Energy Independence and Halting Climate Change
New Energy and Jobs for Arkansas
Leading by example, I want to ensure first that my campaign is carbon-neutral. We will purchase carbon offsets to reduce our carbon emissions will only buy recycled paper products. On a larger scale, I am fierce in my opposition against drilling in the Arctic and supportive of the standard that would require renewable sources to be the source of 10 percent of America's electricity by 2020.
- Our goal should be 80% reductions of greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by the year 2050,
- Establish a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon dioxide emissions,
- reducing the cap every year, and
- auctioning off the right to emit a certain quantity of greenhouse gases.
The proceeds would then go to fund research for alternative energy sources such as wind and solar in an effort to end the United States’ reliance on imported foreign oil.