Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin
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Energy and Environment

At a time when we face high energy and gas prices and see the effects of global climate change in our daily lives, I believe that making the country more energy efficient will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but also will position the U.S. to thrive in a twenty-first century economy. As a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, I am committed to preserving our environment through investments in clean energy capabilities. I subscribe to the notion that if we make investments in the short term, we can ultimately make our energy use more efficient in the long term. My goal is to modernize our energy technology through research and development of new technologies so that we can continue to create and manufacture goods while reducing harmful pollution and saving consumers money.

By reducing our carbon footprint, we also help preserve Wisconsin’s treasured natural resources. The Second District is filled with beautiful state parks such as Devil’s Lake in Sauk County, the University of Wisconsin Arboretum and the Ice Age Trail in Dane County. In addition, Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers, streams and natural prairie land have vital economic and cultural importance. I am dedicated to preserving our natural habitats and keeping our lakes and waterways clean so that future generations can continue to enjoy these landscapes.

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More on Energy and Environment

Apr 22, 2014 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement in celebration of Earth Day, which was founded by former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson:

Jul 23, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense funding bill to make key investments in clean energy technologies that are critical to current and future military missions. Pocan’s efforts would support research and development to improve the safety of advanced batteries, and specifically lithium ion batteries, required for many of the Navy’s new capabilities. Lithium ion batteries, which contain no toxic chemicals, have up to three times the performance capabilities of other battery products.

Apr 22, 2013 Press Release

MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement in celebration of Earth Day, which was founded by former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson: