Gardner Named ‘Clean Energy Champion’
Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, was named a Clean Energy Champion by the Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) for his leadership promoting clean energy policies and responsible stewardship of the environment.
“As a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, with jurisdiction over energy generation and the bulk power grid, it’s an honor to be selected to receive the Clean Energy Champion Award from Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions,” said Senator Gardner. “By focusing on responsible energy development, energy reliability and affordability, and the environment, we have the potential to make a better life for all Americans and our nation more secure.”
“CRES is proud to announce Senator Cory Gardner as a 2019 Clean Energy Champion. As a member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Resources Committee, Senator Gardner has helped pass into law critical measures that support, and invest in, renewable energy sources,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “Additionally, Senator Gardner has worked to protect our nation’s energy grid and address energy storage issues. We applaud Senator Gardner for his work on behalf of the Centennial State and look forward to continuing our work with him in the years to come.”
This is the latest award recognizing Senator Gardner for his record promoting clean energy. In February, Senator Gardner was named a ‘Champion of Science’ by The Science Coalition. Last year, Senator Gardner received the U.S. Wind Champion Awardfrom the American Wind Energy Association and the Solar Champion Award from the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Examples of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s clean energy record include:
- Helped establish, and serves as co-chair of, the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus, a bicameral group focused on addressing environmental problems through market-based solutions.
- Introduced S.607, the Timely Review of Infrastructure Act, legislation aimed at reducing the long wait times for federal approval of energy infrastructure projects.
- Introduced S.2094, the Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act, legislation that authorizes the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide financial assistance to states to develop or revise a State Energy Security Plan.
- Introduced S.3677, the Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at safeguarding the country’s energy grid from cyber-attacks.
- Championed and led a group of bipartisan senators in permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which was signed into law earlier this year by President Trump.
- Co-sponsored S.1685, the Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas Act, which would incentivize research and development of carbon capture technology for natural gas to ensure a reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy supply. The legislation was reported by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in July 2019.
- Co-sponsored four energy storage research and development bills to advance energy storage technology and increase grid reliability and resiliency.
- Introduced a bill to create an investment tax credit for energy storage, which will increase the deployment of storage technology as it comes online.
Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.
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