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We've got to get on to more renewable energy, like solar

On renewables: "We've gotta get off fossil fuels. We've gone from 240 to 415 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and we've got to tackle this," Kelly said. "What that means is, we've got to get on to more renewable energy, like solar, which could be a good thing here in Arizona. It could be good-paying jobs. So, we could be on the winning side of this if we choose to do that."
Source: Arizona Republic on 2020 Arizona Senate debate , Oct 6, 2020

Develop renewable energy, but not for Green New Deal

On Green New Deal: "If we address this now and put more money into research, development of technology, battery technologies, solar, wind, renewable energy, we can start to level off the amount of carbon that we're putting into the atmosphere, that's going to be good for the planet. It's also going to be good for the economy," he told The Arizona Republic's podcast, expressing hope for bipartisan policies on climate change. Kelly also told the hosts he is "not in favor of the Green New Deal."
Source: Environment & Energy News on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Jan 28, 2020

Support massive investment developing renewable technologies

Left unchecked, climate change poses a threat to Arizona's economy and our way of life. As one of the nation's leading producers of renewable energy, this is also an opportunity for Arizona. The sector already employs 10,500 people in the state. We can triple that number, but only by making massive investments in research and development of technologies that make renewable energy more competitive and accelerate the transition to a renewable economy.
Source: 2020 Arizona Senate campaign website MarkKelly.com , Jan 15, 2020

Trump withdrawal from Paris Accords sets back U.S. progress

This year has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet. President Donald Trump has managed to take a wrecking ball to years' worth of hard work and painstaking negotiations. If not undone, our retreat from the Paris Climate Accords and the EPA's Clean Power Plan alone mean our planet's temperature will rise at a greater rate and our citizen's health will degrade. Other changes in environmental regulations on drilling and auto and appliance efficiency will only make matters worse.
Source: CNN coverage/(OpEd by candidate) on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Dec 27, 2017

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