More on Energy
(Washington, DC) – As the debate continues over how best to address California’s water needs, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) has introduced new comprehensive legislation that would provide a long-term plan to improve water sustainability in California and across the country.
The Water and Energy Sustainability through Technology Act (WEST Act) includes provisions that support innovative technologies and infrastructure for urban and agricultural areas, as well as efforts to improve efficiency.
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), co-chairs of the Grid Innovation Caucus, have introduced legislation to modernize the nation’s aging electric grid and improve reliability, security, and resiliency. The legislation directs the Secretary of Energy to develop and implement voluntary model pathways that would seek to update the grid.
Washington, DC – In an effort to encourage forwarding-thinking initiatives that will ensure America’s future includes an affordable and secure electric system, Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Bob Latta (OH-05) have introduced a resolution stating that the sense and commitment of the United States House of Representatives is to advance the modernization of the United States’ energy delivery infrastructure.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jerry McNerney issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal:
“The President’s final budget proposal charts a new, innovative course for America’s sustainable energy future by urging Congress to double our nation’s investment in clean energy research and development. Such a commitment of resources would drive the creation of good-paying American jobs, reduce carbon emissions that cause climate change, and move our economy in the right direction to compete in the 21st Century.
Washington – Ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today released a video message delivering the State of California’s 9th Congressional District. The Congressman highlighted some of what he’s accomplished on behalf of the district, discussed some of our biggest challenges, and outlined his goals for this year in Congress.
Excerpt from Rep. McNerney's State of California’s 9th District Address:
One way that lawmakers develop new policy proposals is to look at how their counterparts in other countries handle similar issues. There can be much to gain from studying how other governments address some of their most pressing issues, whether it is providing health care, spurring technology innovation or promoting greater economic growth.
Washington – On the heels of the successful United Nations Climate Conference in Paris where nearly 200 nations agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) is showing his leadership on the issue by introducing the Consumers REBATE (Rebate to ban Emissions and Boost AlTernative Energy) Act. This new climate legislation is aimed at reducing emissions, boosting the economy, and promoting cleaner air and healthier communities.
Washington — The effects of climate change are being felt worldwide, impacting every corner of the planet and every sector of the global economy. With the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) just two weeks away, more than 150 countries, representing roughly 90% of global emissions, have already submitted plans for reducing carbon pollution to the United Nations, and over 80 companies from across the American economy have pledged their support for action on climate change.
Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement on the hydropower provisions included in H.R. 8: