On Wednesday, at the North American Energy Summit in
The Vice President described the progress we've made toward increased energy security in the past few years.
As an energy superpower,
The Vice President made clear that to fully benefit from our energy boom, we must invest in our energy infrastructure, as well as the ports and freight rail that manufacturers depend on to move their products across the country and export their products across the globe. These investments will, in turn, create good, middle-class jobs for Americans. The Vice President cited a new
After pointing out how our increased energy production and productivity strengthens our national security -- by increasing world energy choices, and helping put countries in
Publicly traded companies across the country are also taking action by pricing in the cost of carbon when they make business decisions. They understand that the damage from climate change is real and their business decisions need to take those costs into account. For example,
The Vice President concluded, "I'm no investment banker, but I wouldn't go long on investments that lead to carbon pollution." As so many American companies already are, the Vice President would bet on American innovation and a cleaner energy future.
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