Taking Control of Our Energy Future by Senator John Kerry

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Op-Ed by Senator John Kerry

John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts

Huffington Post/John Kerry

It’s on.

Today, Senator Boxer and I introduced our “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act” that aims to put Americans back in charge of our energy future and our security — doing nothing less than reinventing the way America produces and uses energy. At the same time, it will help to put millions of Americans back to work, protect our children’s health and our environment, invest in homegrown innovation, and create a true 21st century economy.

After decades of debate, years of avoiding the challenge, billions spent on the status quo keeping us stuck in the past, it’s time for us to seize control of our energy future, our planet’s future, our security future, and our economic future.

green_jobs_americaWe send a billion dollars a day overseas to feed our addiction to oil. Our economy is at the mercy of fluctuations in the price of a resource we don’t control. And scientists and generals warn that the climate change caused by carbon pollution threatens our health, our environment and our security.

Our bill sets carbon pollution reduction targets, creates powerful new incentives for companies to find ways to meet them, and makes historic new investments in technology and efficiency that will improve every sector of our energy economy.

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To read the bill, a bill summary, explanation of each section, etc, follow this link.

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