"I don't believe that her [Clinton’s] plan is very serious," O'Malley said in an interview with ClimateWire. "I believe that it's an incrementalist approach. And an incrementalist approach is not going to get us to where we need to go, nor is it going to claim this tremendous business opportunity for the United States."
Clinton has proposed increasing the amount of installed solar capacity to 140 gigawats and has advocated that individuals add a significantly greater number of solar panels by 2020. Among other initiatives, she has also come out against drilling for oil in the Atlantic.
"I also believe that under her [Clinton’s] climate plan, the planet would literally burn up," O'Malley said. "I mean, her plan is a voluntary solar panel plan for residential energy. That's only about one-third of our energy consumption."
ClimateWire reported that unlike Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and O’Malley, Clinton has failed to propose and nationwide carbon price, which critics have said would prevent many commercial sources of emissions from any federal action.