Rep. Cleaver New Co-Chair of House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus

March 27, 2024 by TWN Staff
Rep. Cleaver New Co-Chair of House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

WASHINGTON — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., is the new Democratic co-chair of the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus. He was invited to serve as co-chair by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, the co-chairs of the Senate Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus. 

“The future belongs to those who are willing to take advantage of energy efficiency and renewable energy,” Cleaver said in a press release. “There is wide bipartisan support for technologies that create domestic jobs, save money, reduce pollution and protect our planet for future generations. I look forward to taking the helm of the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus as America seizes those opportunities.”

Cleaver is serving his 10th term representing Missouri’s 5th Congressional District. He is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services; ranking member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance; member of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets; and member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission.

In 2009, Cleaver oversaw creation of a Green Impact Zone in his district. The zone transformed 150 blocks of the declining, high-crime urban core of Kansas City, Missouri, into one of the most climate-aware and livable urban areas in the world. The project rebuilt a key avenue; rehabilitated bridges, curbs and sidewalks; weatherized homes; installed smart grid technology in hundreds of homes and created hundreds of jobs for Green Impact Zone residents.

The bipartisan House and Senate REEE caucuses have been working together since the late 1990s to increase awareness of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in Congress. 

The REEE caucuses serve as the honorary co-hosts of the Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forum, held every summer and organized by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. 

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