Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen states on her campaign website, “I will work to remove government barriers to replacing coal-burning and oil-burning power plants in the United States with safe, non-polluting, high-tech nuclear power plants – and allowing off-grid use of solar power.” Jorgensen’s stance on the environment and the energy industry is particularly important because she seeks to remove government involvement from the market altogether.
Jorgensen states, “The federal government gives about $15 billion annually to oil and coal companies. And this doesn’t even include the cheap public land leases that disproportionately go to these companies. This is nothing but corporate welfare.”
This presidential candidate opposes the Green New Deal, instead promising to expand nuclear energy and increase competition and innovation in the energy industry, which she claims will “help to create cleaner energy.”
Visit the Choose Energy rundown of these candidates’ green energy policies in the 2020 presidential election to learn more.
Caitlin Ritchie is a writer within the energy and power industry. Born in Georgia, she attended the University of Georgia before earning her master’s in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.