Gaetz Leads Efforts to Create Jobs and Grow Florida’s Clean Energy Economy
WASHINGTON — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally announced its endorsement of Rep. Matt Gaetz in his reelection bid for the U.S. House in Florida’s 1st Congressional District.
In order to receive CRES’s endorsement, candidates must acknowledge a role for the federal government in reducing America’s carbon emissions and developing a robust clean energy industry, as well as demonstrate leadership on policy initiatives related to climate change and emissions reduction.
“Congressman Matt Gaetz has played a key role in advancing the clean energy technologies that have created over 166,000 jobs in Florida,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “During his time in the U.S. House, Congressman Gaetz has worked to promote a safe and healthy environment and supported job-creating policies that strengthen our energy economy. CRES is proud to formally endorse Matt Gaetz in his reelection bid for the U.S. House in Florida’s 1st Congressional District.”
CRES-endorsed candidates have contributed to a policy landscape to advance clean energy and emissions reductions in a way that puts the needs of the country first. Examples of initiatives and legislation championed by CRES and endorsed candidates have included reforming and reauthorizing ARPA-E and advanced nuclear research and development; commonsense, market-based emissions-reduction policies, including legislation to help farmers, ranchers and landowners embrace sustainable farming practices and participate in voluntary carbon markets; and policy solutions to incentivize the next generation of hydropower, wind, solar and geothermal generation, among others.
Congressman Gaetz’s record on clean energy includes the following:
- Lead sponsor of the Green Real Deal resolution, H.Res.288, a plan to address climate change by harnessing the power of free markets, embracing technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and cutting excessive governmental red tape.
- Introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutants Act, legislation to slow climate change by regulating black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons and methane–some of the most potent greenhouse gases.
- Co-sponsored the Trillion Trees Act, legislation that establishes forest management, reforestation and utilization practices to help reduce carbon emissions.
- Serves as a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus and the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus.
- Co-sponsored the U.S. House resolution formally recognizing National Clean Energy Week 2020.
- Serves as a member of the U.S. House Climate Solutions Caucus.