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Making the economy more energy efficient and weaning it off fossil fuels will make it more competitive, according to a panel of experts at a January town hall event on climate change moderated by former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw in Kroon Hall.
Linda Fisher, a panelist and Dupont’s chief sustainability officer, said that her company has decreased its energy use by 19 percent and increased its revenues by 40 percent since 1990, saving $3 billion to $4 billion in the process. Dupont, she said, views climate change as an opportunity to invest in new ideas and technologies.
“Either we are going to create the technologies and the jobs in America or the technologies and the jobs will be created elsewhere,” she said.
Fisher was one of four panelists who discussed climate change’s impact on economic opportunity and competitiveness, human health, youth and moral and religious values at the NBC News town hall event, “Changing Planet: The Impact on Lives and Values”...
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