Hillary Clinton on EnergyClinton proposes to shift the US economy from relying mostly on fossil fuels to using mostly renewable energy, particularly as an environmental concern.
HILLARY CLINTON: “We can make a transition over time from a fossil fuel economy – predominately – to a clean, renewable energy economy – predominately. And the United States will then lead in dealing with the very real problems of climate change.
You know, the Republicans on the other side, when you ask them about climate change, they all say 'well, I'm not a scientist.' Well, I'm not a scientist, either – I'm just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain, and I know that this is an issue that we have to address. And if we do it together, it's gonna be win-win.”
26 July, 2015: Clinton discusses energy
In the past, Clinton has spoken favorably of funding research into alternative energy technologies using the revenues of oil companies, whose massive profits she criticizes.
HILLARY CLINTON: “The same is true with energy independence. The Democrats know what needs to be done – again, we're working to try to push this agenda forward. The other day, the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy alternatives and technologies that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence.”
4 February, 2007: Clinton delivers a speech about oil and alternative energy