Just in time for Earth Day, Hillary Clinton announces her clean energy pledge

The vice president’s staff sent the request to agencies within 24 hours, and the Defense Department and Air Force are already in the process of pursuing purchasing choices that will help the country achieve…

Just in time for Earth Day, Hillary Clinton announces her clean energy pledge

The vice president’s staff sent the request to agencies within 24 hours, and the Defense Department and Air Force are already in the process of pursuing purchasing choices that will help the country achieve this goal.

For the past several years, Vice President Joe Biden has publicly advocated for renewable energy in his role as an American ambassador for clean energy . He has cited the benefits of clean energy on international relations and the health of the environment. The following are some of his best quotes:

The Vice President’s staffers have made a bold new announcement on clean energy. According to Politico , they’ve requested all government entities, including military bases, agencies, and companies “to use 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2050,” and have notified more than 80 US Federal agencies to immediately begin measuring their energy consumption.

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“We’re in the same position as China. Here’s the truth: Solar and wind may not be as visible, flashy or as attractive to mainstream America as their manufacturers would have us believe. But that is no excuse for inaction.”

— VP Joe Biden at a 2013 Climate March in New York City

“Our children and grandchildren will look back at us and say, ‘Why were you not prepared?’ Because everyone’s going to do what we need to do: sacrifice and put the country first. The only ones who will say they didn’t have a sense of urgency are those who have missed the point. If you think you didn’t have a sense of urgency, you didn’t have a sense of urgency, you’re an idiot.”

— VP Joe Biden at a speech at the Brookings Institution in 2012

“We need to increase the efficiency of our power grid and increase the efficiency of our transportation fuels to use less energy. By making it cheaper to build renewable and energy-efficient technologies, we can make it economically possible for as many as one-third of new vehicles to be electric by 2030.”

— Vice President Joe Biden at the Virginia Entrepreneurship Day in 2011

Biden’s campaign was successful in reaching a much-needed new level of interest in the energy sector on both sides of the political aisle.

In his sixth year in office, Vice President Biden has continued his commitment to the clean energy arena by increasing the role of renewable energy at home as well as abroad. His proposal to increase sustainable energy and lead the way to a low-carbon economy marks a significant shift in federal policy towards a clean energy industry.

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