Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC), along with Co-Chair Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) held a press conference today introducing the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), a coalition of Members of Congress who support the development, deployment, and efficient use of “all-of-the-above” energy resources.
As HEAT’s first initiative, Congressman Jody Hice (R-Ga.) will lead our efforts to put all Democrats on record by filing a discharge petition to bring the $93 trillion “Green New Deal” to the House floor for a vote.
HEAT plans to focus on conservative, free-market energy and environmental policies that promote continued American energy dominance. HEAT will also work to inform the American public on thepotential impact of policies and proposals – like the so called “Green New Deal” - that would cripple our economy and reverse this progress.
HEAT members will highlight examples across the country of the ingenuity, hard work, and innovation throughout the energy industry that keeps the lights on, lowers costs for consumers, and makes the economy thrive.
HEAT will draw attention to the policies and results that prove we can protect the environment, ensure a strong economy and reduce energy costs without a government takeover and adrastic reconstruction of the American way of life.
Continue utilization of existing abundant energy resources - The hydraulic fracturing revolution and new innovations in the energy sector have unleashed a bounty of new energy sourcesresulting in more affordable prices for consumers, millions of well-paying jobs, and a decrease in carbon emissions.
Expand and improve energy infrastructure - State and federal regulatory burdens limit the ability to modernize our transmission grid and prevent increases in pipeline capacity to bringfuels and energy sources to the areas of the country that need it most.
Promote market driven development of renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower - Private sector investment and initiatives to advance these technologies can producesolutions to make renewable sources more effcient and reliable.
Invest in new and emerging technologies – Development of clean coal and carbon capture and storage offer a path for continued emissions reductions for production of carbon-basedenergy.
Encourage investment in consistent and clean nuclear energy – Nuclear energy continues to provide approximately 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation. Advances in small modularreactor technology present additional opportunities to tailor reliable energy sources in areas that need it most.
Increase America’s role in promoting global energy security - As the U.S. becomes a net energy exporter and the driver of global energy output, increased exports allow the U.S. toproject its energy dominance as a stabilizing force in energy markets across the globe.
Renaissance in American manufacturing - Lower electricity costs and more abundant energy resources have encouraged domestic manufactures to expand at home, while new manufacturingusing traditional energy sources has led to thousands of new jobs, and billions of dollars of planned investment.
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