Building a Clean Energy Economy for the 21st Century

Michael believes in an all-of-the-above strategy that transitions Colorado to cleaner sources of energy while growing the economy. He recognizes this moment in our country as an opportunity to modernize our energy system, transition to low-cost renewable sources of energy, increase energy independence, and provide reliable and affordable energy for every American.

In the Senate, Michael has championed Colorado’s status as a clean energy leader. He has fought to retain wind and solar tax credits and led bipartisan legislation to clean up coal emission from plants and expand the market for liquefied natural gas. In 2017, he secured amendments in bipartisan legislation that passed the Senate to protect Property Accessed Clean Energy financing and create a program to train veterans to enter the energy and cybersecurity workforce. After seeing the promise of Colorado’s community solar system, Michael introduced a bill to expand the program so communities across the country can save on their electricity bills by sharing solar energy production. Michael believes that innovation will help solve the world’s toughest challenges, which is why he continues to fight for funding for Colorado’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), ARPA-E, and many other energy programs.

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