The independent governor of Rhode Island is going to Washington D.C’s premiere progressive think tank to talk about renewable energy policy on Friday.
Linc Chafee will give the opening remarks at the Center for American Progress for a discussion billed as “Regional Energy Solutions, Moving Beyond ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’”
According to a press advisory on the talk:
The path embraced by the fossil fuel industry claims that we can mine and drill our way to energy independence without regard for the long-term implications. But America deserves better than the “one size fits all, drill everywhere and now” strategy, put forth by the American Petroleum Institute, designed to pad the pockets of the industries of yesterday. We embrace an alternative vision that looks to diversify and strengthen the economy through proactive solutions that move us toward sustainable energy independence; reducing our carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels by capitalizing on the various resources available in different regions across America; and realizing their potential to create the good green jobs of the future.
The Center for American Progress, the parent organization of the popular progressive blog Think Progress, will be livestreaming the talk starting at 10 a.m., so you can watch it live here.
CAP and the Center for the Next Generation will be releasing their new report that “examines successful non-fossil-fuel-based economic development strategies in six major regions of the country to showcase the future potential of the clean energy economy,” according to the advisory.