New US economic and political policies won’t change the course toward clean energy.
Combating climate change has been a priority for the outgoing Obama administration. However, many fear that the momentum toward a greener future will come to an abrupt halt when President-elect Donald Trump takes office, whose cabinet picks include fossil-fuel promoters and climate-change skeptics. Just before leaving office, President Barack Obama published an article in the prestigious academic journal Science, arguing that the clean energy sector in the US has advanced to a point where federal policies can no longer deter companies from riding the wave of the future toward a greener tomorrow. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends Obama’s optimistic exposé to business leaders and members of the Trump administration.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions no longer stifle economic growth,
- Why it makes economic sense for US companies to embrace clean energy and
- How US companies can benefit from a global trend toward renewable energy.
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