage’s Senior Policy Analyst in Energy Economics and Climate Change. But he has little to say about climate change, and, as for, energy economics, he never met a clean energy technology or strategy he liked (see “The intellectual bankruptcy of conservatism: Heritage even opposes energy efficiency“).
If we keep listening to the anti-science conservatives who reject any strategy to price carbon pollution, then, as the top pro-science conservative has said, we have no chance of achieving energy independence, no chance of achieving cleaner air, no chance of achieving a livable climate and no chance of achieving a significant share of the 20 million clean energy jobs that are likely to be created by 2030:
- Lindsey Graham: “The idea of not pricing carbon, in my view, means you’re not serious about energy independence. The odd thing is you’ll never have energy independence until you clean up the air, and you’ll never clean up the air until you price carbon.”
- Lindsey Graham: “Every day that we delay trying to find a price for carbon is a day that China uses to dominate the green economy.”