The recent visibility of high energy prices and global warming effects have captured the public’s attention. This creates an opportunity for Americans to adopt progressive energy policies that benefit families, increase energy independence, and reduce global warming. The Center for American Progress Action Fund advocates such an energy agenda, particularly boosting investments in clean alternative energy technologies, such as wind and solar power, spurring biofuels production, and encouraging auto companies to build hybrids in return for health care costs relief.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will speak about the upcoming Senate debate on S.1419, which would increase energy efficiency, develop cleaner alternative fuels and enhance the electricity grid. It would also launch research, development, and prompt deployment of carbon, capture, and storage technology to reduce global warming pollution from coal fired power plants. Sen. Reid will discuss these and other provisions that would save families money, protect consumers, create jobs, enhance energy security, and slow global warming. The adoption of such measures will reassert American leadership in energy and global warming.