Energy Sustainability

Our Valley is an energy rich region, supplying the state with power from oil, gas, and renewable sources like hydropower, biomass, wind, and solar. This vital sector of our economy is a job creator in our communities and a key player in reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign sources of energy.

For these reasons, I took the lead on this issue with a bipartisan group of legislators in the 112th Congress in introducing the Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act.  Unlike the “cap and trade” bill which I opposed and voted against, this bill outlines a practical, responsible energy plan for America that would further develop domestic energy production of traditional oil and gas, provide a funding stream to clean up the environment and fully develop clean energy technologies.

In addition, our Valley’s energy economy has been bolstered through the Recovery Act. These funds have gone toward creating good-paying jobs, allowing Valley cities to develop and implement projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel emissions in our cities.


More on Energy Sustainability

May 18, 2021 Press Release


(WASHINGTON)Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) and Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement after introducing the Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel and Alternative Fuels Extension Act of 2021:

Sep 24, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the House passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act to make important investments in clean energy technologies that support a transition to a more sustainable future:

Jul 24, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the House passed the minibus appropriations bill to fund programs within Agriculture & Rural Development, Interior &Environment, State & Foreign Operations, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs:

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a bill which would invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure.

Feb 21, 2020 Press Release

(Fresno) – After leading the fight in Congress for investment in America’s national rail infrastructure, Congressman Jim Costa unveiled the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act, legislation that would provide $32 billion to fund projects in federally designated high-speed rail corridors.

Feb 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Reps. Jim Costa (D-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Steve Womack (R-AR)released the following statement today on the introduction of H.R. 704, the RFS Reform Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives: