Carly Fiorina on Energy & Oil



No gas tax increase; lower gas prices good for recovery

Fiorina argued against any increase in the gas tax in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, saying lower gas prices are an important factor in America's economic recovery.
Source: PBS News Hour "2016 Candidate Stands" series , May 4, 2015

Regulation won't stop climate change

Let's say global warming played a role in [the drought].˙What all the˙scientists˙also tell us is that a state or nation acting alone can make no difference.˙ If we want to accept the science, we have to read the fine print. California can be the most onerous regulatory regime in the world, which they are, and it˙won't˙make a bit of difference in climate change
Source: MSNBC.com 2015 coverage of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Apr 6, 2015

Pass the Keystone Pipeline even if Obama vetoes it

Q: What should Republicans do if the president does not let the midterms interrupt his agenda?

FIORINA: Well, first, just on Keystone Pipeline, perhaps the president will veto this. But on what basis would he do so? The American people support it by wide majorities. What we are doing today is actually worse for global greenhouse gas emissions than the Keystone Pipeline would be. It would create jobs despite his bizarre statement that it wouldn't.

Q: There have been some mixed studies on this: there are temporary jobs and then there's full-time jobs.

FIORINA: Two and a half years of a process, that's either purposeful foot dragging or it's incompetence. And the American people know that. I think what the Republicans should do is soberly and systematically pass bills that make sense, that have bipartisan support. And Keystone XL Pipeline is one of them. They should pass it.

Source: Meet the Press 2014 interviews of 2016 presidential hopefuls , Nov 16, 2014

Dealing with global warming requires a global solution

Q: You opposed Proposition 23, and that will stop AB 32 which would develop a new industry dedicated to green energy and put California back in the front of the country?

Fiorina: We are falling behind in energy innovation. We spend less on energy Research & Development than many other nations in the world. We must be the leader in innovation, and we must be the leader in clean green technologies. And we are not on a path to do so, because our federal government doesn't spend as much on federally-funded energy R&D. Our R&D tax credit is now 17th in the world. However, the reason I believe AB 32 is a bad idea is because to deal with global warming requires a serious global solution. Scientists agree that a single state--or a single nation--acting alone can have no impact on global warming. I would immediately engage in serious bilateral discussions with China, a nation that uses more coal than we do, but also that researches more into clean coal.

Source: 2010 CA Senate general election Debate on KPCC , Sep 29, 2010

Examine the science; US can't act alone on global warming

Fiorina did not directly answer when asked whether she believes global warming is real. "We should always have the courage to examine the science," she said, "but all scientists agree on this: The only way to impact global warming is to act globally. A state acting alone will make no difference." She criticized Boxer's efforts to pass federal legislation that would have cut greenhouse gas emissions through a program of emission permits. Boxer's bill, Fiorina said, "was completely the wrong track" and would have cost "trillions of dollars in lost economic output [and] millions of jobs."

But Fiorina declined to take a position on Proposition 23, the November ballot measure that would suspend California's landmark global warming law until unemployment drops to 5.5% or lower for four consecutive quarters.

Boxer seized on her opponent's reticence: "If you can't take a stand on Prop. 23 I don't know what you will take a stand on," Boxer said. "I want those [clean energy] jobs created here in America."

Source: Los Angeles Times coverage of 2010 CA Senate Debate , Sep 2, 2010

Use every source, including nuclear and clean coal

In order to capture the innovation of entrepreneurs across the state who develop clean, green technology, we have to make sure our policies encourage them to locate in California and employ Californians.

We also need to use every source of energy we have, including nuclear power and natural gas to reduce our dependence on oil from other countries. At the same time, we need to build on advancements in technology that make clean coal more affordable and more realistic.

Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, carlyforcalifornia.com , Dec 25, 2009

Supports renewable energy tax credits.

Fiorina supports the CC survey question on renewable energy tax credits

The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Tax credits for investment in renewable sources of energy, (such as wind, solar & biomass)"

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q18 on Aug 11, 2010

Opposes passage of Cap-and-Trade energy legislation.

Fiorina opposes the F2A survey question on cap-and-trade

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The Faith2Action survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Passage of Cap-and-Trade Energy Legislation'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 10-FF-q18 on Sep 19, 2010

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