Suozzi, Ways and Means Colleagues Announce Green Energy Package
Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens), along with his colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee, announced a critical legislative package which represents a down payment on the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement. The “Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act” builds on current successful tax incentives that promote the development and deployment of green energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, electric vehicles, and more.
“Climate change is real and one of the greatest challenges of our time. This meaningful proposal will continue to support renewable energy sources to replace dirty fuels, leaving a healthier environment for future generations to come,” said Suozzi. “While this proposal is a great start, there is more that we can do. I remain committed addressing climate change with an all-of-the-above approach to solve this generational issue.”
Specifically, Congressman Suozzi has taken an active leadership role on the inclusion of the following items into this major legislation:
- Encouraging investments in, and the production of solar, wind, geothermal, and other clean energy sources;
- Ensuring that the use of geothermal energy receives the same tax credit as solar energy;
- Increasing energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings;
- Developing and expanding new tax credits for those who use and own electric vehicles; and
- Creating green manufacturing jobs.
Despite the Trump Administration’s decision to officially withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Congressman Suozzi remains committed to taking action that will address this crisis. The GREEN Act presents an important opportunity for the United States to confront climate change and to create jobs in the green energy economy. You can click here to view a section-by-section summary of the legislation.
The GREEN Act is supported by the following organizations: Alliance to Save Energy, American Biogas Council, American Council on Renewable Energy, American Public Power Association, American Wind Energy Association, Baseload Power Association, Biomass Power Association, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Electric Drive Transportation Association, Energy Storage Association, Environmental Defense Fund, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, League of Conservation Voters, National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, National Resource Defense Council, National Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, Solar Energy Industries Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, and U.S. Green Building Council.