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Congress’ New Chance for Clean Energy

The new Congress can create jobs and end fossil fuel dependence, write Kate Gordon and Jake Caldwell.

The midterm elections made it clear that Americans want a government that works for the people.

The 112th Congress will be faced with a choice: Work with the president and the people to deliver results, or pursue an obstruction agenda that will leave individuals and businesses with an even less sustainable economy and future than they face today.

If Congress chooses the collaboration path, members can tackle one issue that will enhance our national security, create jobs and help stabilize the climate — an issue with bipartisan roots that touches every corner of this nation: clean energy.

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Kate Gordon

Senior Fellow