Jill Stein makes case for renewable energy at town hall

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein answers questions during the Stossel Green Party Town Hall.

Stossel Green Party Town Hall Hosts Jill Stein

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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein environmental platform calls for ending the use of fossil fuels and moving towards 100 percent use of renewable energy.

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In an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Stossel Green Party Town Hall, an attendee asked the Green Party presidential nominee if she’s hypocritical for opposing fossil fuels despite using products made from them.

When asked if she owns and uses any products made out of the same materials that are harmful to the environment, Stein responded, “Well, put it this way, we want to be sure that we have a future we can survive in.  We want a climate.  We want to prevent massive sea level rise.  So, we need to transition.  What we do individually isn’t going to do the trick. We really need a change in policy. And fortunately, this is a really good thing.”

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 33% of our energy comes from coal, 33% from natural gas and 7% from renewables.

Despite the small percentage of renewable energy use, Stein foresees moving to 100% clean renewable energy in 16 years, by the year 2030.

“Well, this is why we need a wartime level mobilization.  When Pearl Harbor was bombed. It took us 6 months to transform the economy to a wartime footing. We have an emergency that we’re facing now that makes Pearl Harbor look like small potatoes,” Stein said.

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Stossel Green Party Town Hall with Jill Stein airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on the FOX Business Network.

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