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'Conservatives support solar even more than progressives'

Category:Clean Energy
Bite“Conservatives support solar — they support it even more than progressives do. It’s about competition in its most basic form. The idea that you should be forced to buy power from a state-sponsored monopoly and not have an option is about the least conservative thing you can imagine.” – Bryan Miller,...
'Ronald Reagan would have fought climate change'

Bite'Before you get mugged by reality, take out an insurance policy. It’s the Ronald Reagan way.' – George Schultz, former Secretary of State for President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989.
Let’s create jobs that will save us, not cook us

Category:Clean Energy
Bite“If public money is going to be spent on energy jobs, it has to be for the jobs that will save us, not cook us.” – author and social activist Naomi Klein.
“Solar = independence & freedom!” – says Tea Party member

Category:Clean Energy
Bite“I don’t believe government should be picking winners and losers in the market place. I want consumer choice and clean air and clean water and solar is the best way to create a competitive choice.” – Debby Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party.
It’s stories, not science, which persuades people

Bite“Science is not what persuades people. It’s the stories they hear from the people they trust.” – George Marshall, the founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network, based in Oxford, England.
The world is waiting for a ‘Yes’ from America

Bite“Do we really believe in America is an exceptional nation and do we think we can really solve this challenge of climate change? The rest of the world is waiting for a 'Yes' from us.” – former Representative Bob Inglis.
Solutions! The exact opposite of farting at a cocktail party

Bite'Society conspires to suppress the discussion of climate change. Someone once said that talking about climate change is like flatulence at a cocktail party.' – Dan Miller, clean technology venture capitalist and climate speaker.
Don’t like big government? Then give free market solutions a voice

Bite"The main reason why we object to the reality of this problem (of climate change) is because the solutions that have been presented are big government solutions. So that is why I think it is so important to give free market solutions a voice in this argument.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scienti...
A livable planet: it’s not a special interest. It’s a public interest.

Bite“(To be successful) we have to take climate change and take it from a special interest to a public interest." – Bob Berkowitz, President and Founder of EcoAmerica.
Climate action is an opportunity to express our faith through love

Bite“Climate change is an opportunity to express our faith through love.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University.
Georgetown, TX: ‘We’re not Al Gore, but our goal: 100% clean energy.’

Category:Clean Energy
Bite"I'm probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find. We didn't do this to save the world — We did this to get a competitive rate and reduce the risk for our consumers." – Georgetown, Texas interim City Manager Jim Briggs
People already have all the values in their heart they need to care

Bite‘I believe 99.99% of people on this planet already have the values they need to care about climate change in their heart. We just need to identify those values and then we connect.’ – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University.
Your GOP Congressperson won't listen? They don't want to be fired

Bite'Who wants to be fired on Tuesday? To some degree, this is the dilemma for the right of center politicians. If they roll out climate change the wrong way, the next thing they know they receive a climate hero award and an unemployment paycheck.' – Admiral David Titley, Professor of meteorology at Pen...
Think you are too small to be effective? Think again

Bite'The argument that I am too small to make a difference is the equivalent of saying: Why should I pay my taxes? Why should I vote? Everyone has to do their own fair share.' – Dr. Stephen Schneider (1945-2010) Climate scientist at Stanford University.
‘We need all hands on deck including nuclear.’ – Dr. James Hansen

Bite“It is wrong to pit renewables against nuclear power. We need all hands on deck. Carbon-fee-and-dividend provides a way to avoid contentious discussion and allow competition.“ – Dr. James Hansen
2015 Paris Climate Agreement is just “the starting gun”

Bite“(2015 Paris Climate agreement) is just a start. A beginning. It is not going to be enough get the CO2 reductions that we need. I see this as the starting gun.” – Dr. Danny Richter, Legislative Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
Don’t trust the government? Then it is up to you & me to fix it.

Bite"So many of us don't realize that we are the government. I like to call it 'the God of they,' as in, 'Oh, they'll fix it.' No, it's up to us." – Photographer Clyde Butcher
ExxonMobil supports a revenue neutral carbon tax

Bite"We believe that the risks of climate change warrant action...ExxonMobil believes a revenue-neutral carbon tax would be a more effective policy option than cap-and-trade schemes, regulations, mandates, or standards. A properly designed carbon tax can be predictable, transparent, and comparatively si...
We must savor the world before we can save it

Bite"Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first." – E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and ...
China pollutes? It's a tired excuse, like 'the dog ate my homework.'

Bite‘When people have talked of climate solutions, critics argued America can’t cut emissions as long as China pollutes. We can now retire that lame excuse to the same list that includes “the dog ate my homework.”’ – Steve Valk, Communications Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby.