Addressing Climate Change
As president of an Illinois company that researches solar energy technology, Raja understands that the time for America’s clean energy future is now. A cleaner environment and a stronger economy are not competing goals, as many in Congress seem to believe. Instead, nations that lead the way in developing clean energy technology will gain a competitive advantage in creating the good jobs of the future.
The recent Paris agreement among 195 nations provides a framework for global action on the climate, and the U.S. is well positioned to lead the way. Unfortunately, the current Congress is attempting to block this progress, with many members claiming that the human contribution to climate change is unproven. This is absurd, as the vast majority of scientists and experts agree that global climate change is man-made. Now is the time to act to combat this global threat in a smart way that saves our environment while preserving and creating jobs. America, in concert with other countries, must work to reverse the damage being done to the global environment. As someone who understands both the science and economics of climate change, Raja will go to Congress to help lead this critical fight for our future.