Clinton: America Can Be Clean-Energy ‘Superpower’National Journal, September 4, 2014
The U.S. can become the “clean energy superpower of the 21st century,” Hillary Clinton said Thursday, urging businesses and the government to build up the renewable sector.
“Climate change is the most consequential, urgent, sweeping collection of challenges we face,” the former secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic front-runner said Thursday at Harry Reid’s annual energy conference in Las Vegas. “The threat is real, and so is the opportunity … if we make the hard choices.”
As expected, Clinton’s keynote address at the National Clean Energy Summit didn’t wade into much controversial territory. She offered support for President Obama’s climate action plan and EPA rules that will regulate power-plant emissions and didn’t delve into too many specifics of what a Clinton energy agenda might look like.