Statements about Energy

"The Republican leadership in the House has refused to address the issues that matter the most to Rhode Island, such as passing a jobs bill."

"Wind power is the most undependable form of renewable energy."

Offshore wind power is "significantly less expensive than solar energy."

"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."

The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."

The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."

"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."

"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."

"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."  

"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."

"Under the Obama administration, we are drilling and producing more domestic energy supplies than we ever had before."

"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."

"We came out against Deepwater and everybody is now paying for [the project] in their electric bills."

Gas prices have gone up 99 percent since Obama became president, "the highest gas price increase since Carter."

President Obama's refusal to grant permits for offshore drilling is one reason gasoline prices are soaring.

"More than 27,000 Rhode Island jobs depend on trade with Canada."

 Rep. David Cicilline is responsible for the federal loan guarantee to Solyndra, the failed solar company

"[Renewable energy] projects . . . get us off foreign oil and away, step by step, from these foreign entanglements that we have to get into to defend our oil supply."

In Rhode Island, "only 5 percent of ozone pollution is from local or in-state sources. . . Ninety-five percent comes from outside of our borders, particularly the Midwest."

"It’s just crazy that the government will ... make it illegal to use the old [incandescent] bulbs."

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