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2004: Voted To Extend Through 2005 “The Tax Credit For Producing Electricity From Certain Renewable Resources.” [H.R.1308, Vote 18, 9/23/04] 2006: Voted To Extend Through 2008 Tax Credits For Clean Energy And Energy Efficiency. [H.R.6111, Vote 279, 12/9/06] Then-Senator Clinton: In 2007, “The Senate Passed My Legislation To Require The Department Of Defense To Integrate [The Threat From Global Warming’ Into Our Planning.” “There are also security implications. A group of retired 3 and 4-star generals and admirals issued a recent report describing in detail the threat that global warming poses to our national security, from increased conflict over natural resources to instability and migrations. Earlier this year, the Senate passed my legislation to require the Department of Defense to integrate this issue into our planning.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07] 2007: Then-Senator Clinton Proposed To “Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 80 Percent From 1990 Levels By 2050” As President. “When I am President, we will set three major energy goals for America. One, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, the amount necessary to avoid the most dangerous and destructive consequences of climate change. Two, to cut foreign oil imports by two thirds from projected levels by 2030 to move America toward energy independence. And three, to move us from a carbon-based economy to an efficient, green economy by unleashing a wave of private-sector innovation in clean energy and energy efficiency. I believe that will create at least five million good new jobs from clean energy over the next decade.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07] 2007: Then-Senator Clinton Proposed To “Cut Foreign Oil Imports By Two Thirds From Projected Levels By 2030” As President. “When I am President, we will set three major energy goals for America. One, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, the amount necessary to avoid the most dangerous and destructive consequences of climate change. Two, to cut foreign oil imports by two thirds from projected levels by 2030 to move America toward energy independence. And three, to move us from a carbon-based economy to an efficient, green economy by unleashing a wave of private-sector innovation in clean energy and energy efficiency. I believe that will create at least five million good new jobs from clean energy over the next decade.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07] 2007: Then-Senator Clinton Proposed To “Move Us From A Carbon-Based Economy To An Efficient, Green Economy By Unleashing A Wave Of Private-Sector Innovation In Clean Energy And Energy Efficiency” As President. “When I am President, we will set three major energy goals for America. One, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, the amount necessary to avoid the most dangerous and destructive consequences of climate change. Two, to cut foreign oil imports by two thirds from projected levels by 2030 to move America toward energy independence. And three, to move us from a carbon-based economy to an efficient, green economy by unleashing a wave of private-sector innovation in clean energy and energy efficiency. I believe that will create at least five million good new jobs from clean energy over the next decade.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07] Then-Senator Clinton: “A National Commitment To Energy Efficiency…Is The Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Way To reduce Energy Consumption And Save Energy Costs, And To Create Good New Jobs That Cannot Be Outsourced.” “[A]s President, I will lead a national commitment to energy efficiency. This is the cheapest, cleanest, fastest way to reduce energy consumption and save energy costs, and to create good new jobs that cannot be outsourced.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07] Then-Senator Clinton: “As President, To Help Us Reach 25% [Electric Power From Renewable Sources] By 2025, I Will Make The Production Tax Credit For Wind And Solar Permanent.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07]

Then-Senator Clinton Co-Sponsored An Amendment “To Establish An Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Worker Training Program.” [S.Amdt.1515, H.R.6, Library of Congress, 6/12/07] Then-Senator Clinton Co-Sponsored The Clean Power Act In 2001 And 2008. [S.556, 3/15/01; S.1201, 4/24/07] 2006: Then-Senator Clinton Proposed “Legislation To Create A Strategic Energy Fund, Largely Paid For By An Excess Profits Tax On Big Oil Companies.” “Clinton said she plans to introduce legislation to create a strategic energy fund, largely paid for by an excess profits tax on big oil companies, who she noted earned a combined $113 billion in profits last year. She estimated that the profits tax and a repeal of other tax breaks for the oil industry could pump $50 billion into the energy fund over two years and pay for an array of tax incentives and for $9 billion in new research initiatives for wind, solar and other alternative energy resources. Oil companies could escape the tax if they reinvested profits into similar programs.” [Washington Post, 5/23/06] 2006: Clinton Did Not Support “Increased Use Of Nuclear Power, Citing Problems Of Cost, Safety, Proliferation And Waste.” “Clinton was notably cool to increased use of nuclear power, citing problems of cost, safety, proliferation and waste. She said she supports higher fuel efficiency standards for automobiles but warned against steps that would force U.S. automakers to move production to other countries.” [Washington Post, 5/23/06] Then-Senator Clinton Introduced The Strategic Energy Fund Act Of 2006. [S.2993, Library of Congress, 5/23/06] Then-Senator Clinton Introduced The Strategic Energy Fund Act Of 2007. [S.701, Library of Congress, 2/28/07] Then-Senator Clinton Introduced A Bill To Make Federal Buildings More Energy Efficient. [S.1059, Library of Congress, 3/29/07] Then-Senator Clinton Introduced A Bill To Make Public School Buildings More Energy Efficient. [S. 968, 5/25/01] Then-Senator Clinton Co-Sponsored The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Of 2005. [S.1265, Library of Congress, 6/16/05] 2007: Then-Senator Clinton Proposed To “Provide Tax Incentives For Homes And Businesses To Install Technologies, And Establish A National Net Metering Standard.” “I will also provide tax incentives for homes and businesses to install technologies, and establish a national net metering standard -- so, families and companies that install these new technologies can sell power back to the grid for a fair price all over the country.” [Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA, Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/07] Then-Senator Clinton Co-Sponsored The Electric Reliability Act Of 2004. [S.2236, Library of Congress, 3/25/04] 2009: President Obama Launched The Energy And Climate Partnership Of The Americas To Be Led In Part By Secretary Clinton’s State Department. “Promoting clean energy, low-carbon development, and climate-resilient growth are among the U.S. government’s highest priorities. The Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) is a regional partnership to jointly address these common challenges with our neighbors…At the 2009 Summit of the Americas, the President called on the region to come together under ECPA to address energy and climate goals, and at the President’s direction, ECPA has become a successful, flexible platform for partners to advance cooperation on renewable energy, energy efficiency, cleaner use of fossil fuels, energy poverty reduction, energy infrastructure, climate change adaptation, and sustainable forests and land use. The Department of State (DOS), the Department of Energy (DOE), and other U.S. government (USG) agencies lead U.S. participation.” [Fact Sheet, Department Of State, 4/13/12]

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