'Inquirer' Prints Enviro. Studies Prof. Op-Ed on Energy Policy

David Murphy, assistant professor of environmental studies, wrote an opinion piece on the differences of proposed energy policies between Trump and Clinton.

His op-ed was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"It will shock no one," Murphy says, "that the Trump energy plan is chock-full of bravado and devoid of data. A Donald Trump presidency would bring the United States infamy by making us the only high-income nation in the world with a climate change denier as head of state and the only one pursuing a transition back to fossil fuels."

Meanwhile, he says, Clinton's plan focuses "on renewable energy and goals to install more than 500 million solar panels by the end of her first term, and generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home within 10 years. Both of these goals are ambitious but achievable."

"The economic value in transitioning to renewable energy - at least for wind, solar, and hydro," he write, "is that the fuel is free and unlimited."