The United States can and should be a worldwide leader in energy production and in developing solutions to climate change. I support greater efficiency standards here at home in our cars, trucks, homes, and factories. We are fortunate Utah's coal power plants, which provide over 70 percent of our electricity, are at the forefront of the clean coal industry. But in order to address the realities of climate change, we will need the collective work of all 50 states and our global partners.

I believe the way we will see a dramatic improvement in our climate conditions is with innovation from the private sector. I support creating new pathways for innovation in clean infrastructure, and climate and energy research through a public-private partnership. I also believe that a long-term, sustainable solution requires us to work with like-minded Senators from both sides of the political aisle.