In this video interview, Rod Richardson, the blogger behind Green Energy Tax Cuts, puts forward a unique spin on the polarized politics and issues on climate change we face today -- fight global warming by eliminating all taxes on green energy investments.
He argues that this will lead to a massive influx of new investment in clean energy, and produce less pain and more prosperity than any existing policy alternative, with an appeal across party lines... because it won't cost taxpayers a dime.
The Green Energy Tax Cuts proposal also fuses a traditionally liberal passion about global warming and clean energy with a traditionally conservative love of tax cuts and supply side economic policy. Explaining how the barriers to liberal and conservatives can come together on this issue, Richardson shows a possible avenue towards consensus.
It is politically and economically more powerful to grow the clean energy sector through tax cuts, he believes, because by eliminating investment, capital gains and estate taxes on green energy, we can rapidly attract new investment toward successful business models.
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Rod Richardson is the founder of The 21st Centrist Fund, and author of two blogs: 21st Centrist and Green Energy Tax Cuts. Through these efforts, Richardson seeks to originate and develop new public policy ideas that can bridge the gap between the left and right to produce better, more sustainable outcomes than existing policies, particularly in the areas of energy, the environment and health care. The 21st Centrist Fund supports scholarly research and development of such new public policy ideas.