I oppose offshore drilling, and instead believe we should be increasing our investments in renewable energies. For example, Virginia has an incredible amount of untapped wind energy waiting to be harnessed. I support efforts to increase our renewable portfolio standard and incentives for meeting these goals, as well as mandatory energy efficiency standards for investor-owned electric utilities. Additionally, I support tax credits for individuals and businesses that install solar panels or small wind systems.
Our planet’s future hinges on our ability to overcome Richmond’s climate science deniers and come up with innovative solutions to our energy problems. Climate change and our unsustainable energy demand is the greatest global dilemma we face. I will work hard to ensure that Virginia reverses course and becomes a leader in creating jobs through clean technology and energy innovation.