Deloitte Senior Advisor Joseph Stanislaw has written a paper addressing how the president can achieve his energy goals.Î¾ He says success hinges on positioning a Green New Deal as the best way to attack climate change and the economy.
"If this transformation succeeds, it will succeed because it combines form and recovery, both.Î¾ You know, reforming the energy sector — which will take a long time, but you have to start that process.Î¾ By starting it, it, you know, kick-starts everything else along with it.Î¾ Then you get the reform and recovery both, and that's the goal, that's the objective.Î¾ And I think what we're talking about in this transformation — across the board, across all the energy sectors — is to be green, is to be clean and promote and develop jobs.Î¾ You know, installing installation, changing windows in houses — you know, those are local economy jobs.Î¾ That's part of the Green Deal, the Green Revolution."Î¾
Stanislaw recommends the passing of a carbon-trading bill.Î¾ He says the oil and gas industries need to be allies in a transformative energy plan, but every American should be in the center of the effort.
"We're, you know, in the unthinkable territory, we're in the new dimension, thinking outside the box.Î¾ And we're trying to educate a new generation to think differently about how we use energy.Î¾ How the new digital technologies allow us to use less energy.Î¾ How we promote efficiency.Î¾ Make it a culture, make it a value.Î¾ And the real dimension of the Green New Deal — or the Green Collar Nation, as I like to call it — is it's a transformation and it's an effect, because it starts with demand.Î¾ What we don't use, we don't have to produce."
Stanislaw was one of three founders of Cambridge Energy Research Associates.Î¾
Ed Mayberry, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.