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Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy

The US needs to set an aggressive agenda of transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy in ten years to confront climate change and the environmental damage of dirty energy. This transition will impact multiple parts of our economy especially housing, transit and technology on clean energy, batteries and transmitting energy.
Source: 2016 Maryland Senate campaign website FlowersForSenate.org , Feb 3, 2016

World will reach the limits of its carbon budget in 2018

The climate crisis demands immediate steps. According to researchers, the world will reach the limits of its carbon budget in 2018. The US continues to be a major contributor to the crisis with the highest per capita carbon footprint in the world. The federal government is more concerned with protecting the profits of the oil, gas and nuclear industries rather than the rapid energy and economic transitions that are needed.

In 2009, the Obama administration derailed the United Nations climate talks when negotiations between other nations were working towards binding carbon limits. The resultant 2015 Paris agreement is entirely voluntary with carbon commitments that are inadequate to mitigate climate change. The Paris Treaty amounts to 'too little, too late.'

Obama's Clean Power Plan incentivizes more gas and more nuclear power. These are dirty energies that not only add to climate gases but cause widespread environmental and health problems.

Source: 2016 MD Senate campaign: response to State of the Union , Jan 12, 2016

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