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Executive Summary

Securing a Truly Clean Energy Future for America
An Agenda for the First 100 Days

It is critically important that the next President embrace a true clean energy revolution for electric power generation. Our current reliance on fossil fuel-fired and nuclear power is exacting a heavy toll on human health, the economy and the environment. Coal, natural gas and nuclear power are water-intensive, highly polluting and ultimately expensive technologies, and they can, over time, be replaced by a new, sustainable electric grid design. A modern electric power system must rely primarily on low-risk, affordable, much less water-intensive and renewable technologies. Its feasibility has been extensively documented, and extensive polling data show the public supports it.

In his first 100 days, the next President must:

The transition to a true clean energy future is doable, but not without the political will, vision and determination of political leaders willing to stand up to powerful economic interests invested in business as usual.

The transition to a true clean energy future is doable, but not without the political will, vision and determination of political leaders willing to stand up to powerful economic interests invested in business as usual.