Hickenlooper in Iowa


Climate change. Three things must be accomplished rapidly, he said. The nation must get its electricity from renewable sources, including wind, solar and batteries. This could be done in five years, he said.

Second, electric vehicles must become the norm, with the government helping to build a network of recharging stations.

Third, buildings, both homes and businesses, must be retrofitted for energy efficiency and the federal government should help with that. Heavy manufacturing and farming also produce greenhouse gas emissions, so there needs to be research to develop innovations to reduce them.