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Addressing climate change is a win for Republicanswhy not embrace it? (The Hill) Shane Skelton, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s one-time energy aid, notes in his opinion piece that “bright red Texas is the largest renewable energy producer in the country. Plus, five of the 10 states with the most clean energy jobsTexas, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and North Carolinavoted for President Trump in 2016. Five other bright red statesKansas, Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, and Idaho generate between 30-80 percent of their electricity from zero carbon sources.”
The conservative case for a carbon tax (Bloomberg) “Failure to articulate a climate change policy has hurt Republicans with younger voters,” writes Karl Smith. “If economic conservatives want to stay relevant, they need to provide market-based solutions to one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.”
If you’re looking for a social media fix that informs rather than inflames, check out Niskanen Center’s defense of a carbon tax against bogus criticism.
If you saw some claims about carbon tax policy around the internet today that sound dubious, it’s because they are.
And last, but not least, if listening is more your speed, you can listen to this Political Climate podcast and still get work done. (Trust me, I did!)
Bob Inglis jumps in about halfway through, and the above mentioned Shane Skelton is one of the hosts.