Each year, CRES honors policy makers who have been stalwart leaders in proposing and reinforcing U.S. clean energy legislation as our Clean Energy Champions during National Clean Energy Week (NCEW). In the coming weeks, we will be profiling each of this year’s Champions in more depth on the CRES blog.
Representing America’s Last Frontier, U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) has a commonsense view of our nation’s clean energy transition. When so much of the political spectrum is sharply divided, Sen. Sullivan is working across the aisle for the good of Alaskans and all Americans. Sen. Sullivan’s support was critical to passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, as well as the Growing Climate Solutions Act.
A Fairbanks native, Sen. Sullivan graduated from Harvard University and holds a joint law and Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University. He previously served as Alaska’s Attorney General and Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and has a distinguished record of military and national security service, including his current service as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
He currently serves on four U.S. Senate committees critically important to Alaskans: The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Armed Services Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
“It is an honor to be recognized as one of CRES’s Clean Energy Champions this year,” Sen. Sullivan said in the CRES press release. “We must implement an all-of-the-above energy plan and prioritize the infrastructure and permitting reforms needed to leverage America’s world-class energy resources for the good of our economic and national security.”
We applaud Sen. Sullivan’s goal of forging a path for all-of-the-above energy solutions that do not sacrifice our nation’s economic well-being. Last year, the Alaska Senator was instrumental in creating the American Energy, Jobs & Climate Plan, along with fellow Republican Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.). The plan aims to drastically reduce harmful carbon emissions while ramping up job growth for American workers.
“We need to implement an all-of-the-above energy plan that prioritizes the infrastructure and permitting reform needed to leverage our world-class energy resources—which we have in abundance in the great state of Alaska,” Sen. Sullivan said in a press release. “That’s exactly what our American Energy Jobs & Climate Plan will do, while also creating millions of good-paying jobs.”
Congratulations, Sen. Sullivan! CRES looks forward to continuing our work with all our Clean Energy Champions on important clean energy legislation in the coming years.