Issues: Energy and the Environment
The President and Democrats in Congress know that we need to do more to protect our nation from the economic and strategic risks that result from our dependence on foreign oil and the destabilizing effect of climate change.
That’s why we need to invest in the next generation of green energy technologies. In doing so, we can ensure that today’s young people grow up into an innovative economy with many economic opportunities.
Our nation’s reliance on oil is a threat to our environmental security and national security. We need to break our dependence on oil and promote the next generation of fuel-efficient cars and trucks. We need to enhance U.S. energy supplies through the responsible development of domestic renewable energy sources. And we need to promote energy efficiency by investments in transportation, electricity, industrial, building and agricultural innovations that reduce energy bills.
Together we will build a clean energy economy that will provide good-paying green jobs for American workers.