Washington, D.C. — A new proposal to create a federal clean energy standard would create jobs and help the United States achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury, or sooner.
“To ensure that Colorado’s amazing wildlife and natural places endure for generations, we must stave off the worst impacts from climate change by rapidly adopting cleaner sources of energy,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Rep. DeGette’s Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment Act will accelerate the de-carbonization of the U.S. economy in a technology-inclusive way, while creating good jobs in frontline communities through a Climate Resilience Corp designed to restore natural resources, bolster community resilience, and naturally sequester carbon."
The Clean Energy Innovation and Deployment Act, introduced by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), would:
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