by WRETHAOFFGRID on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 - 0 Comments in COMMUNITY, ENERGY, SOLAR, WRETHA
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama spoke at the Climate Summit in New York City. That evening, a group of conservatives met in Austin to discuss free-market approaches to clean energy. The panel included a mix of former Republican politicians and think-tank conservatives.
The panelists were defiantly not-in-favor of government subsidies for wind and solar, but did see the value of having a diversified approach to energy.
While he was a State Senator, Kip Averitt represented the GOP and District 22. He was born in Permian Basin town of Crane.
“I used to say this on the campaign trail, but 30 years ago if you were concerned about the environment, you were a communist, and you could not get elected to public office. But I think times have changed today. If you’re not concerned about the environment, you’re a goober. And you cannot get elected to public office.”