Joe Kennedy III on Energy & Oil
A comprehensive energy plan is essential to the economy, environment, and security of our district, state and country.
That means maximizing our domestic resources in a responsible way, seriously committing to renewable energy technologies and fuel efficiency measures.
This is also about jobs. Investing in renewable and energy-efficiency technologies in the district will create the kind of highly-skilled, middle-class jobs that our industries are built on. Making homes, schools, and offices more energy efficient is highly-skilled work that can't be shipped overseas. Pursuing new energy technologies will help put our communities back to work and keep us at the forefront of innovation.
Q: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
A: Yes. With climate change threatening irreparable harm on our ecosystems and economy, we need to move away from carbon-intensive sources of energy. I support federal environmental and economic policies that will reward zero- and low-carbon energy producers.
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