Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Urges House to Invest in Our Clean-Energy Future

Jul 26, 2017
News Release
Norcross Amendment Provides Additional Funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a provision in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act to provide $162 million to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

"We must focus on sustainability, follow sound science and add high-wage jobs in the energy sector,” said Congressman Norcross. “By providing additional resources for energy efficiency and renewable energy, we can better meet the needs of our 21st century economy.”

New Jersey is ranked third in total solar capacity in the country and Norcross consistently advocates for investments in solar, as well as wind, water and geothermal energy projects. Norcross’ amendment directed excess funding from the Fossil Energy Research and Development program, which was allocated $354 million more in the Appropriations bill than requested. Norcross' amendment was not included in the final Appropriations bill that was voted on. 


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