Report: ‘Blue and Red States Going Green on Energy Policy’

Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:08am

USA Today reports that “Politically ‘red’ and ‘blue’ states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support.”  

“In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the ‘State Clean Energy Cookbook ‘ by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.”  

“‘There’s no blue or red tinge to it. It’s across the board,’ says George P. Shultz, co-chair of Hoover’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy and U.S. secretary of State, Treasury and Labor under two GOP presidents. He says the new report shows ‘what works and what doesn’t.'”