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Issue Position: Energy Independence

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For decades, America has been addicted to unsustainable energy sources and bound to the status quo by special interests. Our country's transition into the 21st century requires that we recognize the relationship among energy, the environment, and our economy. Our government has made historic investments in clean energy technologies that are helping pave the way to a more sustainable future, creating new jobs and entire industries here in America.

Credo Amouzouvik believes that now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America's innovation and seize control of our own destiny.

Credo will work to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation to protect our nation from the serious economic, environmental, and strategic risks that result from our reliance on foreign oil. The BP oil spill is the latest reminder that our current energy policy is simply unsustainable. We can't afford to stand by as our dependence on foreign oil grows evermore, and deadly pollutants threaten our air and our water and the lives and livelihoods of our people. We can't fall behind as other countries take the lead in creating clean energy and green energy jobs and industries of the future.

The transition to clean energy has the potential to grow our economy and create millions of new jobs here in America. Credo Amouzouvik supports a strong investment in clean energy, including:

Investing in the development of renewable energy and clean technologies that will lead to the energy sources of the future;
Investing in high-speed rail and advanced car batteries that will lead to the transportation systems of the future; and

Investing in a smart electric grid and energy efficient homes, offices, and appliances that will reduce our overall energy consumption right here in Tennessee and as a nation.

Taken together, these investments will lead to the industries of the future, creating millions of jobs in Tennessee and throughout the country, preparing a new generation of professionals: architects and energy auditors, factory workers and engineers building solar panels and wind turbines. By the end 2013 alone, Credo's commitment to clean energy is expected to lead to more than 800,000 jobs, creating work in the short term but also helping to lay the foundation for lasting economic growth.


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