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The obstacles to building our way out of climate change

The obstacles to building our way out of climate change

Bryan Walsh writes in Axios on the obstacles that exist to building our way out of climate change.

The C3 Take
  • 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.

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