TIME 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton Pledges to Install 500 Million Solar Panels if Voted President

“We are on the cusp of a new era”

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday made tackling climate change one of her key goals were she to enter the White House, pledging to have more than half a billion solar panels installed nationwide by the end of her first term in office.

Clinton also called for a major increase in other renewable-energy sources, saying she wants every U.S. home to be powered by clean energy within a decade, reports Reuters.

“I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency,” she said at a weekend rally in Iowa. “And I’ve got to tell you, people who argue against this are just not paying attention.”

The two goals were unveiled in a video posted to Clinton’s campaign website Sunday, and are part of a comprehensive agenda on climate change that will be laid out over the next few months.

“We are on the cusp of a new era,” she said in the campaign video. “We can have more choice in the energy we consume and produce.”

According to the former Secretary of State’s campaign, her climate-change agenda will increase output of solar energy by 700% by the end of the decade.

On Monday, the presidential candidate will explain her clean energy plan in more detail at a tour of an energy-efficient transit station in Des Moines, Iowa.


TIME Donald Trump

Donald Trump Worth More than $1.4 Billion, Forms Show

Trump says he's actually worth $10 billion and the forms are inadequate

(WASHINGTON)—Federal election regulators released new details Wednesday about Republican presidential candidate and celebrity businessman Donald Trump’s wealth and financial holdings, weeks after he estimated his net worth at roughly $10 billion.

Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest person ever to run for president, holds leadership positions in more than 500 business entities, according to his 92-page personal financial disclosure, a report required of all presidential candidates.

While the documents don’t prove or disprove Trump’s top-line estimates, even a conservative reading of his annual income — well over $250 million — shows he is more than equipped to personally finance a high-dollar presidential bid. So far, he has lent his campaign $1.8 million and boasted, “I’m not using donors.”

The report shows his assets to be worth well above $1.4 billion, including at least $70 million in stocks. Trump carries debt of at least $240 million.

It’s impossible to tell from the documents exactly how much Trump is worth because the figures are detailed in broad ranges, with the top category being “more than $50 million.” Trump has complained that the forms aren’t adequate to reflect his wealth.

The forms released by federal regulators build on documents the candidate put out several weeks ago.

Trump’s presidential campaign has affected his bottom line beyond just what he’s putting up to finance his run.

His characterization of illegal immigrants from Mexico as “criminals” and “rapists” prompted beauty pageants and television networks to cut ties with him. He’s no longer with NBC, where his show “The Apprentice” had generated $214 million for him over its 14 seasons. He said his TV production company brought in at least $4 million in recent revenue.

NBC dropped the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, both owned by Trump, over his comments. His report says he earned $3.4 million recently from Miss Universe, which he said was worth between $5 million and $25 million.

Trump’s self-described net worth would far surpass previous magnates like Ross Perot, business heirs like Steve Forbes or private-equity investors like Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee.

TIME People

See Jeb Bush’s Life in Photos

The second son of one of America's most prominent political families, Jeb Bush has been in the public eye most of his life, albeit in his brother's shadow. Jeb is now taking the forefront with his putative bid for Republican presidential nominee in 2016

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