Statements about Energy
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.
"RIPTA has really some of the fullest buses for its transit agency size around the country."
On oil drilling off Virginia's coast.
"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."
Says U.S. greenhouse gas "emissions are at 20-year lows."
Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"
"We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."
Says Virginia economic development officials "decided they didn’t want to bid on" his company's electric automobile plant.
"It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity."
There is "over 20 times more energy" in a proposed Southside uranium mining site than "there is in all the oil that’s estimated to be off Virginia’s coast"
"Did U know? Block Island Wind Farm would mean 40% est. drop in BI electric rates."
"The Agriculture Department estimates that roughly 42 percent of the corn crop will be used to make ethanol -- more than the amount of corn used to feed livestock and poultry in the United States."
"We have more people working in clean and green energy than in oil and gas in this country."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: