Bryan Walsh writes in Axios on the obstacles that exist to building our way out of climate change.
- Efforts to update infrastructure and our energy grid faces a long list of obstacles including local resistance and regulations.
- This week citizens in Maine voted against importing clean hydropower from Canada because they believed that it would disrupt the state’s woodlands.
- Regulations can also hamstring projects, driving up costs and delaying completion times.
- Lawmakers can limit the obstacles to address climate change by reducing regulations to make them more efficient, which allow the private sector to thrive.
“The development required for net-zero carbon is increasingly meeting local resistance on the ground, including from people who identify as environmentalist.”
Read the full article here.