Environment and Innovation
The changes in climate and extreme weather events over the past decades are challenges faced by States across the country. They are also opportunities to create new businesses and invest in new technologies and infrastructure, such as wind turbines, solar panels, 5G, electric vehicles, and other new industries. This will reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and by extension overseas military involvement.
Much of our infrastructure is based on inefficient, outdated systems of creation and delivery. Smart phones introduced at the beginning of the 21st Century have made the need for land line telephones almost obsolete, high speed fiber lines have replaced expensive copper cable. With the increasing adoption of solar panels utilities will not need to build more power plants, but adopt new ways to service and store the excessive energy created by net zero and net negative buildings. This will be a boon to smaller towns and rural areas that have suffered greatly from the loss of manufacturing to overseas outsourcing. In turn, this will take a strain off the aging infrastructure of our cities, allowing them to upgrade to the challenges of the 21st Century.