CRES Announces Congressman Matt Gaetz as 2019 Clean Energy Champion

SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally announced U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz as a 2019 Clean Energy Champion. Congressman Gaetz will be recognized at the CRES Clean Energy Champion Awards Reception to be held during National Clean Energy Week (September 23-27, 2019).

“CRES is proud to announce Congressman Matt Gaetz as a 2019 Clean Energy Champion. His leadership in authoring the Green Real Deal jumpstarted a much-needed conversation for conservatives to craft a plan with the aim of reducing greenhouse emissions, spurring innovation, and investing in clean energy,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “We also applaud Congressman Gaetz for his work to mitigate emissions from short-lived climate pollutants, and we look forward to continuing our work with him.”

“Each year, millions of tourists travel to Florida to visit our state’s incredible beaches, waterways and fisheries. The effects of climate change pose a risk to Florida’s small businesses and tourism-based economy, and it’s why our country needs a Green Real Deal to address these challenges,” said Congressman Matt Gaetz. “I thank CRES for the honor of a Clean Energy Champion award and look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to advance responsible policies that positively impact our country’s climate and energy needs for America to continue to lead in reducing emissions and exporting energy.”

CRES 2019 Clean Energy Champions are Republicans recognized for their steadfast leadership in advancing commonsense clean energy solutions that address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.

Examples of Congressman Matt Gaetz’s clean energy record include:

  • Authored the Green Real Deal resolution, H.Res.288, a plan to address climate change by harnessing the power of free markets, embracing technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and cutting excessive governmental red tape.
  • Introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutants Act, H.R.4143, which aims to slow climate change by regulating black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons, and methane–some of the most potent greenhouse gases.
  • Serves as a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus and the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus. 


Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.

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