December 4, 2018

Sarah Hunt: Congress Should Focus on Achievable Climate Solutions First

By Sarah Rumpf

Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt was quoted in a Bloomberg article about a carbon fee bill that has been introduced in Congress before the Democrats take control in January. 

As the article notes, Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Francis Rooney (R-FL) have put forward a climate bill, "The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act." It is the first bipartisan bill on this issue to be introduced in a decade.

"While it has virtually no chance of moving during the lame-duck session of Congress," notes Bloomberg reporter Dean Scott, "the bill could be a starting point for climate legislation after Democrats assume House control in January."

Still, this bill is an important conversation starter. As Hunt noted, Congress would benefit by "focus[ing] on achievable climate solutions first."

“Republicans and Democrats can agree on several greenhouse gas emissions reducing strategies, including building efficient infrastructure, clean energy sector job growth, and advanced energy technology R&D,” said Hunt.

Read the rest here: Bipartisan Climate Fee Backers to Plant Flag During Lame Duck.

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