What happened to climate change?

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EnergyVox | Citizen Energy (2011)







One of the most glaring omissions during Obama’s State of the Union address was the acknowledgement of climate change.  As the Senate and House return to Capitol Hill both sides are gearing up to attack the existing tool in place to address greenhouse gases – the Clean Air Act...

...Instead of addressing these threats to the Clean Air Act, Obama shifted the focus to the need for “clean energy” – stating the goal of an 80% clean energy sector by 2035 – a seemingly positive objective if the energy sources he referred to were actually clean.  But in this case, dirty energy by any other name is still dirty energy.  Obama’s clean energy plan includes dirty technologies such as nuclear reactors, coal, natural gas and biomass.  Learn more here.


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