Statements about Energy

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

"We are about halfway" to the president’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions and "about half of that is because of the substitution of natural gas for coal in the power sector."

Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"

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

Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times."

The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."

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.

Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.

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

The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."

"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."

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.

"About 95 percent of (Ohio’s) electricity comes from burning coal."

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

On the coal industry

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

On oil drilling off Virginia's coast.

Says  "With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."  

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

"Nearly 40,000 new jobs have been created in the last year due to the new wells . . . right here in Ohio."

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