Bob is fighting to improve our energy policies to meet our changing needs. We must do more to increase conservation programs and invest in the development and expansion of renewable energy.
Bob has been fighting hard to increase investment in renewable energy programs, especially geothermal energy production and solar energy development. He started an initiative called Projecy SOL (Sharing Our Light), to bring the stakeholders together and harness the great potential for renewable energy technology and innovation that the district provides. He knows that renewable energy is:
Diverse: Renewable energy gives local consumers the right to choose the type of energy they wish to purchase so that we are not reliant on just one source of energy.
Decentralized: With renewable energy programs right in our communities and hometowns, we eliminate the middleman - we can make it here and we use it here.
Domestic: It's our local businesses and communities that benefit.
H.R. 2425, the American Clean Energy and Security Act
Bob was proud to support the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Through this legislation's comprehensive reforms, America will create new clean energy jobs, reduce energy costs and increase our energy independence.
Reducing our Dependence on Foreign Oil
Bob is working hard to raise energy efficiency standards for many products we use daily. He has pushed for increased fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and eliminating tax cuts for oil companies already posting record breaking profits. Depdendence on foreign oil from the Middle East is not in our nation's best interest!