We’ve been hearing the same question a lot lately – what should President Obama do in his second term to fight climate change?
Those points range:
[F]rom no-brainer ideas almost everyone can agree on to ambitious items that would require Congressional action
And they all have one thing in common – they are business friendly.
As Eric puts it:
It is worth remembering that strong business support helped secure passage of the House climate bill in 2009, and though that effort failed in the Senate, no serious legislation can move without the backing of men and women in the engine room of the American economy. To be politically viable, climate solutions must be economically sustainable.
Here’s the (very) short version of Eric’s plan:
- Feed the conversation
- Reduce climate accelerants
- Start a clean energy race
- Use the Clean Air Act
- Put a price on carbon
If you’d like to read the whole plan, you can find it here: A Business-Friendly Climate Agenda for Obama's Second Term