Denver, Colorado 2021-09-13 07:43:55 –
For Alice Madden, Secretary-General of the Getch’s Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, this is an opportunity for the President to show how his plans will affect Colorado.
“I know he will ultimately talk about all the opportunities to create jobs and clean the air by taking climate change seriously,” Madden said.
According to the White House, as of 2019, there are approximately 62,000 Coloradans working on clean energy and more than 33,000 electric vehicles in the state.
“Manufactured in the United States by building electric cars, trucks and buses, installing cleaner energy on the grid, reducing pollution in the power sector, making the grid more resilient to storms and saving all money You can start the renaissance, “Madden said.
The White House says the plan will also address climate change directly, apart from an estimated 500,000 to 1 million jobs that could be added to the United States each year from a clean electricity policy.
“Climate change is no longer a vague and distant threat, it’s here now,” Madden said.
In Colorado, climate change does not simply mean poor air quality, says Dr. James Crooks of National Jewish Health.
“It can dry the west and cause even more serious water shocks to people living in the eastern United States than we had. They have to deal with stronger hurricanes, that is, of the century. The rest of August will be a kind of climate roulette. ”
The president says his Build Back Better plan is a $ 2 trillion investment that also supports housing, innovation and transportation.
The plan is to start funding these projects during his first term.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re blue, green, red or purple. We have to act together. If we don’t act together, we won’t, so this Is a time of great opportunity and some serious consequences, “Madden said.
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