In an interview with Yale Environment 360, energy researcher Tony Reames discusses the growing energy divide between rich and poor in the U.S. and the urgent need to provide low-income communities with better access to affordable clean energy...
Jay InsleeWe will build a clean energy future. It will be just, inclusive, and sustainable.
Jay InsleeI want to build an economy American workers can depend on and one that will defeat climate change. I hope you’ll take a moment to read the Evergreen Economy Plan and let me know what you think. bit.ly/2EdQO6f (14/14)
The 15,000-word document includes proposals to rapidly decarbonize, create 8 million jobs and revitalize the labor movement by repealing right-to-work laws.
Jay Inslee“It’s a formidable document, and an audacious rebuke of skeptics who say policy to cut emissions is at odds with economic prosperity. The proposal stakes out positions on labor and rural development as bold as those on the environment.”
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has staked his entire presidential campaign on being the country’s first climate candidate. And on Thursday, he released the second plank of his climate change platform.
Jay Inslee“This plan is straight up like a Masters thesis,” @LeahStokes, a political scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, told @EARTH3R in an email. “And he’s not even DONE yet.”
Renewable energy jobs are booming across the U.S. and are forecast to keep growing - especially in the heart of coal country - creating new economic opportunities for communities and high-wage jobs for workers facing the coal-to-clean transition.
Jay InsleeIt’s a fact: Clean energy jobs are booming across the U.S, creating high-wage employment for blue-collar workers.