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 23, 2021 Press Release
"DOD and the intelligence community have unique capabilities and assets we know can help better detect ignitions, track fire lines, and provide ongoing assessments of fires for the wildfire management and suppression community."
June 30, 2021 Press Release
"We’re going to need more firefighters serving our communities, so Congress needs to ensure the federal service earns a fair wage and that we remove obstacles that make it harder for our country to respond to wildfires."
June 29, 2021 Press Release
"It is not just unwise for Congress not to act to bolster our wildfire research, it is dangerous."
June 15, 2021 Press Release
"We must employ proven economic growth-based tactics to tackle climate change."
June 15, 2021 Press Release
"America needs to improve the speed and scale of scientific research while promoting innovative solutions to the challenges we face as a nation."
March 24, 2021 Press Release
“We urge you to take an all-of-the-above approach and to move aggressively and quickly on the threat of wildfires.”
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.

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