Andy Beshear on Energy & Oil
Climate change is real; develop renewables
Climate Change: Consider human-caused climate change a serious threat?
Beshear : Yes. "Climate change is real, but you don't have to take my word for it, ask any farmer here in Kentucky or ask the
U.S. Military which is preparing for it each & every day." Unclear on specific greenhouse gas regulations.
Bevin: No. "The idea that somehow we created this solely & need to fix it solely is an absolutely preposterous assumption of the authority & power of man as related to the planet."
Renewable Energy: Support development of renewable energy?
Beshear: Need to diversify & include "as many renewables as possible." Specific renewables plan not found.
Bevin: No. Opposes tax-payer subsidies of renewables; calls powering the world through them "unrealistic."
Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Guide on 2019 Kentucky Governor race
, Nov 1, 2019
Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills
Climate change is real, and Kentucky needs an all-the-above energy policy that includes renewables and clean-coal technology.
At the same time, one of the biggest challenges our Kentucky families face, especially in the eastern part of the state, is that their energy bills go up year after year, while good jobs are hard to find and wages remain flat.
Kentucky families shouldn't have to choose between putting food on the table and paying their utility bills. Unfortunately, that's a decision many families have to make.
As attorney general over the last three years, my office has opposed dozens of utility bill hikes, and has helped save Kentucky families nearly $1.2 billion.
Source: 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial campaign website AndyBeshear.com
, May 2, 2019
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