Energy and Environment
Zoe knows that when it comes to energy policy, it is time to move away from the failed policies of the past to a new direction where protecting the environment and powering our society spur new U.S. industries that grow our economy. With an ever growing demand for energy in our modern industrialized era, Zoe believes America needs to lead the world in the development of new, clean and sustainable power sources.
As a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Zoe is working to put our country on a path to energy independence. She is a strong advocate for long-term policies that invest in energy efficiency, clean renewable energy, and research into the next generation of innovative power source technologies.
Protecting our Environment
From an early age when Zoe spent time with her family outdoors in California's many parks and natural places, she developed the belief that we all have a responsibility to be good stewards of the environment. Throughout her public service, Zoe has worked to protect the environment and strived to ensure we have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe.
Zoe has also long believed that protecting the environment and growing the economy are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, Zoe believes American "know how" and innovation will lead the way in addressing the challenges we face from climate change. With this in mind, the efforts of Silicon Valley innovators and engineers will continue to play a key role in pioneering the new technologies that will help protect our environment.
To that end, Zoe is committed to working with her colleagues in Congress to find solutions ensuring a clean and healthy environment capable of nurturing and supporting our families and future generations.
More on Energy and Environment
WASHINGTON, DC – On April 1, President Donald Trump issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California. The declaration, granted in response to a request from California Governor Jerry Brown and supported by California's Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), triggers the release of federal funds to help communities affected by the winter storms.
SANTA CLARA, CA – Nearly $2.5 million in federal funding was awarded to Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) to purchase electric zero-emissions buses and related infrastructure. The federal grant was announced today by U.S. Reps. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley), Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) and Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As high-stake negotiations to reach a new global climate accord unfold in Paris, U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D- Calif.) and Doris Matsui (D- Calif.) introduced legislation today to spur American investment in clean energy projects, create jobs, support the rapidly growing field of clean energy technologies needed to combat climate change, and help the U.S. achieve energy security.