Resolution calls for reducing carbon and enhancing investments in advanced energy technologies to increase jobs and grow the economy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 3, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) commends Representative Matt Gaetz’s unveiling of a Green Real Deal, a resolution that calls for reducing carbon and enhancing investments in advanced energy technologies to increase jobs and grow the U.S. economy.
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions applauds Representative Gaetz (R-FL) for spearheading a resolution that highlights the need for actionable, bipartisan climate solutions,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “A Green Real Deal is another example of Republicans taking the lead in pursuing legislative solutions that champion capitalism over socialistic cronyism.”
Today’s resolution announcement comes on the heels of a national survey released earlier this year that found strong support among likely voters for congressional Republicans to develop a substantive, alternative proposal to the Green New Deal. Commissioned by CRES Forum and fielded by WPA Intelligence, the survey results indicated increased concern about climate change and growing support for clean energy solutions that reduce emissions.
“Along with Senator Alexander’s (R-TN) “New Manhattan Project”, Senator Murkowski’s (R-AK) Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, and Representative Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act, Representative Gaetz’s Green Real Deal is a prime example of Republicans advancing solutions that enjoy bipartisan support and address the challenges we face with our climate and environment in an actionable, pragmatic, and practical way,” said Reams.
“Now is the time for Congressional Republicans to create a mantle for America’s businesses and consumers to engage in that results in a cleaner environment while growing jobs and the economy, maintaining our energy independence, and securing our nation, rather than a mandate that harms the American economy. CRES strongly encourages members of Congress to join Representative Gaetz in advancing a conservative vision that benefits America’s economy, environment, and national security for generations to come,” Reams concluded.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.