For the last ten years, the global warming controversy has continued to inspire a public debate.
Ever since the U.S. pulled out of the Paris accord, environmentalists and Democrats have been outraged claiming that the planet earth is now doomed.
While, on the other hand, climate change deniers often argue that there isn't enough evidence proving that Climate Change is real and the science often used to defend Climate Change has been proven to be applied incorrectly.
But what if there was a solution that even climate change skeptics could get behind? That would bring all political, business, and social groups together?
Regardless of your stance, you have likely noticed that the solar energy sector has morphed into a booming industry.
"The solar industry delivered impressively last year despite a trade case and market adjustments," said Abigail Ross Hopper, Solar Energy Industries Association president and CEO in March. "Especially encouraging is the increasing geographic diversity in states deploying solar, from the Southeast to the Midwest, that led to a double digit increase in total capacity."
As the cost of solar energy drops, the potential of this sector only increases.
The cost of solar electricity is expected to drop by 66% by 2040, according to a recent forecast by the research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
With that being said, how can the government and businesses take advantage of this?
The Energy Net is a plan by Tim Kaelin on how to solve global climate change.
“All sides of the controversy can agree that solar energy production is better than burning gas, oil or coal,” said Kaelin.
The problem is that solar energy is still expensive.
The proposal, which is thoroughly explained in the book The Energy Net- A free enterprise solution to our economy, racial Islam and climate change built by all of America, outlines two phases to ultimately develop "an alternative source of energy more cost effective than fossil fuels.”
Phase 1: A government-owned 2500 square mile solar "farmers market"
A government-owned farm of this size in a sunny, land-rich state of Utah or Nevada could generate enough energy for 1/9th of the U.S.
Not to mention, being close to the west is key due to the proximity to the three major American electrical grids.
Although the government would acquire the land, this wouldn't be a public works project that would eat up tax-payer funding either. Instead, "entrepreneurs can lease land, install solar energy and get a monthly paycheck as soon as the first panel is installed," according to Kaelin
This would also foster growth for American companies.
"All equipment must be produced in the U.S., which provides incentive and critical mass for private industry to build manufacturing of solar panels on a large scale," according to The Energy Net’s website.
Phase 2: Universal net-metering
This means that small business owners, farmers, homeowners, or whoever can invest in the solar panels and then will make a profit. As Kaelin puts it, “Universal net-metering - anyone who plugs in can push power back into the grid, and get paid.”
This solar farm would create jobs and offer a free-market solution based on private investment.
Read the proposal in-depth here.
Kaelin will be speaking on this topic at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses in Berkley, California this weekend.
Editor's note: More information on the website http://theenergynet.com.