State of Georgia Archives: on Energy & Oil


Rick Allen: Substantial increases in drilling for American oil

As the demand for energy grows greater, our resources remain stagnant. For too long, America has relied on other nations for its energy needs. Now, with instability in the Middle East and an increasing threat from rogue nations like Iran, the harnessing of American energy is more important than ever before. If elected to Congress, I'll push for a comprehensive energy plan that includes substantial increases in drilling for American oil.
Source: 2014 Georgia House campaign website, RickWAllen.com Nov 4, 2014

Amanda Swafford: No subsidies for wind and solar

Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Swafford: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

David Perdue: No subsidies for wind and solar

Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Perdue: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Rick Allen: No government funding for wind & solar

Q: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible?

Allen: Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Terry Branstad: Expand and protect American energy resources

Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor, says it is "disturbing" that Governor Branstad returned a federal grant that was to be used to find ways to help the solar energy industry grow in Iowa. "Not to be controlled by the special interests of the utility companies that pressured his department to return the million dollar grant," Hatch says. "That in itself shows the interests of this governor, not so much in really renewable energy, but protecting the larger corporations at the expense of the smaller producers and the individual homeowners that could benefit dramatically from this."

A spokesman for Governor Branstad issued a written statement: "Jack Hatch can continue to bloviate from the sidelines, but all Iowans know that the Branstad-Reynolds administration has fought to expand and protect American energy resources so that Iowans have cheaper costs at the pump, their homes and their businesses," said Tommy Schultz, Branstad-Reynolds communications director.

Source: Radio Iowa on 2014 Georgia governor race Jul 21, 2014

Paul Broun: No subsidies for wind and solar

Question topic: Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Broun: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Michelle Nunn: Move forward on Keystone pipeline

Q. Where do you stand on the Keystone pipeline?

A: I have studied it and I do believe it's something we should move forward with based upon the practical economic imperatives, energy independence and also that many of the environmental concerns have been addressed.

Source: Time Magazine interview on 2014 Georgia Senate race Mar 6, 2014

Doug Collins: Human activity is not contributing to climate change

Q: Is human activity contributing to climate change?

A: No.

Q: Should we regulate greenhouse gas emissions?

A: We already have laws on the books that support regulations on greenhouse gas. I would have to review what future laws would be put on the books before I would sign on to more. Additionally, I have signed on to the No Climate Tax Pledge authored by Americans for Prosperity. I will oppose any legislation associated with climate change that implements a net increase in government revenue.

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Rand Knight: Biofuels & clean green jobs

My central plan revolves around energy, environment and economy. I will sponsor legislation for biofuels from agricultural waste, the retrofitting of municipal buildings to increase water and electrical efficiency, and the development of renewable energy This newly implemented infrastructure will foster energy independence that puts money back into our economy, providing clean, green jobs. Additionally, we will no longer need to entangle ourselves in the politics of foreign oil.
Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Vernon Jones: Supports cap-and-trade, but also domestic oil

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Dale Cardwell: End our dependence on foreign oil with wind & solar

Q: What about suspending the gas tax?

A: It’s like feeding your children candy instead of roast beef. I’ve been behind the lines of power in government. There are giant multinational corporations who tell elected officials how they can and can’t vote. We need to start with renewable energy like wind and solar and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Dale Cardwell: Invest billions to help clean energy entrepreneurs

The most patriotic thing we could have done on September 12th would have been a move for conservation. We should have led to the way to independence on foreign oil. The oil companies own 68 million acres of leases on and offshore of the United States. They’re making tons of money selling oil being drilled in Saudi Arabia. We need to invest billions to help clean energy entrepreneurs.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Jim Martin: Supports cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions

It’s a shame the Senate didn’t vote for a cap and trade system for carbon emissions. The Republicans blocked that issue. We need to look at the U.S. as a leader on this issue. We can solve this problem for the world and it’s a great opportunity for new economic development.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Rand Knight: Tackle energy dependence to reduce terrorist support

We’ve got to tackle the energy challenge; get off our dependence on foreign oil; and choke off the support we’re giving to terrorists in the Middle East. If we invest in clean, renewable energy, we can create jobs & cut energy costs. We’re talking about more than the price at the tank but also the price of makeup & plastics. Everything we touch somehow involves the cost of energy. If we tackle these energy problems we will reward ourselves with national security and economic security here in Georgia.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Vernon Jones: Unaddressed, global warming will be catastrophic

We need to lead on the environment and recognize that global warming is real. Left unaddressed, global warming will have serious consequences to our environment and future generations including catastrophic weather events, significant reduction in our fresh water supplies, and a decline in our quality of life. The preservation of our environment is essential for generations to come. I support the development of a long-term energy independence strategy that includes alternative fuel innovation.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website, vernonjonesforgeorgia.com May 2, 2008

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