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Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions backs Collins

Oct 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions has endorsed U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in her reelection bid.

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.

“Senator Susan Collins has been one of the Senate’s most steadfast clean energy and climate champions. Her leadership on policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions, fighting climate change, furthering clean energy technologies and protecting Maine’s environment is second to none,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “As a long-time champion of harnessing the power of renewable energy, she’s worked to secure our electric grid, grow wind and solar jobs, and lower energy costs for Mainers while serving in the United States Senate. CRES once again is proud to formally endorse Susan Collins, a clean energy and climate champion, for reelection.”

According to the announcement, Collins’ record on clean energy includes the following:

  • The Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, legislation she introduced to help advance energy storage technologies and make our nation’s grid more reliable and resilient.
  • The Great American Outdoors Act, which she co-sponsored.
  • Signed into law by President Trump on Aug. 4, the bill would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million per year and address the multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at our national parks, wildlife refuges and forests.
  • The Home Energy Savings Act and the New Home Energy Efficiency Act, which she introduced with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., to help lower energy costs for families and incentivize greater energy efficiency in the construction of new homes.
  • The Super Pollutants Act, legislation that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including methane, black carbon, and hydrofluorocarbons, which Collins introduced with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
  • The Weatherization Assistance Program, for which she has continually secured increased funding, including a $51 million increase for the program in fiscal year 2020. She also joined Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., in introducing the Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 to reauthorize this program.


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Comments (1)
Posted by: Paul Sheridan | Oct 22, 2020 11:10

FYI: "Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions" is a Republican group. Of course they would endorse Collins. Let's work on this being her very last term.

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