Cannot support export bill just cause big oil does
The fastest-moving legislative is a bill to lift the four-decade ban on exports of American crude oil. "The bill in front of us would upend decades of energy policy. If the oil industry's rosy projections turn out to be wrong, the bill has next to
nothing in the way of environmental or economic protections. We may need changes in the oil export ban, but any changes we make should be based on independent data and should address legitimate concerns."
I wanted to talk about Wall Street bankers and taxes and education, but Brown wanted to go in a different direction. At the heart of the election, I talked about how giant companies and billionaires were exploiting a bonanza of tax loopholes and how
Scott Brown and the Republicans were determined to keep these loopholes open. I talked about how we should be investing in educating our kids instead of subsidizing Big Oil. And how billionaires should pay at least as high a tax rate as their secretaries
But I wasn't the only one under attack: an environmental group had already gone after Scott Brown for his votes supporting Big Oil.
The League of Conservation Voters made a $1.9 million ad buy in the Boston media market in late October 2011, criticizing Brown for his vote to support Big Oil.
Invest in energy technology instead of subsidizing Big Oil
In putting a spotlight on Big Oil subsidies, I have been pleased to work alongside the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and so many other organizations dedicated to protecting our environment for our children and grandchildren.
We should be investing in energy technology of the future, not subsidizing Big Oil.
Source: A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren, p.333
, Apr 22, 2014
Transition to green energy now for long-term growth
Will we continue to subsidize the dirty fossil fuels of the past, or will we transition to 21st century clean, renewable energy? We know that we can generate power with alternative energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower.
We know that we can make energy usage more efficient. If we commit ourselves to clean energy and energy efficiency now, in the long run we can reduce price swings and costs. (from Elizabeth Warren's Issues Section on Energy & The Environment)
Source: GreenLifestyleChanges.com on 2016 Veepstakes
, Sep 25, 2012
Lead the world in using green technology
If we invest now in 21st century energy, we can lower the costs of production for all of our future work. Right now, renewable energy competes with old energies that get lots of special breaks in Washington.
Massachusetts can lead the world in using green technology to cut production costs and make our products competitive around the world. We could do this right here, right now--and create jobs here in Massachusetts.
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.
Whereas failing to act on climate change will have a devastating impact on our Nation's economy, costing us billions of dollars in lost GDP;
Whereas extreme weather, intensified by climate change, has already cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year in recovery efforts, and this will only continue if climate change is left unaddressed;
Whereas climate change will have devastating public health implications, including increased asthma attacks and exacerbation of other respiratory diseases, especially in vulnerable populations;
Whereas inaction on climate change will disproportionately impact communities of color and exacerbate existing economic inequalities;
Whereas the transition to a clean energy economy is feasible with existing technology;
Whereas the transition to clean energy will create millions of jobs and will increase our country's GDP and increase disposable household income;
Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should--
Establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030; and
Enact legislation to accelerate the transition to clean energy to meet this goal.
Source: Resolution for 50% Carbon-Free Electricity by 2030 16-SRes386 on Mar 3, 2016