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The Emerging Republican Climate Policy Framework

Sarah E. Hunt writes in Issues in Science and Technology about the conservative climate policy framework that is beginning to take hold in Congress.

The C3 Take
  • Conservatives in Congress are adopting policy frameworks that address climate issues.
  • Specifically, these frameworks look to address climate change through energy innovation, regulatory reform, and stewardship.
  • As opposed to the progressive’s top-down mandates, conservatives are offering bottom-up solutions that use the power of markets and local leadership to solve climate challenges.

“Conservative climate policies avoid large, top-down omnibus legislation such as the Green New Deal, which would allow the federal government to reorganize the entire economy. Philosophically, conservatives focus on positive incentives to innovate toward lower emissions and support adaptation efforts as sea levels rise and weather patterns change.”

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