Julian Bell on Energy & Oil
Change energy practices to reduce atmospheric CO2
This is a proposal for how to transition the Oregon economy from fossilized carbon based energy to clean renewable energy. This plan is intended to create jobs and build a healthy economy in Oregon. A failing economy and fewer jobs would be a terrible
outcome of any economic plan, but would also undermine progress on climate change. Not everyone will have the same job as before, which is the nature of a free market economy. The deployment of the clean energy economy infrastructure will be delegated
to the private sector (free enterprise) with support from the Oregon government.
These are the basic principles on which this plan is developed:
Source: 2016 Governor campaign website JulianBellForGovernor2016.com
, Dec 10, 2015
- Effectively all remaining fossil fuels need to stay in the ground.
The clean energy infrastructure and economy have to be assembled and operationalized.
- CO2 will be removed from the atmosphere by any available means, with emphasis on changing energy, transport, agricultural, and forestry practices.
Combat climate change and promote clean energy
Julian Bell, 44, an Ashland doctor who runs the intensive care unit at Providence Medford Medical Center, filed election papers. Bell's website lists combating climate change and promoting clean energy among his top priorities--and he accuses elected
officials who dispute scientists who agree climate change is human caused of recklessness.
"At the moment there's no contingency plan in case the scientists do know more about the climate than the politicians,"
Bell's website says. "How can our politicians fail to use the best science when making their decisions about our future?
We need a radical change of direction based on ingenuity, investment, science and reality based thinking."
Earlier this month, he told the Eugene Weekly newspaper that Brown was too quiet on environmental action.
Source: The Oregonian on 2016 Oregon gubernatorial race
, Oct 15, 2015
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