State of Alabama Archives: on Energy & Oil


Doug Jones: Climate change is a scientific reality

Q: Opinion of ObamaCare?

Doug Jones: Climate change is a scientific reality. "The consequences of our unchecked use of fossil fuels for our planet and our health have been clear for decades. Period." Invest in renewable energy and conservation, retraining coal miners, and "environmentally friendly" business practices, without "unnecessary and expensive regulations."

Tommy Tuberville: Only God changes climate. The situation "won't change enough in the next 400 years to affect anybody."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Alabama Senate race Oct 10, 2020

Tommy Tuberville: Only God changes climate; it's just a change of weather

Q: Opinion of climate change?

Tommy Tuberville: Only God changes climate. "You do have a little bit change of weather, but somebody needs to prove to me that it is because we are burning coal or we have cars driving on the streets." The situation "won't change enough in the next 400 years to affect anybody. But it [gives] the left an opportunity to scream and yell."

Doug Jones: "The consequences of our unchecked use of fossil fuels for our planet have been clear for decades."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Alabama Senate race Oct 10, 2020

Tommy Tuberville: COVID-19 might be experiment for Green New Deal

Tuberville likens coronavirus shutdown to Green New Deal--'Government telling you what to do,' 'when you can work and can't work.'

"We are a country of people that want to work," Tuberville said. "We want to earn our own money. We want the American dream of possibly making more money than you can ever make in your life. But you can't do it unless they'll let you go work. There's no airplanes in the air. There's no cars on the road. I think it might be an experiment for the Green New Deal."

Source: Yellow Hammer News on 2020 Alabama Senate race Mar 28, 2020

Chris Sununu: Rejects regional Transportation & Climate Initiative

And when other states tried to shake down our residents for hundreds of millions of dollars in a gas tax--known as TCI--a scheme to pay off their failing public transportation systems, New Hampshire was the first to stand up and say ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Self-description of TCI from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI):The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a regional collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states˙and the District of Columbia that seeks to improve transportation, develop the clean energy economy and reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector.˙The participating states are: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, and, VA. The initiative builds on the region's strong leadership and commitment to energy efficiency and clean energy issues, and its programs to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector, which have resulted in the region becoming one of the most energy efficient areas in the nation.

Source: 2020 Alabama State of the State address Feb 13, 2020

Steve Carlson: Want to see much more science on climate change linkages

Q: Do you believe in climate change, and should the U.S. rejoin the Paris climate accords?

CARLSON: We need to study the impact on our economy, wildlife, transportation, and population. I want to see MUCH more science on the actual linkages we observe between small measured changes and specific changes in the climate. It appears small changes in water temperature, may raise the water levels on the seashores.

Source: CBS-4 Minnesota on 2020 Alabama Senate race Jul 24, 2018

Walt Maddox: Incentives to encourage people & utilities to use solar

Q:Will you support legislation that would increase Alabamians' ability to choose solar energy for their homes and businesses?˙

A: Policies should be instituted that encourage the use of renewable energy sources. We should recognize that people who install solar panels on their homes are making a choice that benefits all of society, and therefore consideration should be given to incentives that encourage both utilities and homeowners to shift to solar power.

Source: Conservation Alabama on 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial race Jul 4, 2018

Doug Jones: Regulate greenhouse gases & encourage renewables

Climate Change: Believe that human activity is the major factor driving climate change? Should government regulate certain aspects of energy industry, such as limiting greenhouse gases?

Jones: Yes. Negative impacts on our planet and health have "not been in dispute for decades." We "must look to regulation and monitoring to slow changes."

Moore: No. Declines to state current position. Has previously said there is "little hard evidence that carbon emissions cause changes to the global climate," and "no constitutional authority for Congress to regulate carbon emissions." Believes limiting emissions would be a crushing economic blow.

Renewable Energy: Support government subsidies for renewable energy

Jones: Yes. Encouraging renewable energy creates jobs, makes us more energy independent; and reverses some negative climate change effects

Moore: Unclear. Foster development of nuclear, solar, wind, and fossil fuels; encourage coal mining and oil drilling; no clear position on subsidies.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2017 Alabama Senate race Nov 1, 2017

Roy Moore: Little hard evidence that carbon emissions change climate

Climate Change: Believe that human activity is the major factor driving climate change? Should government regulate certain aspects of energy industry, such as limiting greenhouse gases?

Jones: Yes. Negative impacts on our planet and health have "not been in dispute for decades." We "must look to regulation and monitoring to slow changes."

Moore: No. Declines to state current position. Has previously said there is "little hard evidence that carbon emissions cause changes to the global climate," and "no constitutional authority for Congress to regulate carbon emissions." Believes limiting emissions would be a crushing economic blow.

