Read This: Spreading the Zero Carbon Energy Wealth and Power

The American Jobs Plan requires that every state generate all of its electricity by 2035 from fuels that produce no carbon emissions.  Ron Brownstein writes in his “Fault Lines” column for CNN that this will:
trigger a massive spending boom in wind and solar power — at least doubling the pace of investment now underway…The reason: While relatively few states now dominate the production of the oil, coal and natural gas that currently provide most of the nation’s power, far more states are positioned to generate significant amounts of solar, on- or off-shore wind and other sources of carbon-free power, according to a recent study by the Decarb America Research Initiative that modeled the nation’s energy usage through 2050 under a plan like Biden’s.”
Why This Matters:  Lindsey Walter, of Third Way, explains that today “the states that have oil, gas, and coal resources are the ones that have the most opportunity to play a role in energy production. But by 2050 every single state is playing a role in producing energy using the natural resources available in that state. That’s why you are seeing the opportunity for more states to benefit in this net-zero carbon economy.”  That would translate into some impressive political energy.
Read Brownstein’s piece here — it’s worth your time.

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