Peter Shumlin on Energy & Oil



Energy projects statewide: reduce consumption & create jobs

Vermont's use of stimulus funds has helped organizations statewide switch to renewable energy sources, implement efficiency measures, and hold down power costs.

These funds have gone directly to communities to save taxpayers money, reduce energy consumption and create jobs. We have used our federal stimulus award to create long-term energy savings for Vermonters and to speed our transition to a clean energy future.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "ARRA Funds" , Jul 27, 2011

Supports carbon cap & green jobs

Support a meaningful carbon cap and renew commitment to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

The federal EPA should recognize the success of RGGI, design any national greenhouse gas regulations consistent with its innovative approach, and allow state participation in RGGI to serve as an alternative method to meet any new federal regulatory requirements.

There is an opportunity to make RGGI more effective in capping greenhouse gas emissions by lowering the cap level.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Halifax" , Jul 8, 2011

Move off our addiction to oil

Protecting our open lands is a solemn responsibility to our children and future generations of Vermonters, [including] making the move to a sustainable, local agricultural economy.

On a global level, as we move off our addiction to oil, huge money is going to be made. This new economy has the potential to make the industrial revolution and the tech boom of the past look small. Peter believes that Vermont is uniquely situated to get a piece of this economic opportunity.

Source: Campaign website, shumlinforgovernor.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Other governors on Energy & Oil: Peter Shumlin on other issues:
VT Gubernatorial:
Matt Dunne
Phil Scott
Shap Smith
VT Senatorial:
Bernie Sanders

Gubernatorial Debates 2017:
NJ: Fulop(D) vs.Lesniak(D)
VA: Gillespie(R) vs.Wittman(R) vs.Northam(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(R) vs.Carney(D)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R) vs.Kinder(R) vs.Greitens(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.McChesney(D)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Stenehjem(R) vs.Becker(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R) vs.Sununu(R) vs.Lavoie(R) vs.Connolly(D) vs.Dextraze(I)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Bell(D) vs.Niemeyer(R) vs.Pierce(R)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Johnson(R) vs.Cook(D)
VT: Shumlin(D) vs.Minter(D) vs.Dunne(D) vs.Scott(R) vs.Lisman(R) vs.Smith(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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