Climate change remains a constant story in the news as scientists and political leaders grapple with solutions for serious environmental problems.

One of the latest proposals is called the Green New Deal, a controversial resolution in Congress, co-sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). The document outlines plans to cut emissions 40 to 60 percent by 2030, eliminate America’s dependence on fossil fuels, neutralize human-caused greenhouse gases by 2050, and create millions of family-supporting jobs.

Should we adopt it?

Author and scientist, Jack Kerfoot joined Gary Rivers on Tuesday and offered a logical approach to the need for renewable energy.

His solution?

Follow the example of Minnesota and New Jersey.  Let states work with the energy industry to develop a plan that works for their region!

Listen to that  intriguing conversation:

Jack Kerfoot is the author of Fueling America: An Insider’s Journey, and the principal of JL Kerfoot Energy Services. Kerfoot, a scientist who received a B.S. in geophysics from the University of Oklahoma, worked with scientists, bureaucrats, ministers, sheiks and potentates on energy projects around the world, and he blogs at Our Energy Conundrum at

“The cost of power from wind, solar and hydropower is now cheaper than any form of fossil fuel,” says Jack Kerfoot (, author of Fueling America: An Insider’s Journey. “The world is consuming fossil fuels significantly faster than they are being discovered, and the global reserves of fossil fuels will be depleted in the foreseeable future.

“I believe it is essential for America to accelerate the move from fossil fuels to renewable energy.”