Energy and Environment
In an increasingly complex global landscape, our environment, economy, and energy sources are all interconnected. Congress needs to make wise decisions that foster economic growth today while protecting the global climate for generations to come.
A comprehensive energy policy should focus on conservation, optimal use of domestic resources, and investments that take a long-term view on research and development, renewable energy, and transportation infrastructure. As a member of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy, I support legislative efforts that reflect these priorities.
Massachusetts has long been at the forefront of alternative energy development, and I believe that leadership must be preserved and promoted. Companies across the 4th District are leading the way, from advancements in LED lighting technology to solar installations, offshore wind to green construction. Not only will these developments create a more sustainable energy future, they will also drive growth and job creation as we retrofit buildings, implement new commercial applications of clean technology, and continue to prioritize research and development as key components of an innovation economy.
Our energy policy cannot ignore the real and imminent threat of climate change. We cannot pave the way for economic growth tomorrow without preserving the natural resources and climate stability that our country will continue to depend upon. With a diverse energy portfolio that uses domestic fossil fuels wisely and invests in the development of clean and renewable sources, we will be able to protect our global climate while creating new jobs and greater energy security and independence.