After a strong week spent highlighting Hillary’s plan to address America’s energy and environmental challenges, the Clinton campaign today launched a new ad emphasizing Hillary’s commitment to lead our country toward energy independence.
Watch the ad: http://hillaryclinton.com/video/65.aspx
The new 30-spot, entitled, “Energy Independence,” features Hillary discussing her plans to end our dependence on foreign oil, create millions of jobs by investing in clean and renewable energy, and end tax subsidies from the oil companies.
Hillary unveiled her energy plan this week, discussing her agenda to tackle our climate and energy crisis during her visit to New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday. At a stop in Peterborough Hillary was joined by home improvement expert and environmental advocate, Bob Vila. The pair discussed ways to make America’s homes more energy efficient by taking simple steps such as using compact fluorescent light bulbs and wrapping water heaters in a blanket to dramatically reduce energy usage across the country.
Hillary also participated in an energy and environment roundtable with undecided voters at Cranmore Ski Lodge in North Conway. In 2003, Cranmore became the first ski area east of the Mississippi to utilize biodiesel fuel.
Hillary's plan would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of global warming, cut foreign oil imports by two-thirds from 2030 projected levels, more than 10 million barrels per day, and catalyze a thriving new clean energy industry.
Hillary would transform our economy from carbon-based to clean and energy efficient, jumpstarting research and development by investing $15 billion annually in basic energy research, and the development and deployment of clean energy technology. She would also spur the green building industry by funding the retrofitting and modernization of 20 million low-income homes and take concrete steps to reduce electricity consumption, including enacting strict appliance efficiency standards and phasing out incandescent light bulbs. Read more about Hillary’s plan to power America’s future.
Following is the script for the ad:
CLINTON: We’ve got to get serious about ending our dependence on foreign oil.
CLINTON: We could create millions of new jobs through new energy.
CLINTON: Let’s start investing in what I’ve called a Strategic Energy Fund that will put $50 billion dollars to work with wind and solar and biofuels.
CLINTON: And where would I get the money?
CLINTON: I would take away the tax subsidies from the oil companies.
CLINTON: They don’t need your tax dollars any more.
ANNCR: If you’re ready for change, she’s ready to lead.
CLINTON: I’m Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.