Caucus will focus on the discussion of energy independence and economic security Central Virginia- Delegates Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) and L. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Prince William) joined forces to organize the first ever, “Energy Independence and Economic Security Caucus.” The Delegates believe that it is time to take a leadership role to ensure that we are focused on achieving energy independence which is a fundamental element of improved job creation, and greater economic and national security.
The Energy Independence and Economic Security Caucus will facilitate educational forums to encourage dialogue between legislators and stakeholders on the importance of energy and the impact it has upon our state’s economy and our nation’s security. Furthermore, it will help expand the legislators’ base of knowledge concerning energy sources that efficiently and economically benefit the Commonwealth. Lawmakers understand the direct relationship energy has upon making the Commonwealth a leader in energy production and in helping to create energy independence for the United States.
Speaking about the Caucus, Peace asserted, “Increased education makes legislators voting ready. I am looking forward to hearing from the energy sector presenters and working with my colleagues to address the economic and energy needs of the State.”
To that end, the Energy Independence and Economic Security Caucus will receive reliable briefings on key current and emerging energy issues. These briefings will be rooted in sound economic policy and scientific research. Types of energy sources that will be discussed include, but are not limited to utilities, renewables, off-shore exploration, coal, and natural gas among others.
“The mission of this Caucus is to share information to help legislators and interested parties understand energy challenges facing the Commonwealth and our Nation. Discussion will allow energy based information to drive legislator’s decisions,” stated Lingamfelter.
Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his fourth term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, King William, and all of New Kent County.