"In the years since, Republicans have made tremendous strides on climate change. We have institutionalized big, bold goals anchored by clean energy breakthroughs, and even campaign on innovation as the best approach to solving the climate challenge."
Numerous leaders of the “Eco-Right” write on RealClearEnergy about the importance of Republican lawmakers to engage on the issue of climate. “The Democratically-controlled Congress and Biden White House are moving full-speed ahead to decarbonize the U.S. economy. Republican voices, rooted in conservative principles, are crucial to ensure that the solution Congress comes up with is...
"Even if America totally decarbonizes, we will still have wildfires, droughts, flooding, and hurricanes because the rest of the world is still increasing its consumption of fossil fuels. China, one of the world’s worst polluters, currently burns seven times more coal than America, and last year, a report indicated it was adding 250 gigawatts more electricity from coal-fired plants. That’s the equivalent of the entire U.S. coal-powered fleet."
"On climate, for instance, Republicans have easy openings. The Green New Deal is an unworkably heavy-handed, top-down, 'more government' proposal that won’t work. For starters, 'the science' tells us carbon dioxide doesn’t respect borders. Ending all emissions in the U.S. would do almost nothing to lower global temperatures as long as China is building new coal plants. The answer is more innovation, less government and trusting markets over mandates."
"Monday’s announcement includes a goal for 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030, more than triple what the country is on pace for by 2026 if permits were issued without delay, according to trade group estimates."
Rep. Dan Newhouse and Jason Modglin write about Rep. Jodey Arrington’s energy leadership on RealClearEnergy. “Rep. Arrington shared, ‘The manifold disastrous ways these Biden unilateral actions – and probably the onslaught of regulations and more mandates and interventions by this Administration – are going to hurt the quality of life and standard of living that...
"The role of climate change policy should be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective manner (economic efficiency is just as important as energy efficiency), not to pretend that the elimination of one source will somehow be a solution."
"Alaska has and continues to be a shining example of responsible resource and energy development – where conservation and development have been proven to live in harmony; where stewardship of our lands, resources and environment is not falsely defined as mutually exclusive. But now, as a cornerstone of our vulnerable economy comes under attack, we must prepare for a tough road ahead."