A new report from the Center for American Progress counters the “drill, baby, drill” vision of Mitt Romney with one that takes into account climate change and finite resources, reports co-author Kate Gordon at Climate Progress. The report, Regional energy, National Solutions, focuses on non-fossil-fuel-driven economic development strategies in six major regions of the country. Specifically, they are: Offshore wind on the Atlantic Coast, Coastal restoration in the Gulf Coast, Energy efficiency in the Southeast, Advanced vehicles in the Midwest, Wind power and solar power development and distribution in the Mountain West, and Solar power innovation and installation on the Pacific Coast. This strategy mandates investment in multiple forms of energy and fuel so the US is never dependent on just one finite resource for electricity and transportation needs. The various proposed developments recognize the unique assets of each region of our country, whether they are natural resources or infrastructure and workforce investments, and relies on ambitious, large-scale projects to create new jobs and anchor strong economic development strategies to ensure American economic competitiveness and true energy independence well into the future.
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Regional Energy, National Solutions: A Real energy Vision for America http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/21/1052771/regional-energy-national-solutions-a-real-energy-vision-for-america/#comment-530411
Original report: Regional Energy, National Solutions http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2012/10/19/42074/regional-energy-national-solutions/