LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), today announced his support for the Rebuilding Resilient Energy Systems Act, legislation that would encourage the building of more resilient energy systems in response to the natural disasters declared during 2017. Senator King’s support for the legislation follows a hearing before the ENR Committee today on recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which left millions of U.S. citizens without power for weeks on end.
“I think we’re all agreed here it doesn’t make sense to rebuild a 1980s grid when we have an opportunity, when we have renewables, when the economics of renewables are so much better,” Senator King said.
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