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Roxanne Conlin on Energy & Oil

 


Grassley voted against extending biodiesel tax credit

Both candidates stressed the importance of renewable energy in Iowa and focused on biodiesel and the soon-to-expire tax credit.

"There's not controversy about biodiesel," Grassley said, saying that nearly everyone sees its value, unlike ethanol.

Conlin mentioned that Grassley voted against bills that would have provided for an extended tax credit. The credit was attached to a bill for unemployment workers. "So concerned was Sen. Grassley about not helping those out of work that he voted against the biodiesel tax credit," she said.

Grassley said a number of provisions regarding the tax issues [extending the biodiesel credit] would pass easily, perhaps even unanimously, if they were standalone bills. However, attaching them to other bills makes them bad pieces of legislation.

Source: Times-Republican coverage of 2010 Iowa Senate debate Aug 29, 2010

Invest in homegrown alternatives to foreign oil

In the Senate, I will put Iowans to work by investing in homegrown alternatives that lessen our dependence on foreign oil and clean up our environment. [We should] preserve the jobs we have, while also creating new ones with a renewable energy revolution--in wind, solar, ethanol, and biomass.
Source: Campaign website, www.RoxanneForIowa, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Focus on the sun, the wind, and biomass

The US must invest in clean, home-grown, renewable and sustainable energy to remain the leading superpower in the 21st Century. The resources we can use: the sun, the wind, corn, and biomass are readily available and do not require unfair trade agreements and do not further harm the environment. But to make use of our clean energy resources, we must accelerate the building of the smart grid across the nation's heartland to accelerate distribution of this new energy from where it is produced to where it is needed.
    Moving toward energy independence serves three important goals:
  1. It creates new and permanent American jobs.
  2. It protects our environment.
  3. It enhances our national security by decreasing the amount of money that we send to nations that train and harbor terrorists.
I see this issue as a moral imperative. For too long, elected officials have been focused on the next election and not the next generation. I will focus on the next generation exclusively.
Source: Campaign website, www.RoxanneForIowa, "Issues" Jul 20, 2010

Supports renewable energy tax credits.

Conlin supports the CC survey question on renewable energy tax credits

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Tax credits for investment in renewable sources of energy, (such as wind, solar & biomass)"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q18 on Aug 11, 2010

Other candidates on Energy & Oil: Roxanne Conlin on other issues:
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Terry Branstad
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