Statements about Energy

Government subsidies for renewable energies such as wind and solar are 100 times greater than those given to gas and coal, and 50 times greater than what the nuclear industry enjoys.

Electricity rates are 40 percent higher in states that have required utility companies to use a certain amount of renewable energy such as solar power.

Says Georgia Power customers pay 10 percent to 15 percent below the national average for electricity.

There are about 120,000 solar energy jobs in the United States, but only 1,700 of them are in Georgia.

Under President Barack Obama’s watch, "oil production on federal lands has decreased 14 percent over the past year."

The Keystone oil pipeline "would employ 20,000 people in the United States."

"You can’t put a gun rack in a [Chevrolet] Volt."  

"The average homeowner spends more than $2,000 each year on energy costs – more than on either real estate taxes or homeowners insurance."

The Department of Energy’s "Billion Ton Study" has shown that wind and solar energy combined "could at best provide only 5 percent of our total energy needs."

Says the United States is "the Saudi Arabia of coal."

"I can put 10,000 people to work. Electricians, plumbers, sheet metal workers -- by retrofitting all of the state buildings for energy independence or efficiency."

Georgia's U.S. senators voted for legislation that would "gut clean air protections and increase oil dependence."

"In fact, oil spills from tankers are far more common than the very rare leaks from rigs or pipelines."

"The last major oil spill from a drilling accident in America happened over 40 years ago in 1969."

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