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Patrick Murphy on Energy & Oil

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Tax credits for manufacturing windmills & solar panels

Source: 2012 House campaign website, murphyforcongress.us, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

Create new industries via green technologies

I was raised on the beaches of South Florida and the protection of our natural resources is critically important to me. Immediately following the BP spill, I spent six months in the Gulf of Mexico leading the efforts of Coastal Environmental Services to remove oil spilled in the BP disaster. The spill was devastating not only to the environment, but also to the coastal communities, fishermen, restaurant owners, and hotel workers of the region. The ripple effect was enormous and is still being felt.

America's environmental policy should not only be crafted to preserve our ecosystems and jobs--it should be designed to create new industries. Green technologies and advancements that create greater efficiency will be crucial to our growth, and it is in our national interest as we begin to extricate ourselves from reliance on foreign oil and fossil fuels.

Source: 2012 House campaign website, murphyforcongress.us, "Issues" , Nov 6, 2012

50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030.

Murphy co-sponsored H.Res.637/S.Res.386

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 for the purposes of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, growing our economy, increasing our shared prosperity, improving public health, and preserving our national security.

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should--
  1. Establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030; and
  2. Enact legislation to accelerate the transition to clean energy to meet this goal.
Source: Resolution for 50% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2030 16-HRes637 on Mar 3, 2016

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