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senate Bill S. 704

Should the U.S. Invest in Natural Gas & Electrical Infrastructure For NATO Allies?

Argument in favor

Europe’s dependence on Russian energy makes it susceptible to Russian manipulation and coercion. Helping our European allies diversify their energy sources will help them become less beholden to Russia, benefiting both regional and global security.

AVL-Jimbo's Opinion
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10/19/2019
I support Senate Bill S. 704. Natural Gas is a clean burning fuel needed globally for transition from coal. The US has an abundance of natural gas. This brings money and jobs to the states. It will definitely pay for itself. Furthermore, it is a matter of security for our allies in Europe which are subject to import gas from Russia. It's a win-win-win. I would, however, like to see added some commitment of funds to renewable energies as well. We need to be focused on multiple time horizons as the solutions for today should be different from those of 2050 or 2100.
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Sneaky-Pete's Opinion
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10/19/2019
👍🏻👍🏻 the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2018 👍🏻👍🏻 I support and recommend the passage of this bill — the European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2018 — would authorize up to $1 billion in financing to catalyze U.S. public and private sector investment in strategically important energy projects in eligible countries from fiscal years 2019 through 2023. These projects would include natural gas infrastructure and electricity infrastructure. Europe’s dependence on Russian energy makes it susceptible to Russian manipulation and coercion. Helping our European allies diversify their energy sources will help them become less beholden to Russia, benefiting both regional and global security. SneakyPete. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😞. 10.19.19
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Rick's Opinion
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10/19/2019
A good market for US. A way to keep the Russians pinned down economically. Good paying jobs here. What's the issue?
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Argument opposed

Investing in new energy infrastructure and projects in Europe likely won’t break Russia’s current dominance in the market, because Russian exports are cheap and readily available.

jimK's Opinion
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10/19/2019
If we invest in NATO energy infrastructure, it should be in renewable carbon neutral technologies. It is an opportunity to help the world see the opportunities of carbon neutral energy technology and give US developers an edge in developing future markets. It is important for the world to utilize these technologies and if we are to be a leader in this effort, it will be necessary for us to walk the talk. Before the cockamamie climate change deniers start spouting their incredibly inane theories based on half factoid based opinions and outright misconceptions- please support your arguments with actual facts and your credentials that enable you to challenge the consensus findings of career climate scientists who have studied this for years. Climate change deniers are really the hoax.
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Lionman's Opinion
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10/19/2019
We really need to spend that on our infrastructure first.
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RjGoodman's Opinion
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10/19/2019
No. This is an activity that our NATO allies can readily fund and implement themselves. Perhaps we could provide some design and implementation support by making expert resources available for hire.
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    If we invest in NATO energy infrastructure, it should be in renewable carbon neutral technologies. It is an opportunity to help the world see the opportunities of carbon neutral energy technology and give US developers an edge in developing future markets. It is important for the world to utilize these technologies and if we are to be a leader in this effort, it will be necessary for us to walk the talk. Before the cockamamie climate change deniers start spouting their incredibly inane theories based on half factoid based opinions and outright misconceptions- please support your arguments with actual facts and your credentials that enable you to challenge the consensus findings of career climate scientists who have studied this for years. Climate change deniers are really the hoax.
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    We really need to spend that on our infrastructure first.
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    No. This is an activity that our NATO allies can readily fund and implement themselves. Perhaps we could provide some design and implementation support by making expert resources available for hire.
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    No, non-renewables will be the death of mankind unless we do something about it. It’s time to look into solar, wind, and water as new sources of power.
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    Invest in OUR grids. Invest in OUR renewable energy resources!!
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    Doesn’t sound like green energy to me. But perhaps I’m mistaken. Perhaps some people think green energy means the green dollars flowing to the private oil companies. Who knows??
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    We are 22 trillion in debt, stop wasting our money on other countries.
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    We cannot continue to invest in yesterday’s energy anywhere. Ask this same question with an eye towards clean energy and the answer will be more positive.
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    No Americans’ tax dollars to foreign countries or to international organizations! Invest in America and our citizens! And don’t waste money on frivolous alternatives. Fossil fuels are the best fuels. Climate change is a hoax!
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    No no no no NO ! Invest in America.
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    We should only invest in CLEAN ENERGY period.
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    U.S. needs to invest in solar and wind energy anywhere in the world.
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    We must move away from fossil fuels to save life on this planet. Why can’t more people get this into their heads?
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    America should invest in renewable energy period. It’s stupid to invest in wagon wheels when the car is up and running.
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    We must invest in renewable energy worldwide.
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    We need to build our own infrastructure. Other NATO countries have plenty of money. America First!
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    If we invest in anything.....how about our future and invest in renewable energy sources.....sources that won't pollute the air, soil or water?
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    Wow, how can we even think of this when our own is so outdated?
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    The only investment we should be making for our allies, & more importantly in our own country, is clean renewable energy!
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    We give NATO enough. Why would we invest in their natural gas infrastructure?
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