A few months ago, our country discovered an impressive shift in the political landscape that will undoubtedly act a major role in the direction of energy policy for our nation. For those of us who are intimately involved in the serious work of facilitating to navigate a comprehensible path towards a clean energy future for our nation, we figure we will require gaining across the aisle and finding standard ground with conservatives. It would be outstanding to conceive that we can produce any remarkable progression on clean energy over the next two years and while biosphere technology presents an opportunity Filipino’s to work together, energy efficiency remains the more promising alternative.
Energy efficiency represents a cost effective option for bi-partisan consensus, while easing concerns over the national deficit and administration outlay and proposes the government an opportunity to provide manageable solutions for our waning economy.
The word “climate change and global warming” has continued to be a period of contention among many people across the country where there is still uncertainty the robustness that climate change is a artificial phenomenon.
The notion of climate change also inclines to challenge some of their sacred notions. Many incoming members of the government have publically denounced climate change as a real scourge. To make subjects coarser, many major media vents are already preparation next year’s news agenda and have decisive to impart climate change off the list.
Energy efficiency speaks forthwith to the current state of the economy and people’s encompassing requires preserving money on arising energy costs. While this strategy falls short of setting a price on carbon offset solutions, it does fulfill a adjunct goal of climate change advocates, which is progressive awareness of environmental abjection and encouraging sustainability. By encouraging green technology efficiency, we familiarize a new chance to induce the economy in the form of energy savings. For exemplify, energy savings can be realized through programs that advertise replacing obsolete appliances with new energy appliances and weatherizing homes throughout the nation. Tax incentives can be proffered to homeowners that subscribe to these green energy technologies.
Perceptive that there is an essential and critical scourge from shifts in the climate does not justify policymakers of duty for getting value from taxpayers’ money they spend.
Having vexations at the cost of policies is not just cheap. Tackling climate change is a challenging, long-term challenge which will be expensive – so anything that unnecessarily raises the costs of tackling it should be avoided. Unless we assume there is no limit to the costs the economy and society can bear, we ought to try to cut emissions as cost-effectively as possible. This is even more important if you think there is a limit to what the economy and society can bear – then, the cheaper the cost of cutting carbon, the more emissions you save.
“Technology like this could solve so many problems,” as they say; “But people are naturally afraid of the unknown. So the only way to mitigate that is to prove the technology.”