VIRGINIA WINS PERSPECTIVE
 
Energy is the basis of the modern economy - without it, much of what we do everyday would be impossible. The electrification of our lives has led us to be dependent on access to electricity. For that reason, we must create a balanced, sustainable energy policy that supports economic development and job growth while meeting the growing needs of our population and business community. This starts with pursuing an "all of the above" strategy with respect to the sources of our energy with the aim of promoting stable rates, economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection.

Accommodating many different fuels will require substantial infrastructure investment, as each fuel is turned into electricity through a different process. Drilling rigs, pipelines, mines, mills, and transmission lines will all be needed. Planning permission will have to be obtained for new reactors, solar panels, and wind farms, along with the associated supporting infrastructure, such as data technology and port capacity. Sufficient infrastructure investment would represent substantial progress towards energy reliability. With proper planning, we can ensure a resilient and secure energy supply accounting for the increased risk of energy disruption. To minimize the effect of any disruptions, it is important that we increase the energy efficiency of our economy by improving our buildings, bringing new technologies to market, and strengthening awareness of energy efficiency efforts by providing understandable, usable information directly to energy consumers.

When Virginia Voters are educated and motivated, Virginia Wins.

Do you support the EPA's Clean Power Plan that will enforce new carbon and greenhouse gas emission regulations on power plants?

US Senate

Senator Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie

Robert Sarvis

7th Congressional District

Dave Brat

Jack Trammell

From coalmines to the Port of Virginia, the Commonwealth’s coal industry generates more than $7.1 billion in economic output. What is the biggest threat to the coal industry and if elected, how will you protect and advance this vital part of Virginia’s economy?

US Senate

Senator Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie

Robert Sarvis

7th Congressional District

Dave Brat

Jack Trammell

Do you support efforts to overturn the federal ban on oil and gas offshore drilling to allow Virginia to explore new energy sources?

US Senate

Senator Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie

Robert Sarvis

7th Congressional District

Dave Brat

Jack Trammell

Other Congressional Candidate Responses

1st District

Congressman Rob Wittman - Republican
Norman Mosher - Democrat
Glenda Gail Parker - Indep-Green

2nd District

Congressman Scott Rigell - Republican
Suzanne Patrick - Democrat

3rd District

Congressman Bobby Scott - Democrat

4th District

Congressman Randy Forbes - Republican
Elliott Fausz - Democrat
Bo Brown - Libertarian

5th District

Congressman Robert Hurt - Republican
Lawrence Gaughan - Democrat
Paul Jones - Libertarian
Kenneth Hildebrandt - Indep-Green

6th District

Congressman Bob Goodlatte - Republican
William Hammer - Libertarian
Elaine Hildebrandt - Indep-Green

7th District

Dave Brat - Republican
Jack Trammell - Democrat
James Carr, Jr. - Libertarian

8th District

Micah Edmond - Republican
Donald Beyer, Jr. - Democrat
Jeffrey Carson - Libertarian
Gerry Blais, III - Indep-Green
Gwendolyn Beck - Independent

9th District

Congressman Morgan Griffith - Republican
William Carr, Jr. - Independent

10th District

Barbara Comstock - Republican
John Foust - Democrat
William Redpath - Libertarian
Dianne Blais - Indep-Green
Brad Eickholt - Independent

11th District

Congressman Gerry Connolly - Democrat
Suzanne Scholte - Republican
Joe Galdo - Green
Marc Harrold - Libertarian

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