Our nation must build a new economy based on clean and renewable energy, such as solar, wind, hydro, and bio-based fuels while reducing our carbon emissions. Recent technological advancements have dramatically reduced the cost of producing clean energy making it more competitive with traditional fossil fuels. Clean energy technology creates jobs, reduces costs for businesses and families, strengthens our national security, and improves our standard of living.
In the 1st Congressional District, we have an educated workforce, advanced manufacturing, and a growing technology industry, all part of the foundation for a new and growing green economy if we put the right incentives in place. That’s why I’ve consistently supported programs that incentivize the use of renewable energy technologies like the Production Tax Credit and the Investment Tax Credit. During the previous Congress, I was also one of the lead sponsors of a resolution calling for more than 50 percent clean and carbon-free electricity by 2030.
Additionally, I worked with my colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee to draft the GREEN Act, which was included in the House’s Moving Forward Act in the 116th Congress. The legislation is a comprehensive approach to combating climate change using the tax code to incentivize renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
I will continue to work with my colleagues to build a new green economy and find innovative solutions to address climate change for our energy independence, our health, and the health of future generations.