My Position on Energy & Environment
Combatting the Climate Crisis
Rep. Spanberger believes that climate change is a direct threat to the safety and strength of nearly all aspects of our society — our economy, our environment, and our national security. Rep. Spanberger knows that elected officials must heed the warnings of scientists and work together to address this escalating ecological crisis.
To help combat and lessen the impacts of climate change, Rep. Spanberger is working in Congress to create good-paying clean energy jobs, lower greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, protect our air and water, and safeguard Virginia’s beautiful public lands. She also supports preserving environmental protections that maintain the health of Virginia’s ecosystems and protect opportunities for hunting and fishing.
Increasing Incentives for Clean Energy Development
Rep. Spanberger supports a transition from fossil fuel dependence to increased reliance on clean energy sources. She believes long-term, sustainable energy independence will not only benefit our environment, but will also create secure jobs here in Virginia, significantly reduce energy costs for consumers, and lessen our dependence on international actors whose values may conflict with those of the United States.
Rep. Spanberger is fighting to advance legislation in Congress that creates commonsense incentives for increased deployment of clean energy sources, such as wind and solar energies, as well as electric vehicles and grid-scale energy storage.