Buttigieg on climate


Buttigieg views the Green New Deal as a “very attractive framework” for dealing with climate change, but also said it’s more of a “set of goals.”

At an event at the University of Chicago, he argued for incentivizing cities to develop in more sustainable ways and working towards personal family energy independence by investing federal money to make solar energy for individual houses cheaper.

“We could get to the point where affordably Uncle Sam could send you a kit,” Buttigieg said. “And if you’re a home owner this solar kit means that you’re pretty much self sufficient.”

He argued the later point could help lower income families spend less on energy.