My past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking. In fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the Department of Energy, I regret recommending its elimination.
Jan 19, 2017
Any politically motivated inquisition against federal civil servants who, under the direction of a previous administration, carried out policies that you now oppose, would call into question your commitment to the rule of law and the peaceful transition of power.
Dec 09, 2016
Clearly, U.S. cooperation with China is absolutely essential to successful efforts to combat climate change.
Nov 29, 2015
[President] Obama, Keystone XL is on the 1-yard line, will you 'pass' or will we score?
Feb 11, 2015
We want our country to go in a conservative direction, where the patients have the power; where we have no shame in using American natural resources to create better jobs for working families; where we, the people, have the power and not the federal government.
Dec 06, 2014
It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy. But what is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. The longer we wait to take action, the more it will cost to adapt and mitigate climate change.
Nov 02, 2014
This [climate deal] means that in the next 15 years, China will have to build the energy equivalent of another China, but one that is entirely based on non-fossil fuels. This sends a signal that China has begun to say goodbye to coal.
Nov 14, 2014
Every time someone mentions how many jobs Keystone XL would create, it somehow gets bigger. A bazillion jobs!
Nov 17, 2014
We are the biggest buyer of cocoa in the world, and one of the biggest buyers of coffee in the world. Both of those commodities have gotten more expensive as a result of climate change.
Sep 05, 2014
A half-century after racing the Russians to the moon, the U.S. is barely suiting up in the international race to secure interests in the Arctic.
Dec 04, 2013