Solar to Overtake Oil Investments For First Time Ever

Is the U.S. doing enough to invest in low-emission technology?

  • 49.9k
    Brian
    Voted Maybe
    06/06/2023

    This is great news! We need to keep researching and investing in sustainable energies like solar to reduce our pollution and greenhouse gas output to stop the climate crisis.

    I'm glad to hear investments are going in the clean direction, and I hope more financial institutions go this way.

  • 96.4k
    LeslieG
    Voted No
    06/07/2023

    While it's good that investment is up, renewables only account for 12% of all energy consumption in the US so there is lots of catch up needed.

    https://usafacts.org/earth-day-facts/energy-emissions/

  • 854
    Larry
    Voted Yes
    06/06/2023

    Get the government out of this. Let's let consumers and industry choose. May the best tech win. In many case it will vary depending on application, so let's get the one size fits all government approach off the table. Let's stop government from subsidizing their favorite to the detriment of possibly better sources 

  • 6,725
    Bruce
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    The U.S.A. produced more fossil fuels than ever before last year.  Since 2018, the U.S.A. has been the world's largest producer of petroleum/oil and natural gas.  President Biden has sold more oil and gas leases than Trump ever did...  

    We will see whether any of these clean energy puduction facilities actually get built.  

    I can guarantee fossil fuel production will continue to climb--and that is a very dangerous plan.

  • 2,934
    Gdbondii
    Voted Maybe
    06/06/2023

    We need to do more and the tough part is convincing the oil companies to get involved.

  • 2,253
    JERRE
    Voted Yes
    06/06/2023

    Too much, is for the benefit of China.

  • 2,755
    George
    Voted No
    06/07/2023

    We need to get away from fossil fuels faster! 

  • 9,037
    Charles
    Voted No
    06/07/2023

    We can always do moe.

  • 3,373
    Steph
    Voted No
    06/07/2023

    No, the USA is NOT!  Of course, this is because too many lawmakers and policy makers or paid off by Big Oil!

  • 1,184
    sepena
    Voted No
    06/07/2023

    but this is good news.

  • 3,724
    Kevin
    Voted No
    06/07/2023

    More needs to be done!

  • 5,232
    Adam
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Doing enough? Probably not. Is anyone doing enough?

  • 1,714
    Lesley
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Not even close.

  • 2,542
    Joan
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Oil companies are pressuring lawmakers not to promote clean energy. The American people want clean air and water. We do not want the environment destroyed. It's time to realize that our resources are finite and we need to conserve and save the planet. 

  • 1,857
    George
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Unfortunately those old white men and greedy big oil does not support my generation millennials who care about climate change 

  • 13.4k
    MrGeer
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Bidens doing an awfull job on this...

    we need renewable, sustainable energy now, and end the use of fossil fuels. 

  • 595
    Lyn Z
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Wont be enough until fossil fuel is at a very low point and on its way out altogether.

  • 3,966
    Jean
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    CAUSES ASKS: "Is the U.S. doing enough to invest in low-emission technology?"  ME: No -- we're way behind the curve when it comes to developing clean energy alternatives.  Biden has made a start -- over magagop objections -- but there's a long ways to go.  

  • 1,411
    John
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    It we are to transition to electric vehicles, then the government better hurry up and build a massive amount of charging stations across the country.

    Unfortunately, Republicans resist the development of green energy just as they still favor the fossil fuel industry and deny climate change.

  • 1,080
    SigmaTriz
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    The Government has access to technology that could eliminate Carbon Dioxide emissions (U.S. Patent 8,674,373 and ignores it)

  • 1,888
    Dawn
    Voted No
    06/06/2023

    Obviously we can't do it all at once, but we damned sure need to get started on more options in more locations NOW!