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Argument: Jay Inslee is a clean energy and climate expert

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Jay Inslee: "The ice is melting in the North Pole but the ice also is melting to resistance to progress here in this country. It's a race to figure out who will win, and I'm betting on our grandkids."(5)


"Jay Inslee, candidate for WA governor, chats with Grist about clean energy and coal ports." Grist. October 25th, 2011: "Last Friday, I visited Washington state's first certified solar PV manufacturing plant with Rep. Jay Inslee (D), who in June declared that he's running for governor in 2012. Inslee, who has represented Washington's 1st District for 12 years, is one of Congress's few true clean energy enthusiasts; he even co-wrote a book on the topic, Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy.

At the Silicon Energy plant, he kept interrupting the company president's presentation with questions. Are those single-junction or multi-junction cells? Is the glass fused? Where do the parts come from? How is the state's production tax credit working? Not surprisingly, the visit ran long, setting Inslee up to be late for his next engagement. As his political aide waited by the door while Inslee asked 'one more question,' she rolled her eyes at me. 'It's always like this,' she said. 'He gets so interested in everything.'"

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