Washington, D.C., United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) announced that Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI) will succeed Rep. Wamp as Republican Co-Chair of the bipartisan Caucus.
“This is a watershed moment for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States, and an incredibly important time for the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus,” Van Hollen said. “As we work to build America’s clean energy future, I salute Congressman Wamp’s eight years of service to the Caucus and welcome Congressman Ehler’s partnership in the bipartisan spirit the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus has always represented.”
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus was founded in the House of Representatives on February 5, 1996, by Representatives Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Scott Klug (R-WI), David Minge (D-MN), Bill Richardson (D-NM), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Dan Schaefer (R-CO), and Karen Thurman (D-FL). Current Caucus membership includes 191 Members from 42 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories.
“As an environmentalist, and a strong supporter of renewable energy, I am pleased to take over as Co-Chair of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus. It is essential to reduce our energy use and keep prices down, and I will continue the Caucus’s mission of advocating for effective clean energy solutions in the United States,” Ehlers said.