America's security, our climate, and our economic competitiveness demand that we break our dependence on fossil fuels during this generation. This is an environmental necessity as well as a vital national security issue. America's addiction to foreign oil strengthens oil-producing nations around the world that do not support our national security goals. America will be strengthened by embracing green energy technology.
After eight years of inaction on this vital issue, I am thrilled that President Obama has made real investments in green energy technologies that will create jobs and stimulate our economy. In Congress, I will push for federal investments in wind, solar, and ocean energy proposals.
Amazing successes are being made right here at home, including cutting edge ocean tide programs at Florida Atlantic University. It is essential that Florida become a genuine leader in the green energy revolution. I want to ensure that the local scientists, businesses, and consumers of Palm Beach and Broward County have the tools and the incentives to lead America through this energy revolution that will produce both energy independence for America and millions of green jobs for our citizens.