Nominee Embraced Renewable Energy Development as Governor of Texas
December 13 — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Director of Federal Affairs Andrew Bird released the following statement on the announcement that former Governor Rick Perry has been nominated to serve as the United States’ next Energy Secretary.
“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions congratulates Rick Perry on his selection to lead the Department of Energy. As the longest-serving governor in Texas history, Perry distinguished himself as a leader who understands how innovative renewable energy technology, driven by the free market, can increase energy production that is abundant, affordable, and clean for our environment. Perry’s commitment to advancing commonsense, clean energy policy helped to establish Texas as the top producer of wind energy in the country and reduce electricity costs for families across the state. CRES looks forward to working with Rick Perry as America’s next Secretary of Energy to expand his successful, clean energy legacy beyond Texas so that ALL American families can benefit from clean energy solutions for years to come.”
Rick Perry is the latest in a string of high-profile nominees with strong clean energy records selected for important roles in the incoming Trump Administration. Former Governor Nikki Haley, a strong support of solar energy development and expansion in South Carolina, has been selected to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations; and Governor Terry Branstad (IA), a strong supporter of wind energy in Iowa, has been selected to serve as Ambassador to China.
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. For more information, visit CRES.