How governors are fighting for clean energy jobs

The Verge


Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaking about his renewable energy roadmap at a community solar garden in Arvada, Colorado, in 2019. | Photo by Joe Amon / MediaNews Group / The Denver Post / Getty Images

A coalition of 25 governors today renewed calls for a green recovery to the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. They also called on Congress to pass a stimulus package that bolsters clean energy job growth.

"“This is a crisis”"

It’s an investment that’s also needed to tackle the severe effects climate change is already having on states. “This is a crisis, and that’s why we really made it a goal from the very start to lead the way in renewable energy,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tells The Verge.

The governors, including Polis, are part of the US Climate Alliance, formed in 2017 as a response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. They pledged to keep states on track to meet the goals of the...

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