We have sent trillions of dollars to foreign countries to pay for imported oil. I want to use incentives to spark the development of energy-efficient cars, appliances and buildings. We will develop domestic energy resources like solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower. Let’s produce more energy at home, so that we can break our dependence on foreign oil.
I believe that offshore drilling in Florida poses a tremendous risk to the environment and to the largest component of our economy, which is tourism. I have voted against offshore drilling, and I will continue to do so.
One of my most important legislative accomplishments was to extend two tax credits for home conservation. That $1.3 billion in tax credits spurred more than $6 billion in green energy investment.