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Senator Hagan believes that North Carolina can lead the nation in the new energy economy, and supports a comprehensive approach to meeting the energy challenges of the 21st century. Our current dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels makes our nation less secure and leaves America less competitive in the global marketplace. Senator Hagan is a co-chair of the new Clean Energy Innovation Project sponsored by the Third Way, a think-tank that advocates moderate solutions to our policy challenges. She is working in Congress to support investments in research and development to build a domestic clean energy economy and create good-paying jobs that cannot be outsourced.
As a State Senator, Hagan led efforts to place North Carolina at the forefront of energy independence and sustainability by requiring local utilities to produce electricity using renewable resources. Senator Hagan was a proponent of the landmark North Carolina Biofuels Center and cutting-edge energy research and development throughout the University of North Carolina system. These commitments have enabled North Carolina companies to compete globally, and have created high-skill manufacturing jobs throughout the state.
Senator Hagan supports a comprehensive approach to meeting the energy challenges of the 21st century. In particular, Senator Hagan supports targeted investments in innovative research and development. Our homes and businesses must become more energy efficient, and it will require a new generation of highly skilled American workers to undertake this essential work. Likewise, recognizing North Carolina's agricultural roots, Senator Hagan is committed to identifying new opportunities for North Carolina farmers to participate in the clean energy economy through investments in next-generation biofuels and biomass power. Our nation's energy independence and national security are linked, and Senator Hagan believes it is essential that we move aggressively to create sustainable energy solutions for the 21st century and beyond.
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