Renewable Energy: Support government subsidies for renewable energy

Jones: Yes. Encouraging renewable energy creates jobs, makes us more energy independent; and reverses some negative climate change effects

Moore: Unclear. Foster development of nuclear, solar, wind, and fossil fuels; encourage coal mining and oil drilling; no clear position on subsidies.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on 2017 Alabama Senate race Nov 1, 2017

Chris Countryman: Help transition to clean energy

In favor of providing state assisted training and job placement to individuals working in the fossil fuel industry as they make the transition to jobs in the clean renewable energy industry. In favor of teaching students about the importance of utilizing clean renewable energy solutions, and of reducing our carbon footprint. In favor of bringing new jobs into the state that specialize in clean renewable energy solutions.
Source: 2018 Alabama Gubernatorial website RethinkAlabama1 Sep 1, 2017

Roy Moore: Encourage coal mining and oil drilling

To gain independence from foreign oil, we need to foster development of our own natural resources involving nuclear, solar, wind, and fossil fuels. Coal mining and oil drilling should be encouraged, subject only to reasonable regulations.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate campaign website RoyMoore.org Aug 31, 2017

Doug Jones: Renewables will makes us energy independent

I want to be perfectly clear: I believe in science. The impact of unchecked fossil fuels on our planet and our health has not been in dispute for decades. Period. Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life. We should be encouraging investment in renewable energy and conservation as ways to create new jobs and make ourselves energy independent.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate website DougJonesForSenate.com Aug 17, 2017

Marcus Bowman: Green energy should compete in the market

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy, "Prioritize green energ"

A: Oppose prioritization. Green should compete in the market with all other energy. Electricity and energy are extremely important to our way of life and an all of the above strategy is vital.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Jan 21, 2016

Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Prioritize green energy"?

A: Strongly agree. We need to make real investments in green technology.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues Nov 26, 2015

Gary Palmer: US has more oil available than used in the last 100 years

Free markets work if we allow them to. Our energy sector alone could create thousands of new jobs overnight if government would lift unnecessary burdens on developers. We have enormous energy resources with trillions of cubic feet of natural gas and enough coal to last for over 400 years. These are resources that could drive economic growth for the next decade that the Obama Administration refuses to use. The US literally has more oil available than the entire world has used in the last 100 years.
Source: 2014 AL-6 House campaign website, PalmerForAlabama.com Sep 30, 2014

Gary Palmer: Supports Keystone XL & offshore oil production

Q: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?

A: No.

Q: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?

A: No.

Source: VoteSmart 2014 Alabama Congressional Political Courage Test Aug 30, 2014

Tommy Battle: Worked with energy partners for sustainable future

"The city of Huntsville is very fortunate to have several companies committed to improving energy options for both residents and industry," Battle said.˙"I am extremely proud of the many successes our Energy Huntsville partners, like Nexus Energy Center, have had in bringing awareness to energy programs, offering educational seminars on new technologies, and providing advocacy for policies that encourage future sustainable energy practices."
Source: SRW&Associates on 2018 Alabama Senate race Sep 12, 2013

Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries

If we're going to take the responsibility of having to clean up our coasts and having to lose money because of any oil spill, then we ought to be able to get money from that. Bentley also noted the importance of energy production to Alabama's economy. We have had minimal impacts from our longstanding oil and gas development and production industries.
Source: 2011 Alabama gubernatorial press release, "Oil Spill" Oct 5, 2011

Kay Ivey: Wind & solar power are still too expensive

I am totally for any source of new energy that is cheap, easy to use, and doesn't pollute. Unfortunately, wind power, solar power, biomass, hydrogen, and other alternative sources of energy are still too expensive and inefficient to replace coal, oil, or natural gas.

Until the time comes where these energy sources become practical, Alabama should continue to rely on the abundant energy we already have around us: coal, oil, and natural gas. In fact, Alabama is the seventh largest producer of electricity in the nation. We should also continue to pursue nuclear power, which is very cheap once the power plants are built.

Another way Alabama can lead in the rush for alternative energy sources is by tasking the large number of scientists in the Huntsville research corridor to rise to the challenge. Just like Texas was the pioneer state in the early 1980s when it came to petroleum technology, Alabama could be the nation's leader in 21st century energy science.

Source: 2010 Alabama Gubernatorial campaign website KayIvey.org Mar 31, 2010

Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth

Sessions and Figures agree that the economy, including the pump price of gas, tops their list of voter concerns before the Nov. 4 election.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he has pumped gas at stations across the state while campaigning.

“I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had,“ he said. ”It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.“

Figures said people are ”really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

Source: Associated Press on www.AL.com on 2008 Alabama Senate Debate Oct 11, 2008

Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet

Sessions and Figures agree that the economy, including the pump price of gas, tops their list of voter concerns before the Nov. 4 election.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he has pumped gas at stations across the state while campaigning.

“I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had,“ he said. ”It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.“

Figures said people are ”really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

Source: Associated Press on www.AL.com on 2008 Alabama Senate Debate Oct 11, 2008

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