CLEAN ENERGY REFORMS
All clean energy, clean development, and infrastructure initiatives shall have a minimally disruptive, destructive, or minimally negative impact on the environment, to include but not limited to deforestation, disruption of marine life, or polluting the air. Furthermore, all expansion, or further investment into fossil fuels, including natural gas, off shore drilling, and especially fracking shall be summarily halted indefinitely. Affected industries shall be given government assistance in transitioning business models, and personnel to alternative business efforts.
Ownership of Clean Energy Rights, Technology, Distribution, Generation, and Supply
The United States Federal Government shall unilaterally control the rights, technology, distribution, generation and supply of clean energy to the power grid.
All residential and commercial use of energy shall be at cost and replace all current energy billing, or contracts in effect
All private entities involved in energy distribution, generation, supply, technological development, or owning the rights shall become federalized
All current power plants shall convert to solar arrays by 2035
Tax credits shall be granted in the form of 2% tax credits, cumulatively, that this transition occurs before 2035. For example, if the transition occurs in 2028, a 14% tax credit shall be granted to those entities until 2035.
Tax credits that are earned will dissipate at a rate of 1% per year, after 2035, until normal tax rates are achieved
Smart highways shall integrate solar technology
Solar farms in desert locations within the United States, shall integrate solar farms that connect to energy grids across the United States, and integrate with the solar technologies of the Smart Highway system
Wind technologies currently in existence may remain, further development of wind technologies shall be advised in locations where solar technologies, or water turbines would be ineffective.
Coastal regions, regions with large bodies of water including lakes, rivers, etc. shall integrate water turbine technology, and connect to national power grids, and the Smart Highway System
Regions with significant geothermal activity shall integrate geothermal technologies, that will not disrupt the environment, or cause volcanic activities, and connect to national power grids, and the Smart Highway System, if possible
Hydrogen fuel technologies shall take precedence in development for vehicles, and machinery wherever possible
Renewable fuels, such as corn based fuels, shall be used in conjunction with traditional oil and gas reserves during the transition period into clean energy initiatives
Nuclear energy in the form of Thorium shall be strongly considered as long lasting, minimally radioactive fuel, and battery sources in all applicable areas in which it could be utilized
Nuclear power, in the form of nuclear fusion or fission, shall continue to be researched, and developed until it can be utilized safely, and nuclear waste can be rendered safe within 12 months or shorter timeframes.
Clean Energy Storage and Export
The very nature of clean energy is that it will create a surplus of energy that shall be stored in equally environmentally safe manners.
The export of energy shall be at a 3:1 ratio until United States energy reserves equal an amount that could run the nations energy needs for a period of at least 10 years without additional energy production.
3:1 in this case means for every 3 Megawatt hours of energy generated, the US may export 1 Megawatt hour worth of energy.
After this threshold of 10 years has been met, exports may increase so long as this 10 year minimum is maintained