Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined State Energy Officials at the 2021 NASEO Energy Policy Outlook Conference to share insights on the prospects for clean energy and climate action, noting the significance of Congress’s December 2020 bipartisan passage of the Energy Act of 2020, “the most significant piece of energy legislation [in] 15 years.”
In a conversation moderated by Dan Burgess, Director of the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, Senator King highlighted strategies for states and the U.S. Department of Energy to advance a wide array of clean energy and climate change solutions, including storage, heat pumps, energy efficiency, broadband infrastructure, low-income weatherization, offshore wind, and electrification, among others. “People are realizing these types of programs, particularly those that may have an initial capital costs but lower costs in the long run, really are good investments” from an energy, climate, and consumer point of view, said Senator King.
In addition to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Senator King sits on the Rules and Administration Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Armed Services.
View a recording of the discussion here.