Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Director of Federal Affairs Andrew Bird released the following statement on the announcement that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been nominated to serve as the United States’ thirty-fifth Ambassador to the United Nations.
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions congratulates Nikki Haley on her selection as our nation’s next Ambassador to the United Nations. During her tenure as Governor, Haley distinguished herself as a national leader in renewable energy development which has helped to transform the regional economy in the New South. South Carolina’s success stemmed from bringing key players to the table and finding common sense solutions to promote investment in renewable, clean energy that spurs domestic manufacturing, reduces our carbon footprint and strengthens our national security. That’s why in 2014, Haley signed the Distributed Energy Resource Program Act into law, transforming South Carolina into a pioneer in solar panel financing and usage. Her commonsense leadership proves we can address our climate challenges, create economic opportunity at home, and lead the world in advancing clean energy solutions. Governor Haley’s commitment to domestic clean energy production is what we need if we want to make America truly energy independent and secure, and it will serve her well as America’s next voice at the United Nations.”
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization advocating for comprehensive and responsible solutions to our nation’s energy issues. The organization is comprised of citizens from around the country who believe it is time for politicians in Washington to stop arguing, and start working on ways to solve our nation’s energy crisis.