July 14th, 2010 – The voices of a new clean energy future

Richmond Times-Dispatch“Today’s Political Leaders Face Choices”

By Jay Fisette, Times-Dispatch Columnist

“According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, to spur job creation the U.S. must invest more and compete for a share of the potential $500 billion global clean energy market.”

“And last month, after all of their work, the senators [Kerry and Lieberman] introduced the American Power Act, receiving unprecedented support from industry and the environmental community — for taking the first serious step toward passing legislation that will reduce America’s dependence on oil and boost production of clean domestic power.”

The Huffington Post“Owning Up to Our Oil Addiction”

By Tom Schey

“Americans have had a longstanding, reckless love affair with their autos. It’s an abusive relationship that has almost single-handedly dismantled one of our strongest and — at one time — most prideful industries.”

“The time is now. If the calamity in the Gulf doesn’t paint a clear enough picture and sense of urgency, what the hell will? Enough of watered down politics; this is a matter of survival for generations to come. Let your congressman/senator know. It’s time to be bold; enough with the compromises.”

 The Voices of a New Clean Energy Future is a series from individuals who understand the importance of passing comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation – business leaders, politicians, policy experts, and concerned citizens like you. EDF is proud to highlight their voices and contributions to the climate and energy debate.

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