John Kasich on Energy & Oil

Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President


I've evolved on climate change: stop denying it

Republicans should stop denying humans' impact on climate change and start putting forth policies to address it, Kasich says. "This is like a call to arms. Let's have conservatives have a discussion instead of being in denial that this is a problem. You can't just be a science denier."

Kasich himself has evolved from when he was running in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. He said then that the overall human impact on climate change is unclear and that "we don't want to destroy people's job, based on some theory that is not proven."

When presented with those comments, Kasich responded: "Yeah, well you know what, we all evolve." He went on to cite a federal government report, issued under the Trump administration, that laid out humans' impact on climate change and the impacts of it. "As I see more and more evidence, especially from our government and scientists, you learn more. Let's step it up."

Source: Axios.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Feb 26, 2019

Subsidies for electric vehicles and renewables

In his speech at the University of British Columbia, Kasich laid out what he is describing as a "centrist" climate policy, including: