Iowa college student Kelsi Wolever attended the Growth and Opportunity Party in Des Moines last weekend, where she dared to ask New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if free enterprise can solve climate change.

“Yes!” Christie enthusiastically responded.

“I don’t believe government regulation is the right way to go,” Christie said when asked to elaborate. He cited advances the state of New Jersey has made in transitioning into use of more nuclear and renewable energy sources.