Energy and Environment

Energy Independence

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.

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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.

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More on Energy and Environment

September 24, 2020 Press Release
"I’m pleased that the House rightfully advanced a package of bipartisan bills to address wildfire and power shutoff issues while importantly modernizing America’s energy infrastructure and investing in a clean energy future for all communities."
February 12, 2020 Press Release
"The Science Committee rightfully advanced measures to help ensure power service predictability while providing emergency resources, like backup power, for Californians and all Americans.”
November 21, 2019 Press Release
"By improving reliability with updated technologies and strategies, my colleagues and I want to ensure a safe, sustainable future for Californians and all Americans."
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren and Doris Matsui introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act to provide Americans the opportunity to invest in clean energy technologies and projects around the country. Modeled after the enormously successful victory bonds sold during World War II, Clean Energy Victory Bonds would allow Americans to participate in the clean energy economy through safe investments while also helping create jobs and spur growth in clean energy technologies needed to increase domestic energy security.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren announced a new federal grant of $478,897 to the San Jose State University Research Foundation for scientific research.
August 16, 2017 Press Release
A new, nearly $3.2 million federal grant was awarded to the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport to purchase six zero-emissions shuttle buses and associated charging infrastructure, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

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.

September 21, 2016 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, D.C. The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan will receive $2,000,000 in federal funding for endangered species habitat acquisition, announced U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) today.
August 8, 2016 Press Release

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).

December 2, 2015 Press Release

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. 

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