What's Next for the Clean Energy Revolution?

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Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp and EDF staff member Miriam Horn delivered a rousing message of hope for the environment – and the economy – at Catawba College Thursday evening.

In the year and a half since the revised paperback version of their book, “Earth: The Sequel,” came out, Krupp told the 300 people gathered in Keppel Auditorium that the clean energy revolution – a multi-trillion-dollar market – predicted by their book is here and well under way.

“It's a revolution that has made our air cleaner,” he said, “and in doing so, it has made us healthier. It's a revolution that can create millions of American jobs. It's a revolution that can help free the country and lessen our dependence on imported oil.

“It's a revolution in my view ... and for all these reasons, I think America is well positioned to lead because of our spirit as an entrepreneurial people, because of our innovativeness and, to me and I hope to you, it's a revolution that you agree we've got to work hard to make sure that America does lead the world in making these new technologies come about to help make our world a better place.”