Environmental lobby explores future of profitable clean energy

RAPID CITY S.D. – A group in Rapid City is putting their heads together and exploring the future of clean energy.

On Sunday night at the Haycamp Event Space, the South Dakota Citizen’s Climate Lobby showed a film called “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution.” The documentary, directed by James Redford, explores growing the industry for renewable resources and entering a new age of clean energy.

Happening: A Clean Energy RevolutionMembers say the future is bright for both profits and the environment if we can all pitch in and make choices that help preserve Earth’s resources.

“There are so many different ways we can generate electricity and light and heat our homes that aren’t going to be producing all sorts of nasty things and putting those in the atmosphere,” said Mary Deibert, the coordinator for the South Dakota Citizens Climate Lobby.

The Citizen’s Climate Lobby recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where they met with lawmakers. Recently, they’ve been pushing for a levy tax on fossil fuels mined, pumped, or imported into the United States. The policy is called the Carbon Fee and Dividend.

The idea is to incentivize energy producers to invest more in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy.

The Citizen’s Climate lobby describes themselves as a group of volunteers with 110,000 members who want to do something about climate change. They advocate for science-based policy change.

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