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Published on October 23rd, 2012 | by Adam Johnston


Environmental Defense Fund Releases New Video on Clean Energy Benefits

October 23rd, 2012 by  

OK, so, we know that the fossil fuel industry has pumped ample money into a US presidential campaign to oppose clean energy, because this time there’s a legitimate threat to the industry.

In response, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), has just put out a new video which offers many useful talking points on why we need a strong renewable energy policy, including: job creation, battling climate change, and boosting the US economy. Here’s the video:

Clean energy support makes sense, especially considering the fact that the fossil fuel industry get 75 times more in subsidies compared to it’s clean energy counterparts, the EDF noted.

“Despite the fact that clean energy has become the ‘modern-day whipping boy,’ it is indeed alive and thriving. The clean energy sector now creates more jobs than the fossil fuel industry and, just last year, grew nearly twice as fast as the overall economy,” said vice president of EDF’s Energy Program Jim Marston.

Be sure to watch the video to find out what the EDF has to say on clean energy.

For more, you can also go to the EDF’s Energy innovation Series.

Source: Environmental Defense Fund

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is expected to complete the Professional Development Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto by December 2017. Adam recently completed his Social Media Certificate from Algonquin College Continuing & Online Learning. Adam also graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a three-year B.A. combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications in 2011. Adam owns a part-time tax preparation business. He also recently started up Salay Consulting and Social Media services, a part-time business which provides cleantech writing, analysis, and social media services. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or check out his business

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